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Open source controller for any device.
Open source controller for any device.
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    1. void on

      Refund me soon!

    2. void on

      I've not received still...

    3. Markus Reipur Hannestad on

      I am glad that i at least got a prototype board out of this kickstater instead of the $22 they offered me in refund.

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      Christopher Constant on

      It was not a scam. It may have been poorly thought out or managed, but the project founder did issue at least partial refunds. I received mine.

    5. Rune Sovndahl on

      Another kickstarter scam!!!

    6. Steve Jaworski on

      $99USD pledged and not a cent seen in return. I hope you burn in hell you effing scamming pricks.

    7. Janardan Nathan on

      Total pledge to $100, no refund received :(
      No product received. So sad. Do you feel smug that you have cheated ppl?

    8. Matt Wiseman

      You got a refund?! WOW!

    9. Tory Republic

      Ok I've received a small refund now (less then half of what's pledged), but I guess that will have to do.

    10. Tory Republic

      Never got any kind of refund or the other device..or anything at all really. Huge ripoff.

    11. Brad on

      Still no refund, thanks for scamming everyone and thanks Kickstarter for another failed project that you've failed to protect investors... no more Kickstarter for me

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      JiMMY on

      Never got a refund at all! Damn you!

    13. Boone Simpson on

      not that anyone will read this, but I just realized I never sent my paypal info for my $24.

    14. David C on

      Ha, $24 refund on an $87 pledge. Ridiculous.

    15. Ben Lorenz on

      So Kickstarter won't follow up with these scam artists, but they do have the time to follow up and delete Ryan's posts - classy move.

    16. Ryan Lucas on

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    17. Ryan Lucas on

      Wait, you guys still haven't received your partial refunds? Contact him on LinkedIn.

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      James Botham on ICP1...Epic fail!!

    19. Paradiso Shlee on

      I have not received a refund.. LINK!

    20. Chris on

      I also received my iControlpad 1 sometime in early January. Well! I'm just happy I finally got something. It's actually a pretty decent little controller, too bad it's never going to be MFI compatible. So much for the open source part, huh? Oh well, a lesson learned is a lesson learned. I'm never crowdfunding anything through Kickstarter again.

    21. Jocelyn Perreault on

      Well, I feel like an idiot. It was indeed a screen protector. It was hard to remove and it seemed like it was the screen that was scratched. No harm done!

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      NotZippy on

      I got the same Jocelyn, my display looks used, according to the instructions there is supposed to be two screen protector over the screen. On mine there only appears to be one. I had to pay a landing fee of $25 for a "new" unit as well.

    23. Jocelyn Perreault on

      So I opted for the GCW-Zero and received an used unit in bad condition with a heavily scratched screen. I sent a mail a few days ago (with pictures) to try to resolve this issue with no replies.

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      Steve Rankin on

      I found this- hxxp:// All files including manual and firmware flasher and firmware upgrade.

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      Alan Hoyle on

      Can anyone point me to ICP1 documentation? It appears that the web page redirects here, and my package didn't include anything.

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      Alan Hoyle on

      I also received my icontrolpad yesterday. I'm sad that there still doesn't exist something equivalent to the original idea. Oh well.

    27. Chris Leathco on

      Received my icontrolpad 1. Glad that this is over for me. Good luck to everyone else.

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      chortophagos on

      Got back $24 of $87... awful. Just awful

    29. Jonathan H on

      Make that $21.06. PayPal got their cut.


    30. Jonathan H on

      Pledged $81 and just got back $22. Glad the "refunds" are starting to roll out, bummed we are only getting back about a quarter of our money.

      Whatever, I can finally shut the door on this mess.

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      Reed on

      Pledged $87, refunded $24.. awesome

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      scornwell on

      @Florian I'm not too impressed with Mark's handling of things here either. Communication has been poor and the outcome is rubbish. I can't fathom why Mark didn't pull the plug earlier, it was obvious to me and many others that the project was doomed and we were all being lied to many months before he finally decided to act. But given Mark was foolish enough to front a project for a known incompetent and dishonest person like Craig in the first place, I can't say he has the best judgement.

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      Florian on

      Wow.. I mean, if it is Mark deleting comments on here: Way to look like the good guy who didn't have any part in losing our money..

    34. Ryan Lucas on

      How about you flag my comments less Mark and actually improve the conditions surrounding this project so I don't need to make them.

    35. Ryan Lucas on

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

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      Florian on

      @ramboky: Thanks. Has anyone done that (not in general, going after Craig)? Would probably be easier if there was a case everybody could point to.
      As for Mark not going after Craig: I wouldn't like to have enabled some guy to steal an amount of money that a lot of people won't ever see in their lifes and then to have done nothing about it. I have personally never made a mistake of those proportions in my life. Sorry, Mark.
      But I see how this is all going nowhere.

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      scornwell on

      @Florian You could file a small claim if you were in the UK. It costs nothing if you win (which you almost certainly will) and very little if you lose. A couple of people have already done this. Why would Mark bother going after Craig? Any legal action will be extremely expensive and there's little chance Craig will have any money to pay, even if it's successful. As for an international lawsuit, I doubt 100k is even close to enough.

      You options are to go after Mark or just suck it up. Unfortunate, but there it is.

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      Florian on

      Well, afaik we gave money to whomever officially helmed the Kickstarter (i.e. NOT Craig), the money then went to Craig, and he did who-the-hell-knows-what :-( If I was the one who had officially received all the money in the first place I would now like to get it back from Craig. Isn't 100k+ enough for an international lawsuit? What could I do in the UK. If I could sue him there, why hasn't anyone (there must be UK citizens around here) done it? Or are we talking about punching him in the nose? I think there are other reason why that might not be the best idea :-(

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      scornwell on

      @Florian It's us Craig owes money to, no one else. The "they" you're talking about is you and me. But unless you reside in the UK there's little that can be done. About all most of us can do is make sure Craig's name is associated with this project and his dishonesty and incompetence as much as possible.

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      Florian on

      Are there numbers on how much Craig took? If it's 150k, then why aren't they going after him?

      They should at least throw in a "Craig J V Rothwell is a thief" T-shirt for everyone. :-D

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      Florian on

      @ramboky: Thank you. I was told (by whoever manages the refund email address) that info on this was posted. If it is just some tiny amounts and then "everything else - craig stole it" then that's not a satisfactory explanation. What was the reason we (or better yet, the remaining guys behind the Kickstarter) don't send a bunch of lawyers after Craig, I forget...

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      scornwell on

      @Florian You're right, there can't have been any legitimate spending on shipping. Unfortunately the large sum of money that was transferred to Craig has disappeared and because he's refusing to front up and answer questions it remains unaccounted for. In short: Craig J V Rothwell is a thief and he stole your money.

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