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nuplug™ is a surge-protected extension cord that can attach to furniture: for convenient, comfortable smart-device use during charging.
2,101 backers pledged $85,319 to help bring this project to life.

Status Update

Posted by Michael Carpanzano (Creator)
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Dear Kickstarters, 

Clearly we've blown past the previous timeline shared. 

This summer, we've had to redo UL testing in China. It's been a nightmare to say the least. This campaign is still ongoing, and I am still committed to getting products here, and getting products shipped to you.

Thank you for your ongoing patience!
Alex Block, Kevin Weiler, and 15 more people like this update.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Chris Bradfield on

      Who plans on paying for a lawsuit?
      No lawyer will take on this case because there is no big reward at the end of the line...

    2. Kenneth Salomon on

      Count me in for a class action....

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      Peter Pezaris on

      Does anyone have a theory for what actually happened? Don't we deserve to know?

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      Tyler Freeman on

      In for a class action

    5. Edward Jernigan Jr. on

      Hey, I will continue to patiently wait for this product and show support...... SIKE. Where's my product? Its been 3 yearsss. This project is literally aids. That is all. Sorry for the delay, can't wait for the next update :D

      P.S: No one reads your updates, we just go to the comments to laugh.

    6. Todd V on

      Seriously, how hard is it to manufacturer an extension cord with a clamping mechanism? We're all still looking for refunds...

    7. djb on

      @Edward that's brilliant

    8. Edward Petersen
      Superbacker
      on

      I doubt we will ever see this product. BUT...

      If for some crazy reason we do, I will create a YouTube channel where backers can upload videos of the creative ways it can be destroyed. Think Office Space.

    9. M on

      Don’t you mean “timelines” considering you’ve pushed it back so many times that many people no longer want this bastardized device, however it turns out in the next 5 years. I don’t have any use for this anymore & would still like a refund. But enjoy your deception while you can because you are cursed.

    10. Coleman Rasof on

      Awesome can't wait for nuplug to come to life! I know you will overcome any hurdle you encounter.

    11. Anthony Clay on

      I don't even *want* this thing anymore. :-/

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      Christopher Donnelly on

      I agree with the class action lawsuit. How do we make this happen?

    13. Rohit Thawani on

      There needs to be a class action suit on this. Give me back my money you motherfucker. I've asked enough times over the past many years.

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      Tom Prusa on

      Refund wanted please.

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      Jake on

      Refund wanted

    16. Brad Matthews on

      Thank you for the update. The comedy train has once again stopped into town again, which I love! Again, this is the only and the cheapest 3 year comedy ticket I've ever purchased. Looking at the creator's LinkedIn page, I'm pretty sure his children will graduate college before we get this product. Thank you for tricking me into your journey, Michael

    17. George on

      Enough with the "updates." Clown I want a refund.

    18. fmotta on

      The fool must lack more than scruples...
      He appears to lack anything more valuable to show on his LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-carpanzano-6322548

      Were I associated with the "management" of this "project"; I would post 6 years of unemployment on my experience. At least the economy could account for part my under achievement. Whereas, only Michael is at fault for this debacle.

    19. David G. Simmons on

      The funniest part? unplug.com is now a 404. And his Facebook page is gone. I'm pretty sure they should just rename this from NuPlug to "404 Plug Not Found" and be done with it.

    20. Erica Albanese on

      Agreed with Edward -- I don't even think the product exists. We're not idiots. Clearly this is never happening. Just refund us our money. This is really disgusting.

    21. Edward Petersen
      Superbacker
      on

      I'm curious. If you were in our shoes, at what point would you realize that this is all just BS?

      I don't even believe there's a product - haven't for a while now. But if some crazy reason I actually receive something, do you really think I'm going to trust it enough to not burn my house down? There's no way I'd plug this into my wall.

    22. Scott Munoz on

      At this point I would be happier if you would just cram this thing up where the sun doesn't shine. Of course given that it is vaporware, it won't hurt you at all.

      Give us the refunds you promised so long ago.

    23. Ryon Lane on

      On principal alone I would like my money back please. Humorous comments aside (I do so enjoy reading the creative retorts), since this project collected more than $75K, I believe it qualifies for a U.S. federal court class action suit (if enough backers were so inclined to pursue such a course).

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      Jason Priddy on

      This project is a complete waste, but the comments associated with each of the updates are priceless! Someone should compile them into a book! I would rather have that at this point then this POS plug...

    25. Meghan Gallery on

      This has to be the most effective, long game trolling that has ever occurred. Right?

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      Chris Bradfield on

      Last update it passed UL testing was in production and shipping soon.
      Now it's back to the UL testing?
      It's an extension cord, not a rocket?
      We sent men into space faster then this....

    27. Melissa Tackett on

      Keep it up guys! Most people do not understand how much testing is involved with bringing an electronic device to market.

    28. Michel on

      Or go to Walmart and buy something better, because this is not innovative anymore.

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      Ethan on

      oh just fuck right off. why are you even still updating this? shut the fuck up unless the message is that you are actually shipping something. since that will never happen, just shut the fuck up.

    30. Sasha Albertini on

      NO. MONTHS after the promised ship date, I moved to Europe and this product is USELESS to me. REFUND MY MONEY.

    31. Gary Slinger on

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    32. Wendy on

      LOL Don't you mean Old Plug

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      Josh on

      At the very least take this off your linkedin profile and provide us with actual updates like others have requested. I believe you are required to do that by the kickstarter agreement or else you could face legal action by the backers for not upholding your end of the contract.

    34. Eric Evans
      Superbacker
      on

      Wow. I've backed 350+ Kickstarter projects. This one isn't the worst: some folks just abscond with the money. But the product is an extension cord. With a clamp. Not rocket science. The creators should hang their heads in shame and never darken Kickstarter's door again.

    35. Jon Seay on

      At this point this whole campaign is just one big LOL.

    36. David G. Simmons on

      You couldn't hit a deadline if it was the ground and you were dropped. You've offered to refund money before, and reneged on that offer. I want my money back. Your incompetence seems to be your most defining characteristic.

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      Todd McKee on

      It seems like you owe us more regular updates and a more detailed explanation. See the comment from Blaine below.

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      Todd McKee on

      From the Kickstarter terms:
      If a creator is unable to complete their project and fulfill rewards, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the project to the best possible conclusion for backers. A creator in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to backers if:

      they post an update that explains what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned;
      they work diligently and in good faith to bring the project to the best possible conclusion in a timeframe that’s communicated to backers;
      they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to complete the project as promised;
      they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to backers; and
      they offer to return any remaining funds to backers who have not received their reward (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to complete the project in some alternate form.
      The creator is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their project. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by backers.

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      Jason on

      lol

      lol

      lol

      i asked for a refund three years ago. please give it to me asap. thanks.

    40. Sionainn Karlssen
      Superbacker
      on

      Since there are products on the market similar and this is way way way late. How does one get a refund?

    41. Blaine Hilton on

      Would you be able to provide any type of documentation as to what is going on? If you did actually have testing done, there would be official looking lab reports. At this point with your current credibility if you want backers to even attempt to have any type of belief in this then you should show us something. Right now the only thing I can be led to believe is that these are more lies. I really want to believe you and think that things have just taken a series of multiple bad things, but help us out and give us some more insight please.

    42. Brett Harris on

      Stop spending money. Start sending money. We want refunds.

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      Chad Palmer on

      Clearly?? Clearly??? You've blown past every single timeline you've set. Every. Single. One. For three years! You "clearly" aren't cut out for entrepreneurship. When an update comes out that simply says, "I don't know what I'm doing." at least it would be honesty and I'd be satisfied.

      On a side note, I work for an electrical engineering firm and we have a 3rd party shop build and test and UL certify our designs....in ONE DAY. Something fishy is very much going on here.

    44. Christopher Cheng on

      hahaha, this project is 3 years old.

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      stacey lang on

      Yeah, whatever.

    46. fmotta on

      It is not called patience in this case... It seems more like you are thanking your hostages for their patience. Not like we have a choice that you bollocksed this project and have our cash.

      Remember, this is an EXTENSION CORD with a clamp. Nothing far fetched nor high tech. Should have been ready for UL/CSA/... in less than a week of effort for an unskilled highschool student who did it between classes and bong hits. Or is that what DID happen?

      However, those promised refunds are still not received (at least not by me)... where are you with the living up to that promise? Somewhere near the same status as you with all of your other promises?

    47. Dave McCarroll on

      Give it up man. Just refund our money. This is a joke.

    48. Timothy Moore on

      I would like the refund that was promised in a previous update. This has gone on too long, been highly mismanaged, and there are better products on the market.

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      JM on

      I plan to do my own testing if I ever get one. Will It Blend?

    50. Brian Meyers Jr.
      Superbacker
      on

      I just liked the update because it is funny.

      From a Mechanical Engineer, I am more curious to know which UL tests are being performed.