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Podi-m. An elegant, smart, sturdy dock that matches the styling and build quality of your iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini. Micro USB option!
Podi-m. An elegant, smart, sturdy dock that matches the styling and build quality of your iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini. Micro USB option!
497 backers pledged $42,288 to help bring this project to life.

Latest Update

Hi Everyone! So sorry about the delay. 

As you know we have successfully shipped Podi-m's to more than half of our backers and were scheduled to ship the remaining last week but that didn't happen and we are very sorry. Here is what is causing this delay. All our parts were completed as per our new schedule, the assembly line was setup only to learn that the extruded aluminum ring did not fit into the top and bottom plates. We did not check this tolerance prior to assembly simply because we have received hundreds of parts from this same tool in the past without any issues. We have frantically been trying to make the aluminum rings fit over the last 10 days but with no luck. We were told that the tool was damaged and have no option but to wait for our factory to open a new extrusion tool.

The photo posted show the gap between the bottom plate and the aluminum ring.

 The bad news is that this will take 3 weeks + 6-8 days for powder coating. We wish we had better news but this is where we are.. In an effort to make up some of the time lost we will airfreight the Podi-m's to the US. 

 We will post another update in a week with an arrival date. Again, so sorry about the delay. Thanks for your support!

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Comments

    1. Creator Jonathan Lusczakoski on November 10, 2013

      Has anyone heard anything from her or received a dock?

    2. Creator Nicholas Atkins on August 16, 2013

      Could we get an update this has become a bad project just needs two secs with a post on where it is at its been over a month since the last update and promise or more frequent news and still no dock :(

    3. Creator Andrew King on August 15, 2013

      I think we will hear from her in five days time that's when Jumpstartcity ends https://jumpstartcity.com/events/podi-m-modern-iphone-dock

      Only 1 backer... what I don't get is you can buy them on her website so does she have stock or not?

    4. Creator Michael Stuart on August 15, 2013

      Update please.

    5. Creator Tealus on August 15, 2013

      Her company is World of Simple Design, 1533 Berkeley St Apt 5, Santa Monica CA, 90404-3225 (310) 403-4601.

      Leave a complaint with CA Attorney General's office online complaint form http://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

    6. Creator Tealus on August 15, 2013

      Laine has ignored my email as well, and I haven't ask for a refund yet but a simple status update.

      I don't think we can as a group. I believe if we band up as a group, we would have to file a class action suit with a lawyer. I backed another project that the project creator did not fulfill his end of the deal, after enough of us filed complaints with the Attorney General's office in the state he lived. He was real quick in doing full refunds in the proper manner. Since it is was fraud and he was looking at jail.

    7. Creator Michael Martin on August 15, 2013

      Another five weeks and nothing. I ordered two of these units in December and at this point simply give up and want a refund. Geez - what's next?

    8. Creator Loydene Ried on August 14, 2013

      Tealus, is there way that we can contact the Attorney General's office as a group?
      Has anyone contacted Kickstarter and made them aware? I did awhile ago and I am going to contact them again. I totally agree....this has really left a bad taste in my mouth for ever backing another project. There is always one that ruins it for everyone else! Laine has ignored my emails asking for a refund.

    9. Creator Shane Hickey on August 14, 2013

      This product and management of the product is ridiculous. I want my money back. I will never support anyone on kickstarter again because of you. What a scam!

      GIVE ME MY MONEY BACK.

    10. Creator Tealus on August 14, 2013

      I'm starting to think all of us who hasn't gotten a podi-m need to contact the State of California Attorney General Office and file a consumer complaint. If enough people file complaints, I bet we'll get either a full refund or the podi-m in a hurry.

    11. Creator Sam Arcamone (deleted) on August 10, 2013

      I agree with Ben, I really feel bad for you backers that did not get your docks. I was one of the early bird Kickstarters and have had mine since January and it is truly a beautiful dock. My suggestion Laine is to keep the lines of communication open and update your backers at least twice a month. Good luck to all.

    12. Creator Andrew King on August 9, 2013

      I bet you it will be September before we get a update ! It only takes 2 minutes two tell the world what's going on this is very poor.

    13. Creator Dimitri Harbers on August 9, 2013

      Laine you promise a lot of things but never fulfill your promises! If I don't have the replacement connectors at the end of this month I want a direct refund of my money! I wait more then 7 months to get them. If you read kick starter and I know you read then you know I didn't receive them and still you won't send them! Also you know my shipping address! Or refund my money or send the connectors!

    14. Creator Erik V. on August 8, 2013

      Hi, Is there a new update by now? It's been 1 month since the last update?

    15. Creator Ben Galang on August 7, 2013

      I feel bad for you guys I don't know what the deal is... It's really a great dock. I've been using mine since late Dec / January and I love it. Clearly they are having issues with getting these out. Maybe they are not having any luck with getting the parts the way they wanted it. I wish some big company just buys out this idea so it can be mass produced as its one of the best docks out there. Not a lot of docs can do iPhone and ipad. All I can suggest is keep the communication going. And I hope you all get your podi-m's. good luck!

    16. Creator Loydene Ried on August 3, 2013

      July 9th (another delay!) and you stated that you would post another update in a week! Well it is August 3rd and that is the longest week in my life! .....still waiting! I sure would love to get a refund! Veyr very tired of this. I so agree with Andrew King....I feel like you have been "pulling the wool over our eyes"! Jumpstartcity will probably receive there's before Kickstarter that has been waiting since January!

    17. Creator Dimitri Harbers on July 26, 2013

      Laine you don't read Kickstarter?! So you know for several months now that i didn't receive the replacement connectors! You also know my shipping adress! So i don't see the problem!

    18. Creator Henry C. on July 24, 2013

      Laine you said you were going to post another update in one week. It's now been 2 weeks, and over 5 months since the supposed delivery date. Doesn't bode well for the other projects you are going when you can't even keep to your own schedule.

      I echo the call for a refund since I might not even have an iPhone by the time this dock reaches me (if ever).

    19. Creator Laine Scandalis on July 23, 2013

      Dmititri I emailed you last week on this- can you please check your email and reply? I can't psychically know if you didn't receive replacement connectors that were sent out months ago- you need to tell me if you did not receive them. Since everyone received their replacement connectors, obviously yours got lost in the mail. Check your email and confirm your mailing address. thanks

    20. Creator Dimitri Harbers on July 22, 2013

      Laine after more then seven months still no replacement connectors! No refund! So what do you that i do? To get my money?

    21. Creator Andrew King on July 11, 2013

      Laine I'm not confused. I do understand you have a new campaign on Jumpstartcity I may even back you. I see you are looking to get new tooling so you can make Podi-m at a lower cost & backers will receive there Podi-m in September 2013.

      I am saying the Kickstarter project has been delay after delay. I do think China was a big mistake.. As I have said before having the podi-m made in China my only worry is how can you keep maintaining a strict control over the finishes when your in the US. & look want happen.

      I love the Podi-m best dock ever but you need to have it made in the USA. Laine please keep us backers up to date more often makes you look good.

    22. Creator Laine Scandalis on July 10, 2013

      Andrew you're confused- as you can clearly see on the Jumpstart city campaign this is funding for a new set of tools that will allow us to produce Podi-m at a lower cost. If we're successful these new backers will receive their Podi-m at the end of Sept from the new tool. However this is completely separate from the Kickstarter backers who are waiting on their rewards. In fact there will be significant changes to the Jumpstart City Podi-m's. Hope that clears it up for you.

    23. Creator Andrew King on July 10, 2013

      take a look at this https://jumpstartcity.com/events/podi-m-modern-iphone-dock In the rewards its says that going to ship the Podi-m in september lets hope the kickstarter backers will not have to wait until then why Laine gets things sorted out. this will cost more & more money to make & get the product right should of stuck with making them in the U.S.A....

      So Laine wanted to save money so spent more time looking for the right company with the right tooling, then tells the Kickstarter backers sorry for the lack of updates that only take 2 minutes to tell the world there was a delay in April but should start shipping the rest of Podi-m in early May.

      Then in June we had a update Unfortunately we are experiencing a further delay, however we do have a firm production completion date of June 28. & backers will get their docks shipped directly from China. Now we have a new update saying The bad news is that this will take 3 weeks + 6-8 days. This will take us in to August & then we will have to wait until September and thats the same time Jumpstartcity is shipping Podi-m. Laine needed to talk to the backers & not pull the wool over our eyes.. I did say before having the podi-m made in China my only worry is how can you keep maintaining a strict control over the finishes when your in the US..?

    24. Creator Michael Martin on July 9, 2013

      I'm up for a refund - I purchased two of these thinking they were being produced at least on this side of the planet and within local oversight. I didn't invest in an education in making mistakes in China.

    25. Creator Tony Heugh on July 9, 2013

      You mention US, are you shipping international (specifically UK) ones at the same time?

    26. Creator Jesse Diaz on July 9, 2013

      Ill take them!!!
      Im looking for more....love mine!!!

    27. Creator Warren Baskin on July 9, 2013

      If you don't like it, why not toss it out or recycle it? That's what I did, yet I don't want a dime back from her. We took a chance on this project, just as she did. Even if the project didn't turn out to be perfect, we should be encouraging her to learn from her mistakes and to keep moving forward. Most people are too scared to even get to where she is now.

    28. Creator Dimitri Harbers on July 9, 2013

      Laine!! I WANT À REFUND!!!! Still no replacement connectors after more than 6 months!!!

      Still no reaction on any email!!!