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The Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it'll help you connect with your world.
The Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it'll help you connect with your world.
The Ubi is an always-on voice-activated computer ready to help. Just plug it in, talk to it and it'll help you connect with your world.
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Shipping Update


Hello backers,

Happy Holidays!

Production on our first batch of Ubis is in full swing and we wanted to give you a quick update on development and shipping of your Ubi.

We've now shipped out approximately 300 Ubis and have ramped up to 60 Ubis shipped per day. We're hoping to get this to up to 100 Ubis per day next week.

In the video below, we are testing Ubi and can't wait to get the Kickstarter Edition of the Ubi in to your hands to play with.

The Ubi is still in beta and we will need your feedback and support to help us develop Ubi and enhance this new way to interact with the digital world.

Software updates & development

In the coming weeks, we're planning to push down more updates to the Ubi.

We're also putting together a developer program that we'll launch over the next few weeks that should help you develop some interesting interactions with the Ubi. Stay tuned.

Ninja Sphere

We are also excited to let you know that Ubi will connect to Ninja Sphere in 2014!

If you haven't checked out Ninja Sphere yet - it's worth a look. Ninja Sphere can track you and pets in different locations in your home and control devices through gestures. We think Ninja Sphere will make a great companion to Ubi. Ninja Sphere will also be able to push notifications to the Ubi to alert you to something unusual... or fun:

"Froto [your dog] has been in the kitchen for the past 5 minutes." "John's home." "Shall I turn off the lights upstairs?"

With the Ninja Sphere and Ubi APIs, there are a lot of excited things that can be built out of the two. Feel free to check out their Kickstarter campaign here.


Thanks for your continued support on working to make the computing experience more human.

Write us anytime at


All of Team Ubi

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    1. Team Ubi Creator on January 12, 2014

      @Adil - units are still going out. We plan on sending out an update tomorrow night.

    2. Adil Ahmed on January 11, 2014

      I am still waiting to get mine. When will I get it shipped? Please update.

    3. Team Ubi Creator on January 2, 2014

      @Arik, Thanks for the wishes! An Android App is in the plans but not likely for the next three months. While not a native app, the Ubi Portal is accessible from Android and iOS devices and we've had a lot of reported success of backers setting up their Ubis with those.

    4. Arik on January 2, 2014

      Happy 2014. Have not seen any reference to the Ubi Android phone APP..Am I missing something ? Sure I am.. but what.. :) Thanks!

    5. Team Ubi Creator on January 1, 2014

      @Andrew, Happy New Year! The Alarm App is still very much alpha release now but a few commands should work (some of us use it at the office for reminders during the day). We had some server issues but those should be resolved now. For support / ideas / feedback, the best place is

      Thanks so much!

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      Andrew Yeckel
      on December 31, 2013

      I got it to acknowledge an alarm request, but then it didn't actually sound any alarm at the specified time.

      Also, is this the best place for feedback (it seems to work), or is there some forum or alternate site you'd prefer to receive feedback?

    7. Team Ubi Creator on December 31, 2013

      @Andrew... we're still working on the alarm app. You might want to try "Remind me in x minutes to..." or "Wake me up tomorrow at x AM/PM"

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      Andrew Yeckel
      on December 30, 2013

      Oh, it seems to have a bit of a problem with time. I've tried several variations of "alert me in 2 minutes" and "wake me up at 3:15pm", etc, and it always responds with "please specify a time in the future".

    9. Team Ubi Creator on December 30, 2013

      @Andrew... glad your up and running. Messaging is down for a few more minutes but should be up again shortly.

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      Andrew Yeckel
      on December 30, 2013

      The setup site is working again. I got my UBI setup and have started playing with it. "Sing me a song" sings exactly what I would expect. Well done on that! "Tell me a joke" needs to work a bit on the timing of the delivery. Sending SMS & email so far hasn't worked; the UBI claims the message was sent, but nothing shows up on the receiving end.

    11. Team Ubi Creator on December 30, 2013

      @Andrew... it's briefly down for maintenance. Should be up again in about 10 minutes.

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      Andrew Yeckel
      on December 30, 2013

      I just received one of my UBIs (I backed at a multi-ubi pack). The instructions say to go to to get started, but the site seems to be down at the moment (getting various 404, 500 & 502 errors). Hopefully the site will be fixed soon, and I can start trying it out.

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      HeyZeus2003 on December 30, 2013

      hi guys, I've had my UBI setup for a week or so now and i'm having trouble getting it to recognize me. Interestingly, when I'm randomly talking to someone or I"m watching a video, that is when it activates. Any guidance on how get a more precise response from the device?

    14. Steven on December 29, 2013

      ;) Awesome, thanks! ~Happy New Year UBI~

    15. Team Ubi Creator on December 28, 2013

      @Steven - thanks for the note. We didn't announce as we were seeing what we could ship out on a day-by-day basis. For most multi-pack purchases, we've shipped / are shipping the first Ubi with the remainder being delivered in the coming weeks. We wanted to make sure everyone got at least one as quickly as possible.

    16. Steven on December 27, 2013

      Hey Team Ubi! Maybe I missed it in an update, but for the people who selected the multi packs of The Ubi, should we be expecting to see all of them now? Or just one for a taste and then the others later? :)

    17. Team Ubi Creator on December 27, 2013

      @LK - we're working on improvements to make questions more reliable, including better location. For plug, we will start shipping soon with foam that can be attached to the back of the Ubi to make it rest better against the wall. We'll be offering suggestions on this in future updates.

    18. lk on December 25, 2013

      Woot! Got mine (probably yesterday and hopefully no harm occurred while it sat out on the porch). It's fun to play with so far. First impressions:
      -Voice comprehension isn't half bad, and "OK Ubi" seems to work even in a normal voice.
      -Some of the random questions give hilarious answers.
      -We're going to need to be able to correct misinformation, such as location.
      -Physically, it's larger than I expected which, combined with the plug which leaves the unit an inch away from the wall, makes this less secure than I'd like.

    19. Max Magana on December 21, 2013

      Awesome. Thank you very much. I'm excited.

    20. Team Ubi Creator on December 21, 2013

      @Max - it should take 3-7 days once shipped. Yours should arrive Monday ;-)

    21. Max Magana on December 21, 2013

      How long should we expect the shipment to take?

    22. James E. on December 13, 2013

      UBI UBI DOO where are you?!?!?

    23. Matthias on December 13, 2013

      Got mine already - now forwarding the Ubi from the US to Germany, can't wait! ;-)