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I never received this...
Mine came today. That was a pretty long wait. It works! I have been having to reset a lot lately, so it is just in time.
I'd support you again too!!
Wow!! got mine a month ago. I can understand about the manufacturer flubs....its tough to find a decent one in the states now (sad). You are Da Man!!! it works just like advertised.
Let me know when your next project is happening, I'll support you...
Oh... and thanks for following through with the project, Jim!
Finally got around to using it. Does exactly what it was supposed to - shuts down the two devices, powers on one, waits, then powers on the other... all with a click of the dongle (nowhere as dirty an activity as it sounds).
Nice touch on the dongle to have a slide cover on the power-cycle button - helps prevent accidental reboots.
never received my Jelly bean and its now October? What happened?
Just got mine in the past week or so. Have not installed it yet, but will comment with how well it works.
Got mine this week. Now my wife can bounce the router without me...
Just got my Jellybean! Thanks for following through Jim!
Has there been any word on units shipping this summer? There are no new updates, and I haven't received any email.
Another 2 months and still haven't received mine. What's worse is the lack of communication. I received an email in January asking where to send and that is the last I've heard.
So... when are these going out?
I have not received mine either...
How did Australia get theirs before the rest of the US? (No offense David Robinson)
I never did receive mine. Great idea, could have used it this morning.
I also responded on the final day of email reminder. I still have a need for a Jellybean, looking forward to getting mine!
So the Jellybean finally arrived in Melbourne, Australia recently. I was excited to get it opened and up and running but I can't as the power plug is a Domestic US only version, same problem for the sockets to plug in the router and modem.
Not impressed, Jellybean was very late, the design is significantly compromised and the International version can't be used in Australia.
Still haven't received mine. 2.5 months since I was asked to verify my address. Nothing. Not even a response. Sad.
Anyone else not received theirs yet? I've sent PM but never get a response.
The Jellybean works perfectly!! It was absolutely worth the wait!! The original Jellybean shape would've been a bonus, but I wanted it to do the job and this one delivers! Thank you, Jim!
Yeah. Got the request on Jan 2nd for my address. 6 weeks later and nothing. I think everyone has been very patient with the process. Thought it would have been here by now.
Received shipping info confirmation e-mail several weeks ago. Still no AJB. No response to my PM to Jim Pyle. Anybody else in this boat?
I know this is a simple device that does only one thing, but it would still be useful to have an actual written explanation of how it works. The LED switches from red to orange to green - what status does each color indicate?
My Jellybean arrived in the mail today. I must agree with the commenter below who described the new design as 'early 80s Radio Shack' - cutesy jellybean stickers on the unit don't help the design at all. The wireless keyfob remote is not as cool as the original Bluetooth design using the phone. That being said, the visual aesthetic design for a power outlet is really not that important - it's not like I will be looking at it daily. Using the keyfob IS more convenient than the sneakernet alternative and the Jellybean automatically boots modem and router in the correct order anytime power is applied (such as after a power failure). While sitting on the couch downstairs, I was just able to successfully reboot modem and router, which are located upstairs! That's the intended purpose and on that front the Jellybean works great! Thanks Jim!
Thank you, and Happy New Year, Jim!
um.. any chance of a unit by early next year? it's window of usability is closing fast as internet connections get more stable.
Have these shipped yet?
I have to say that the design sucks! The main reason for backing this was the cool rounded design of the jelly bean shape paired with what it does. Now it hasn't got passed an early 80's radioshack design that is horrible...
Have you decided on bluetooth or remote?
Please provide an update
I can live with a FOB.
It would have been useful - and, really, kind of obvious - to provide an update on the one year anniversary of your funding. I've enjoyed backing a pretty broad variety of Kickstarter projects - US and international. This one has by far the worst communication and a year into the process, no verifiable indication of any progress at all. I'm still interested in the idea, and will buy this thing from a retail source if it ever gets produced. But I've lost interested in being a backer and would like my money back.
how's it going any status
I am not vested in bluetooth and just want it to work well to reset router. Just keep updates coming so we know you're working on it.
A month since you were going to post an update, and within reach of a year since this project was funded. I'm sure you have a regular job and this sideline isn't your most important priority. I recently participated in funding a Kickstarter project that struggled to get going. The people who proposed it reached a point where they felt that they weren't going to be happy with the result and they canceled the project and refunded the money. Things don't always turn out as planned - are you thinking about an exit strategy?
Jim - how's it going?
Our original estimated ship date was Oct/Nov. and although we are expecting to be behind schedule I am still trying my best to meet my deadline and deliver a quality product. Thanks for your patience and I will send out an updated timetable as soon as I have one to give.
If you are still getting bids - which would have been prior to June on the timetable - it's safe to say the original timetable is no longer accurate. Can you provide a new one?
Roger & Raj,
I was hoping to get the revised app before I posted a video update however that has proven to take longer than I expected. Right now we are getting our final bids from suppliers and updating how the device will look due to the flat nature of the PCB board and electronics. I will post a video soon showing the app and prototype that I currently have.
Can we get an update please
Hey guys, what's going on with the Jellybean? Is it almost amazing?
Android app is going through second revision. Blue tooth module for 100 ft range cost a bit more than we were planning for. As soon as I get the updated app I will post a video update.
what's the status on completion
Steve and Backers,
I have received the working blue tooth prototype and I am currently testing the unit. Right now we are working on the logistics on how to best proceed with the plastic mold. The PCB Board is ready to go so we are right on schedule as far as that is concerned. I am wrapping up testing for the Android app - it still needs some cosmetic work but it functions well enough so far.
I'm wondering how things are going on this project. Do you have any updates for us on production?
Any updates on progress? How does your delivery date look?
Congratulations on your funding! I'm really looking forward to getting one of these. I live in New York and have a vacation rental in Savannah, GA. A couple of times a year the internet goes out, and I don't want to make the paying guests function as my tech support. The people that we have as manager/support staff are hopeless as technical people. So just being able to say "push the button" will be a tremendous help. I would also like to see an online access concept so I can reset myself from far away. I assume the app won't let me do that - needs a bluetooth connection i.e close to the unit?
@LH Thanks for your support :-)
Only 47 hours left to go!