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A high-precision laser mouse. A full mechanical keyboard. An analog joystick. Together.
A high-precision laser mouse. A full mechanical keyboard. An analog joystick. Together.
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    1. Missing avatar

      Poz 5 days ago

      SAL, have you barred the first person who has the beta from posted here?
      Would just be good to hear their feedback to build some hype and trust that things are moving in the right direction. However rough around the edges the first beta might be.

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      Josh on January 12

      I think @Colby sums up the reality for most of us still here now. I would also be happy with those results.

      I'd even be happy with just the components that can't be easily sourced elsewhere (i.e. I'll buy my own switches and keycaps) to help reduce costs.

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      Colby on January 2

      @Michael, thanks but in my opinion i'd be happy with a completed project in any form. I can handle a Kit if that's what SAL decided is the only possible way of completing the project.
      Heck, i'd even accept the 3d models and just a bag full of parts and preprogrammed ICs or something.
      I have very minimal expectations of this completing with an actual product, any chance of a real thing i'll be down for.
      That said, I've passed upset a long time ago and now likely into bargaining or maybe acceptance.

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      Michael J. Buck II on December 28

      In all honesty I would be highly upset if I was shipped a kit of a mouse, I backed this project with an understanding that it was going to be a complete product, I am a tech enthusit but I had no intention of assembling my own mice, if that had been the case is have never if backed this project

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      Poz on December 27

      SAL, have you barred the first person who has the beta from posted here?
      Would just be good to hear their feedback to build some hype and trust that things are moving in the right direction. However rough around the edges the first beta might be.

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      tetrahedronical on December 27

      I'm backer number 791, how many years will it be until my chosen tier is shipped and I get something usable?

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      Ignatius van Niekerk on December 20

      Hi Eric, welcome back. I am having extreme difficulty in trusting anything from SAL anymore. You have violated our trust and enthusiasm for this project. I would also prefer to get the prototype rarther than promises of a unlikely production model.

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      Colby on December 19

      @SAL. Here's hoping.
      The periodic checkup and posts go a long way in keep the faith. Let's hope it's not another year without some comments and feedback.
      I really do hope this project bears fruit and i would love to use your product, but there's a long road back to me getting excited at the possibility again.

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      Raukgorth on December 18

      Hey guys.

      I enhanced the photo a little bit for viewing.
      https://imgur.com/vZonI6o

    10. Solid Art Labs Creator on December 18

      @Stephen & Stacy - No intention of going back to backers to pay more. We have been discussing ways of breaking up kits, but no good workable ideas gelling yet. Standard boards won't work in any way I can see.

    11. Solid Art Labs Creator on December 18

      @Colby - Not a stall tactic.
      @James R - So far 100% 3d printed. The original intent was to only 3D print protos / betas and possibly a leading-edge product line that could be improved quickly, and tool for the plastic of the optimized / refined primary line. But 3D printing tech cost has come down quite a bit and improved a lot in quality / versatility / materials, so not sure where we're going to land on that still. Beta usage feedback will help guide that as well.

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      Colby on December 18

      @James. I'd have to concur. I've seen no ability from SAL to complete this project, and while this probable lawsuit stall tactic is nice to see i'm not going to holding my breath.

    13. James Reilly on December 18

      So it's official now that all the money has been spent. If creators decided today that they're ready to go to production with no more changes, they couldn't afford the tooling, which in itself takes many months and revisions to get right, unless these are all 3d printed.

      I still very much believe in the idea/product, but I don't believe Solid Art will ever be able to follow through. Looking at the last two updates, you'd think they were a week apart, because nothing appears to have changed - betas were just about ready to be shipped then, too. I won't be strung along any more.

      At this stage I'm more hoping some company competent in product design and manufacture rips off this idea - it's probably the only chance a product like this will see the light of day.

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      Jeff Greth on December 18

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I also demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Andrew Godwin on December 18

      I don't know if I'd call one beta "production", But I would like proof it exists and is not just a Christmas present for someone he knows. Still it is better than we have had for a long time.

    16. Stephen and Stacy Wylie (Devino) on December 17

      Soooo, seeing as funds have dried up.... I am guessing that you will be coming to the original backers again to pay to finally receive their product (other than shipping)? I would be happy to get mine as a kit without keycaps if it made things go faster and less likely to get a second charge. I even have a few 3D printers available (FDM and Resin) so even just sending the STL for those would be fine. Wondering how long it would take me to add a palmrest, USB Hub chipset, 2-axis analog joysticks, and mousing lasers to the Ergodox open source boards .....

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      A.C. on December 17

      It's alive?!?!

      Seriously, once a month: We're not dead yet.

      Any proof that production is ongoing?

    18. Solid Art Labs Creator on December 17

      @Aaron - Agreed. @Hana - I frequently revisit product decisions we've made along the way, but don't conclude that other roads would have been shorter to delivery. There are some decisions that had substantial impacts, but they revolve around kids/family lol. Go figure!

    19. Hana Hanabi
      Superbacker
      on December 17

      I will repeat for like the 3rd or 4th time....I would be happy with a prototype the way it was presented in the KS video, as long as it works.

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      Aaron
      Superbacker
      on December 17

      As per my comment on the update:

      So, first, Yay!

      Second. Eric, seriously, during all this time even once a month "still working on this, have stuff in the fire, haven't forgotten" would have been VERY, VERY appropriate and will make the reaction you get now very different.

    21. Solid Art Labs Creator on December 17

      Just posted a new update. We've been heads-down for a long time, focusing on the product. Hurdles upon hurdles, yet we persist, and still intend on delivering. First beta just went out! Fantastic feedback so far, and we're using it to refine the units we have in the pipeline.

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      Raaj Shinde on December 17

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Colby on December 15

      Creator logged in a few days ago on Dec 12th. At least he's still alive.
      They didn't update when logged in though, so the scam is still a high likelihood. At minimum someone in the US needs to be calling him weekly and saying what the heck until he posts something.

    24. James Reilly on December 12

      Hi all. I have sent Eric the scammer one more request for a refund before I pursue legal action. Anyone know any good solicitors/lawyers who lives in the Boston area that I can use to send him documents?

    25. Roy Miller on December 10

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Axel Tripier-Mondancin--Delion on December 10

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    27. Uus Sanct on December 2

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Roger on December 1

      $239,035 total pledged for this project. We should at least see a picture of the beta units that were produced in June. Heck just give us something.

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      Colby on November 30

      Creator - Last login Jun 9 2017

      This is Crap.
      Kickstarter's image is being hugely damaged by campaigns like this and their no care attitude towards these problems. I have backed very few campaigns in my last year and have no desire to continue entirely due to having no recourse and no backing to keep creators to their word - and zero support to even try to find alternative methods.

    30. SVL on November 30

      For what it's worth... I also invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount.

      I'd already be slightly less unhappy if they just reimbursed the shipment costs, that money shouldn't be gone.

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      Ignatius van Niekerk on November 28

      What probably irks me the mist is the unwillingness of kickstarter to react to this. They are part and parcel to this fraud seeing that they have pocketed 40k + of our fees, but are doing nothing to bringing this fraudster to task. I will never ever support any kickstarter initiative!

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      Ignatius van Niekerk on November 28

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    33. Mike Callender on November 22

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

    34. Peter Beery on November 21

      I also invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount.

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      Thomas Eigel on November 17

      @Michael Just for clarification: jpmiller refers to a different project (which indeed is still in process). The King's Assembly seems pretty much dead...

    36. Michael Klatskin on November 14

      Glad to hear this is still in process. Good Luck and Thanks for the update

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      jpmiller on November 10

      Looks like Key Mouse is still moving, they've now in the beta mode for $500 that SAL offered 2 years ago.

      http://www.keymouse.com

      Wonder if they're any more likely to deliver at this point.

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      William Hallett on November 1

      Still seething over this and it's been 2+ years. Wish there was a way to actually get some sort of satisfaction.

    39. Levon
      Superbacker
      on October 30

      This is our guy:
      https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericcharlton/ (his current profile picture includes the King's Assembly)
      https://twitter.com/EricCharlton (no activity)
      works here: https://www.firstanalytics.com/ (Boston, MA area)

      If any concerned backers want to contact Eric directly, may be possible to do it through his job.

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      Poz on October 14

      UPDATE PLEASE!!

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      imatomiyuichi on October 8

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount

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      Olivier VILLAIN on October 7

      not sure he will read anything here in your 24H ultimatum ^^ if you have personnal info, try contact him directly first would have bigger chance of sucess i guess

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    46. Frank Fossler on October 7

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    47. Frank Fossler on October 7

      Hana Hanabi: I feel you. But wake up. This man/boy is a theif.

    48. Frank Fossler on October 7

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      tarax on October 3

      Well this is sad. I was very much looking forward to this one. The thing that really frustrates me is the lack of answers.
      "I'm sorry we spent the money on a really nice dump truck" or something.

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