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Experience lucid dreams - Improve sleep with music that intelligently adjusts to your sleep phases - Wake up refreshed, every time!
Experience lucid dreams - Improve sleep with music that intelligently adjusts to your sleep phases - Wake up refreshed, every time!
Experience lucid dreams - Improve sleep with music that intelligently adjusts to your sleep phases - Wake up refreshed, every time!
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    1. Arenar Creator 5 days ago

      @Michiel, we are totally committed and working hard on it.

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      Michiel Van Impe
      Superbacker
      on August 9

      @Luke Smith, you do realise Kickstarter is NOT a store?
      You have pledged a certain amount to the creator to help him support him with his idea.
      That money is used to try to create a product.
      As soon as the project has ended, funds are released to the creator and hopefully used to work out his idea.

      If at any stage it seems that the idea isn't working out and money has been lost, well actually that's tough luck on us. You aren't buying a finished product, you are helping support an idea.

      That's why refunds are hard to do, as the creator has already used that money in the process.

      @ Creator, keep up the good work! Looking forward to it :)

    3. Arenar Creator on August 7

      @Demrion, iBand+ will be CE and FCC certified.

    4. Arenar Creator on August 7

      @Luke, delivering iBand+ to all our supporters is our top priority and our statutory duty. We abide by it. If at this point in project people start cancelling or re-adjusting their pledge then it will adversely affect the project execution. We are a startup, working hard on bringing this innovative product to life with your support. With the limited resources that we have, we want to make sure that we can deliver every one of you one of a kind product that you had hoped for. As mentioned earlier, the excess amount has also generated large orders. The total cost increases if the number of products to be produced increases. Suppliers and manufacturers work on MOQ (minimum order quantity). As with every product manufacturing process, we have already committed for this higher MOQ. This is the reason we are unable to refund once committed pre-orders. Thank you for your understanding and support.

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      Demrion on August 6

      Will it be CE certified for European standards?

    6. Luke Smith on August 6

      I find it totally unacceptable and in breach of your statutory duty! that you are refusing to cancel my order. The item in question is not yet completed, has not shipped and is seemly behind the delivery schedule. I find this a complete lack of regard for customer satisfaction and can't actually believe that you are standing by your argument that there are no longer funds to compensate a cancelled order, despite receiving 594,249 USD in excess of your pledge goal. I am extremely unhappy with your responses and request again that my order be cancelled and i have my money returned!!! thank you

    7. Arenar Creator on August 6

      @Rotem, 1. we understand how eager our backers are to receive their iBand+. We immensely value your support. We are working tirelessly every day on iBand+ development and making great progress. We are working hard to stay on track and meet the timeline without compromising a bit on quality. 2. We are in technical development phase of the project where we want to involve our backers in this process and allow them to experience this complex development process. Every information in all our updates is super relevant to the final working of iBand+. Many of our backers in the past had expressed their desire to get the technical details, hence we are providing the detailed technical updates. We will try to balance our updates for all our non-technical backers as well. 3. Neuroscience is an interesting field. It’s wonderful to know how our brain works. For beginners, we would recommend “Primer of EEG” by Rowan and Tolunsky and more comprehensive “Rhythms of the Brain” by Buzsaki.

    8. Arenar Creator on August 6

      *We are totally dedicated to make iBand+ a reality and we cannot do it without your support. Thank you.

    9. Arenar Creator on August 6

      @Luke, the excess amount has also generated excess orders and high expectations from us. After the end of the campaign, we started committing to our suppliers and manufacturers the larger quantity to be manufactured. Please know that manufacturing of a complex product like this already involves enormous costs and the cost increases with the number of products to be produced. We are totally dedicated to make iBand+ a reality and we cannot do it with our support. Thank you.

    10. Luke Smith on August 6

      Re: Cancel order/ request refund
      LS
      Luke Smith

      Today, 11:20 AM

      iBand Plus (hello@ibandplus.com)

      Im sorry but that is totally unacceptable, I have not received a unit and I would like to cancel my order. I am not asking for a refund for an item I have received I no longer want need the product, which is my prerogative. You have received well over your requested amount in crowdfunding, thus it is ridiculous to say that all funds are going directly towards development when you received 594,249 USD in excess of your pledge goal. I understand the terms and conditions not allowing you to give a full refund as kickstarted keeps 8% of each pledge. But I am therefore insisting on a refund of the remaining amount for an item that has not yet shipped as in accordance with my statutory rights. 

      Regards, Luke Smith

      From: iBand Plus
      Sent: 06 August 2017 10:51 AM
      To: Luke Smith
      Subject: Re: Cancel order/ request refund
       
      Dear Luke,
       
      We do not offer Kickstarter refunds, since all the funds raised through this crowdfunding campaign are going directly towards the development of iBand+. We have also already committed to many of our suppliers and manufacturers.

      Be rest assured that we are working diligently on iBand+ development so that we can bring quality product to all our supporters.
       
      Thank you for your understanding and support.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Team iBand+

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      Rotem Avigdor on August 5

      Hello Arenar, first of all- thank you for all the effort you put in making the iBand+.
      i'd like to ask 2 simple things-
      1. i, like the rest of the backers cannot wait to try out the iband+ and so i wanted to ask if as things are standing at this point of time, is the roadmap(posted in february) that declares shipping in december 2017 seems doable? or should we the backers expect anymore possible delays?(i know you can't promise anything, but i'm looking for an honest prediction of schedule)
      2.i do appreciate the monthly updates but as i'm not a tech developer nor a computer engineer i find a lot of the updates a bit full of technical information but rather empty for us common folks who believe in the product and would like to get a simple clear explanation of what has been done the past month to improve and develop the product.
      3. being interested in understanding better EEG functions, readings and implications, could you recommend any resource or material i could look up to understand better the theory behind it all?

      thanks in advance!

    12. Luke Smith on August 5

      I would like to cancel my pledge and request a refund. Please advise me of the appropriate actions to take. Regards, Luke

    13. Arenar Creator on August 1

      @Alexis, part of our team is working on iBand+ app development. We will have alpha release in September.

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      Alexis Lopez on July 31

      Are you guys going to release the app in august?

    15. Arenar Creator on July 31

      @Koh, don't worry, you will be able to update your shipping address in a survey that we will send before shipping iBand+.

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      Koh Keh Xing on July 31

      Helo Arenar, I have ordered other item from Kickstarter, found that most company send to malaysia with DHL or UPS. while DHL & UPS couldn't reach the shipping address that I filled in while I backed up this project. Could I request to change my shipping address?

    17. Arenar Creator on July 20

      @Koh, according to the revised roadmap that you can find in our end of February update, the estimated delivery is in December 2017. Thank you for your patience and support.

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      Koh Keh Xing on July 20

      Helo, have you started shipping to Malaysia? It says estimates delivery is this month

    19. Arenar Creator on July 17

      @Josh, we will send a survey before shipping iBand+. In that survey you will be able to verify/update your shipping address.

    20. Josh Ling on July 14

      I need to change my shipping address. How do I do this?

    21. Arenar Creator on July 6

      @Enrico, @Wilson, our team is working super hard to bring the best quality iBand+ to all our backers and we aim to deliver it as planned. Thank you so much for your support.

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      Wilson Chan on July 5

      Hi, could you please promise us that the iBand+ will be delivered in December 2017?
      We have a great hope on this product but we do not want to have further delay. thank you.

    23. Enrico Di Giamberardino on July 5

      I've just write you a private message! do not mind it :) just looking forward Iband
      Go guys GOOO

    24. Arenar Creator on June 16

      @BeeUmi, we are working diligently on iBand+ development and making great progress. According to the revised roadmap that you can find in our end of February update, the estimated delivery is in December 2017. Thank you for your patience and support.

    25. BeeUmi Pimsita
      Superbacker
      on June 15

      Hey plz check & Update why I didnt get ur product? Beeumii@hotmail.com now I want a full refund!

    26. Arenar Creator on June 8

      @Jun, we have carefully designed the battery charging and power management circuitry. Also, as you can read in our last update, we have designed and validated the reverse current protection, over temperature protection. The battery itself will also have dedicated safety circuit in-built. That’s two stage protection mechanism.

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      Jun Yeon Hwang on June 8

      Hello iBand, I was wondering whether you guys have a safety function or an equipment that prevents the device from overheating, for any reason, since the device will be placed for few hours on a rather delicate part of our body.

    28. Arenar Creator on May 30

      @Demrion, we will send a survey before shipping iBand+. In that survey, our backers can fill all the relevant information like shipping address, phone number, etc. Thank you for your support.

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      Demrion on May 30

      Hello,
      how can i tell you my adress where you send it in december?
      There wasn't a place to fill in when i bought the iBand+.
      Thanks!

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      Daryl Lang
      Superbacker
      on May 28

      Hey everyone

      Just thought I'd pass some information on concerning another lucid dreaming device here on kickstarter

      It's from Luciding and it's called the LucidCatcher …https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/luciding/lucidcatcher-real-benefits-from-dreams/description

      They are working at igniting lucid dreams with a different approach... active "neural stimulation"

      I've been following them for a number of years and decided to support their project as well, it's really interesting to see all these new devices and approaches emerging, it kinda like we're in a dream renaissance of sorts :-)

      This is an exciting time to be a dreamer

    31. Arenar Creator on May 12

      @Andrei, iBand+ reads the uV range raw brainwaves in real time and deciphers all the EEG frequency spectrums (please check the EEG video on the campaign page). This information is then used by another algorithm to appropriately control the audio-visual cues as well as to display the sleep graph via our app for everyone. At this moment only the developer edition will give you an early access to API/SDK and to the real-time raw data that can be accessed through standard serial interfaces or bridges to develop your own cool applications!

    32. Andrei Negreanu on May 9

      Will the iBand+ be able to read the Freq (Hz) and the Amp(μV) of the brain and show them on my smartphone to see what brainwave I'm in at a certain time? Having a log that will show the time and the frequency would be useful.

    33. Arenar Creator on May 2

      @Ri, iBand+ has an intelligent electronics and uses a proprietary internal protocol that eliminates need to talk to your smartphone all the time. Thus, our CE/FCC certified low energy Bluetooth will seldom communicate for providing appropriate audio cues according to your sleep cycle. Visual cues are completely autonomous.

    34. Ri Vander on May 1

      Does bluetooth have to be on? / can you disable it? Concerned about bluetooth radiation to the brain! Thanks!

    35. Arenar Creator on May 1

      @Josef, we will send a survey before shipping iBand+. In that survey, you can add/verify your shipping address. Thank you.

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      Josef Neschis on April 30

      I need to change the shipping address plead help with this

    37. Arenar Creator on April 30

      @Aaron, we are totally committed on developing the best lucid dreaming and sleep improvement wearable.

    38. Aaron Nanto on April 30

      All I want is the lucid dreaming part to work :D Oh and PLEASE don't make the head strap have any kind of overlapping Velcro connector in the back. I tried using the previously popular remee back in the day but the head strap velcro'd at the back causing a bump which was uncomfortable to sleep on while on my back.

    39. Arenar Creator on April 28

      @Kfir, we will be checking various third-party integration possibilities later.

    40. Kfir Mazuz
      Superbacker
      on April 25

      Hey guys!
      It would be great if you could make iBand+ to work with Sunrise Smart Pillow:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modem/the-sunrise-smart-pillow-sleep-smart-wake-naturall…

    41. Arenar Creator on April 11

      @Ryan, shipping will begin in December.

    42. Arenar Creator on April 11

      @Andreas, thank you for your suggestion. At this moment, we are focusing only on sleep improvement, lucid dreaming and smart alarm applications. After that we will definitely take your suggestion into consideration and study its feasibility.
      The pillow speakers should be connected to a smartphone installed with iBand+ app. The headband communicates with the app wirelessly via Bluetooth. You can connect your own speakers, however we recommend using iBand+ pillow speakers since they are designed with a purpose to provide you discreet, superior, lifelike auditory experience while in bed.

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      Ryan on April 6

      When do these ship?

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      Andreas Dehner on April 2

      Hi! Is it possible to add a function like this:
      Mindset: smart headphones that improve your concentration, via @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mindset/headphones

      That we can use it for studying and when we get distracted, the headband will give audio visual cues to get back to focus.
      How the headband will be connected to the speaker? Could we also connect it to a bluetooth speaker instead of the pillow speaker?
      Looking forward to get the next update in a month!

    45. Arenar Creator on March 31

      @Paul, we have just posted an update. :)

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      Paul on March 31

      Is going to need to pay to have the updates ? :)
      You had said that the updates was in the last week of the month. Why to wait the last minute every time?

    47. Arenar Creator on March 20

      @Drianos, @Tristan, we are making a very good progress. Our team is super busy developing the discrete processor based architecture. We have also started working on the schematic of the processor evaluation printed circuit board with the select peripherals. We aim to have the layout of this schematic ready by the end of this month so mid next month we get this evaluation PCB. We are working incessantly, getting closer to the destination with every step, thanks to the encouragement and support from all of you.

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      Drianos on March 16

      Tristan got a point there , well many points.
      I like that my hardware products are well made and done to last. I feel sad about the update because i'm already dreaming with having this, seriously =p.

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      Tristan
      Superbacker
      on March 16

      @Arenar - anyway enough of that, how are things travelling your end?

      Cannot believe the last update was two weeks ago.. time is flying!

      Hope these messages find yourself and the team well!

      //T

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      Tristan
      Superbacker
      on March 16

      @Arenar - I agree with you, but there are also many options for disseminating update information.

      Here's an easy one: Sections. Simple eh? People who don't want to read the technical stuff will skim through the finer details. Though people who are genuinely interested in this process will hang on every word and byte!

      Secondly, the current stage of iBand+ product design, engineering, development and manufacturing IS VERY technical stuff! There isn't much else to convey to your community other than the actual details!

      What have you got to hide about this process? It's not like you're the first company to design and manufacture wearable electronics with sensors in an enclosure with a couple straps? right?

      More importantly, if you are struggling to "balance the detail" for updates to your community then perhaps take notice of the fact; there are actually more people with questions for detail than there is people requesting less detail.

      If anyone has an isssue with too much detail, then hey, by all means.. please call it out.. but that does not seem to be the case here.

      Arenar I have no doubt the iBand+ product will be successful, but not only that, a market leader pushing the boundaries of sleep science, especially with the experience you have onboard your team.

      But I also want our backer community to get the full experience they pledged for, and good communication is the very least you can do for us, no matter which demographic.

      //T

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