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Shrink to the size of an atom. Teleport to Mars. Bowl with John Lennon & Liz Lemon. Free your dreams!

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The update Gotham needs

Howdy! Some folks were (rightfully) wondering what we've been up to, so we've exited our hyperbaric work chamber to decompress a bit and give everyone an update. We hope you'll be happy with what you hear!

  • We got an Epilog laser! This thing is the bee's knees. A couple days into the Kickstarter campaign we decided everyone should get one of our wooden coins. Little did we know we were putting ourselves on the hook for about 8000. The only cost effective way to make these was to get the equipment ourselves. This (relatively) little guy is great to have on hand for prototyping. The video above is a test run.
  • Remee has moved production to larger facilities better equipped to deal with the volume - not to mention better equipped to make a product we're proud to send. There were some quality concerns with our original manufacturer that started to manifest themselves when our sample orders got larger. This *has* set us back a bit, but nothing to be too terribly concerned about. We weighed our options and decided that, in the end, most people would rather wait a bit longer for a quality product anyway. We hope you'll agree.
  • We've removed some of the weight from the circuit board and even added an *extra* flexible hinge in the middle. Our mission from the beginning was to make a mask you wouldn't even know had electronics in it. We got pretty darn close! The electronics are now so low-profile and flexible that we were able to remove a layer of foam from the inside, making the mask lighter, more breathable, and easier to wear while sleeping.
  • The heavy zig-zag stitching on the top front has been removed - it was a necessary evil that was disguised as a design element. Thankfully better methods have allowed us to eliminate it altogether.
  • We found some low-profile, strong 3/4" hook-and-loop closure that we're happy with. That means Remee's strap is now adjustable without having a bulky hump that might cause discomfort while sleeping. We've been sleeping with the new strap for a while now and can report that comfort was not affected whatsoever!
  • We've been toying with a new light pattern - most of our patterns have been very steady back-and-forth, in-and-out type patterns, but Duncan in particular has had a lot of success with 'Scatter' - which is more or less what it sounds like. This is a great example of why having pattern options is good - different patterns may work better for different people.

That's all the news that's fit to print. We'll be back as soon as we have more to say. Thanks, everyone, for your support!

Duncan & Steve
Bitbanger Labs

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    1. Creator Suzanne ONeil on October 31, 2012

      Suzanne on Oct. 31 Happy Halloween $95 later I'm ready for Remee.

    2. Creator Steffan Helle on October 5, 2012

      Now oct 5'th....What is going on ? can I have my Remee or not ? can I have my money back or not?

    3. Creator Qubit Aviation on September 13, 2012

      So whats the actual Eta?

    4. Creator Steffan Helle on September 3, 2012

      Please inform us all about possible send out date of REM mask ??
      Cheers
      Steffan

    5. Creator Riff Conner on July 27, 2012

      A rushed product results in crap quality control. I'll be happy to wait until September if it means the product will be the best it can be. They aren't even late yet, so have a little patience, people. If you know a damn thing about manufacturing, you know an estimated ship date is a wide ballpark.

    6. Creator Michael Tesulov on July 26, 2012

      Honestly, just do it, git er done!!!!!

    7. Creator T Rex Belden on July 24, 2012

      When are you sending out the REM mask. You have the 80.00. T REX BELDEN 352-430-0926

    8. Creator Mike van Hoenselaar on July 24, 2012

      "It would surprise me quite a bit if we did that, Joshua.
      Sit tight, folks, the only reason we haven't updated yet is because we want our next update to have a real shipping date in it." - Thanks for the update! Love to see the update.

    9. Creator Vinsssounet on July 24, 2012

      I think when you sign for a project specifically informing you that :
      "When will Remee ship?
      We expect Remee to ship in late July."

      And you're only late July... it's a little premature, not to say immature, to want your money back.
      Right now, they're in time. Plus, it's only "excpected", so, you can guess it could be 1-2 weeks before, or even after.
      We knew all that when backing.

    10. Creator caeleigh featherstone on July 23, 2012

      When are these going to be sent out? This update was forever ago.... I want my money back

    11. Creator Mykel McCarthy on July 22, 2012

      all of this tinfoil hat-ing. just sit tight.

    12. Creator matt on July 22, 2012

      I really could careless about the updates. I just want the product, the way that it was presented to me.

    13. Creator Jose L. Comos on July 22, 2012

      NICE hearing from you again :)

    14. Creator Bitbanger Labs on July 21, 2012

      It would surprise me quite a bit if we did that, Joshua.

      Sit tight, folks, the only reason we haven't updated yet is because we want our next update to have a real shipping date in it.

    15. Creator Joshua M Redd on July 21, 2012

      Only 33% of funded Kickstarter projects ever actually fullfill their obligations to the backers!
      FACT!
      Look it up!

    16. Creator Joshua M Redd on July 21, 2012

      It wouldn't surprize me if they did take our $$$ & r long gone!!
      How hard is it to write a 23 second update once a week?

    17. Creator greg on July 21, 2012

      hellooooo there? hoping ya didnt cash the .5 mil and peace haha. update us! we deserve it

    18. Creator Vinsssounet on July 18, 2012

      Developpers commented on the, errh, comment section, and an update should come to us somewhere during the week. No worries ;)

    19. Creator Shawn on July 18, 2012

      Any updates? Being silent for a month is slightly worrying...

    20. Creator Nick Wallace on July 17, 2012

      I was told a July ship date. What has it been pushed back to?

    21. Creator valunthar on July 16, 2012

      As am I, it's been almost a full month since the last update. Waiting this long to get new info's kind of rediculous.

    22. Creator Michael Mathey on July 16, 2012

      Curious about estimated dates here too, The Netherlands.

    23. Creator ISYM on July 14, 2012

      Just curious as to what happened since the last update.

    24. Creator Carla Landi on July 13, 2012

      Seems passion, but the butterflies in my stomach when I see the postman, is hungry for my Remee... =/

    25. Creator Jose L. Comos on July 13, 2012

      Hi I live in Spain, which do you think will be estimated date for Remee Dreaming Mask getting here ?? Thanks.

    26. Creator Heber George Saurey on July 10, 2012

      Please PM me if you could, I would like to rent/borrow your Laser that you make the coins with if possible.

      I'm excited to get my Remee too!

    27. Creator Alejandro Catalan on July 10, 2012

      hi guys what is the delivery date , I'm looking forward to get my REM Masks :)

    28. Creator Patricia Corron on July 10, 2012

      Any updates on the delivery date for REM masks? I know the est time for delivery when I backed this project was July, but I am getting anxious to start lucid dreaming.

    29. Creator Collin Ferry on July 9, 2012

      Also curious about the delivery date as I'll be traveling beyond August and I was very much hoping to take my Remee along.

    30. Creator Daniel Malara on July 8, 2012

      "when exactly do backers get their REM masks? just curious" - ting ting wan

      I second that question

    31. Creator ting ting wan on July 8, 2012

      when exactly do backers get their REM masks? just curious

    32. Creator cfriend on July 7, 2012

      "Or just build in a REM detector!"

      Assuming this would increase size, weight, and cost or they would've included it from the start.

    33. Creator Justin Davies on July 6, 2012

      ^^^+++1 i think something like that would maximize the effectiveness of the mask.

    34. Creator John Doe on July 5, 2012

      Or just build in a REM detector!

    35. Creator Justin Davies on June 30, 2012

      it would be cool if later on an attachment was made so our masks could work with the sleep cycle app on iphone. that way the light pattern would activate when it sees that we are in deep sleep. the only thing i worry about is being awake when the lights go off because they are timer based and i wake up multiple times a night usually.

    36. Creator Jenna on June 29, 2012

      @Scott Readman i'd say the Continental US only for the wooden coin would be due to customs restaraints. Stupid living in Australia... no coin for me:(

    37. Creator Scott Readman on June 25, 2012

      Any chance you could send a coin London way?

    38. Creator Amanda "Snobahr" Geyer on June 20, 2012

      We purchased two Epilogs for our business, and they are FABULOUS! I'm looking forward to the completion and rolling out of the Remee. I wanna fly :)

    39. Creator Trevor Poole on June 19, 2012

      I would love to see a side by side comparison of the two prototypes if possible. Glad to hear everyone is getting a coin and very pleased with the continued innovation and commitment to producing a lighter, more comfortable mask!

      will the scatter pattern have a different LED layout than the original horizontal 3? is there a revised delivery date for the v2?

    40. Creator Joel Kalmanowicz on June 18, 2012

      Thanks for keeping the quality a high priority: I'm totally happy to wait a bit longer for that to be sorted out :)

    41. Creator Charlie Sheather on June 18, 2012

      @Mike Senger - I'd say its because some backers bought more than one remee or coin :)

    42. Creator Mike Senger on June 18, 2012

      Just curious, but how come you need to make 8000 coins? There's only 6500 backers total.

    43. Creator Sleet on June 18, 2012

      That laser engraver looks great. When I saw the still image I would have sworn that it had engraved it in a vector mode, so it must have an impressive resolution.

    44. Creator Colin Vesper on June 18, 2012

      Thanks for continuing to improve the design!

    45. Creator Kamil on June 18, 2012

      Thanks for the update but when will the new estimated delivery date be? thats all i really want to know.

    46. Creator sabina neal on June 18, 2012

      i just hope this isnt a scam........so send it already.......sabina neal

    47. Creator Michael Chen on June 18, 2012

      Quality over quantity sounds good; a couple questions though:

      a) It had never occurred to me until now, but is this one of those project where the higher pledge level include the reward from the lower pledge level or is it just the coins that everyone is getting? (according to point 1, i.e.: if I pledge 80+ for remee, I got remee + the coin or remee + coin + journal).

      b) just as some people have asked before me, when will the new estimated delivery date be?

    48. Creator Shawn on June 18, 2012

      Thanks for the update. It's fantastic to see that you are putting so much effort into making this this greatest product it can be. I can't wait to try mine out!

    49. Creator Donna Smith on June 18, 2012

      Yes, me too, just a rough estimate on shipping would be great. I am glad you are doing all of this quality control stuff. I want the end product to be as successful as possible. Thanks.

    50. Creator Keith Hall on June 18, 2012

      I kinda liked the zigzag stitching :-P thanks for the update :)