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Shrink to the size of an atom. Teleport to Mars. Bowl with John Lennon & Liz Lemon. Free your dreams!
6,557 backers pledged $572,891 to help bring this project to life.

So close we can taste it.

Posted by Bitbanger Labs (Creator)

Edit: Sorry about the giant image below - Kickstarter resizes them in the website version but not in the email version.

Hello, Backers! September has been predictably whirlwindy as we've being furiously rotating the Tetris pieces to make as many complete rows as possible. While waiting on electronics components we finalized the sewing and printing of the masks. We ran samples of blank masks and colored prints separately so their timelines wouldn't be married to each other, as they're coming from different places. A million swatches and a whole lot of sewn samples later, we're locked in and churning.

We're just about exactly where we need to be.

What does this mean? It means that barring something awful we're going to have Remee in hand and ready to ship in October as expected. Probably not the 15th - but awfully close to it. Call it the 19th.  So what else? Well...

  • We've finalized the instruction manual - a sweet looking accordion insert with a nice & simple quick-start guide on the front and in-depth instructions, including how to reprogram Remee, on the back.
  • In case anyone wanted to see what the finalized internals look like, take a gander below. Excuse the bad image quality, we're pretty sure someone at the factory shot this with a Fisher Price camera through the bottom of a Coke bottle. Like a Romanian gymnast, this circuit board is tough as nails and astonishingly flexible - we can't emphasize enough how much of an improvement this is over hard plastic and chunky wires.
  • The web app, used to customize Remee's settings, is still in the process of being skinned. You saw in a previous update that it's armed and fully operational, but you may have also noticed that it was pug-ugly and hard to use. This is being remedied as we speak and will be ready to rock before you receive Remee.
  • We're working on the perfecting the fulfillment process. One day rather soon we're going to have a dump truck pulling up to the Lab and burying us in a 10-foot-high pile of sleep masks. Getting these sorted and shipped to you all as quickly as possible is the next big task. On this note, we're pleased to announce that Bitbanger Labs has hired its first intern:

Declan Alexander McGuigan - Born September 5th, 2012 - 7lbs, 11oz. Welcome to the world, Little Buddy. We hope you're good at Excel.

That's all for now - we'll update as often as possible before the big day. Thank you for your support and patience!  

Duncan & Steve
Bitbanger Labs

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    1. Missing avatar

      Edward Cohen on

      Is there a new date for the Remee shipping?

    2. Gary Riley, Tormented Grand Cipher of ∞ on

      hmm, I'm a little concerned... its the 25th of October now and haven't heard or seen anything here in the UK.

      Are they in transit, or has anyone in the US received one yet?

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      Eddy j on

      Hi guys just checking the 19th is still going ahead with shipping

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      Robert on

      Last update I recall Mid October was the shipping date for Remee. Is this still a viable date?

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      MCG on

      anyone else forget what color they ordered? i hope we get an update soon. it's been quite a while

    6. Garrett Cresenzi on

      Just wanted to say how psyched I am to be this close to having our Remee's!! I would like to thank the team again, and Bitbanger labs for making this dream come true (no pun intended). And I would like to congratulate the birth of Baby Declan if I have not already.

    7. Andreas Michel on

      You will get it early enough. I prefer quality over speed.

      Kind regards

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      Ashish Goomer on

      So will shipping start by the 19th, or can we expect to have it by the 19th?

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      Michael Archer on

      You're right, I apologize. If I said it's been so long since I ordered that I hastily read through the pledge rewards and assumed that we all paid $15 (not just int'l) for shipping, would that be a valid excuse? (Yeah, I didn't think so either.)

      A 15%+ price break is certainly appreciable and certainly counts as an incentive. I hope that my comment didn't convey so much frustration that it downplayed what I think we all know: that this is likely a great product at a very good price that everyone will enjoy. Certainly, there would be no frustration if this were some useless trinket.

      More importantly, I'd like to note that Bitbanger read my comment and sent me an email almost immediately. That was certainly impressive and appreciated, and not something you find often from any company. I think that their complete transparency through this process has been admirable (to some extent, expected) and I absolutely hope we see more great things in the future.

      Best,

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      Amir on

      @Michael If someone were to order the Remee today he would have to do it for $95 and not $80 like the Kickstarter backers so thats one incentive

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      Michael Archer on

      I think that the most frustrating thing isn't that Remee is shipping so late, but that those of us who pledged our support in the very beginning and committed to this project are still going to receive a product at the exact same time as, say, someone who orders it today for the exact same price.

      With projects like these, there should be incentive to adopt a product early on - whether it be price or exclusivity.

      I can say without hesitation if BitBanger decides to create more products, that I'll wait until they're shipping a finished product before I allow them to screw around with my money for several months.

      The design behind Kickstarter is two-fold, to support the dreams of others but to also be rewarded for it. There is no reward here, only delays and frustration.

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      Amir on

      @Alok It's clearly stated in this update that they expect to start shipping by late October

    13. Alok Choudhary on

      What we can expect REMEE ?

    14. Michael Crawford on

      Thank you for taking your time and doing it right. Looking forward to using a great product. I've been more consistent in keeping a dream journal lately which has really improved my dreaming memory.

    15. Jason Higgins on

      Thanks for the update! I cant wait.

    16. Jeff Fitzsimmons on

      Very excited to see your progress. Congratulations! Can't wait to try it out.

    17. Scott Hoffman on

      *rubs hands and cackles* Soon entire WORLDS will be in my hands! Muahahahahahah....

      Can't wait!

    18. Florian Horsch on

      Hahaha, stopped reading while laughing at the "Romanian gymnast" part.

      Thanks for the awesome update & congratulations to the proud father! Is there a Remee Nano version in the works now? ;)

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      PriceTheLibrarian on

      This looks excellent, well worth the wait.

    20. Simon Simson on

      looking forward to some awesome dreams

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      Gregory Ponce on

      ^^ this will make the wait more worthwhile

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      aalh on

      Joaquin: probably for the best, this model of product support and acquisition clearly isn't meant for you.

    23. Éric Boutonnet on

      @jeff : that's a geeky dream ! Love the idea. :)

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      Bridget Rowe on

      wow! The new intern is so cute!

    25. Jeff on

      If you could make an Android app version of your web app that would be amazing. To expand on that idea include a dream journal within the app (preferably with Google voice dictation so that you don't have to open your eyes to type (best to keep eyes closed during dream recall). Just a thought, I know your crazy busy.

      Thanks for the update can't wait!

    26. Adam S. on

      @Bitbanger Labs
      Bang on.

    27. Steve Goodman on

      Great update--thanks so much! Looking forward to the final product. Joaquin: understand your frustration but please don't be too harsh. My experience has been the technology Kickstarter projects, especially with new solutions, can have various delivery dates depending on unexpected impacts because of development or manufacturing. These guys did a good job keeping us up to date--I can't say the same thing on two other tech projects I backed.

    28. Joaquin Roibal on

      My card was charged over 6 months ago in supporting your organization and the deliver is (predicted) over 3 months late. After this experience I will not use Kickstarter again.

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      Morgumi on

      Thanks for the update! I'm very excited!
      Looks like I'll have my own Imaginarium shortly after Abed returns!

    30. Joshua on

      This Update= Worth the wait. Loved the intern picture!

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      schmaniel on

      As another 9/5er, let me tell you that it's nice to be out of school (and work) on your birthday every few years.

    32. Rashid Ibrahim on

      What a happy intern you've got.

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      Christopher Pickslay on

      Congrats on the new intern!

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      Michael Grant on

      Thanks for the update.

    35. Magicka Fantasy Art on

      Thank you for the update!! ♥