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Lol, I highly doubt you do, but congrats if somehow that's possible.
There are just so many options out there that don't double your data footprint, require a backup to your lima backups (because a failure in one part leaves your data corrupted and unusuable). My router literally does everything promised during this process, and it wasn't even considered a major component. And it does it without endangering the data or doubling the data footprint... So ya, grats if you somehow find use for this, but I really, honestly, don't believe it's true.
Hi! I still use the first device to Lima. EVERYTHING works. Windows 10 Home + Windows 10 Prof + Windows 7 Prof + Android 5.1. Documents, music, photos sync. Convenient! Thank you!!! From Russia with love! Gennady.
Привет! Я пользуюсь еще первым устройством Lima. ВСЕ работает. Windows 10 Номе + Windows 10 Prof + Windows 7 Prof + Android 5.1. Документы, музыка, фото синхронизированы. Удобно! Спасибо разработчикам!!! Из России с любовью! Геннадий.
Product is a dud.
CGC is just trying to squeeze the remaining juice out of these lemons.
I'm certainly not "buying" anything from Lima. In fact, considering I got a refund on my pledge, I technically never bought it the first time.
Lima is pretending and we are buying! We became the fools with the first version and now they want to make a business out of more fools around the world with version Ultra. We have to stop them! Grrr
Seeing as they've disabled comments to the CEO's post, I've left this question here. Feel free to post your comments and issues there as the team needs to be made aware of the scale of their failure to deliver what they promised us.
And just in case they delete the post, here is what I said:
"After finally seeing an announcement from the CEO. I don't believe people's questions have been answered, necessarily.
I keep seeing the same response of the new hardware being faster and more powerful etc and yet we're still not with a product that works initially. The correlation I'm seeing is that the original Lima hardware was not good enough in the first place, something original backers had queried before production and to which Lima stated the hardware would work fine.
If the hardware is unable to perform to how the product was initially promised then you have failed us. A minor discount is frankly an insult, is that's your offer. We should be given replacement hardware for free (maybe pay shipping at the absolute most) if the original is not up to the tasks that were outlined in the backer campaign.
We were promised X,Y and Z and you haven't delivered. We have a very buggy product 2 years after the initial beta release and 1 year after the first stable release. It's fine to release new hardware to provide new features down the line but we haven't even been given basic functionality that was promised.
For example, I don't believe for a second that the Lima should be taking 15 seconds or more just to load an image yet will play a 1080p video within a few seconds. This is not limited by my connection speed as I've proven this happens on WiFi and LTE. This cannot be hardware based as my first generation raspberry pi can run as a faster server client.
We want what was promised at the end of the day and IF new hardware is the ONLY answer to that then you should be providing it at no or next to no cost to us. It's not our fault if the hardwares lack of capability is an oversight of yours and you should do right by us. Instead, you seem to be insistent on either ignoring us or deleting our negative reviews, whilst paying people's to give positive reviews of your hardware.
I'm asking you, on behalf of everyone with issues, to focus on your original customers. We're the reason you could grow into something much larger, so you need to pile your resources into fixing the issues and not on your marketing."
You think that's an applicable response to your concerns? Giving a $50 off coupon for their new product?
I actually never received my device!!! and these guys have already started to sell LIMA ULTRA... I feel all the backers should do something about these CGC guys!!!!
Kane Lambert, you're wasting your time. They don't give a shit about you or any of their other backers/customers, they just want to grab as much money as quickly as possible with the least amount of effort and with no regard for who they take it from. I'll be extremely surprised if you get to actually talk to a real CGC employee.
Adding to KC list, I care about my email being used by Lima/CGC. I still receive their crap and my profile in their feedback center is listed as banned. I want that profile unlinked to my email and deleted. I want them to forget my email address. Then I may stop leaving negative reviews about their crappy products.
@Kane - I don'the see how ore lies will help the situation, but good on you for remaining optimistic.
Refunds and buybacks are the only topic I would care to hear themore answer.
Wear your Wellies...
LISTEN UP EVERYBODY, I HAVE IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING LIMA
I have contacted Penelope Liot,Vp of Marketing at Meet Lima, and I am arranging a discussion with either herself or another higher level member of staff to discuss our ongoing issues and distrust with the company.
I'm requesting why, after nearly a year after exiting beta and 2 years after the first Lima's being sent out, the product still fails to deliver on what was promised in the Kickstarter campaign. I feel that there's a lot of very fundamental features of Lima that don't function as advertised, if at all. For a product that's been out of beta for so long, there is a lot still going wrong.
These failings are worsened by the company's decision to release new hardware, as I feel that the company isn't putting every resource possible into making their original device functional, but instead are just trying to generate more cash.
We were promised something and they have failed us, I shall make sure these issues are discussed and answered for. If you have any pressing issues then post on this comments page and I'll try and convey them to the Lima team when I speak to them.
There's a new kid on the block, and this one is just as sketchy as the rest:
This one vaguely mentions "tunneling," "DNS," and "firewalls" without giving any kind of information on how it gets data past your firewall or what it needs on the back end.
Let's not forget this one:
They haven't even delivered yet, and seem to have dropped off the face of the earth. Sound familiar?
Yeah, I know. It's just not common to use them as time measurements outside of certain scientific circles. That's why it took me a minute, because when I see marks like that my mind automatically associates distance measurements if no information is given, and angular measurements otherwise.
I checked a couple of the calibrated stopwatches we have here in the shop, and none of them use that type of marking system. I guess it's all in what you're used to working with.
You need to target your audience however, and I doubt that Lima's target audience would understand.
@BrianS Hatch marks are pretty commonly used for time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatch_mark
"In regard to time, a single hatch mark indicates minutes, and two hatch marks indicate seconds."
It's too bad TechCuck uses Facebook as their commenting engine, otherwise I would leave a nice little writeup on my Lima experience.
Facebook, however, is the Great Satan.
I love how the promo for "Lima Ultra" uses the tick marks for angular measurements (Degrees-minutes-seconds) in relation to the time it takes to transfer files. Time....angles....how do they work? How do we measure them? I guess we'll never know...
It took me a minute to realize WTF they were doing because traditional English distance measurements can use a single quote ( ' ) as a mark for feet and a double quote ( " ) for inches. Why does Lima ultra take 30 inches to do what Lima does in 8 feet? Who knows?
Everyone go comment on TechCrunch's paid marketing piece for Lima: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/14/lima-beefs-up-its-dropbox-alternative-with-the-129-lima-ultra/
Nevermind, Lima/CGC are actively deleting comments on Facebook: http://i.imgur.com/Scc7Rxk.jpg
I haven't done anything with Lima in years. I was shown one of their ads, so I made a comment. You can see your own comments when logged in, but when logged out or logged in as another user, Lima can hide comments from everyone.
At least they are actively moderating something. It means they have to at least read about or dislike of their product and company.
Head over to facebook and let everyone know what you think of Lima: https://www.facebook.com/MeetLima/posts/564325717102555…
I doubt that CGC reads this comment page anymore. It's mostly just a wall where some regulars post stuff and sympathize with the other suckers, er, customers that purchased this device.
@Corey - I wouldn't put too much stock in anything CGC says. Deceptive marketing is by far their strongest product offering.
Where in the world did this dumb thing sell out? Did they have 2 in stock and have a couple of their parents buy them?
If not, I feel sorry for each of the poor suckers that somehow found out about the new pseudo-product, and bought into it.
I love the chutzpah of branding a USB2.0 product that only supports a single drive (still!) an "Ultimate"
They are smart to not put it up on Amazon where victims can review it.
ROFL Somehow they managed to build a better Lima faster than building a garbage one. I still won't install any CGC equipment on my network in any way. Woops, screwed up again CGC.
Really, focusing on a new device when your first one still isn't functioning as promised on here? Disgusting
CGC team. Please remove my email from your system. Im not I favor for any future devices from you.
@Rodolfo - The Lima hardware can be repurposed, but it's junky (USB 2, 100Mbit) and does not contain wireless. Google "Bifferboard" and "WanserR"
Minus the software and Skittles-esque enclosure that is what a Lima is.
And they are revealing a new product in December...
Anyone knows if it possible to install a different firmware and convert it to something like this: https://www.hypershop.com/collections/iusbport/products/iusbport2 ? At least that way I will give it some use...
@HotMayo - Here is the shitshow, Jan 2015 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cloud-guys/plug-the-brain-of-your-devices/comments…
Just watching the video. Why am I not surprised that he's French.
Taiyyib was just one in a long line of shills, astroturfers and plants used by CGC to deceive their customers
He (taiyyib) actually did do an unboxing video. He took it out of the box. And...did nothing else.
If only I hadn't taken the thing to a local electronics recycle company, I would do an unboxing video for you.
It's probably killed a couple of Indian children by this point, as they cook it for the small amount of precious metal on the circuit board.
Yeah, I caught the guy out cold on here. His name was Taiyyib.
Did someone actually do that (fake an unboxing video)?
NOW you are getting the Lima-speak. You say your unit is dead? Time for you to fake an unboxing video.
I guess in Lima terms, however, 2 is less than 1 because 0.10 was more than 0.9 in the original software versions.
I'm so confused here. I guess it's a good thing mine died in short order!
It's obvious V2 is better. After all, 2 is more than 1!
Maybe V1 is just more innovative than V2. X)
"V2" rating has dropped to 2.5 stars. RIP Lima. RIP CGC.
Have gone blue trying to get this brilliant idea to work, and while support was helpful the Product just did not work. Sending it to the recycle bin. Another great idea badly executed. Amen!
Yep. They are running out of funding and desperate to keep the party going. Scam endgame.
Their "version 2" rating on Amazon has dipped to 2.8 stars, and "version 1" is at 3.1 stars (likely due to all the shilling from CGC). It's quite apparent that they've run out of money and are becoming desperate to recoup their loses. Please, head over to Amazon and down rank this product so new customers aren't stuck with a non-functioning Lima device.
@Shirl - There is no "V2" they just are rebranding the same garbage to try and leave old/bad reviews behind on Amazon.
Another original kickstarter supporter - my Lima has been in test mode since Day1, since I never saw a solid connection ("Lima unavailable") But I did see my files if I waited long enough. Since their recent app update (not firmware update) - the unit doesn't show old files, but new empty file structure. And in trying to fix that issue by getting my account deleted to be reset up, the unit now can't connect or be recognized by the router. Tried everything Support suggested. I just got an email where 'Your unit seems to be damaged and we would like to be able to make the necessary adjustments, but, unfortunately, the warranty is expired since [period] ago.' When I said "I am not happy with resolution," I was told "Of course, that's not something to crow about but since each company has their policies, we do too. "
As everyone has said - great concept. Had high hopes during initial phase. But as a real business - poor execution so far on support. Software upgrades to the apps should not kill a working unit. I'm assuming they are abandoning v1 units.
CGC is shilling hard on "V2" and still cannot break 3 stars. Nobody wants a Lima. It's a buggy tech dinosaur. Find a new scam.