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Just hooked mine up after having it sit in the box for 6 months (arrived on schedule). Download is ongoing, seems to be working as advertised so far. Surprised by all the negative comments.
@BrianS, that's exactly what I thought. It's a way to sneak from the Amazon reviews, which is averaging low 3stars for as long as it exists.
I got fooled twice with Hooke... damn..
Kickstarter should have award Lima for The most commented project of 2013. Congrats lima!
It's pretty clear they will say or do anything to avoid having to get a real job. Just Juuuiiiicccee those marketing claims. Squeeze out another ill-gotten drop!
As of today (August 25 2016) the page you linked is showing 8 in stock, and it's basically the exact same thing as the original item - except that it's being called v2.
I'd guess this is so they can distance themselves from the shitshow that is the original device. Makes me wonder, when people buy this one and it still sucks, how long before they move to v3?
Finally got my Lima today but the only thing that I was looking forward to after reading all of the reviews was the new set of ear buds… That were not included. Yet again another Lima fail
I found this today on Amazon:
It says version 2 and it claims to have 1 USB2 and 1 USB3. From the picture I see only one USB. It also says ships within 1 to 2 months to US address.
Lol, I can't say I'm surprised at the 50% success rate... Cause at a hardware level, that's what I've seen so far (literally, had to get an exchange only to find out it was worthless anyway).. And at a software level, it's 100% failure to do what it was supposed to do.
Testing the new version with "backup plan"... first time turn on the unit and use it!
I have two, unluckily, one is ok, one is faulty... just mailed the support for help.
My thoughts exactly. I stopped funding design and tech projects here because Kickstarter's caveat emptor attitude towards us encourages campaigns like this which can be viewed as anywhere from fraudulent to merely irresponsible.
Kickstarter has become a no-interest seed-money ATM for tech grifters.
I should have pulled my support before the end of this campaign. I didn't and learned from it. I have supported some tech endeavors since but have pulled the plug on all of them because of over promises and not a good feeling based on feedback to backers. I know this is not a store but a sandbox for new ideas but.......... Buyers beware, either feel good or go home.
People are still commenting on this useless piece of crap. 8k+ ;)
Mine has been in pieces since I got it. Never updates past
0.079.4938.blahblah beta I can't remember because they don't know how to count. I found that rsync does a really good job over networks and it is free on my RPi3.
@Thomas -Shhh! CGC is busy "innovating"
Quickly approaching 3 years and no device...
My Lima can now manage 1T of documents, music, pictures and videos!
@Vincent - You will never get a Lima that matches the product description of this campaign.
You may get an incomplete, amateurish, insecure and buggy turd that endangers your data, but I recommend you ask for your money back instead.
When will I get my LIMA?
Seems that the 'ol boys club at CGC got a bit of breathing room today: MS announced they were finally shuttering a good portion of the dregs of what was once Nokia:
It failed because apps didn't app appily apping apps with apps. You know, apps! and not because we didn't need yet another crappy half-baked mobile OS, like Android and iOS.
While our friends at MS aren't giving up on Windows Mobile 10 ( + apps! ) I can't see anyone else wanting to use the system when Android can be had for free. Guess when CGC finally gets around to making a Windows Phone app! there won't be any Windows Phones left.
Oh, and APPS!
Finally got my Lima hooked up. Long delay for me since receiving my device, due to personal commitments and wifi/router issues, which are now resolved. (Yes, it took much longer for Lima to "fulfill" than the developers originally promised. But this was a startup effort, and I was tolerant of that.)
1) Lima seems to operate essentially as promised, making files "available" on all devices, from my at-home drive dedicated to that purpose. I like the idea of keeping my files on "my" drive rather than someone else's. I also like the idea of not using wifi/cellular data to store my files, since Lima conveys them over my in-home router, rather than via the internet. Only when a specific file is actually "called" from a remote device is internet data used to transport it to that device.
2) Although Lima promotes itself as a "personal cloud," Lima's usefulness seems much more limited than Google Drive, iCloud Drive or Microsoft Drive. Those cloud services automatically update their content when files are modified on your device. At least for now, Lima requires that users manually drag modified files onto the Lima drive for them to be available on other devices.
3) Lima apparently does NOT store actual files; only "metadata" allowing actual files to be downloaded (Lima calls it "streamed") from your Lima drive to your devices quickly upon demand. So... offline functionality is limited to only those files users have "pinned" to their devices for "offline" use. That, of course, requires forethought, before a plane trip, for example. Version 1.1 of the Lima software includes a "preference" to automatically keep an "offline" copy of documents created on your device, but that "automatic" copy is not also stored on your other devices.
4) I've set up my Lima drive to serve as a "backup" for some of my files (after all, I should be able to make good use of the large hard drive I bought for Lima use). But Lima doesn't provide such backup capability. I'm using other software to create scheduled backups (copies) of files onto the Lima drive from my computer. Then, Lima "streams" the metadata from those files to my other devices. Effectively, this makes my "backed up" computer files "available" on my other devices - if needed.
5) Lima has crashed only once in the 3 days since installation. Very likely that was caused by my attempt to bulk load many GB of data onto its drive at once. Recovery was easy enough, though not intuitive. I had to "quit" the Lima software and restart it to recover. That's a function which probably should be added to the convenient Lima menu, just in case.
For me, the "holy grail" of this product would be the ability to create a genuine "personal cloud," with which I could keep-in-sync all my files (or at least all the files I prefer to keep that way), without having to think about synchronization. A Google Drive equivalent, but running on my own personal hard drive via my own personal network, without storing my files on someone else's drive.
For now, Lima doesn't meet that standard, though I could imaging it developing.
Rha back up in computer land has a specific meaning, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backup
Two Lima units provides redundancy and removes single point of failure not back up....
The features of 1.2 Lima version (plus "Save files to Lima on iOS" planned later) shown on the roadmap (https://meetlima.com/product-roadmap) are the ones I am waiting for. They were generally promised in the project and without them Lima was not a fully-featured product, so I was reluctant to try using it (beside of reported stability problems).
The features of 1.3 version are very nice and useful enhancements, allowing us to use Lima effectively. This is a level to be reached for Lima to be successful. Let it be sooner than later.
@Christopher Lewis - The two units are to be placed in different locations. When one of them is failed/destroyed/stolen, the second will act as a backup.
I see you are saying Lima is a back up device. Even with two units if I delete a file on my phone it'll get deleted everywhere. What a second device will offer is redundancy and remove a single point of failure.
Or are you saying one of the pair will never delete files? If that is so drives will fill up rather fast
CGC, I never agreed to receive your unsolicited marketing emails. Sending unsolicited marketing emails is a violation of CANSPAM federal US law. Please stop exporting your backer list and importing it to customer.io and sending me spam.
Not everyone that was ripped off by you is interested to know that you're still struggling, years later, to try and deliver on promises you made.
Since DSM5, Synology has supported sync between your NAS and various cloud services. Since forever, they've supported sync between your NAS and devices.
Lima wasn't new or unique, it just appeared to offer an easy way to keep one set of files in a number of locations, and make them easy to access by yourself and others. It's too bad it didn't happen, this could have been a useful device instead of simply something to replicate a few empty legacy folders on a computer.
As you know, now apple supports this feature natively using iCloud Drive on macOS Sierra. You don't have to buy this garbage anymore if you are using on mac.
I don't think I'd do that just yet.
Took some hard drive reformatting, but I'm on. Now to disconnect from all other external clouds. Eager to see multi drive support with hard drives that already have existing files. Keep up the great work team Lima.
I am on, finally!
Only took a reformat of the HD and connecting it to the OnHub router.
@Graeme and @Mike, the Limas at Amazon store are running out, and despite the fact that their website has a "waiting list" they claim to be 97% full. The Blue and Green versions are out already. It does not look good at all, specially considering their ratings at Amazon store has been on low 3 stars for quite some time.
Nope I never got it either.
Very little response from them when I chased it as well.
Never got any of my LIMAS what gives?
Thanks for the info...my AdTrap still works on my PC
If any of you also backed the AdTrap, I posted a link to a factory firmware image and the original documentation in the comments section for that kickstarter.
AdTrap seems to be a dead device these days, their forums are gone and I've been told that phones have been disconnected.
Still no Lima....
I got lima many months ago and finally the linux beta client, i Can try it now. Even if after all this time it is no more a "cool" technology and there is something better outside
Bait and Switch. I still have mine despite the fact they gave me a refund, but I won't waste my time testing something that is potentially dangerous to my privacy and definitely not safe to store my data.
I got this email today
We've just released the Beta version of our Linux client & thought you might be interested in trying it out (finally!)."
but i got a refund and sent my Plugs/Limas back a few months ago
I received my 2 Lima devices in Apr 2015 after signing up for the beta program. I was too busy with work at the time they arrived to set them up, and boy am I glad I still haven't unboxed them. Just watched the daddoes.com review and all the negative comments here, and I'll just write this off as a total scam. Anyone who didn't waste time and data trying to set this up has dodged a bullet
Do you have an estimated delivery date for me? It's been 3 years
That should have been "Another similar project"
I ended up purchasing an OPI unit from Open Products. At the time, it was pretty cheap - US$99 plus some shipping, but they've raised the price a lot...
Interesting. Fakespot is now back to a "D"
I backed another project called WEDG - They're over a year late now because they had "legal troubles with a third party claiming code written by a contract employee that was on leave from his/her former employer." They're silent on the whole thing and the few updates (admittedly, more than Lima gave us for a long time) are nothing but marshmallow fluff.
Lesson: Technology crowd funding sucks. Don't do it.
@Thomas Covington, they are way too busy writing fake reviews on their Amazon page.
Still no device ...... Refund?
Fakespot now gives a "F" grade to Lima's reviews, which is down from the "D" it used to have. It rates 80% of reviews as fake.
I have noticed a reasonable increase in the fake Lima reviews in Amazon recently. That comes as no surprise to me, however I was not able to comment or ask a question on those reviews. Not sure if that is a problem with Amazon for all products or just Lima. But the shilling attack from Lima is back.
How to get a Refund...it worked for me
Tell them you use Linux they gave me a Refund ( i do use Linux)
Somehow "Wait" seems appropriate as well.
Wohoo 8,000 comment mark!