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A wireless headset without speakers? Discover how Sound Band can open your ears...
3,982 backers pledged $547,125 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Tyson Edwards about 19 hours ago

      The narrative of so many kickstarters is ultimately "No friends or banks would lend me money. Sign up and I'll show you why"

    2. Creator James Oon 1 day ago

      Consolidated List of People Wanting A Sound Band Refund
      ---------------------------------------------------
      *Add Your Name If You Want Your Money Back*
      ---------------------------------------------------
      Please copy-and-paste this list, including the header above, and this preamble, and add your Kickstarter username to the top of the numbered section.
      Over the months, many people in these forums have publicly requested a refund from Hybra Advance Technology Inc / Joe Thiel. These requests have been easy to miss, because there are thousands of comments.
      Also, whenever someone Googles this product, or its originators, this list appears in the search results. A case of "reaping what you sow".
      298. James Oon
      297. Sonya Imas
      296. Andrew Malovrh
      295. Kev Lawson
      294. Ad Herlihy
      293. christhechris
      292. Joshue Martin
      291.LC. W.
      290. Robert W.
      289. Matthew Hunt
      288. Tung Hock Ong
      287. Han Zheguang
      286. Oleg Ilyenchenko
      285. Steffen Beth
      284. Eduard Hildebrandt
      283. Chuck Brewer
      282. Ryan Webster
      281. Alex117
      280. Abdulwahab Al-Refai
      279. Kevin P
      278. James T
      277.Wong Xin Hui George
      276. Andrei Nacu
      275. Bolagnaise
      274. Chris Burch
      273. Nimbral
      272. Mohit Gupta
      271. Tyler Baur
      270. Tobias Lind
      269. Taylor Erickson
      268. Philip Ho
      267. Nick Sakellariou
      266. Niel Heesakkers
      265. Nicholas Ho
      264. Ng Chun Kai
      263. Nicolas HUMBERT
      262. Zsolt Varga
      261. Yann Quélo
      260. Michael Reingruber
      259. Jared Stricklin
      258. WYLin.D
      257. fmotta
      256. Arthur Thomas
      255. Felipe Gordillo Corvalán
      254. Ja-On Hillman
      253. John Mandelker
      252. June Yoon
      251. Manuel Schweiger
      250. Abdullah Al Ahmed
      249. Ryan Hamilton
      248. Sasathorn Phaspinyo
      247. Andrew Yuen
      246. Peter Dahmen
      245. Mark S
      244. Jonghyeon Noh
      243. Ephraim Yu
      242. Jayson Gawthorpe
      241. Matthew Hudson
      240. Haitham AlBader
      239. Tim Hay
      238. JS
      237. Chris W
      236. Richard Sargent
      235. Daniel Wiget
      234. Erik Broman
      233. Hampus Tångring
      232. Dan Prendergast
      231. Joshua Ames
      230. Sebastian Brandt
      229. Nicholas Chan
      228. Filip L'Hommelet
      227. Deleted (by Jaap Vijn)
      226. Manlio Lo Giudice
      225. Frank Feldmann
      224. Matt Ellis
      223. Matt Williams
      222. Loraine Wiley
      221. Frank Wiley
      220. Paul Wee
      219. Ricky Liu
      218. Randy King
      217. Roger Peterson
      216. Dotan Saguy
      215. Ow Yong Hon Shen, Sean
      214. Lee Teck Koon
      213. Ken Salomon
      212. Zafeer Dossa
      211. Steven Zhao
      210. Andy
      209. Amen Duggal
      208. Kin Kei, Fung
      207. Derek Howe
      206. Rick Blaiklock
      205. Kendal Edwards
      204. Alexandre Sadeck Cunha
      203. James Oon
      202. Zack Heins
      201. Stacy Cobb
      200. Antonio Lopez
      199. Kent Spillner
      198. Chad McMillan
      197. Qingbo Jiang
      196. Peter E
      195. Harry
      194. Lisa Granger
      193. Sean
      192. Tom Stewart
      191. Mike Parker
      190. Cindi Parker
      189. Edward Liao
      188. Ronald Phelps
      187. Alexander Geleijns
      186. Matthew Smart
      185. Kevin Driscoll
      184. W. Laging
      183. Amanda O
      182. Kejul Patel
      181. Darryl Wu
      180. Andrew Do
      179. Cameron Pollard
      178. Sebastian Krauß
      177. Amirfarzad Azidhak
      176. Pontianak
      175. Garron Lewis
      174. Lim Hong Yew
      173. Stephen Wong
      172. Joe Dane
      171. Ron Cashman
      170. Ricardo J. Johan
      169. Donald Berg
      168. Stephen Aleksei kac
      167. John Ahn
      166. David Anton Gunawan
      165. Lim Kay Kheng
      164. Jean-Guy Niquet
      163. F Leonardo
      162. Matt Hong
      161. Jong Sung Foh
      160. Neil Lasher
      159. Rand Chua
      158. Steven Bélanger
      157. Daniel B
      156. Jeffry Moore
      155. Billy the Kid
      154. Ashutosh Srivastava
      153. Dave Le
      152. Jeremy Anderson
      151. Bandar Alsaif
      150. Christopher Briggs
      149. TSAI, WEN CHENG
      148. Jariturpeinen
      147. User01
      146. Simon W
      145. Ivan Karpan
      144. Michael Ahmels
      143. Vitor Yukio Yonekura
      142. Robert Grdadolnik
      141. Ganji
      140. Andre Paquin
      139. RobS
      138. Karen Tan
      137. Robertus
      136. Mohammad Firouz
      135. ShihHsuanChen
      134. Yessika Woo
      133. Tad Helke
      132. Síle Griffin
      131. Soo Kuan
      130. Sheldon Wellborn
      129. Biagio Battagliese
      128. CWong85
      127. J.Cristello
      126. William K
      125. L Warble
      124. Ilia Tivin
      123. Minh Nguyen
      122. Overlord Xonrad
      121. Neal Reese
      120. Maurice Schekkerman
      119. Tim Breemersch
      118. Minh Nguyen
      117. Ryan Jones
      116. Rebel Way Studios
      115. Idontexist
      114. Michael Brandt
      113. Josh Williams
      112. mikuri naoya
      111. Glenn Goa
      110. Mohammed Alwosh
      109. Harry F
      108. Harrison F
      107. Mark Kramarzewski
      106. Matthew Basaraba
      105. Tracy Sadler
      104. Bradley Richards
      103. Gareth Davies
      102. Harold Bottoms
      101. 13vrod
      100. Ron Mirasol (note: got credit card charge-back)
      99. Sui Kei Wong
      98. Derek Cory (Pledged for 2)
      97. Stephen Loiaconi
      96. Pao-Lan Ladouceur
      95. Candace Glover
      94. Ric Carter
      93. Benjamin W
      92. Tim Sparrow
      91. Jessay
      90. Dennis van der Pool
      89. Kim Schmidt
      88. Robert Newell (Freakstirer)
      87. Stephen Weatherington
      86. Eddy Sanders
      85. Pam Russek
      84. Josh Foshee
      83. Elana DeLozier
      82. Patric Sun
      81. Mona Swanson-Speed
      80. Matthew B
      79. ZzmadzZ
      78. ikalios
      77. Trogdor
      76. Kevin Ooi
      75. Christopher Nardini
      74. Stephen Nardini
      73. Sam Schlam
      72. Edward Kwan
      71. Luca D'Addezio
      70. Malc Foy
      69. James Tan
      68. Derek Cory
      67. Tellin
      66. Wam50
      65. Brian Olsen
      64. stuart king
      63. Rohan
      62. Sydney Tam
      61. Gabriel Arana
      60. GSMyers
      59. BJ Van Gundy
      58. Jack Edler
      57. Pascal Forget
      56. TJC
      55. Lewis Phillips
      54. Manuel Festas Franco
      53. Michael Doran
      52. Alper Torun
      51. Nicola Yeo
      50. Lee Perring
      49. Christopher F
      48. Felix Heberle
      47. Voinea Razvan Cristian
      46. Vxx Tokyo
      45. Anthony Bolanos
      44. Eduardo Malpeli
      43. Timoteo Guillermo
      42. Gary Bracey
      41. Steve LeVine
      40. Antoine Crouzet
      39. Alper Atik
      38. Chi-Hime
      37. Vikram Deo
      36. raged
      35. Michelle Zamora
      34. Ron Bublitz
      33. Ian Howell
      32. John McAthey
      31. Douglas Rose (from update 48 comments)
      30. Chris Hogan
      29. Carlos G.
      28. Mr. B
      27. Sulaiman J
      26. Virtually Real
      25. Amanda Johnson
      24. Tyson Edwards
      23. Jens Dam
      22. James Collier
      21. Daniel S
      20. Derek Knoble
      19. James Lyons
      18. Alex Warto
      17. Jeanette Davis
      16. AJAY SACHDEVA
      15. Nimoucha
      14. Arry Tanusondjaja
      13. fatoad
      12. Jim Driscoll
      11. Charles Rose
      10. David B.
      09. Leewelo Lorekeeper
      08. Jonatan K
      07. William Ackerman
      06. Kevin K
      05. Paul C
      04. Nathan Vergin
      03. Luke Kane
      02. Dave H
      01. Roy Blumenthal

    3. Creator Mithra 4 days ago

      Investors from before this project gave money and they want to see something. They likely gave a greater amount of financial assistance and that was years ago. You have to deliver on something to make back that much money. Wherever this ends up that path is the simplest for all the parties who made promises to extricate themselves from the situation.
      If it is not somewhat successful to whatever degree it needs to be then the cycle starts all over again with another idea.

    4. Creator Dave H. 4 days ago

      Hybra will have to send out another address survey before they ship since so much time has passed. I think I'll list Central Transport as my address. Surely they will get that hint and just issue my a refund.

    5. Creator KPK02 5 days ago

      I don't understand how some people don't feel blatantly misled during the campaign. Even if assumed unintentional, the project status was not accurately presented at that time. At some point, Joe admitted something along those lines and that he had not been directly involved with the project during that time. Assume I give him the benefit of the doubt. 4000 people just gave them $550k for something that is not true. Did he cancel the project and start over with a honest one? Offer refunds? No, he just kept on running with the money from the misleading campaign.

      That's my entire frustration with it. It's not that it's delayed, nor that many updates are questionable, nor the continued lack of a basic web site, nor even that the design isn't turning out (in my opinion) to be anywhere near the quality of innovation promised. My issue is that it feels like the campaign was a lie (come on.. someone on the team had to be aware of the status and risks) and we were never given a chance to back out once the true design status had been admitted.

      One thing is certain for me. After Kickstarter's change in policy (it used to require that creators fulfill all rewards but now technically leaves a loophole) and realization that KS does very little to protect backers, I doubt I'll be backing any future projects here.

    6. Creator royblumenthal 5 days ago

      My impression is that someone... Probably Matty Maroun... said to Joe, "You'd BETTER produce SOMETHING. ANYTHING!!! I don't like seeing my name mentioned on Kickstarter. Get these people off my back."

      So they're producing something quick and nasty, so that fraud allegations won't stick too hard.

      They're relying on people saying, "Oh well... Sound Band was a good IDEA. Pity it didn't work out. But they gave it a shot."

      They're going to ship this piece of crap, and that'll be the end of this saga.

      I'm shipping mine straight back for a refund.

      And if they don't make good on that, that's a very clear case of fraud.

      I think they're playing this very badly.

      They should be refunding everyone who wants their money back. Upfront. No questions asked.

    7. Creator Sonya Imas 5 days ago

      Consolidated List of People Wanting A Sound Band Refund
      ---------------------------------------------------
      *Add Your Name If You Want Your Money Back*
      ---------------------------------------------------
      Please copy-and-paste this list, including the header above, and this preamble, and add your Kickstarter username to the top of the numbered section.
      Over the months, many people in these forums have publicly requested a refund from Hybra Advance Technology Inc / Joe Thiel. These requests have been easy to miss, because there are thousands of comments.
      Also, whenever someone Googles this product, or its originators, this list appears in the search results. A case of "reaping what you sow".
      297. Sonya Imas
      296. Andrew Malovrh
      295. Kev Lawson
      294. Ad Herlihy
      293. christhechris
      292. Joshue Martin
      291.LC. W.
      290. Robert W.
      289. Matthew Hunt
      288. Tung Hock Ong
      287. Han Zheguang
      286. Oleg Ilyenchenko
      285. Steffen Beth
      284. Eduard Hildebrandt
      283. Chuck Brewer
      282. Ryan Webster
      281. Alex117
      280. Abdulwahab Al-Refai
      279. Kevin P
      278. James T
      277.Wong Xin Hui George
      276. Andrei Nacu
      275. Bolagnaise
      274. Chris Burch
      273. Nimbral
      272. Mohit Gupta
      271. Tyler Baur
      270. Tobias Lind
      269. Taylor Erickson
      268. Philip Ho
      267. Nick Sakellariou
      266. Niel Heesakkers
      265. Nicholas Ho
      264. Ng Chun Kai
      263. Nicolas HUMBERT
      262. Zsolt Varga
      261. Yann Quélo
      260. Michael Reingruber
      259. Jared Stricklin
      258. WYLin.D
      257. fmotta
      256. Arthur Thomas
      255. Felipe Gordillo Corvalán
      254. Ja-On Hillman
      253. John Mandelker
      252. June Yoon
      251. Manuel Schweiger
      250. Abdullah Al Ahmed
      249. Ryan Hamilton
      248. Sasathorn Phaspinyo
      247. Andrew Yuen
      246. Peter Dahmen
      245. Mark S
      244. Jonghyeon Noh
      243. Ephraim Yu
      242. Jayson Gawthorpe
      241. Matthew Hudson
      240. Haitham AlBader
      239. Tim Hay
      238. JS
      237. Chris W
      236. Richard Sargent
      235. Daniel Wiget
      234. Erik Broman
      233. Hampus Tångring
      232. Dan Prendergast
      231. Joshua Ames
      230. Sebastian Brandt
      229. Nicholas Chan
      228. Filip L'Hommelet
      227. Deleted (by Jaap Vijn)
      226. Manlio Lo Giudice
      225. Frank Feldmann
      224. Matt Ellis
      223. Matt Williams
      222. Loraine Wiley
      221. Frank Wiley
      220. Paul Wee
      219. Ricky Liu
      218. Randy King
      217. Roger Peterson
      216. Dotan Saguy
      215. Ow Yong Hon Shen, Sean
      214. Lee Teck Koon
      213. Ken Salomon
      212. Zafeer Dossa
      211. Steven Zhao
      210. Andy
      209. Amen Duggal
      208. Kin Kei, Fung
      207. Derek Howe
      206. Rick Blaiklock
      205. Kendal Edwards
      204. Alexandre Sadeck Cunha
      203. James Oon
      202. Zack Heins
      201. Stacy Cobb
      200. Antonio Lopez
      199. Kent Spillner
      198. Chad McMillan
      197. Qingbo Jiang
      196. Peter E
      195. Harry
      194. Lisa Granger
      193. Sean
      192. Tom Stewart
      191. Mike Parker
      190. Cindi Parker
      189. Edward Liao
      188. Ronald Phelps
      187. Alexander Geleijns
      186. Matthew Smart
      185. Kevin Driscoll
      184. W. Laging
      183. Amanda O
      182. Kejul Patel
      181. Darryl Wu
      180. Andrew Do
      179. Cameron Pollard
      178. Sebastian Krauß
      177. Amirfarzad Azidhak
      176. Pontianak
      175. Garron Lewis
      174. Lim Hong Yew
      173. Stephen Wong
      172. Joe Dane
      171. Ron Cashman
      170. Ricardo J. Johan
      169. Donald Berg
      168. Stephen Aleksei kac
      167. John Ahn
      166. David Anton Gunawan
      165. Lim Kay Kheng
      164. Jean-Guy Niquet
      163. F Leonardo
      162. Matt Hong
      161. Jong Sung Foh
      160. Neil Lasher
      159. Rand Chua
      158. Steven Bélanger
      157. Daniel B
      156. Jeffry Moore
      155. Billy the Kid
      154. Ashutosh Srivastava
      153. Dave Le
      152. Jeremy Anderson
      151. Bandar Alsaif
      150. Christopher Briggs
      149. TSAI, WEN CHENG
      148. Jariturpeinen
      147. User01
      146. Simon W
      145. Ivan Karpan
      144. Michael Ahmels
      143. Vitor Yukio Yonekura
      142. Robert Grdadolnik
      141. Ganji
      140. Andre Paquin
      139. RobS
      138. Karen Tan
      137. Robertus
      136. Mohammad Firouz
      135. ShihHsuanChen
      134. Yessika Woo
      133. Tad Helke
      132. Síle Griffin
      131. Soo Kuan
      130. Sheldon Wellborn
      129. Biagio Battagliese
      128. CWong85
      127. J.Cristello
      126. William K
      125. L Warble
      124. Ilia Tivin
      123. Minh Nguyen
      122. Overlord Xonrad
      121. Neal Reese
      120. Maurice Schekkerman
      119. Tim Breemersch
      118. Minh Nguyen
      117. Ryan Jones
      116. Rebel Way Studios
      115. Idontexist
      114. Michael Brandt
      113. Josh Williams
      112. mikuri naoya
      111. Glenn Goa
      110. Mohammed Alwosh
      109. Harry F
      108. Harrison F
      107. Mark Kramarzewski
      106. Matthew Basaraba
      105. Tracy Sadler
      104. Bradley Richards
      103. Gareth Davies
      102. Harold Bottoms
      101. 13vrod
      100. Ron Mirasol (note: got credit card charge-back)
      99. Sui Kei Wong
      98. Derek Cory (Pledged for 2)
      97. Stephen Loiaconi
      96. Pao-Lan Ladouceur
      95. Candace Glover
      94. Ric Carter
      93. Benjamin W
      92. Tim Sparrow
      91. Jessay
      90. Dennis van der Pool
      89. Kim Schmidt
      88. Robert Newell (Freakstirer)
      87. Stephen Weatherington
      86. Eddy Sanders
      85. Pam Russek
      84. Josh Foshee
      83. Elana DeLozier
      82. Patric Sun
      81. Mona Swanson-Speed
      80. Matthew B
      79. ZzmadzZ
      78. ikalios
      77. Trogdor
      76. Kevin Ooi
      75. Christopher Nardini
      74. Stephen Nardini
      73. Sam Schlam
      72. Edward Kwan
      71. Luca D'Addezio
      70. Malc Foy
      69. James Tan
      68. Derek Cory
      67. Tellin
      66. Wam50
      65. Brian Olsen
      64. stuart king
      63. Rohan
      62. Sydney Tam
      61. Gabriel Arana
      60. GSMyers
      59. BJ Van Gundy
      58. Jack Edler
      57. Pascal Forget
      56. TJC
      55. Lewis Phillips
      54. Manuel Festas Franco
      53. Michael Doran
      52. Alper Torun
      51. Nicola Yeo
      50. Lee Perring
      49. Christopher F
      48. Felix Heberle
      47. Voinea Razvan Cristian
      46. Vxx Tokyo
      45. Anthony Bolanos
      44. Eduardo Malpeli
      43. Timoteo Guillermo
      42. Gary Bracey
      41. Steve LeVine
      40. Antoine Crouzet
      39. Alper Atik
      38. Chi-Hime
      37. Vikram Deo
      36. raged
      35. Michelle Zamora
      34. Ron Bublitz
      33. Ian Howell
      32. John McAthey
      31. Douglas Rose (from update 48 comments)
      30. Chris Hogan
      29. Carlos G.
      28. Mr. B
      27. Sulaiman J
      26. Virtually Real
      25. Amanda Johnson
      24. Tyson Edwards
      23. Jens Dam
      22. James Collier
      21. Daniel S
      20. Derek Knoble
      19. James Lyons
      18. Alex Warto
      17. Jeanette Davis
      16. AJAY SACHDEVA
      15. Nimoucha
      14. Arry Tanusondjaja
      13. fatoad
      12. Jim Driscoll
      11. Charles Rose
      10. David B.
      09. Leewelo Lorekeeper
      08. Jonatan K
      07. William Ackerman
      06. Kevin K
      05. Paul C
      04. Nathan Vergin
      03. Luke Kane
      02. Dave H
      01. Roy Blumenthal
      The

    8. Creator Pao-Lan Ladouceur 5 days ago

      I felt the need to post the list again since it hasn't been in sight for a month now. Although the updates are more... substantial (in appearance at least), I'm really not sure I'll even use the Soundband if it ever comes to my doorstep. Not only because of this whole story, which is already enough of an ethical reason to not use them, but also because I realized they're probably not as useful as I first thought.

      @Lee Teck Koon : There was no real version 4, and if there was, it was only a single prototype that we've never been sure was fully functional . So you assuredly can't get one.

      -

      Consolidated List of People Wanting A Sound Band Refund
      ---------------------------------------------------
      *Add Your Name If You Want Your Money Back*
      ---------------------------------------------------
      Please copy-and-paste this list, including the header above, and this preamble, and add your Kickstarter username to the top of the numbered section.
      Over the months, many people in these forums have publicly requested a refund from Hybra Advance Technology Inc / Joe Thiel. These requests have been easy to miss, because there are thousands of comments.
      Also, whenever someone Googles this product, or its originators, this list appears in the search results. A case of "reaping what you sow".
      296. Andrew Malovrh
      295. Kev Lawson
      294. Ad Herlihy
      293. christhechris
      292. Joshue Martin
      291.LC. W.
      290. Robert W.
      289. Matthew Hunt
      288. Tung Hock Ong
      287. Han Zheguang
      286. Oleg Ilyenchenko
      285. Steffen Beth
      284. Eduard Hildebrandt
      283. Chuck Brewer
      282. Ryan Webster
      281. Alex117
      280. Abdulwahab Al-Refai
      279. Kevin P
      278. James T
      277.Wong Xin Hui George
      276. Andrei Nacu
      275. Bolagnaise
      274. Chris Burch
      273. Nimbral
      272. Mohit Gupta
      271. Tyler Baur
      270. Tobias Lind
      269. Taylor Erickson
      268. Philip Ho
      267. Nick Sakellariou
      266. Niel Heesakkers
      265. Nicholas Ho
      264. Ng Chun Kai
      263. Nicolas HUMBERT
      262. Zsolt Varga
      261. Yann Quélo
      260. Michael Reingruber
      259. Jared Stricklin
      258. WYLin.D
      257. fmotta
      256. Arthur Thomas
      255. Felipe Gordillo Corvalán
      254. Ja-On Hillman
      253. John Mandelker
      252. June Yoon
      251. Manuel Schweiger
      250. Abdullah Al Ahmed
      249. Ryan Hamilton
      248. Sasathorn Phaspinyo
      247. Andrew Yuen
      246. Peter Dahmen
      245. Mark S
      244. Jonghyeon Noh
      243. Ephraim Yu
      242. Jayson Gawthorpe
      241. Matthew Hudson
      240. Haitham AlBader
      239. Tim Hay
      238. JS
      237. Chris W
      236. Richard Sargent
      235. Daniel Wiget
      234. Erik Broman
      233. Hampus Tångring
      232. Dan Prendergast
      231. Joshua Ames
      230. Sebastian Brandt
      229. Nicholas Chan
      228. Filip L'Hommelet
      227. Deleted (by Jaap Vijn)
      226. Manlio Lo Giudice
      225. Frank Feldmann
      224. Matt Ellis
      223. Matt Williams
      222. Loraine Wiley
      221. Frank Wiley
      220. Paul Wee
      219. Ricky Liu
      218. Randy King
      217. Roger Peterson
      216. Dotan Saguy
      215. Ow Yong Hon Shen, Sean
      214. Lee Teck Koon
      213. Ken Salomon
      212. Zafeer Dossa
      211. Steven Zhao
      210. Andy
      209. Amen Duggal
      208. Kin Kei, Fung
      207. Derek Howe
      206. Rick Blaiklock
      205. Kendal Edwards
      204. Alexandre Sadeck Cunha
      203. James Oon
      202. Zack Heins
      201. Stacy Cobb
      200. Antonio Lopez
      199. Kent Spillner
      198. Chad McMillan
      197. Qingbo Jiang
      196. Peter E
      195. Harry
      194. Lisa Granger
      193. Sean
      192. Tom Stewart
      191. Mike Parker
      190. Cindi Parker
      189. Edward Liao
      188. Ronald Phelps
      187. Alexander Geleijns
      186. Matthew Smart
      185. Kevin Driscoll
      184. W. Laging
      183. Amanda O
      182. Kejul Patel
      181. Darryl Wu
      180. Andrew Do
      179. Cameron Pollard
      178. Sebastian Krauß
      177. Amirfarzad Azidhak
      176. Pontianak
      175. Garron Lewis
      174. Lim Hong Yew
      173. Stephen Wong
      172. Joe Dane
      171. Ron Cashman
      170. Ricardo J. Johan
      169. Donald Berg
      168. Stephen Aleksei kac
      167. John Ahn
      166. David Anton Gunawan
      165. Lim Kay Kheng
      164. Jean-Guy Niquet
      163. F Leonardo
      162. Matt Hong
      161. Jong Sung Foh
      160. Neil Lasher
      159. Rand Chua
      158. Steven Bélanger
      157. Daniel B
      156. Jeffry Moore
      155. Billy the Kid
      154. Ashutosh Srivastava
      153. Dave Le
      152. Jeremy Anderson
      151. Bandar Alsaif
      150. Christopher Briggs
      149. TSAI, WEN CHENG
      148. Jariturpeinen
      147. User01
      146. Simon W
      145. Ivan Karpan
      144. Michael Ahmels
      143. Vitor Yukio Yonekura
      142. Robert Grdadolnik
      141. Ganji
      140. Andre Paquin
      139. RobS
      138. Karen Tan
      137. Robertus
      136. Mohammad Firouz
      135. ShihHsuanChen
      134. Yessika Woo
      133. Tad Helke
      132. Síle Griffin
      131. Soo Kuan
      130. Sheldon Wellborn
      129. Biagio Battagliese
      128. CWong85
      127. J.Cristello
      126. William K
      125. L Warble
      124. Ilia Tivin
      123. Minh Nguyen
      122. Overlord Xonrad
      121. Neal Reese
      120. Maurice Schekkerman
      119. Tim Breemersch
      118. Minh Nguyen
      117. Ryan Jones
      116. Rebel Way Studios
      115. Idontexist
      114. Michael Brandt
      113. Josh Williams
      112. mikuri naoya
      111. Glenn Goa
      110. Mohammed Alwosh
      109. Harry F
      108. Harrison F
      107. Mark Kramarzewski
      106. Matthew Basaraba
      105. Tracy Sadler
      104. Bradley Richards
      103. Gareth Davies
      102. Harold Bottoms
      101. 13vrod
      100. Ron Mirasol (note: got credit card charge-back)
      99. Sui Kei Wong
      98. Derek Cory (Pledged for 2)
      97. Stephen Loiaconi
      96. Pao-Lan Ladouceur
      95. Candace Glover
      94. Ric Carter
      93. Benjamin W
      92. Tim Sparrow
      91. Jessay
      90. Dennis van der Pool
      89. Kim Schmidt
      88. Robert Newell (Freakstirer)
      87. Stephen Weatherington
      86. Eddy Sanders
      85. Pam Russek
      84. Josh Foshee
      83. Elana DeLozier
      82. Patric Sun
      81. Mona Swanson-Speed
      80. Matthew B
      79. ZzmadzZ
      78. ikalios
      77. Trogdor
      76. Kevin Ooi
      75. Christopher Nardini
      74. Stephen Nardini
      73. Sam Schlam
      72. Edward Kwan
      71. Luca D'Addezio
      70. Malc Foy
      69. James Tan
      68. Derek Cory
      67. Tellin
      66. Wam50
      65. Brian Olsen
      64. stuart king
      63. Rohan
      62. Sydney Tam
      61. Gabriel Arana
      60. GSMyers
      59. BJ Van Gundy
      58. Jack Edler
      57. Pascal Forget
      56. TJC
      55. Lewis Phillips
      54. Manuel Festas Franco
      53. Michael Doran
      52. Alper Torun
      51. Nicola Yeo
      50. Lee Perring
      49. Christopher F
      48. Felix Heberle
      47. Voinea Razvan Cristian
      46. Vxx Tokyo
      45. Anthony Bolanos
      44. Eduardo Malpeli
      43. Timoteo Guillermo
      42. Gary Bracey
      41. Steve LeVine
      40. Antoine Crouzet
      39. Alper Atik
      38. Chi-Hime
      37. Vikram Deo
      36. raged
      35. Michelle Zamora
      34. Ron Bublitz
      33. Ian Howell
      32. John McAthey
      31. Douglas Rose (from update 48 comments)
      30. Chris Hogan
      29. Carlos G.
      28. Mr. B
      27. Sulaiman J
      26. Virtually Real
      25. Amanda Johnson
      24. Tyson Edwards
      23. Jens Dam
      22. James Collier
      21. Daniel S
      20. Derek Knoble
      19. James Lyons
      18. Alex Warto
      17. Jeanette Davis
      16. AJAY SACHDEVA
      15. Nimoucha
      14. Arry Tanusondjaja
      13. fatoad
      12. Jim Driscoll
      11. Charles Rose
      10. David B.
      09. Leewelo Lorekeeper
      08. Jonatan K
      07. William Ackerman
      06. Kevin K
      05. Paul C
      04. Nathan Vergin
      03. Luke Kane
      02. Dave H
      01. Roy Blumenthal

    9. Creator Lee Teck Koon 5 days ago

      Can I have version 4 instead.
      It looks way cooler & it works right ?

    10. Creator Paul Christopher 5 days ago

      Agh here come the "kool aid" drinkers as Roy would have put it. So many people content with this shit project and all the lies we've been fed since the beginning.

    11. Creator Chris Hogan 6 days ago

      Remember when you stated the following in the risks and challenges part of the initial proposal? This was before you took the backers' money and essentially went back to the drawing board.

      "Regarding the product itself, there aren't really any risks and challenges remaining. However, there are a few loose ends to tie up, including final audio tuning (tuning is only needed again at this phase since we've moved past prototype materials and into production materials) and undergoing various certifications that are typical of wireless headsets (FCC, Bluetooth, etc.). We do not anticipate any delays beyond the normal application periods."

      Any new updates of progress that are behind the point you stated the development was at when you started the campaign are an insult to backers. You've lost your relevance to me and I would prefer a refund.

      Thanks.

    12. Creator Kazuma 6 days ago

      @Thomas
      LOL! Exact same thought I had when I first read the latest update. XD

    13. Creator Thomas 6 days ago

      The testosterone level in here is waaay too high of late...

    14. Creator Paul Christopher 6 days ago

      Well Update #58 mentioned beta testing the SB by no later than mid-April (your words). How about an update on that Joe, or was that another of your infamous "promises"?

    15. Creator Kevin K 6 days ago

      @Kazuma - The more common form of this is the creators who will use their "updates" to send out information on other projects. I have had some long after their project ends send messages about another project that was their friends. It sounds like you had a creator outright give away your email address though. Unfortunately, I don't believe KS Terms and Conditions prohibit that (after all, almost every website sells your email anyway).

    16. Creator Kazuma 6 days ago

      @jerry
      yeah, that's true. but without consent, that's a different story. I emailed back and asked the creator where the hell he got my email, he just basically said he got it from a friend of his that had a project here that I backed. I asked him what project it was and he still hasn't replied. KS is getting more awful.

    17. Creator Jerry 6 days ago

      @Kazuma

      its kickstarter if we want your email it is easy to get. after all kickstarter is all about the money. enough money and i can get your email

      enjoy

    18. Creator Kazuma 7 days ago

      Guys, just a quick question, sorry for asking this question here, I know it's not the right place to ask but I will since most of the backers here, except me, are smart. Is there anyway a project creator would know the email address of a KS member even though the member did not backed the project of the project creator? I just got a message from my personal email with a link to a project here called Gbreeze. It somehow ticked me off since I dunno how the hell did they get my email. I am super careful when it comes to my personal email.

    19. Creator Don Gateley on April 8

      @Chris C: therein lies a meta-discussion I don't think it would behoove us to have. ;-)

    20. Creator Chris C on April 8

      I have a great deal of time for people like Roy, he is a man of principles.
      Whether you agree with his view or not he feels aggrieved by the way we have been treated and on principle wants nothing to do with the creator or their product.

      In fairness if we all had such firm principles we would once again live in a world where customer service ruled above all else.

    21. Creator Don Gateley on April 8

      I don't know what will piss Roy off more, whether they deliver a good product, deliver crap or deliver nothing at all.

      My bet is that he'll be the most spittle mad should they succeed. :-)

    22. Creator Jeremy C. on April 7

      Joe is a human like the rest of us who put in company and family on the line. For that reason I believe this not to be a fraud.. Just a extremely poorly run project mixed in with some bad luck and a heap of shitty backers...

    23. Creator Chris C on April 7

      @royblumenthal
      I respect your principals and sincerely hope Joe does deliver on his word to you and the other backers who's only wish is a refund.

    24. Creator royblumenthal on April 7

      @Chris C
      I have absolutelyabsolutely NO faith in getting a refund.

      I believe this entire project is a carefully orchestrated fraud.

      However, that will not deter me from sending "my" Sound Band straight back to these thieves, unopened.

      I will absolutely NOT resell whatever piece of under-designed and under-engineered sh!t they send me. That would put me in their camp.

      If they send me a parcel, and I return it to them, asking for the refund they have promised in writing they will issue, and THEY REFUSE TO ISSUE THAT REFUND, they face the prospect of a very well paper-trailed act of mail fraud. Which, in the United States, is a very serious fraud indeed.

      Right now, by pretending to be solving their engineering problems, they're skating just-this-side of illegality. They can stand before a judge and say, "But we're communicating. But we're doing our best. But we're delivering." And the judge can't say, "Well, you're delivering a useless piece of sh!t!" Because that's a subjective assessment.

      However, if they fail to issue the refund, that's cut and dried. A very clean act of mail fraud.

      They would do much better to issue those refunds to the list of people who've asked for their money back instead of mailing the devices.

      Because whatever bogus and fraudulent plans they've cooked up to prevent the refund being issued, those will not stand up in court. And there'll be several to several hundred individual lawsuits they'll face. In jurisdictions that Matty's billions don't protect Joe in.

      Joe is truly f@&%ing with the wrong people.

    25. Creator Chris C on April 7

      @royblumenthal
      I'm sure we will get a Soundband, however I'm not so sure it will be anything like the suggested spec.

      I understand that you among others intend on simply returning your Soundband if you do in fact receive it, however are you really confident that you will ever receive your refund as promised?

      I knew many many months ago that I would never use a Soundband even if I received it. Also never believing anyone would get a penny back, resale was ones only other option.

      However, I'm actually quite worried that what's now happening is rather than solve problems they are simply short cutting them.

      Overmould solved by not over overmoulding it, for example.

      I fear an anything will do approach may be occurring because even the BlueChip module is now coming from a much cheaper supplier than initially indicated.

      All this will make it worthless to anyone who's only option is resale.

      (Check out their reply to my questions in the latest update comments section)

    26. Creator royblumenthal on April 7

      @Chris C Anti-fungals are only needed by people who:

      1. Actually received a Sound Band.
      2. Actually open the package before returning it to sender.
      3. Actually believe there will actually be an actual Sound Band.

      For all the rest, rotting ears should be considered a delicacy. Call it a Kickstarter "perk".

    27. Creator Chris C on April 6

      @Hybra
      Please correct me if I'm wrong but
      1.Is the DMA no longer curved?
      2. It also appears that the DMA is no longer over moulded on all sides,. it looks like it's coated on the front and the long side faces only
      3. The coating does not appear to be an FDA or Anti fugal polymer. It's hard to say for sure from the pictures but I would suggest it's a cold cure material.

      It would be nice to have an update on this.

    28. Creator Apit C L on April 6

      Nice!!!!!

    29. Creator Neil Lasher on April 6

      In case you missed it these 'photos' are of 10 beta units. Nothing else. First these have to work. Second is there any money left to make 4000 units?

      What happens if there are tweaks needed after the production of these 10? Start again, again, again......

      Last I saw was delivery Dec 2015.

      Update on that please Joe

    30. Creator John McAthey on April 6

      @Hybra @Joe Thiel - Who do we contact these days if we have questions or concerns. I've tried the email and kickstarter but haven't gotten a response in over a year.
      Seeing as you are replying to some, could it be possible for you to release the best way for us to contact you so we may get a response?

    31. Creator Kevin K on April 6

      For those that don't feel like scrolling back to see that Hybra photoshopped the images in Updates 60 and 61, here is a great illustration that was posted by electricsheep in Update 62:

      https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/51212790/hybra60-61.gif

      In addition, check out the work by Chris Reese:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hybratech/sound-band-finally-a-headset-without-speakers/comments…

    32. Creator Allan Smith on April 6

      Great article - go Joe and Bob you are getting closer all the time. Hang in there.

    33. Creator Pascal Forget on April 5

      Must read article. So many informations and answers that should have been posted in updates...
      http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2015/02/05/sound-band-saga-continues-after-redesign-hybra-founder-not-worried/…

      That being said, I'll believe the story when I'll receive a SoundBand that works as promised...

    34. Creator Wai Chan on April 4

      @MF Calub thanks for the response. I'll think about messaging them again. The head phones aren't even for me. They were meant for my friend.

    35. Creator Kevin K on April 4

      @Jonathan Karrie - Unless Hybra decides to issue refunds (something have said they would do, but only after delivering a product (which may never happen)), you are out of luck. The last of the major banks window for initiating a chargeback passed in February 2015 so you are now unfortunately at the mercy of Hybra.

    36. Creator Jeanette Davis on April 4

      Great article. Shame the journalist fell for the BS joe and the others spewed out.... I hope she does follow up with the shareholder. This isn't the end of the story..... Looking forward to her next article.

    37. Creator Jonathan Karrie on April 3

      How can I get a refund for this?!!?!?

    38. Creator Kevin K on April 3

      @Tom they are supposed to send out a survey when ready to ship, so wait until you know your great-great-great grandkids address before notifying them

    39. Creator Tom Kirwin on April 3

      I have a change in shipping address does anyone know the best way to get this information to them? Although by the time its ready to be shipped I may move again...

    40. Creator blank on April 2

      I never would have expected this level of deceit! photoshopping pictures....that is a new low! Sorry that he feels he must now flat out lie to everyone. Wish it hadn't come to that level of scamming. Hope you sleep well at night you fucking scumbag!

    41. Creator Paul Christopher on April 1

      @Roy

      Good catch! I'm interested to see where that leads. Maybe the Xconomy writer will begin to see the truth of how Joe operates. Also the fact that we've received photoshopped images is ridiculous. Goes to show how far he'll go to make it look like something is happening

    42. Creator mike tse on April 1

      Oh nice, it's never gonna be obsolete.
      It's not like this one! It's not the same at all! And it's not as cheap!
      http://www.aftershokz.com/product/bluez-2/

    43. Creator MF Calub on March 31

      "He claims that once the company’s updates started up again last year, the list of backers demanding a refund began shrinking: “I think even more will come off the list if we continue to drive forward. We didn’t communicate well in the beginning. We were really offended by [the backlash] because we had worked so hard, and it showed. It’s a natural knee-jerk reaction. As we grow, we just have to take a deep breath, grow a thicker skin, and learn from it.”"

      Seriously? The refund list shrank? I remember a few backed out of it but it was no more than 5 at the most. It's exaggerated statements like this that really give me pause from believing anything that comes out of Saint Jo Thiel's mouth. Anyone willing to lie about a little matter will have no problems lying about bigger matters.

    44. Creator royblumenthal on March 31

      There's a mystery shareholder commenting on the article about Joe.

      Claims that the Hybra folk are ripping off their actual shareholders too.

      Here's the link...

      http://redirect.disqus.com/url…

    45. Creator Paul Christopher on March 31

      *sigh* More Hybra garbage

    46. Creator brian hughes on March 31

      Seeing the pictures were photoshopped does makes me suspicious of some sort of deception. Why do it?

    47. Creator Kevin K on March 30

      @Chris Rees - Forgetting to take the first picture is my thought as well - the MAC IDs are different and Joe Thiel wouldn't be motivated enough to do that much work. Regardless, they are aiming for the quantity of updates rather than the quality of updates.

    48. Creator Chris Rees on March 30

      @Kevin
      Agreed. I was excited because we were getting actual pictures of the process and not the same non-update updates that we got for a while. I noticed the two pictures were very similar but didn't realize HOW similar. I'm still hoping that actual progress is being made and they had just forgotten to take an initial picture, so they photoshopped the one they had

    49. Creator Kevin K on March 30

      @Chris Rees - Great catch, but the sad truth is it is the most evidence we have of them doing anything! At least we know they are capable of photoshopping something now...

    50. Creator Chris Rees on March 30

      In addition to my previous comment, open up

      http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php…
      and
      http://fotoforensics.com/analysis.php…

      Put them side-by-side. The images are exactly the same except for the stickers. I'm a bit disappointed...

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