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Leave your phone behind. Music, calls, and fitness trackers all-in-one.Voice-controlled AI.15,000 skills with Alexa.Noise cancellation.
Leave your phone behind. Music, calls, and fitness trackers all-in-one.Voice-controlled AI.15,000 skills with Alexa.Noise cancellation.
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Hardware and Software Progress Update

Posted by Inspero Inc. (Creator)
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Dear Backers,

Thank you for your continuous patience and support! We are working on the redesign of some parts of the hardware, and we’d also like to update you on our progress for the software side.

As we mentioned last time, we have been redesigning some of the critical parts of Vinci 2.0:

1. The parts that connect the OLED screen with the main body. This part is optimized so that the OLED screen is an integral part of the whole body.

2. The joint part that provides flexibility for better ergonomics and wearing comfort. This part is done to optimize the contact pressure on the neck. We modified the design of the Head-frame from one part to three parts at the corner that deforms.

3. The tooling design.

On the software side, we’d like to let you know that we have completed most of the major functions and are also actively testing the features.

Features completed: 

1. Redesign with a new UI 

2. Importing songs 

3. Spotify song queries with voice command (need Spotify account) 

4. Most Alexa features (need Amazon account) 

5. SoundCloud queries with voice command 

6. Weather, Wiki, and Reminders with voice command

7. Companion App version 1.0 for iOS and Android

Please see below for a short video showing the new UI design.

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To be completed: 

1. Integration of Strava 

2. Advanced features for sports, including milestone achievements, reminders, etc. 

3. More advanced features for the Companion App.

Thank you all for your patience and support! More updates to come!

Best, 

Vinci Team

Christianto Wibowo, Dane Clay, and 94 more people like this update.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Brieh21 on

      I have been waiting now for two years I am no longer patient. I would like my pledge returned

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      carlos arenas on

      When I will receive my vinci? I was happy with kickstarter now I'm
      not getting anything from kickstarter until I get my vinci 2 or my refund!

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      Gregy Matias on

      What is going on? Another year without product, or money, or even simple status update...

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      You Da Frank on

      Its been more that 6 month since you wrote me im about to get my vinci. Since then you simple goneeee.
      What is going on here????

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      Kris Bergthorson on

      Super bad public relations, we all sent our hard earned money, and no news, product, apology, unfortunately I'll never trust another kickstart.

    6. Carrie Fink on

      Can I please find out when the ship date is? If it's not soon, I will be wanting a refund.

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      Paolo Valier on

      Hi i didn't receive any e-mail, I have no news from Vinci. Any update to come? Will we ever receive this headphones?

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      Elise Maarschalkerweerd on

      Any shipping updates yet? My headphones just broke, don’t wanna order new ones if can expect vinci’s in 2 weeks?

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      Beonghoon Sohn on

      I read the mail from staff 👇🏻
      But, you know , here’s what’s gonna happen in end of June.
      Actually , they are gonna make a statement at early July, it’s gonna be : ‘we are now updating our minor technical problems.. ‘ blabla.’be more patient backers’ blabla ‘by the end of summer we hope we can send our product’... blabla... 🤯🤬

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      Willis Monsees on

      Come on, What is going on, no email in over a two month span.

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      Gabriele Cardu on

      More updates to come, you said.... but when?

    12. Missing avatar

      Nicole Pepper on

      So...any idea when we’ll actually get a product? My mom wants to get her money back cause this is totally ridiculous.

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      Jose L Carrillo on

      Everyone,

      Here a message I did receive to my email from Vinci team answering an inquiry I sent them regarding the shipping times:

      Hi Jose,
      We are planning to start Vinci Shipping at the end of June.
      Best,
      Vinci Team.
      Have questions? Check out our FAQs and Knowledge-base here:
      For Vinci 1.5: https://inspero.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
      For Vinci 2.0: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/inspero/vinci-20-worlds-first-standalone-ai-sports-headpho/faqs

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      Jaime Lopez on

      Regarding the excuse that this is an investment in a new innovation and we have to be accepting.

      Number 1 -- it is our money not the creator(s) of the product. So it is our investment, and in essence, we are part owners.

      As they accepted the money so they accept the responsibility, which includes getting railed upon for failing to meet the timeline that they provided. It is their timeline, not ours. So if they made up a timeline in order to make it more salable then bad on them, if they miss their timeline for whatever reason once again bad on them. Investors have every right to rail and gash of the teeth, and the creator(s) should accept it, be ashamed, and embarrassed. They should communicate exactly what is happening to their investors. It is a responsibility, not an option. But this requires maturity, which doesn't seem to be this company's MO.

      It seems that this group is from the crowd that goes running to their "safe place",

      This is all stated in a respectful and considerate tone.

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      Christine Lingenfelder on

      This is crap. No updates in over a month, no updates shipping timeframe, lots of bullshit excuses, and money gone. Never again. I will also never recommend. So aggravated.

    16. Dhaima Williams on

      WTH Vinci team. Your communication is horrible. I hate backing projects that promise one thing and months down the line you still don't have the product and when you finally do get the product mailed to you it's lackluster. I must be a glutton for punishment, your promo vids looked amazing and product looked promising but the way this is going my gas station headphones will have to suffice.

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      Aditya Devarakonda on

      Received a shipping address request. Oddly that email didn't have any update on actual delivery date (probably collecting it just to pacify backers). Could you please provide an update on progress and when we can expect delivery?

      At this stage, I (and probably many of the other commenters) would also appreciate the option of a refund. Especially, if we don't see the headphones by the end of June (as promised in previous updates).

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      Mostafa Hassan on

      I have a Confirmation number: 8ed0401dd1ce9c0d5af3d8077185de61
      Order placed on January 6th and estimated delivery date was March 19,two months later now and ZERO communications to this regards! Please advise of what's the progress!!
      Thank you
      You can reach me at mostafahassan82@gmail.com or call 17806603770

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      Matthew shustrick on

      Can we get an update?

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      Marco Ortuno on

      Team Vinci 2.0
      Can you give us updates on the shipping of the actual product?
      Updates should be sent monthly or at least every 2 - 3 months.... just wondering if we are getting this before the summer is over .

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      Peter Curtis on

      I guess when you back projects like this you have to expect delays while they iron out the
      the bugs.Id rather wait than receive something that's going to cause frustration.

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      Annelies Hoornik on

      Does anyone know of Kickstarter policies with projects like these that drag on and clearly are nut up to the standard they pretended at the start? I am at the point that I would like to see my money back. They did not deliver at all in time and not being clear with us. This was meant to be for a birthday. I backed in november and thought that with a march planning it should be in time for a birthday in july. But the way things look now, I get the feeling they are still in the early phases of development and nowhere near getting it out to people.

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      ricky rafe on

      They are still taking funds for september.. where march delivery is still not done and its end of may now!! 🤐

    24. Missing avatar

      ricky rafe on

      How long do we have to wait?? It was due in march 2018 and still no sign of it.. i need real update on delivery date? This is going way out of line.. please update time of delivery?!

    25. Wilcd Titiwis Wilcd on

      They promised delivery on end on April,then on end of May,and later at the beginning of June,no i dont really now when they are going to ship , it's a typical behaviour of chinese companies,they just have a idea,make a project,and as soon as they have the money ,wait for your product as long as they want ... i think the upgrades are just bunch of lies,and they only make the 30% of the progress that they announce and make a video to show you that 30% , let's hope they really finish the lame thing asap , i am working over a similar project and my one is a pcb hardware is finished just finishing the software,and trust me,for real engineers it's not so complex to make .

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      Johnny on

      I've been ready all these updates ad haven't commented yet. The one thing I don't get is that if you proto type works why all if a sudden does nothing work? I ordered two of these and have paid for them, I hate paying for something and not getting it. As the guy spoke earlier about this is a risk you take in investing, I'm not investing in stocks but a product that was guaranteed a delivery date and worked. None of that has come to fruition so how much longer with this brew?

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      Brett Azzopardi on

      Hi Vinci team, it's been a bit of a drought between communications. Please provide us an update.

    28. Kailee on

      So what's the new delivery estimate?

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      Daniel Shia on

      May I know in when is the shipping date?

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      nabila e on

      I don't understand this continuous delay,, .... when are we getting the 2.0 version it was said June ?? I NEED THIS FOR THE SUMMER not in September ??? please a clear date that you can commit to.

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      Ramya Chowdary on

      When can I expect delivery????

    32. Missing avatar

      Davide Scalmani on

      I totally agree with the previous comment of Kam Sanders. We are financing something which resembles a Ponzi scheme. They go on holidays with our money, and we are left empty handed.

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      Kam Sanders on

      While updates are appreciated; the EXCESSIVE delay speaks volumes about how companies use Kickstarter funds for R&D and MAY NEVER deliver on a product. The "so-called purchase" seems to be endless R&D development with no actual product to deliver to customers. It feels like a borderline scam... feed the purchasers with mini-updates and act like a final product is in the near future (like in 2022) then they can't attempt to get their money back. This experience is why I will never, ever back another Kickstarter campaign. The "look Ma, I AM building my science project" updates are doing nothing to satisfy questions and other concerns. When people say "you get what you pay for - buyer beware;" I'll have this experience to refer to in the future.

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      Verliyn Ng on

      Can we have a update on the estimate completion & delivery date?

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      Emm Otional on

      September 2018??? That is so much later than originally promised. I ordered 2 of these bc one is a birthday gift. September is too late bc the birthday is in August!

    36. Paul M. on

      I've backed 21 Kickstarter projects over the past several years. Only one didn't produce a product and all the rest were late on delivery. That's what "investing" is all about. It's a risk. Thank you Vinci for the update. Good luck!

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      Sherman Yeong Ching Khet on

      when can we get it, if not i would like to refund!!!

    38. Missing avatar

      Miguel Angel Mendez on

      Does anyone know where can i apply my refund??

    39. Shawn Chen on

      When can I get it?

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      Mike Tersigni on

      Based on my experience, usual production times are 12-16weeks from when they pass QC.. We aren't going to see these until Q4 if at all.

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      Vishal Hande on

      Based on this update please convey the likely timeframe, it’s basic to mention and is to know when to expect the product we backed!

    42. Missing avatar

      Georges on

      No more kickstarter for me. Thank you to Vinci2 and other con artist

    43. Jessica Hubbard on

      It is frustrating to be left in the dark about when to expect our devices. My fear is that by the time we actually have them on our heads they will be outdated. I appreciate that there are unforeseen things that happen, and I definitely would prefer the product be perfected versus receiving an inferior product that isn’t worth the money we paid. I hope that prior to starting a new campaign, you will take a step back and thoroughly look at your previous projects and what steps could have been taken to prevent the mishaps.

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      Freddy Tan on

      As a backer it good to receive updates on the project. Importantly we want to know when the headset will goes into production and ready to ship.

    45. Missing avatar

      ReZa White on

      Is there any time frame for this project?

    46. Missing avatar

      Beonghoon Sohn on

      Like everyone wonder, so when???

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      Siobhan Marren on

      Hi, thanks for the update... but like most of your backers, we really want to know when we can expect a product in our hands. Can you help us out with an answer please?

    48. Tamás Kopasz on

      There is a bug in the sw: starting the workout counting back from 3 seconds is OK. But the stopwatch shouldn't turn to 1 after the counting back ends. It should switch to 1, one second later. I hope you get it (my English is pretty bad)

    49. QuPii Koray
      Superbacker
      on

      It’s likely we’ll never receive a functioning product. Go checkout their first device (Vinci 1, on ear headphones) they’ve been waiting two years for a functioning device as laid out in the campaign.