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Update#30 A Sincere Apology

Posted by Inspero Inc. (Creator)
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Dear Vinci 2.0 Backers 

         We started this campaign over one year ago in Nov. 2017, with an ambitious plan to deliver a standalone smart wearable device that provides smart control to your music and other daily needs. We had developed Vinci 1.5 with significant success. Thereby we believed we were in a good position to move Vinci product to the next stage: make new generation more elegant, smaller and, overall, better. Vinci 2.0 inherits most of its UX functions from 1.5. But all the components inside are different. ICs will be updated. Android system will be updated and optmized for battery life. (Playback is projected to be more than 26 hours, standby will be 9 days) Moreover, we will add hardware voice wakeup IC and bone-conduct microphone to provide excellent performance in all kinds of usage scenarios.

         However, although we have run our design three times over, there’re still a bunch of unfinished tasks: cracks will reveal while wearing on strong necks, AMOLED screen doesn't pass fall-over test, etc. Overall, the final result is that we’ve spent all raised money yet the project is only half-done, maybe even less counting the quality requirements for mass production. We’ve tried our best to push the project forward, been contacting VCs since the beginning of this year. But no one is interested in funding the completion of this project, so development is pretty much stagnant. We are still trying to secure fundings for this project and if we do, we’ll definitely come back and post an update here. However, at this time we think it's our responsibility to admit our failure and inform you of the project status as well.

         There have been discussions, arguments, colleagues left the company with disappointment. Eventually, I’m the one of the only 12 left to post this and I can assure, no one is the winner, no one takes all, at least that’s what I know. It’s hard to face failure, especially those created by yourself, and I’m not going to be pretentious and tell you that you’ll learn from your failure so this might be a good lesson. No, this is not, this is a bad experience, for people who believed in others without knowing their names, who believed that they might change the world a little bit, who believed that things could be done.

         Thank you so much for believing in us. We sincerely apologize for this ending.

Best Regards & Merry Christmas, 

Vinci Team

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    1. Jessiejames Salvino Arcilla 4 days ago

      So where’s all of our refund

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      matt anderson 5 days ago

      Everyone please go to Play store and Rate 1Star for Kickstarter App that dont responsible for our problems.

    3. Curtis Jensen 5 days ago

      I really regret that this project wasn't able to come to fruition. I was really looking forward to many of the proposed features of the headphones. Regretfully, I must invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount
      I am backer #7,199

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      Allan 5 days ago

      Nic Hope 4 days ago
      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount
      I am backer #7589

    5. Joshua Palmer 6 days ago

      Im in for pursuing legal actions unless we are refunded.

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use

      "Project creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any backer who's reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge

      I am backer #6,912

    6. Theary Heng 6 days ago

      Everyone please go to Play store and Rate 1Star for Kickstarter App that dont responsible for our problems.

    7. Gearald William Becker
      Superbacker
      6 days ago

      p.s. for backers posting links to the out-of-date 2012 terms: the updated version is at:

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use

      Under "4. How Projects Work", it states "When a project is successfully funded, the creator must complete the project and fulfill each reward." The details are a bit more nuanced, but essentially the same in principle, with a list of requirements for creators who can't fulfil as planned. Check it out...

    8. Gearald William Becker
      Superbacker
      6 days ago

      If you can't deliver the product you'd HOPED to make, then I'll settle for the product you CAN make. At least, presuming you're not in a position to provide refunds, which seems safe to presume. The best you can do is always better than nothing, and I didn't agree to pay for nothing anyway.

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      Clay Owsley 7 days ago

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge

      I am backer #7,594

    10. Adam J Dobos on

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      Nic Hope on

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      Dilip Patil on

      You all are invoking your rights but does it helped you guys any ways to get refunds ?
      What I could see that Kickstarter's who has put us in this situations doesn't even have any control over creator who doubted us !!
      We all should spread msg over social media and the incident and Kickstarter stand , people think before supporting such irresponsible organisation , who kept mum for so many months and they and creator together gulped millions of dollars from all of us.

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      Mit on

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      Jordan Livermore on

      I think it's disgusting that you still have a 'pre order now' link which takes you through to an IndieGoGo link showing you had further funding.

      I simply don't believe you lost close to $2 million through R&D when the video makes it look like the project was nearly complete.

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      Varun Reddy on

      I’m in for lawsuit.

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      Will Woodcock on

      I want refund or the other headset

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      Pierre Bourgeois on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      Pierre Bourgeois on

      I wonder how many times I can post the useless invoking thing

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      Pierre Bourgeois on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

      I demand a full refund for my pledge amount
      I am backer #6,186

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      Pierre Bourgeois on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use:

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      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."

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      Calvin on

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      Calvin on

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      kimminhyuk on

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      Faheem on

      Hi,

      Please kindly arrange for a refund as per my rights under Kickstarter terms

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      Brittney mulcahy on

      This is such bullshit.