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iPen...the digital stylus for iPad!
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Cregle Inc.

1,761 backers pledged $162,333 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Stephen DeLong on May 25, 2013

      To Sam Jang/Cregle - it is astonishing that you had the nerve to say on January 17: "I'd like you to read iPen 2 Update #5 Response to the infamous reviews of iPen 1, and give us your feedback so we can do better." What about all the feedback we have been giving you over the past 18 months that you simply ignored? As for Kickstarter's admonition by the Post-comment button to "Be respectful and considerate," where was Cregle's consideration of its backers over all this time?

    2. Creator Craig Solomon on April 29, 2013

      Back # 2 Ha! You gotta be kidding.. you should send us all #2 FREE and we will think about backing #3.

    3. Creator Luis Socorro on January 18, 2013

      The main issue with the new version is the same as before. One still need to use a receiver attached to the iPad/screen in order for the iPen to work. You need to come with a solution that can work without a receiver attach to the device. Your new product won't be compatible with any iOS device in the near future then Apple changes again its connector ports and or size of their devices. Find a way to connect wirelessly and the iPen may have a better use.

    4. Creator John Hung on January 17, 2013

      iPen 1 was absolutely horrible. Excited when I opened the package and eager to show off to co-workers who always look at my high tech gadget purchases. To everyone and my disappointment, the response of the iPen was anything but responsive. Worse project I ever backed at Kickstarter. If iPen 2 is so good they should give us a 50% discount to compensate us for the piece of junk they sent us in the first place. The iPen 1 review as bang on. It was a fair and honest review without extra hype or critical comments.

    5. Creator Cregle Inc. on January 17, 2013

      I'm sorry for those iPen 1 backers with bad experience :-(
      I'd like you to read iPen 2 Update #5 Response to the infamous reviews of iPen 1, and give us your feedback so we can do better.
      Sam Jang

    6. Creator Kenneth on January 10, 2013

      Agreed, I don't trust them either, but the new iPen 2 looks really good, but then again, so did the first iPen and we all know how shit it ended up being. I'm an early bird backer of iPen 2, but I might pull out of it before the deadline, unless they gain my trust back.

    7. Creator Jennifer Yates on January 10, 2013

      To anyone who comes here to read up on the iPen who is thinking of backing the iPen 2:

      I will most certainly not be backing anything from Cregle. I simply don't trust them or believe them.

    8. Creator Cregle Inc. on January 4, 2013

      We release our second project iPen 2. Please send us your feedback :-)

    9. Creator Lowyck Franky on December 19, 2012

      Anyone got a mail also ? The iPen 2 is coming ! Lol

    10. Creator Lowyck Franky on October 10, 2012

      Al is quiet.....

    11. Creator Craig Solomon on August 20, 2012

      Quote from that review "At the end of the day, the $89 iPen doesn't live up to its promises, and is much more of a hassle than its worth. Perhaps with a better selection of compatible apps, the iPen could be a good match for some people, but for now, it's a definite skip — especially considering it will only work on your iPad."

    12. Creator Brian Draghi on August 14, 2012

      The verge reviewed a bunch of styli and this was rated the worst out of all of them http://tiny.cc/axe1iw. Glad I only threw away 50 bucks.

    13. Creator Craig Solomon on August 8, 2012

      I have backed some projects that failed... This one is pretty high on the list of pure crap! Natalie Dawn took $100K and ran with it, not doing anything or communicating = Sucks and Vortex took money for a deck of playing cards and a year later nothing. Estylo (sp) sold a stylus that was supposed to be revolutionary, but was only basically a chop stick with a dab of foam on the tip. About ready to stop using Kickstarter.

    14. Creator Jenny on July 31, 2012

      ITS ALMOST AUGUST AND STILL NO NOTESPLUS COMPATIBILITY -.- WTF FALSE ADVERTISING MUCH?????

    15. Creator Brian Mongold on July 27, 2012

      Obviously Cregle is getting a ton of flack for this failed product, but this is by far the most disappointing KickStarter project I've backed. Luckily I was able to recoup most of the money I spent by selling it on eBay. I'm hoping the person that just purchased it on eBay doesn't give me a bad rating due to the bad performance of the product.

    16. Creator Evan M. Jones on July 20, 2012

      I have had mine since the Kickstarter shipment first hit. About 200-250 pages hand written in Ghostwritter with no problems. Yes I have to recalibrate everytime, but that stands to reason since one removes the sensor between sessons.

    17. Creator Craig Solomon on July 20, 2012

      Can you believe they are trying to sell it on http://cregle.com. Better off paying them a $1 and getting poked in the eye.

    18. Creator Ray Ghanbari on July 20, 2012

      Horrifically bad product. Why go to all the trouble of developing and manufacturing a piece of crap? Frankly, it would have been better to have received nothing than this PoS (if you're going to cheat people, at least be competent about it)

    19. Creator Craig Solomon on July 17, 2012

      Just saw awful ratings online, and I 100% agree... any hope this will ever be a real product or have you scrapped it as a bad idea?

    20. Creator Cregle Inc. on July 14, 2012

      Hi Jon, Sorry to hear that. We already mentioned on our project that all backers have to pay for any import TAX/VAT. If you have further questions, please email us at fans@cregle.com

    21. Creator Jon Scordia on July 12, 2012

      Cregle, I contacted you directly but no response so am trying again here. You charged me a reasonable international shipping rate which I paid, but on receipt of the ipen I also received a bill for an additional £15.49 from your shipper; FedEx. To make matters worse, they invoiced my employer, the shipping address, not my billing address, which is NOT COOL! So while attempting to dispute this figure with you I have the embarassment of reminders landing on my desk from admin. Please respond directly.

    22. Creator Craig Solomon on June 20, 2012

      Tossed in a drawer, a $50 bad memory.

    23. Creator Cregle Inc. on June 10, 2012

      Noteshelf just released its Version 6.0 yesterday. It's HD version and support iPen.

    24. Creator Lowyck Franky on June 6, 2012

      Goh Kevin ,
      er is al een pootje afgebroken :-( , en ik heb de indruk dat het zonnepaneel niet echt oplaadt .
      Maar blijkbaar volgens de maker kan het zijn deze problemen , toch met de pootjes , ik ben wel tevreden wanneer interne batterij van de Case opgeladen is , de iPad wel enkele dagen meegaat zonder opladen .
      Wel nog voordeel : er is een goeie ondersteuning van de maker , ik verwacht eventueel toch een nieuwe , want op de kickstarter pagina wordt er gezegd dat als er een van die problemen zich voordoet , we dit moeten melden en dat hij er ging een mouw aanpassen , afwachten dus ....

    25. Creator Kevin De Bruycker on June 5, 2012

      Franky, en...? :)

    26. Creator Léon van Berkel on May 30, 2012

      Cool, I found a new app who supports Ipen: Inotebox HD.

    27. Creator Lowyck Franky on May 27, 2012

      Kevin ,
      Kudo case is toegekomen , ben voor het moment er al zeer tevreden mee, nu nog eens testen met het opladen via licht ...

    28. Creator Kevin De Bruycker on May 27, 2012

      Franky, was die al eens tegen gekomen maar nog niet bekeken. Ziet er wel leuk uit en vrij fail-safe ook :) Heb alleen mijn twijfels over een organisch zonnepaneel omdat deze als ik het me goed herinner zelfs nog minder efficient zijn dan (mono) silicium panelen. Maar werken zal het wel.
      Als ik de huidige examens nog goed door kom dan kan het aftellen beginnen. Nog jaartje thesis en dan gedaan. En zo lang het paar bij vragen blijft... ;)

      @Manfred: keep in mind that you have to keep the pen in the same orientation while writing as you used for calibrating. It isn't very good but it should work though! Works on both my iPad2 and iPhone 3GS...

    29. Creator Manfred Mueller-Spaeth on May 25, 2012

      Nice try, but it won't work at all on my new iPad, the iPad 2 or even the iPhone 4 or 4S. The only reaction from the pen is the first calibration point in ibiPaint - then the stylus is dead ...

      Any hints, what do do in this case?

    30. Creator Lowyck Franky on May 25, 2012

      Kevin al de Lily pad gezien , nu heet het Kudocase , deze heb ik een tijd geleden ook besteld, en ik ben trouwens ook een gadgetfreak maar wel met een full-time job :-) , juist mijn vrouw die soms wel eens vraagt wat ik nu weer gekocht heb , haha

    31. Creator Kevin De Bruycker on May 23, 2012

      And for the people who don't understand Dutch in short: I don't think it's that bad but the problems could be foreseen. I want to get rid of it because it's a disappointment for a student that doesn't sh*# money ;)

    32. Creator Kevin De Bruycker on May 23, 2012

      Wel, uiteindelijk vind ik de pen niet heel slecht, eens gekalibreerd werkt hij goed zo lang je de pen in dezelfde houding houdt. Ik wist pas hoe het systeem werkte toen het te laat was, de problemen kon je namelijk al redelijk voorzien. Nu ja, ik probeer er vanaf te raken, wou eerst zo weinig mogelijk verlies maken maar nu wil ik er gewoon nog iets voor hebben. Is een vrij bittere pil voor een student zonder inkomen die zot is van gadgets :) Hopelijk laten de hiddenradio en de pebble me niet in de steek of ze gaan ook meteen op eBay...

    33. Creator Lowyck Franky on May 23, 2012

      @Kevin np ,
      ik kijk hier hier regelmatig eens , gewoon om eens te lachen met de commentaren hoe slecht de iPen eigenlijk wel is haha , ik lach eigenlijk wel een beetje groen want ik heb er zelf ene , en wat zijn uw ervaringen ermee ?

    34. Creator Kevin De Bruycker on May 23, 2012

      @Franky: sorry voor het late antwoord, ik hield het hier niet meer in de gaten. Ik ben van België, ja.

    35. Creator Cregle Inc. on May 13, 2012

      Nayef, sorry about that. we've sent you RMA for replacement.

    36. Creator Nayef on May 13, 2012

      Received the iPen and it's not working fine. Cregle didn't send me a replacement not refund, even though I sent a video for them to show how their product is not working well with me.

    37. Creator Ivan on May 10, 2012

      Seller charged me additional 15$ for "fast" shipping via FedEx. Result: I received the iPen a month later than promised, seller reported 89$ price instead of 50$ I paid, and didn't pay FedEx for his additional services. As a result I should pay tax fees (~18 euro, because reported price is higher than 50$. If it would be exactly 50$ it would be free of charge) + 10 euros for FedEx services. 50$+15$+15$+23$+13$ = 116$ instead of 65$. I'm VERY angry!

    38. Creator HL Wilson on May 9, 2012

      DO NOT BUY an iPen from Cregle!!!! You will have buyers' remorse and could buy several other styluses for the price of the iPen. Feel completely ripped off.

    39. Creator Lowyck Franky on May 9, 2012

      @Kevin , bent u van België ?

    40. Creator Richard Holbrook on April 25, 2012

      I have been fooling around with my iPen since I received it, and I would agree that it is a pretty disappointing product. The design of the pen, the feel in your hand, and the experience of using it with goodnotes and ibisPaint are pretty poor. Better results sketching in SketchBook pro with a regular ct stylus. I hope the Lunatik stylus is better than this thing. I suppose this is a risk of betting on new technology, I just hope projects like this don't give Kickstarter a black eye. This is the first product I've received of 5 that I have backed.

    41. Creator Kevin De Bruycker on April 22, 2012

      I can't even get my ipen sold on ebay... I noticed btw that I am the only one who offers an ipen on ebay? Is it just me then who isn't really satisfied or is it because everyone only sells local so i can't see the auction?

    42. Creator Markus on April 21, 2012

      Craple (verb)
      crap.le/grap-!/
      . To promise a new product that already exists and market it to get good money
      . To not respond well anymore to customer issues once money received

      3 Months later, about 15 emails later, having provided all information asked for, still waiting for my reimbursement after I cancelled my order based on the offer to step out ....
      Waiting for your response guys!!!

    43. Creator Marawan El-Asfahani on April 19, 2012

      will this work on my ipad 3?

    44. Creator Gerhard Schellert on April 17, 2012

      I'm still waiting for my iPen. I wrote several times to fans@cregle.com, without any reply.

    45. Creator Matthew Sheets on April 14, 2012

      The receiver fits the fintie swivel case for my iPad 3rd generation.

    46. Creator Cregle Inc. on April 14, 2012

      Dear backers: If you have any questions, please contact us at fans@cregle.com As we mentioned in the update, it's difficult to track each of your requests from this message board. We believe most of your issues have been resolved except some rare cases. For example, we are still waiting for the int'l shipping fee from few backers. Please check your email. And we cannot deliver your iPen because you only made a $15 pledge.

      We did mess up some of our backers' pledges. We do apologize for the mistakes.

    47. Creator Lowyck Franky on April 13, 2012

      Anybody home ?

    48. Creator Kerry Wald on April 13, 2012

      I am still having issues with my ipen, there must be an issue with the pen itself, I would like to mail it back for a replacement.

    49. Creator Lowyck Franky on April 12, 2012

      No Greg , everybody's vanished ,
      Pfffff
      Pitty .....

    50. Creator Greg Dawson on April 11, 2012

      Hello, is there anyone out there.

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