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news for send international?
Thanks for your reply and thoughtful comments.
I'm going to take a measured approach with all the dream devices I've sponsored here on kickstarter ... my belief is that lucid dreaming is a natural state that needs re-awakening and that all these devices are like training wheels to help nurture us back to that natural state. (A natural state that appears to be deprogrammed out of us early in childhood, and then dis-valued moving forward) I'm already a frequent lucid dreamer, I've mainly used meditation and other lucid techniques to develop my abilities … I'm interested in using your device and others like Luciding for occasional use to help me thru the dry spells I sometimes experience, and also to share and experiment with the devices with other family/friends so they can experience lucid dreaming as well. But I understand your concerns, and as I really don't want to become "dependent" on any device, I will proceed with caution.
Keep up the good work, looking forward to the Aurora …
@Antonio: almost one week passed, time to ask again xD
@iWinkdelay: I think I lost my interest in lucid dreaming, with you it seem to be a dream while being lucid :-|
No. That was easy Antonio.
I want to know if my Aurora device has already been shipped
Thanks for the update. Hope more people start to post their user experiences here so we have some idea what to expect.
@Daryl there are a few groups working on so called 'neural stimulation' devices for lucid dreaming, all based on results from one infamous 'tACS' paper published just after our kickstarter went live (we covered it in one of our first updates).
We've said this before but it bears repeating: it remains unclear wether the tACS technology is safe for frequent in-home use by general consumers and urge everyone to explore this new breed of consumer products with great caution.
Meanwhile we will continue working to offer a safe approach to sleep and dream enhancement via the Aurora platform!
It's nice to see this project coming to fruition …
In the meantime, have any here checked out the new Luciding kickstarter project,
They are working at igniting lucid dreams with a different approach... active "neural stimulation" vs using active signaling with the Aurora Dreamband
I've been following them for a number of years and decided to support their project as well, I mean, the more the better, right?… :-)
This is an exciting time to be alive
Lifehacker.com is doing a series of articles on lucid dreaming. Might be a good idea to reach out to them about the Aurora.
@Lawrence yes! Aurora will provide API / SDKs for developers and 3rd party apps to leverage our powerful sleep and health tracking capabilities. We are actively working on this now for our launch.
Do you have, are working on, or plan any integrations with health apps on android to track sleep as part of overall health monitoring programs, like Google Fit, Samsung Health, etc...?
Just got my Samsung S8+ amd I really like the Samsung Health app. It's quite comprehensive, and has a sleep tracking section. I think the sensors on the Aurora would work really well with it.
@lucy forms will go out via kickstarter direct message immediately before shipment.
@kevin as the Android app is finalizing development, Android users will be provided full access to our cross-platform desktop app to control device settings. As many backers had requested, the device features "stand-alone functionality", meaning it does not require synching with an app for repeated nightly use.
Wait, I just reread the last post, what is the status on the android app? Just curious as this will be pretty useless for some of us until that is an option.
When are you collecting shipping addresses? Kickstarter backer here and have been waiting
@Antonio and @Vin - if you were a kickstarter backer you will receive your device with the rest of the kickstarter backers. If you were a preorder customer you will receive your device with the rest of the preorder customers. We postponed international customers only for the Early Access program, which is coming to an end soon. I hope this answers your question.
@Antonio: we'll be the last to get the product.
Anyone have an idea when the international shipment will be made?
@BJ thats very exciting! We cant wait to send your device and get you started with our dream enhancement service!
@Ross @Ross and @Robert, we have only fulfilled a small portion of our kickstarter orders so far. The bulk of them will be fulfilled with the upcoming manufacturing run. You can find all of this and more in our monthly updates.
Were all orders due to be fulfilled in Q1 and Q2? If so then we are 80% there
Backer #112 and still nothing...
Just had a spontaneous Lucid Dream last night! Third one of my life. Such a cool feeling. This has me really psyched to get the Aurora soon and start actively working on having more!
I winks come one!!!
3 years over time and dare to ask shipment costs???
Thank you to all of those who continue to follow our updates and keep up with our production progress.We do our best to answer all of your questions and concerns. To those of you who have messaged us directly, we have provided personal responses.
If you would like to receive direct feedback from our team, please send us a message. One of our representatives will respond within a few business days.Due to the sheer volume of wide-ranging inquiries following our updates, we recommend messaging our team via Kickstarter messenger or e-mail (Support@iwinks.org).
I am canadian and live right by the border, can i please be contacted for shipping since i can provide a shipping destination inside the united states where i can pick up the Aurora....win win. I keep your shipping cost down to American and I can get the device on USA standards...this makes lots of sense
Lol, I just went to check when I backed this since so many ppl complained about the delays. Now I get it!! I saw I backed this in 2013 and that it was expected to be released in June 2014. It was actually the first thing I ever backed on kickstarter. Good thing I don't "follow up" too much on these things and just let them go and wait it out. I really had no idea, two more months of waiting and the product would've actually been three whole years overdue. Considering I still don't have it and haven't been contacted for shipping, who knows, we may actually pass that three year mark! Anyway, I am looking forward to testing this out and hope it will be able to live up to everybody's expectations, including mine. I am also hoping international shipping will go down too. We already have to wait the longest, extra 'punishment' so to speak, by paying exuberant shipping costs, doesn't feel right. Good luck everybody and hope to see some reviews soon!
It has begun....and about time too!
While this kickstarter progressed, I donated a kidney, the company I work for changed owners, and my dad passed away... I totally forgot about this kickstarter :-D
Looking forward to giving it a spin though...
Good luck on the last leg of this journey, guys!
Why, oh why did they post that all devices are in production...on April Fools Day? And yet still not ask for shipping info... If we do not receive them by the end of Q2 (this year), then their 15th(?) promise will be broken. Is this the lite version of having an abusive spouse?
Mmm same. 30$ is quite a lot for shipping. I hope there will be tracking code & co.
Anyway, still waiting for the final product. It feels like decades.
Have to agree that prioritising USA backers over international is a bit unfair, but it bothers me more that no-one is posting here saying how happy they are that they have received their Aurora..how many have actually been shipped?
"We are currently prioritizing domestic shipments for Early Access to keep shipping costs low during this phase. International shipping will occur when the remainder of the Kickstarter devices have been produced."
Are you serious?!!
You charged me extra $30 for shipping and now I'm at the end of the list so you keep the shipment cost low?!
So far I've been patient with the whole project cause I believed in this idea but this phrase seriously made me mad.
It appears the ‘Mindset’ uses the same technology (EEG) for a different purpose. The ‘Mindset’ tracks attention levels and sends sound stimuli to the user to help them focus. The Aurora uses similar technology, but focuses on sleep-enhancement and increasing dream recall.
Monitoring brainwaves associated with waking ‘attention’ is something that the Aurora is technically capable of supporting in the future. But for now, the Aurora is focused on enhancing our nocturnal cognition.
Thanks for your question :)
@iWinks: could you please answer my question from last week?
We are currently prioritizing domestic shipments for Early Access to keep shipping costs low during this phase. International shipping will occur when the remainder of the Kickstarter devices have been produced.
I live in BRASIL ( as Antonio ) and haven't receive it yet. When will it be done ?
Evandro ( regards from Rio )
International shipping not done?
I see now what @Yngve was referring to, the comments section below our most recent update. For future questions and concerns, please direct them to this general chat, or send us a PM. Thanks for pointing this one out!
You are correct, this image may have been used more than once. Our updates have included many other production pictures, blueprints, beta tester testimonials, and images of our new box designs/orders. We do our best to convey the progress, effort, and dedication of our team in each update. We know that all of our backers can sleep well, knowing that their contributions have gone towards the successful creation of the wearable sleep-technology they were promised.
As mentioned in our latest update, we recently placed our largest mass production order yet, accounting for the remainder of our outstanding Kickstarter orders. This is big news, and it means we're in the final stretch of our campaign!
As always, we appreciate your continued understanding, patience, and support through the home stretch of our Kickstarter campiagn.Thanks for reaching out!
Because you just disregarded Yngve's request to review the comment section under the March 3rd update and did not post a response, I will repost the question here because I, as well as everyone else, would like an answer.
Metod on March 3
"Andy you used the same picture of devices in update #10. Please post a fresh one...or IT DIDN'T HAPPEN?!"
Is there a reason as to why you would reuse that picture? Did you guys actually receive "More Auroras fresh off the assembly line"? I don't see why there wouldn't be a new photo of new Auroras. Instead, a repost of a photo. (And no one would have noticed until Metod mentioned it.)
It makes me a little nervous, please respond soon.
"Mindset: smart headphones that improve your concentration" - here on Kickstarter. This device is also using EEG, could the Aurora support the same concentration-feature?
We do our best to include as much information as we can in our monthly updates.
If you have any other questions, our customer service team is here to help!
You can ask us here, talk to us on Facebook, send us a message at email@example.com, or send us a direct message here on Kickstarter. Thanks!
We will let you know when there is a status update on your order. There are several international backers in the 'Lucid Dreamer' tier who are also waiting for their Auroras to arrive. Our international orders - including yours - are a priority for our team. We appreciate your patience and understanding in the final stretch before your Aurora ships. Thanks!
Hey, @iWinks. You got some answering to do under the March 3rd update.
7 months delay for iband...
this technology is indeed much more complex than we may think. Kudos to iwinks for keeping up with the project despite all the challenges...
Thanks Dylan! We appreciate the words of encouragement.
We are still sending out address verification forms with each new wave. When it is time for your shipment, you will receive a direct message from our team via Kickstarter. Be on the lookout for that in the coming months.
The iOS version is farther along than our android app development, but we are planning on having our software in both the Apple app store as well as the Google play store. If the Android application is not complete before your Aurora arrives, you will still be able to use your Aurora with our fully functioning desktop software – available on both Windows and iOS.
We have had several of our beta testers report successful LD induction with their Aurora Dreambands. We do not have any official statistics to publicly announce, but are constantly collecting data from our beta testers. There have been many successful LD reports, and they seem to be positively correlated to the personal understanding & regular practice of LD techniques, journaling, and active involvement. In the meantime, we suggest you continue learning more about how to stay lucid (once induced), and keeping a regular dream journal to become more aware of your dream signs & recurring dream themes. Training your dream-awareness will greatly increase your odds of noticing the light and sound signals from the Aurora.
Thanks for your questions!
Dear Aurora, now that you've tested your device with beta testers, could you please share results and significance levels on the aurora's ability to induce lucid dreams?
What was actually the status of the android app?
That last update was extremely exciting and I am so happy that it looks like this process is finally reaching its end. I understand that there are a lot of units to send out but I am hoping that you still have me and everyone's address still. Will there be a email about that? I'm in Canada, can you send it over the border or somewhere in the states for me to pick up? Let me know what you guys think. Im really hoping to have my Aurora within the next 2-3 months in my hands...I can not wait. Great work guys and I will hear from you soon.
Hey Antonio, thanks for checking in. Take a look at your Kickstarter direct message inbox for a personal reply from our customer service team.
We've got a new email newsletter / Kickstarter update on the way this week!
Any news ?
Da Sylvain and Ross we posted an update some time ago with user testimonials (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iwinks/the-aurora-dream-enhancing-headband/posts/1708589). As we continue fulfilling orders you will see more backers post about it here. Until then we can not force our backers to comment here (or elsewhere). We are very excited about fulfilling these orders soon! Stay tuned!