Funded! This project was successfully funded on October 17, 2012.

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      Creator AccordingToMe 2 days ago

      Since the day this project was funded no updates have been provided until there have been a group of complaints posted in the comments section. It does take him awhile to keep thinking up the next excuse so he waits until there are a number of people complaining....then he posts an "update" and ignores the site for another 3 months.

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      Creator Astraea 3 days ago

      I have previously reported this project to Kickstarter and they said they'd keep an eye on it...and that they'd message him to provide an update. This was back in February when the last update materialized. Perhaps it was a coincidence of timing, perhaps it was not. But if more people message Kickstarter about it they may take more notice of this situation.

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      Creator John Sprawling 3 days ago

      Report. Report, report, report. That's all we can do. Just report this project and be as detailed in your description of "why" as you can be.

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      Creator Wang Wei-jin 3 days ago

      Looks like the ship date on the Jorno website has now been pushed back to "October 2014".

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      Creator Ian Kaplan 5 days ago

      Any update?!

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      Creator Dead Writer on April 5

      How is the project moving? Could we have another update?

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      Creator Timothy Moore on March 31

      Please provide an update or start issuing refunds.

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      Creator Pol Robinson on March 31

      Well, at this point I am hoping Scott enjoyed the trip to China tha I and many others helped pay for. What a tremendous disappointment. The only KS project I've backed to lose my money. What utter rubbish. How hard is it to sit and type (on your golden master blaster prototype, even) a monthly update?

      Ridiculous.

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      Creator Gabriel on March 10

      Scott,
      According to the Jorno store website, the keyboard will be available in October. Before that it listed March as the availability date. Will there be an update soon to clarify what this new date means?
      Thanks,

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      Creator Scott Howell on March 9

      Well I have been pretty much silent on this entire issue. However, I have to accept the fact that this project was a scam the first time he launched it on his own. Now it is a scam and he has our money. I realize we take a risk in investing money for a project that may never succeed, but in this case I think until proven wrong, I have to assume this was indeed a way for this Scott person to generate some income. I have no idea if it is possible to file any law suit, but I suspect not. I've backed four projects and two were successful, the Bradley Timepiece and the Touchfire keyboard. The other two which includes this keyboard has not been successful. If this keyboard ever were to succeed, it probably would be a piece of garbage in the end. I have no faith there will ever be a project. It would be nice if KickSarter would pressure people to produce after a project has not reached its goal. Pressure in getting those responsible for the project to be more responsive to backers. Not sure what the answer is, but I am pretty disappointed. I am very careful about backing any projects at this point.

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      Creator Tim Kwan on March 6

      Absolutely ridiculous. No progress whatsoever other than updates to a CAD file. Either get it done now or provide refunds. I'll also sign a class action suit if necessary. At this point, something is better than nothing, and nothing is all we're getting.

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      Creator JoshyKyll on March 4

      The jorno will leave the design table and you need more updates and be really productive or this is really a scam, actually for the time and leaked for updates there's no question about it.

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      Creator Dead Writer on March 4

      An update please.

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      Creator Simon Gadd on March 3

      Is there any news on how things are progressing?

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      Creator Cheng-ting Chang on February 17

      I've backed several projects in Kickstarter, and none of them was like this one. A past due for almost a year? I've lost all my patience and I want a refund as well, please contact me, thank you.

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      Creator Wang Wei-jin on February 6

      I think the options are fairly limited for international backers. It definitely seems that a refund isn't going to happen and the money is probably long gone by now. The updates are just to humour us at this point. If anyone has ideas on how to persue this legally I'm all ears.

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      Creator John Berardi on February 4

      After waiting for 1.25 years, I am officially contacting with a request for a refund. While I wish you all the best in your project, I no longer wish to obtain a Jorno if or when it is ever developed. The project is significantly past due, hence the justification for my request. Please contact me to process the refund.

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      Creator AccordingToMe on February 3

      How predictable....I wonder how long it took him to make up the drawings. Sorry, but if a gear cog is a "new" issue at this point then there was never one let alone the five prototypes that Scott claims to have created. It is becoming evident that this project started out as fraud with the intention of raising a lot of money with no intentions of creating a product. I think it is time for people to call their local district attorneys....it will end up in federal court but that's where people need to start. Based on the total dollars involved I think Scott may very well be looking at some serious time in a federal prison. As far as I'm concerned he deserves to spend quite a few years being somebody's bitch behind bars.

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      Creator John Holbrook on February 3

      Ooh..an update. Now we can wait another 3 months until the next round of excuses comes out of Scott. Scott, why the hell don't you respond to all the pissed off backers here??

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      Creator Chris on February 3

      What a total sham. I am embarrassed by the excuses and "updates" at this point.

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      Creator ShaoloGear.Com on February 3

      Vaporware!

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      Creator Arry Tanusondjaja on February 3

      I have a nagging suspicion that Scott may end up buying bulk cheap tri-fold bluetooth keyboards from China, rebadge them as Jorno, and then send them to us to fulfil his KS requirements. There are similar products already out there in the market, so he really has nothing to lose in doing this.

      There may be disgruntled backers who are unhappy that they get something different to what was promised in the first place. By then, Scott would've probably deleted his KS profile and sailed into the sunset. The risk is that he would jeopardise his reputation and Jorno's brand reputation. But again, what reputation? I would not support any further project that he nor his mates launch in KS or other websites. Our money is probably long gone by now anyway.

      If you still have your integrity Scott, prove me wrong. However, all indicators are saying that you're somebody to be avoided in business in real life.

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      Creator AccordingToMe on January 30

      I see that Scott finally logged in after not bothering for month. I guess that means that he'll have another round of excuses for us soon. I'm sure it will probably include the usual like how much of a perfectionist he is and how things are progressing with what is now the 24th "golden master prototype" after working through the latest set of "challenges"...along with all of the "new" challenges that have just been uncovered by the folks at "Whizmo Industries." There will probably be a few pictures thrown in to make it look like he's doing something and of course the always optimistic "hopefully tooling should begin soon and we're still hopeful of meeting our revised shipping date." Would anybody care to guess what his next batch of excuses will include? Maybe we could hand out prizes to those who can accurately predict them before Scott is able to think of them. Maybe Scott could provide soundtracks of his music from Drop Dead Diva that he's "so proud of."

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      Creator Ryan Naney on January 28

      I'll sign as well…I've lost hope that this project will actually pull through.

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      Creator Arry Tanusondjaja on January 26

      Scott's last login was December 30th, I think he doesn't bother anymore with checking. I find it quite surprising as well that out of the 1,177, only a handful of us who continuously nudge him and question Scott's integrity. Whilst I can write off $79 as a price of my gullibility, I don't think Scott should get off scott free - otherwise I should've thought about creating vapourware and ask people to support me.

      If you want to help nudging from the outside: some Twitter handles that you may want to contact:

      @scottstarrett, @jornokeyboard, @pleejones (Preston Jones)

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      Creator AccordingToMe on January 25

      Does anybody else find it troubling that the California corporate address of Scott's company, Cervantes Mobile LLC, has an address that is a UPS store that rents out mailboxes? These are the same type of mailboxes that scammers use when they want to make it difficult to track them down. If anybody wants confirmation google the address found on the business record located here: http://www.wysk.com/index/california/los-angeles/qh7l434/cervantes-mobile-llc/profile

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      Creator andrew paik on January 25

      I'd sign one too. We've all been patient.

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      Creator Timothy Moore on January 22

      I'd sign a class action as well. This is ridiculous! I have actually moved on and purchased The Brydge. http://thebrydge.com/index.html Very happy with it.

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      Creator Justin Wardill on January 21

      Anyone with the means or time to start a class action, I will sign it...

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      Creator Wang Wei-jin on January 20

      Has anyone received new updates? Like everyone else I've been more than extremely patient during this whole process but my patience is rapidly running out. No updates for months on end, "Golden Master" samples with fit issues (How is that a Golden Master? That should be the final reference for production), production dates that keep slipping, a manufacturer which doesn't seem to exist (Anyone who has done sourcing in China will know that Whizmo Industries is a very odd name for a mainland Chinese company), and the list goes on...

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      Creator Ingrid Hopkins on January 17

      Hi Scott,

      Please provide an update as to the expected availability date, the reasons for your lack of integrity on this project and if you cannot fulfill your obligations to us, the backers, why you have fleeced us and strung us along for almost 1.5 years?

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      Creator Simon Gadd on January 15

      Can I ask when we will be getting our next update? It is now the middle of January, in your last update you suggested you would have news by the late December. This time has passed long ago.

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      Creator Astraea on January 9

      I suppose he's a bit busy composing at the moment to get back to us.

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      Creator Jan KOLLER on January 8

      Class Action?

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      Creator AccordingToMe on December 26

      It appears that we are just being fed excuses so that he can drag this out until October 2014 which will be two years after the original delivery date in order to claim that the statute of limitations has expired all the while crossing his fingers that none of the 1177 backers decide to file suit before that date.

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      Creator Chris on December 26

      I have backed 18 different project on Kickstarter over the years... projects much cheaper and simpler to much more complex and expensive. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM has been shipped and delivered in that time, with the lone exception of this project. Not all of them were perfect, but they all gave me *something* for my money.

      I have a very hard time believing that a keyboard could require almost 2 years of development and effort. I have an even harder time believing that there will still be money to produce the product if/when the development is completed.

      This project can be called nothing but a failure and all any of us $1,177 backers will get for their money is regret. I'd love to be proven wrong, but I would be shocked to see anything shipped in the supposed March timeframe.

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      Creator Steven on December 22

      @Shep Bostin -- If you think the Jorno project has failed, check out the WALdok project. Sadly, I have backed both of them. . .

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      Creator Shep Bostin on December 21

      I have been keeping the faith for a LONG time on this one, and as time has passed I have backed AND RECEIVED a number of other projects. But this is the only Kickstarter project I have backed where after more than a YEAR, I have received nothing. According to Scott's current estimate, we are now supposed to believe that we will receive our Jornos in March - a year after the original projected date, which was already a stretch of patience for a project funded in October 2012.

      Unlike some on here, I don't believe that Scott has wandered off with our money. There's simply too much photographic and other evidence that he has been stumbling through the process of actually producing these keyboards. However, his lack of experience and ability have led this to be a colossal failure. As he has fiddled around, other companies have SHIPPED competing products - a simple search of Amazon for "folding bluetooth keyboard" yields a dozen or more hits such as this one: http://www.amazon.com/Perixx-PERIBOARD-805L-Bluetooth-Folding-Keyboard/dp/B00BU4OV50 . After Scott's spec modifications many months ago (when he converted to a simpler trifold design), the Jorno is no longer any smaller or thinner than other options costing half as much.

      Scott - this ship has sailed and you have squandered the goodwill of the Kickstarter community. You should have pulled the plug months ago and either refunded at least part of the money, or come up with a new, more feasible idea and offered to give us some sort of credit toward that. Now I fear it is too late as you have almost certainly spent all of our money and more, producing a product that - if it ever sees the light of day - will be an irrelevant non-event when it does.

      Teams who have worked with me as a product manager in the past know that I am a fan of two sayings in particular: "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." and "SHIPPING is a feature." You would do well to heed that advice in your future endeavors, which you will certainly NOT be able to fund through the Kickstarter community.

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      Creator Simon Gadd on December 11

      Can we expect more regular updates now to keep us up to date with progress?

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      Creator AccordingToMe on December 3

      The pattern continues....wait months, enough people complain, then Scott posts the latest list of excuses. This is a keyboard, not a nuclear reactor....if any of these updates are true (which I highly doubt) then it is obvious that his original design reeked of someone who has no idea what they are doing.

      In case the backers haven't been clear.....the communication about this project is pathetic and this entire project is a joke. People should stay tuned for the next update which probably won't happen until February that will be filled with more excuses. A keyboard doesn't take this long to develop....the only complexity is the folding which even that he managed to screw up.

      Please do the world a favor, Scott, and don't create any more projects....this isn't your calling in life. Besides, your reputation is so bad that nobody would pony up their money to back it.

      Standing by for your next list of excuses........

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      Creator Astraea on December 3

      I don't doubt that the money is committed to something, but it's probably not production. Nothing has even been produced yet. There is a legal obligation to provide the product or a refund per Kickstarter terms. There is no product available, since we're still at the prototyping stage which was supposed to be finished in August. We've been at this stage since the beginning of this project launch, more than a year. Therefore, refunds should be justified. What happened to this timeline:

      Master Prototype – July/August 2013
      Tooling – September/October
      Production – October/November
      Shipping -- November

      Is it really realistic that shipping will occur in March 2014? At the moment, I don't see any evidence of it being any more realistic than Jorno's planned shipping dates in April or November 2013. Honestly, how long will it take to move into tooling and production?

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      Creator Timothy Moore on December 2

      I finally got a reply from Mr. Starrett about a fund:

      I'm sorry there are no refunds, since all monies are already committed to production.

      Thanks,
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      Very disappoint with this entire experience. Very unprofessional.

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      Creator john kirby on December 2

      Thanks a lot for the updates Scott. I love the details of the issues. Good luck with the progress.

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      Creator Maxim Smirnov on November 29

      Hi! Can you post new update? Why do you keep silence? You do not need to much time to write some word for us...
      Or we will initiate money back proces!

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      Creator Matt in Chicago on November 25

      Scott,

      After waiting for a year, I am officially calling it and asking you to contact me about the possibility of a refund. I wish you all the best in your project, but I would prefer to no longer be involved.

      Thank you.

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      Creator AccordingToMe on November 21

      @billydagwood unfortunately I have a feeling that at this point your questions are rhetorical. Does anybody really believe that a manufacturer in China would tie up their production line for this many months working on a project that is going to sell a limited quantity? Even with labor being low cost in China, do you really think that the fictitious "Whizmo Industries" is going to be paying their production people all of this time when there is no product to sell in order to drive revenue? Just google whizmo industries and the only reference on the entire internet is this project.....kinda makes you think that it is a make believe company similar to the way that the jorno is a make believe keyboard.

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      Creator billydagwood on November 21

      What gives? Planning on updating at some point?

      PLANNING ON DELIVERING AT SOME POINT??

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      Creator yesky on November 20

      This is taking way too long...I am out. Please refund my money ASAP!!!

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      Creator john kirby on November 18

      Huh. 1,177 backers and very minimal snark. I'm semi-surprised there isn't more internet-fueled outrage in the comments. Scott, you list "12 years of management consulting in strategy and supply chain operations in a variety of sectors, including high technology" but you have been lax in communication which throws your experience in doubt. If anything, when the situation is tougher, you need to be *more* on top of updates. What's the deal? Are you under a ton of composing gigs or is the product just simply not coming together?

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      Creator Timothy Moore on November 15

      Scott - I would like a refund of my money ASAP. Please contact me about this.

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