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The first device that allows you to interact with every computer, move freely between them and access your digital identity, seamlessly
The first device that allows you to interact with every computer, move freely between them and access your digital identity, seamlessly
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      Andrew Yik on

      Also forgot to mention that the servuce pack forcefully adds folders on to the desktop which i can't seem to get rid of. I don't intend to use the cloud and i'd prefer the local memory to show up as a drive. The to folders feel a bit intrusive.

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      Andrew Yik on

      This mouse is a fairly good product. Very solid and feels like a high quality product. Putting the micro usb charging port is on the back and was a VERY good choice. It actually worked out really well in that position and doesn't really get in the way at all. Its a new product so the functions of the mouse are still a bit primitive.

      The ego is advertised for several different applications including gaming, but that hasn't been implemented yet, but all the hardware is there to support it. There currently isn't a way to program any functions on to this mouse. I'm really hoping for at least a way to 'click' the center button that is usually on the scroll wheel of most mice since the touch surface hasn't been programmed for it. My old mouse had a 'back' button for webpages so I'd really like to see that too.

      There isn't really a lot to customize at this point. There is air sensitivity and scroll sensitivity but there isn't a table mouse movement sensitivity so adjusting the sensitivity interferes with other mice I connect to my computer. There isn't anyway to play with the rumble feature, and like I mentioned before, you can't program any function on the mouse yet.

      A few annoyances. The mouse requires a QR code scan EVERY TIME the mouse is turned on and it gets REALLY ANNOYING. It requires a nice plain background in order to scan so if your desktop is a picture of some sort, you may need to find a better area to move the QR code to scan.

      The feet for the table mouse were a bad choice of texture. Runs horribly on a gaming mouse pad or any surface with a hard textured surface (haven't tried fabric).

      When I accidentally press the center of the scroll pad, the service pack GUI pops up and is CONSTANTLY getting in the way.

      It also needs a way to quickly turn off the air mouse function. I've found that after using the air mouse for a bit, I want to leave the mouse pointer at one spot and put the mouse down without completely turning it off, but it isn't possible to ever put down without moving the pointer.

      There is also a slight dead zone in moving the air mouse around where a small movement won't move the pointer. I know this is intentional, but it would be nice to decrease that time a bit. It makes it very hard to do precise movements.

      There's still a lot of work to do in the service pack, but overall good product. Keep up the good work!

    3. Linengray on

      Well it has been a month since my last post. Did not get to show off the EGO for my presentations. Hope to hear some shipping news soon.

    4. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      We arrange the substitution without additional costs or taxes in both cases. Contact us at customer@laurasapiens.com or via private message. Thanks

    5. Leandro Serrão Franco on

      If I choose the black mouse, how I could send back this mouse to you? Probably the white mouse will be delivered by ups in my house today. Should I receive the product and pay the taxes or should I leave they pick back the product and them they will send the mouse directly to you ? Thanks

    6. Leetcat on

      We received crazy discount on this product! I really hope you are selling lots on your website. 140 Euro for one is pretty expensive. Do you expect anytime to start selling in the USA?

    7. Leetcat on

      I don't see that many post reviewing the product.
      Who has received the product? What do you think?

      I am still waiting for mine.. I was very early.

    8. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Unfortunately we made few mistakes, but fortunately we are in touch with everyone via private message to apologize and to handle the problem.

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      david li on

      Really disappointing, love the mouse, just that they sent me the wrong color. Anyone else have this problem?

    10. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      @Leandro: the duties and taxes are different for each country and they change very often. We can't predict them and in any case we must indicate the right value of the shipped goods to avoid a fraud and a tax evasion.

      @David: there is no difference. The shippings depend just from the availability (the policy is "first in first out").

      @Lucas: Yes, we send a message with the tracking code before the delivering.

    11. Leandro Serrão Franco on

      Is ups express saver a courier type of shipment ??? That means that i have to pay the tax customs when the product is delivered in my house ??

    12. Brendan on

      @david there is no difference, apart from software. Hardware is cross platform.

      I received a message to indicate delivery was under-way. So they're being shipped, likely in batches if it's coming from a distro hub.

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      David Chin Shong on

      Is it the case that none of the Mac people's Egos have shipped yet. Haven't received mine in Manchester yet and wanted to make sure it hasn't got lost in the post
      Thanks

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      Lucas Rischka on

      Hello! I am full of anticipation to receive my ego. Is it possible to get the tracking code? Thanks in advance.

    15. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      [OSX] We had the announced internal meeting and it was positive. We will release the first software version for Mac within July. It will include the connection setup based on Qr-code and every pointing feature (table and air mouse, right and left click, touch scroll, virtual buttons). Furthermore we will do our best to include also the Ego! Smartmouse memory folder. Other details will follow with the next updates.

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      Mark Hammer on

      Hello, I still have not recieved my ego yet, and am wondering when they will ship it.
      Thanks

    17. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Thanks Alexandre, you're very kind!

    18. Alexandre Jouan on

      I want to thank everyone at Laura Sapiens for their great work.

      You guys did a great job all across, communication, great product, best delivery timing i ve seen so far on kickstarter (now i got to get used to "it s kickstarter it s ok to be 4 months late" again).

      You really set the standard on how a kickstarter should be run.

    19. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Hello Mike. The problem you are experiencing is completely independent from the operating system. From our experience, this type of difficulty may be related to various aspects. Here we would like to give you some advices in order to increase the chances of a correct reading of the QR code:
      - It is possible that the camera is not pointing correctly at the computer screen and then fails to hit the QR code. Be sure to align Smartmouse and the QR code on the screen and pointing it in a perpendicular way. Keep a distance of about 20 cm from the screen and only at this time, click, not keep press, the top button of Smartmouse.
      - If your computer monitor has a glossy finish there may be reflections on the screen that prevent the reading of the QR code by Smartmouse. Often just change the angle of the screen will fix the problem.

      We remind you that the reading of the QR code is complete when "info LED" changes color from blue to orange. The Bluetooth connection is established when "info LED" turns green.
      Let us know if you managed to solve the problem. If don’t, contact us at customer@laurasapiens.com .
      We are delighted that Smartmouse has responded positively to your expectations.
      Thank you.

    20. Mike Baker on

      Just enquiring, is there a known issue with Windows 8? No matter what I try I can't get the mouse to read the QR code on the screen. I'm going to try it tomorrow on a Windows 7 system and see what result I get.
      Is this worth opening a ticket for?

      By the way, it's a very solid and beautiful piece of kit. A little smaller than I was expecting, but even with the setup trouble I'm far away from regretting backing you guys! ^_^

    21. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      [OS X] We have an internal meeting this friday to check the stage of development and to decide which features we will be released by the end of July. After that we will post the details.

    22. Harry Valner on

      Thanks Matteo, and anything about OSX? Thanks

    23. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Hi Backers,
      as a founder of Laura Sapiens I want to thank you for all the amazing support and encouragement you gave to the project. Your feedbacks and enthusiasm are helping us to face the unexpected challenges of manufacturing and delivering.
      During the last weeks we had a supply problem and unfortunately we had to slowdown the production. We thought we could solve the problem without any delay but, also due to the low level of the stock, we can ship just few devices per day. Now the problem seems solved and the shipping rate will quickly increase from the next week.

      Matteo Modè

    24. Cameron Ford on

      Hurry up mailman! Kickstarter has a way of turning me into a kid on Christmas morning when people start receiving their items. Especially when I manage to be a day one backer.

    25. Harry Valner on

      Yes, What is the status on OSX? You guys said July..and its July. Let u skonw. Thanks

    26. Leandro Serrão Franco on

      What is the estimated delivery time of international backers? I'm from Brazil.

    27. Alexandre Jouan on

      Just received mine! you guys are awesome!

    28. Brendan on

      Sorry to bother, but is there an indication at this stage as to whether the mac version is likely to be due soon too?

      Do you happen to know if the basic 'mouse' type functionality works on a Mac, without all the fancy gizmos and software?

      Also, great to hear you've started shipping. The regular updates and frequent comments have been awesome. It instills a great deal of confidence. :)

    29. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      @david: Yes, we started on Saturday
      @harry: we will give you the tracking number

    30. Harry Valner on

      Same question as David. Glad to see that responde though! Will we get shipping notifications? And what is the ETA for USA East and Westcoast shipments? Thanks!

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      David Chin Shong on

      Well are congratulations in order - did you get to ship yesterday?

    32. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Thank you Cameron! We must say that it's hard to handle a project, most of all because suppliers are not always on time with deliveries... that's why we are bit late. But we keep going on!

    33. Cameron Ford on

      Yay!!! I'm so glad i've backed projects like yours to temper my opinion of Kickstarter. One of the projects i've backed has been incredibly poorly handled by it's creators. It's projects like yours that keep me on kickstarter. Keep up the great work. I can't wait to show off my cool new mouse to people.

    34. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Hi guys,
      we will start tomorrow with the deliveries. The order will be the one explained in the last post.
      Thank you
      LS team

    35. Alexandre Jouan on

      Same question as Harry, i live in new york and i m wondering when you guys will start shipping to the US

    36. Harry Valner on

      Hey. When do you plan on shipping the Black ones to the USA? And what is the ETA to California?

    37. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Dear Linengray,
      we hope to ship on time for your presentations. We should start the deliveries by the end of June.
      have a nice day,
      LS team

    38. Linengray on

      I have some presentations coming up in July and I hope that the Ego will be shipped before then. I want to get the hang of it before showing it off.

    39. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Hi James,
      everything is going well and we're finalizing the last things. We will ship by the end of the month.
      Have a nice day,
      LS

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      James Buchanan on

      Any news on the delivery date?

    41. Kensy Wang on

      Problem solved! I switched my web browser.
      I used Safari instead of Chrome, and it worked.
      Thanks.

    42. Kensy Wang on

      Hi, I'm having trouble registering. It kept showing wrong reCapthca.
      I've tried to register via both the website or the link you provided (without recaptcha).
      Thanks.

    43. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      Hi Mike, the Ego! Smartmouse doesn't use the integrated camera to detect its position relative to the screen. It detects movements and rotations thanks to the inertial sensors (3d accelerometer, 3d gyroscope, 3d compass). For this reason it works well with a multi-monitor setup and it is an ideal solution for presentations where that configuration is very common (computer + projector or computer + smartTV).

    44. Mike Baker on

      Still looking forward to this being shipped. I'm sure it's going to be an excellent product (it would fit perfectly with my setup at work and with my setup at home. I just don't know whether to buy a second one or take the one I'm getting with me on the daily commute.)

      Can someone from LS please comment on my multi-monitor question from before? Positive or negative I'd really like to know.

    45. Laura Sapiens Creator on

      @Steven: we are sorry. We were working to fix the problem. Please, try again.
      @Haldi: the device needs a charging current of 500mA.
      @James: yes, you can, but you have to wait for the MacOS release that is expected for July.

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      Steven Luke on

      I get the same recaptcha error, but I don't see any recaptcha field... so it impossible to get it right. The page listed in the comment below has the same problem.

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      Haldi on

      if i want to use the Smartmouse with my RaspberryPi i wonder if i can charge the Mouse via RaspberryPi or do i need an extra usb wall charger (i.e from a smartphone)
      pi provides max 140 mA, usb wall charger normally 750mA and there are some hi power 1.2-2A
      how much does the mouse need for charging?

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      James Buchanan on

      Hi, the smartmouse looks awesome and I can't wait to get mine. However I want to use mine on both MacOS and Windows 7. Is this possible?

    49. Ahmed on

      Amazing! I can't believe a KS project is actually shipping on time!

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      David Chin Shong on

      Working now thanks

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