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Recieved my ego!
What do we think about adding android support? I use my note 2 as a docked device. Possible to develop for this?
please, read the post we published before yours... you will receive it soon.
I'm in the UK, and still haven't heard anything about the delivery of my mouse...
Any updates on this?
deliveries are in progress, please keep in mind that the product is quite complex and its the first time we assemble it. Hope you understand, we will deliver you your ego! smartmouse soon.
Well mine finally arrived. I was disappointed that the micro USB cable was not included. I did have an extra one lying around but not everyone might.
Hey when will mine ship, any eta? Let me know, thanks!
Bug found: The mouse does not auto transition from air to slanted work station.
Are there any linux drivers for this mouse yet?
I have not received shipping info or any email regarding shipment. Any way to get a update on shipments headed to the States?
Looking forward to receiving mine in the US soon. The emailed update this morning made it sound like I should already have it though.
Of course the UPS shipping info arrived in my inbox along with LS's private message just hours after I had asked about the shipping. Excellent timing on my side! :-)
I have a question now that I hold the sleek thing in my hand: in the quick guide it says one of the virtual buttons can be configured. I haven't found out how. Could anybody tell me, please?
Recieved tracking number today at 9am and package at 4pm. ^^
The Mouse looks cool. Smaller than i expected but ließ good in the hands.
The QRcode scanning is a PITA, next time I'll try to take a screenshot &Paint and zoom that stuff on white BG. Wonder if that helps.
I could not connect to the EgoCloud, I did have bad WiFi so this might have been a problem... But normally if I log in there i will get the 4gb forever free cloud?
Oh..... The "Value" of the package from UPS was 175CHF resulting in 14.- taxes. As I bought the 85£ pledge it should be 122CHF value right? For other countries with higher taxes this might be an expensive mistake.
Haven't tested yet, as use a Mac, but the mouse seems to be pretty well constructed. Hopefully a 'remember' pairing option makes it into a release soon, as that would be a pain.
I second Andrew's comment regarding having to use the QR code every time the mouse is powered on as being an annoyance. Personally, I would prefer an option for a more permanent pairing with the host device.
The mouse is solidly constructed and works well in both air & surface modes. I expect as the software matures, additional options for sensitivity, increased battery life (sleep mode?), and other misc. features will be added.
Andrew, thanks for your review! It was very useful for us and we hope the other backers do the same after trying the Ego! Smartmouse. We are now considering your feedbacks for the next software and firmware updates. Fortunately both the device and the computer software can be easly updated and thus we would like to work with every backer to improve the interaction experience at any new release. Thanks!
Matthias, your Ego! Smartmouse hasn't been delivered yet. You should receive a private message with the tracking number in the coming hours.
Should I have received my black 8GB EGO mouse yet in Germany? Because I didn't until now.
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.
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!
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.
We arrange the substitution without additional costs or taxes in both cases. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via private message. Thanks
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
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?
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.
Unfortunately we made few mistakes, but fortunately we are in touch with everyone via private message to apologize and to handle the problem.
Really disappointing, love the mouse, just that they sent me the wrong color. Anyone else have this problem?
@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.
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 ??
@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.
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
Hello! I am full of anticipation to receive my ego. Is it possible to get the tracking code? Thanks in advance.
[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.
Hello, I still have not recieved my ego yet, and am wondering when they will ship it.
Thanks Alexandre, you're very kind!
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.
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 email@example.com .
We are delighted that Smartmouse has responded positively to your expectations.
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! ^_^
[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.
Thanks Matteo, and anything about OSX? Thanks
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.
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.
Yes, What is the status on OSX? You guys said July..and its July. Let u skonw. Thanks
What is the estimated delivery time of international backers? I'm from Brazil.
Just received mine! you guys are awesome!
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. :)
@david: Yes, we started on Saturday
@harry: we will give you the tracking number
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!
Well are congratulations in order - did you get to ship yesterday?
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!
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.