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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
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    1. Laura Sapiens Creator on August 26, 2013

      @Steven Luke.
      Thanks for your report, it looks like to be a calibration problem of the touch surface of your device.
      We will contact you with private message to get more information so we can try to fix the problem.


      first of all thank you for your review. Your feedbacks really help us in improving our product.

      The micro USB on the rear side is a device port and this means that can be used to interact with external devices. We are working to implement a new function to turn Ego! Smartmouse in a mass storage device. Since, for technical requirements not depending on us, the filesystem cannot be modified at the same time both from the USB and from the Ego! Smartmouse folder, we are working to activate this function when Ego! Smartmouse is not connected. This is why we decided to trigger the connection to the last PC using the virtual front key.

      The optical sensor has been positioned in the rear side for design issues: since Ego! smartmouse can be used also as an air mouse we opted for a shape that would have allowed the user to hold it in a convenient way. This compromise had for sure limited the possibility to put the mouse sensor in a central position. Maybe you can try to obtain the best response based on your use by acting on the Windows sensitivity settings.

      About the auto mode selection algorithm, as you guessed, we currently evaluate several parameters and to avoid false and incorrect changing between “air” and “table” we opted for the evaluation both of the level and of the surface quality. As Steven Luke suggests you should already have the possibility to set your preferred mode in “Ego! device settings”.

      Thank you.

      LS team

    2. Laura Sapiens Creator on August 26, 2013

      @Quinn Hi, you should have received it on August 21th. Let us know if you had some problems.

    3. Laura Sapiens Creator on August 26, 2013

      Hi guys,
      as we spent one week on holiday there are no updates with white 4GB and Mac version. If you are experiencing technical problems please open a ticket here to get assistance.
      Thank you,
      LS team

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      Steven Luke on August 26, 2013

      I have been having some trouble with this myself. The scrolling seems broken. If I have anything that scrolls down and the Ego! turned on, then the page will automatically scroll all the way to the bottom, then jump around a bit, then settle at the bottom. I can force scrolling up, but as soon as a take my finger off, it scrolls all the way down again.

      It has made the mouse completely useless on every computer I have connected it to. Anyone else seeing this? any suggestions on how to avoid it?

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      Steven Luke on August 26, 2013

      @Andred Yik: "This mouse has a serious lack of settings. I really want a way to easily switch permanently between table and air mouse"

      If you open the Ego! ServicePack (with the device connected, probably need to right-click on the sys tray icon and choose Home), and go to the Ego! Device setting, can there is an option at the bottom that switches between table and air (or auto) modes. I just checked it and it seems persistent. Does it not work for you?

    6. Gonzalo Morere on August 22, 2013

      any news on the status of the 4GB white???
      From Chile

    7. Quinn Vidal on August 18, 2013

      Is there anyway to check the status of my shipment as I have not received mines as of yet . . Texas (USA)

    8. Steve Johnson on August 18, 2013

      Guys yes please make binary simple settings for the device. I am also having problems switching mine off. Sometimes it vibrates and switches off and sometimes it doesn't.
      I have to reset it. Then when I've left it I come back and battery is gone....
      Please invent a auto power off mode, I can't use it yet as I have mac only.
      Keep up the good work...

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      Andrew Yik on August 14, 2013

      Just writing down a few more thoughts on the mouse.

      New function to connect to the last computer with a press off the top off the virtual button (scroll pad) works well. I can't understand why it doesn't just try to access the last known computer first, as the current way is an extra step and can be surprisingly annoying if you're trying to turn the mouse on and off to conserve the short 8 hours of life of the mouse.

      If you haven't noticed, the usb port seems to be used solely for charging and I'm guessing it has no circuitry to interact with any other devices from the port itself. Not a bad thing, but just clarifying for anyone that didn't get that note.

      The red light on the bottom for the table mouse has been put on the back end of the mouse instead of the center. If you like to move the mouse a good length across a table to navigate a screen, this may not be a problem, but if you are like me who likes having their mouse fairly sensitive to movement, you may have problems. I tend to have a habit of moving a mouse only with my wrist sometimes, so the movement is more like a turn or a pivot than a full scrolling movement across a table. Because the sensor is at the back of the mouse, pivoting the mouse creates very small and inconsistent movements of the pointer. May be a problem for people who use small movements of the hand for their mouse, but probably won't be a problem for most people.

      Someone mentioned that the mouse will not work on a slanted work surface. I tried the same and came to the same conclusion. In addition to the red light checking whether or not it is on a table, it also seems to check if the mouse is level. If the mouse is on a slant, then even if it is on top of a surface, it will think that you want to use the air mouse and you won't be able to use it as a table mouse.

      I'm guessing problems like the mouse thinking your hand is a surface will pop up if it doesn't check its level, so there will probably be compromise if that part is turned off. I'm still expecting settings and options for this kind of thing to pop up in the future though.

      This mouse has a serious lack of settings. I really want a way to easily switch permanently between table and air mouse as well as a quick sleep or off mode. Turning the mouse on and off all the time is really annoying and the low life of the mouse really requires you to do this all the time. This is probably the main reason why I still don't use it as my main mouse. It just isn't as easy to use as a normal mouse yet.

    10. Laura Sapiens Creator on August 12, 2013

      Hi guys,
      we are experiencing technical problems with the 4GB memories and the Mac version.
      Hope to fix all these problems soon, we're working hard.
      LS team

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      Cong on August 9, 2013

      would you pls help to check whether my order is already delivered?

    12. Harry Valner on August 9, 2013

      Guess if the mac version isn't out, as I thought it would have been out last month, I'm in no rush to get my EGO!

    13. Winnafred on August 8, 2013


      I was just wondering if you were sending out tracking numbers or whatever for the EGOs you sent out already?

      Because if mine hasn't been sent yet and may not reach me til next month, I really need to change my address with you guys.

    14. Laura Sapiens Creator on August 6, 2013

      Hi guys, we're working on the Mac version and later we will start with Linux and Android. Hope everything will be released soon but it takes time.
      @Steven we saw that you didn't sign up as mention in the survey, that's why it wasn't connected, Now your cloud storage should work.

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      Steven Luke on August 5, 2013

      I got my EGO! today, set it up on Win 7 64 bit - painless. I got it working, and I can see it has local storage. I setup my cloud account. Is there any way to tell that I have the cloud storage I signed up for? I couldn't find anything related to that on the website.

    16. Eric Chow on August 5, 2013

      Got my EGO! It is love in first sight, I cannot wait to get it connected but the mac version isn't ready yet. Hope everything is alright for the mac version and release soon.

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      Lucas Rischka on August 4, 2013

      Received my EGO! on friday! Would be great if the Mac Version were finished soon. ;)

    18. elroy manning on August 3, 2013

      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?

    19. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 30, 2013

      Dear Carla,
      please, read the post we published before yours... you will receive it soon.

    20. CSS
      on July 29, 2013

      I'm in the UK, and still haven't heard anything about the delivery of my mouse...
      Any updates on this?

    21. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 29, 2013

      Hi guys,
      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.
      Thank you,
      LS team

    22. Linengray on July 28, 2013

      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.

    23. Harry Valner on July 26, 2013

      Hey when will mine ship, any eta? Let me know, thanks!

    24. Leetcat on July 26, 2013

      Bug found: The mouse does not auto transition from air to slanted work station.

    25. Leetcat on July 25, 2013

      Are there any linux drivers for this mouse yet?

    26. elroy manning on July 24, 2013

      I have not received shipping info or any email regarding shipment. Any way to get a update on shipments headed to the States?

    27. Chris Bennor on July 24, 2013

      Looking forward to receiving mine in the US soon. The emailed update this morning made it sound like I should already have it though.

    28. Matthias Kraus on July 24, 2013

      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?

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      Haldi on July 23, 2013

      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.

    30. Brendan on July 22, 2013

      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.

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      Brock Ladd on July 22, 2013

      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.

    32. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 22, 2013

      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!

    33. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 22, 2013

      Matthias, your Ego! Smartmouse hasn't been delivered yet. You should receive a private message with the tracking number in the coming hours.

    34. Matthias Kraus on July 22, 2013

      Should I have received my black 8GB EGO mouse yet in Germany? Because I didn't until now.

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      Andrew Yik on July 19, 2013

      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 July 19, 2013

      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!

    37. Linengray on July 18, 2013

      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.

    38. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 18, 2013

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

    39. Leandro Serrão Franco on July 18, 2013

      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

    40. Leetcat on July 17, 2013

      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?

    41. Leetcat on July 17, 2013

      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.

    42. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 17, 2013

      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 July 17, 2013

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

    44. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 17, 2013

      @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.

    45. Leandro Serrão Franco on July 16, 2013

      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 ??

    46. Brendan on July 16, 2013

      @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 July 16, 2013

      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

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      Lucas Rischka on July 15, 2013

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

    49. Laura Sapiens Creator on July 15, 2013

      [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 July 11, 2013

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

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