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Just got mine but its the wrwong color- asked for White, but received Green instead. Can you send me the right color?
Hi! I received my mouse yesterday and it works fine but there is only 200 MB cloud space instead of 4 GB. What did I wrong?
When do you expect to have a mac update? If you have a developer working on this every day it should have been fixed by now. I am disappointed to see software holding you up over a month. I have a product and no way to use it now. Well lets play the waiting game...
Received mine yesterday here in Germany. The QRCode scanning is improvable, but anyway: great product.:-)
Hi Jason, unfortunately not. We still have problems with the pairing Bluetooth. We know it's frustrating (it's also for us) but Mac seems very complicated.
I very pleased to have received my EGO! Smartmouse, but I have a Mac and there is no way to use it :- ( Any ETA for the Mac version of the ego service pack?
we still have no update, it seems very complicated, but once done you will be able to switch from Mac to PC, or PC to Mac, Mac to Mac, PC to PC.
Awesome Laura Team! Just got the shipping notification. That is AWESOME. Thank you! And no update on the Mac version?
Real quickly, will it be possible, once all mac issues are fixed to go from Mac to PC, or PC to Mac, Mac to Mac, PC to PC?
All the black ones will be shipped today.
@Gonzalo the answers are below your comments... please read the previous messages to get informed. Moreover we didn't receive any mail through kickstarter. If you need to speak with us in private, please write a message through the kickstarter platform.
Hello again im still waiting for a response about my 2gb Ego! I sent you an email weeks ago an still no responde about date of shipping. Thanks
Black 4BG will be sent tomorrow and in the first days of newt week.
So any ETA as to shipping the Black ones?
The problem is that unfortunately we're not the physical makers of each piece of Ego! Smartmouse and we depend on the suppliers. With the first order, the supplier sent us some inoperative memories so we needed to make another order. They will come by this week as the supplier was on holiday in August. Same problem with the white covers: some had little damages so we preferred not to send them and make another supply. The provider is still on holiday so the white 4GB will take longer.
Regarding the Mac version there's a problem with the QR code recognition and we're working to solve it.
Hope to give you details soon!
So still no updates on the 4GB version? Whats going on? I understand you were on holiday but you still should have been working on this, this should be a top priority. You are 2 months behind and giving us very few details. Please help.
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”.
@Quinn Hi, you should have received it on August 21th. Let us know if you had some problems.
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 https://www.laurasapiens.com/en/general-info#ticket to get assistance.
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?
@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?
any news on the status of the 4GB white???
Is there anyway to check the status of my shipment as I have not received mines as of yet . . Texas (USA)
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...
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.
we are experiencing technical problems with the 4GB memories and the Mac version.
Hope to fix all these problems soon, we're working hard.
would you pls help to check whether my order is already delivered?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Received my EGO! on friday! Would be great if the Mac Version were finished soon. ;)
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.