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A tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory.
A tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory. Born Memoto, now Narrative Clip.
A tiny, automatic camera and app that gives you a searchable and shareable photographic memory. Born Memoto, now Narrative Clip.
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2,871 backers pledged $550,189 to help bring this project to life.

Narrative Clips in the Wild

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Dear Backers, 

Hope you all have had a great start to 2014! It feels exciting to enter a new stage in Narrative’s history, the transformation from being a product idea to actually delivering a real user-experience. The first weeks of January have been all about focusing on improving and speeding up the production and shipping rate. Right now, everything is pointing in the direction that we will be able to keep the most recent shipping dates you got earlier in December (yay!) Please note: the shipping dates you see when logging in to shipping.getnarrative.com reflect the date your Narrative Clip leaves the factory. After that there’s a shipping time of 2 days to 2 weeks, depending on where on the planet you live. 

You Kickstarter backers were our earliest believers and investors and without you we would never have reached this point. Now you are increasingly becoming our early users as much as investors and as we continue our quest for improving your Narrative experience, we will still need your help. Your feedback is essential for us to make leaps in development. From how we can develop better features to how we can make the user communication even clearer, your feedback is highly appreciated and needed. The most fun is, of course, getting inspiration from you and discovering new ways the Narrative Clip can be used. It is fantastic to see your commitment and here are just a few examples, keep it up! 

Chris Ridings; has made a short review of his first impression of the Clip. 

Dirks Hirnableiter; has shared some thoughts on both the Clip and lifelogging. 

With increasingly numbers of Narrative Clips out in the wild, we see more and more Narrative photos being shared on various social platforms. If you haven’t already, please check us out on Instagram (@getnarrative #narrativeclip), Twitter (@getnarrative) or Facebook to share and get inspiration from other users. Here’s a picture from when I visited Cape Verde a few weeks ago (No filter)! Hands down one of my best moments of 2014 so far and it would have never been captured without my dear Clip.

In early January, we conducted a live chat with a small group of backers discussing how we can facilitate the getting started process of the Narrative Clip. A few days before Christmas we had visits to two of our Swedish offices where backers got first hand updates from the Narrative management team. User forums are popping up and a group of Swedish backers have started a Facebook forum where new features discussions are going on. Please don’t hesitate to join in - the more the merrier!

Thanks again for your support and for believing in us!

Lots of love,

Elisabet (@ElisabetStigard) and the Narrative Team

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Comments

    1. Creator Memoto on February 20, 2014

      @Leon Bryan- Thanks for reaching out. We understand your frustration and we are sorry for the delay.
      Based on our current production and shipping schedule, your Narrative Clip is estimated to ship the week of FEB 24- MAR 02
      Your Clip was slightly delayed due to the one month closure of the factory for Chinese New Year. However, we have ramped up our production to make up for that production lapse and your clips should be shipped within this estimate.
      Once your clip is shipped, you will receive a tracking code from us. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We hope you will like the Narrative Clip as much as we do. Please feel free to contact us if you have other queries. Have a great week ahead!

      Kind regards,
      Aurelie

    2. Creator Leon Bryan on February 18, 2014

      @memoto we're at 15 days and still no tracking number....

    3. Creator Memoto on February 3, 2014

      @ Leon Bryan- Thank you for reaching out! We apologize for the late answer. I have checked our database and we estimate to ship your Narrative Clip from the factory to the warehouse this week, the week of Feb 03.

      Once your Narrative Clip has left the warehouse you will receive your Tracking number.

      Thank you for your continued patience and for being a wonderful backer. Do not hesitate to contact us (support.getnarrative.com) if you have any further queries. Have a great week ahead!

      Kind regards,
      Aurelie
      Narrative Support Team

    4. Creator Leon Bryan on February 3, 2014

      @memoto how much longer before this colleague gets back to me...?

    5. Creator Memoto on January 31, 2014

      @Roy Brouwer - Thanks for reaching out! We sent you an email yesterday explaining that we currently are ramping up production, however, white and orange are still not in stock and for that reason your delivery will be made within the next couple of weeks. Please don't hesitate to send us a message on support.getnarrative.com for more in-depth info on your personal order. Thanks for hanging in there! Kindly Elisabet

    6. Creator Roy Brouwer on January 29, 2014

      My Memoto should have shipped the 27th but no mail yet, are you behind on your schedule again?

    7. Creator Memoto on January 26, 2014

      @Leon Bryan Hi Leon, one of my colleague will get back to you within two working days. We are sorry for the inconvenience cause. / Ange

    8. Creator Leon Bryan on January 26, 2014

      @memoto my email still returns nothing found on your shipping site

    9. Creator Memoto on January 24, 2014

      @Alex - We totally understand your frustration due to the waiting time and we are doing everything we can to accelerate delivery. Currently, all the focus is on finding ways to increase production and shipping speed but we will definitely take your input on compensation into consideration. Thanks for reaching out to us about this. We will keep you posted when we have more information on the matter.

      Kindly, Elisabet

    10. Creator Memoto on January 24, 2014

      @Tom - Thanks for your feedback and suggestions! We would love to see some of your first pictures, maybe you can share a few on Instagram or Twitter. Take care, Elisabet #narrativeclip

    11. Creator Memoto on January 24, 2014

      @Ben Buchwald - Thanks for your feedback and great suggestions! If you want to please join the discussions in the Facebook forum we mentioned, other backers have similar suggestion as you? Also thanks for sharing a picture with us on Twitter, so cool! Keep it up! Elisabet

    12. Creator Memoto on January 24, 2014

      @Victor Eletrico - Thanks for reaching out, the shipping week indicates when the Narrative Clip leaves the factory in Taiwan and reaches our warehouse, depending on where you are located in the world it might take an additional 2-14 days of transportation time from the warehouse to reach your doorstep. Please check out shipping.getnarrative.com that is up to date, kindly Elisabet

    13. Creator Tom on January 23, 2014

      I've tried out the Narrative Clip on a hike in the woods with my dog. The directions said it didn't matter what angle the Clip would be as it would adjust the shots. So at different times I wore it at various angles. On my PC, the raw downloaded pictures are blurry / out of focus. I'm not sure how the camera figures out what to focus on. On my phone, the pictures look much better, and are even angled mostly properly. I put the camera in my pocket when I was done taking pictures, but it continued to take many additional shots of total darkness.

      For those who haven't received it yet, mine shipped from Sweden.

      I am looking forward to using this more, especially when the weather warms up. Perhaps that was what caused the somewhat out of focus shots -- temps in the single digits (F) here in CT.

    14. Creator Ben Buchwald on January 23, 2014

      I received mine on Tuesday. I had no idea it was coming and was wondering what had happened when several weeks after my shipping date had gone by because I received no shipping confirmation email which I believe I was promised. Happy to have it finally here though.

      I've only used it for one day yet, so it is a little soon to form a full opinion, but so far I have not been that impressed with the overall experience. I had several issues getting the software and drivers to work. I'm disappointed at the current lack of a web interface. The mobile app is not a convenient way to browse this volume of data. I also didn't see the GPS data anywhere in the app.

      From my first day I didn't really get any good photos, which seems to mostly have to do with needing to find a better spot to clip it. Apparently I lean back in my chair too much, because I mostly got tons of shots of my office's ceiling.

      As far as the physical package, the Clip is a lot smaller than I had expected. I don't know if this is normal, but when I shake it I hear some rattling as if the board inside is loose in the case. I'm not sure if it is a result of this or of oversensetivity of the accelerometer, but I had tons of accidental starred photos. Basically any time I'd walk or run it'd treat that motion as if I was double-tapping the Clip.

    15. Creator Alex on January 23, 2014

      Although it's great to see more than 22 Clips getting shipped, we still haven't heard a peep about any kind of actual compensation for your backers.

      It's been a few weeks since the massive November/December shipping fiasco, and the multitude of Memoto comments about how "We're considering all ideas you're bringing us, including what's been discussed here today about storage fees. We'll get back to you on it!", or "About extending the complimentary first year of storage - we've taken it into consideration and will get back", or "Your suggestion on compensation is noted! Will get back on that." List goes on.
      Yet not a word about it since.

      Given that this is the first update in over a month, I'm sure a lot of backers are equally as interested (if not more) in said compensation as you are about patting yourself on the back.
      Thanks.

    16. Creator Victor Elétrico on January 23, 2014

      Why does it take 2-3 weeks from leaving your site? Where are they shipping from?