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      Creator Michael "4ier" Telford about 9 hours ago

      It may need to be re-calibrated. Rest your hand/finger on a table or something so it's perfectly still, then touch and hold the left section of the Mycestro until the cursor stops moving (about five seconds).

      http://www.mycestro.com/about-mycestro/user-guide/troubleshooting/

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      Creator Casie Madden about 19 hours ago

      It's very difficult to be precise with the cursor, though, and sometimes as I release my thumb from touching the Mycestro (necessary to get cursor movement going), the cursor moves slightly. On top of that, sometimes when I'm merely touching the "touch" sensor, the cursor will uniformly and slowly scroll to the side, although I'm perfectly still.

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      Creator Dustin Harley Davidson about 22 hours ago

      Lisa has been awesome! Answering questions right away and going out of her way to try to get answers to people. I'm quite impressed with her dedication to the backers of this project. Enough that I would absolutly back a future project from this team of dedicated developers.
      Thank you Nick & Team for creating this awesome device and bringing it to the world.
      Thank you Lisa for your excellent communication with the people who helped make it a reality.

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      Creator Renee Green 1 day ago

      Whoa! Guess who's using their new Mycestro right now?!?
      THIS Happy Backer!!

      Very Awesome, Nick & Company!
      I've already lost the "laptop line" across my palm.
      Thanks for producing such a groovy peripheral!

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      Creator Chris Gates 1 day ago

      Received email notification of shipment today! Very excited!!!

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      Creator Michael "4ier" Telford 5 days ago

      Lisa can respond to private messages a lot faster than general comments, so send her a PM with your questions. The contact link is on the right by Nick's picture.

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      Creator Vincent Doerr 5 days ago

      Awesome :)
      Could you share the status (how many mycestros are shipped, how many do you send per day, rough date for international backers), please?
      Thanks!

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      Creator Chris Schoerning 5 days ago

      Hello, I haven't received any updates re the shipment or address verification of the Mycestro. Can someone contact me to verify the information?

      Thank you,

      Chris

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      Creator Nick Mastandrea 6 days ago

      KS Backers - thank you for the comments. I have reached out to many of you through private messaging. Thank you for posting when you received your Mycestro, it is very exciting!

      One thing that I do want to share.... when I print the label for the shipment, you will get an email with the tracking number. If the order does not ship that day, it goes out the next day since each Mycestro is charged, tested and updated before it leaves here.

      As always, thank you for your kind words and most of all, your patience. Comments and messages left on www.mycestro.com are checked by several people and I continue to respond to the KS backers through messages as fast as I can.

      That's all I have for now.

      Lisa

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      Creator Raymond Tang 6 days ago

      How can I change the address that this is being sent to?

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      Creator William Tan on April 15

      It's mid of April now. Any plan of shipping the goods to international backers?

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      Creator Crawford Taylor on April 13

      So any idea when the rest of us will get ours?

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      Creator Michael Baturin on April 11

      Recieved mine last week - as part of the beta testing program. At first I thought there was no software and it is how it comes. The stock settings seemed slow and not responsive enough for my dual 24" monitor setup. This required me to press the touch area, move finger right, then let go move finger left, then touch and move right again to get from side to side of my screens. Unnecessarily laborious. After checking out their website, I found that there is software that will let you change acceleration, speed, and some other things. After pushing the acceleration and cursor movement speeds up, and few hours of practice, I'm using it with ease.

      There are still times when I think a mouse would be easier, but then there are others when it's just awesome. An example of something awesome is that if I'm just doing some point and click tasks, I can stand up and walk around while still using my mouse. I like to get up and walk around my desk when on conference calls so I'm not sitting all day. It's nice to still be able to pull up project related documents standing up and a few feet away from my desk.

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      Creator Michael "4ier" Telford on April 11

      If you click on your icon in the upper right, and then go to Backer History, you can see how much you pledged. If your pledge amount equals your tier + shipping, you should be good. :)

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      Creator partTimeCrazy on April 11

      i've not checked this for while but it looks like people are now getting theirs but how can I check if i've paid for the shipping (i cant remember if I have or not and cant find any emails about it)

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      Creator Robert Boehm on April 10

      baw, I was coming here to see if people were complaining about this still not being shipped. Now I see that people have received theirs and I'm super jealous =P

      Can't Wait!

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      Creator Michael "4ier" Telford on April 9

      If anyone has used a Nintendo Wii-Mote, the Mycestro is a little like that.
      But while the Wii-Mote uses your elbow and wrist, the Mycestro uses your wrist and finger.
      Of course, that depends on what you're doing. If you're just scrolling down a page, you can just run your thumb along the Mycestro to scroll while keeping everything else still.

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      Creator Michael "4ier" Telford on April 8

      Yes, when they are shipped, you'll get an email notification with a tracking number.

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      Creator Thilina Mallawa-Arachchi on April 8

      It's great that you guys received yours. Where you part of the initial 101? And did you receive any shipping or tracking information?

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      Creator Tavon Gatling on April 8

      @Emilie, THANK YOU! For some reason, it didn't even dawn on me to check their website. My Mycestro is now functioning as expected. The controls seem a bit awkward right now, but I'm sure with extended use it'll become more fluid.

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      Creator Emilie Lessard on April 8

      I am SO excited that Mycestros are being sent ! Can't wait to use mine :D

      @Tavon & other with cursors problem

      This is from the mycestro website (thanks to Michael "4ier" Telford for the link! )

      "Cursor moving without thumbpad contact

      If the cursor is moving when you move your Mycestro, even when you’re not touching the thumbpad, you need to reset your Mycestro. Press all three tactile buttons simultaneously (we find that pressing two with one thumb and one with the other works best). When the blue LED blinks, your Mycestro is reset."

      The link : http://www.mycestro.com/about-mycestro/user-guide/troubleshooting/

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      Creator Tavon Gatling on April 8

      Hey guys. I just got my Mycestro as well, and as Little Castle mentioned, it moves on it's own. =( Going to email them to see what's up. It does feel comfortable though, and seems like it'd be easy to use once a few things get ironed out. Also, for reference, I'm using a MacBook Pro from (late) 2011.

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      Creator Jonathan on April 8

      Would one of you guys be willing to make a demo/review video for the rest of us?

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      Creator deny winarto on April 7

      Hopefully it's software issue that can be resolved with firmware update,
      hardware issue will be harder to fix for international backers because of shipment cost and time... Can't wait to get mine any ETA fo international backers Nick/ Lisa?

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      Creator Ryan Quade on April 7

      I just got mine today and played with it for a solid hour. I had the cursor moving problem, so I just reset it. Problem solved!!! It works great and I can't wait to use it for presenting!!!!

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      Creator Dustin Harley Davidson on April 6

      @Mycestro I truly hope Little Castle received a faulty one... If what he described is what we are getting, it's going to be extremely disappointing. Is this why you never showed us a quick video of you guys using it? Personally I'm still disappointed you couldn't find 20 minutes to do that.

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      Creator Simon Schaller on April 6

      @Little Castle: so you're one of the "beta"-testers? Hope to receive mine very soon :)

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      Creator Little Castle on April 6

      Just received my Mycestro in the mail today, works alright. looks clean and is very innovative in my opinion. Flaws: as shown in the directions "You have to have your finger on the touchpad for the curser to move" Thats not the case, it moves on its own without the touchpad being touched. Frustrating when typing. As for the curser settings i really was trying a lot of different speeds etc to see how it would best fit, but nothing seems to be helping out when trying to scroll up and down. Maybe i have a faulty one? Maybe i just need to master it more? Please give me your input about your mycestro... (Sorry for the typos if any, in advance)

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      Creator Steve on April 4

      With any manufacturing project, I assume 1.5 times the time that is stated originally especially if the project is a popular one.

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      Creator JKL on April 4

      Good points. On the right of this page, people should still be able to contact them, but I thought for sure they would have this on their website also.

      More updates, even brief, would be nice. I agree.

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      Creator Jonathan on April 4

      JKL, I agree with the first half of your comment. But there are no recent updates on the timeline, which has obviously fallen behind. That's fine, it happens, but an update on the timeline is not an unreasonable request.

      I don't know about anyone else, but I'm unable to register and comment on their blog and I don't think it's right that they abandon kickstarter updates given this is where the project was funded.

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      Creator JKL on April 4

      This is Kickstarter, not Amazon. You are not entitled to a refund. You need to read carefully and understand what Kickstarter is and is not before you back. If you did not, you have only yourself to blame. Most backers, including myself, are aware of this before we give out our credit card number.

      Your money is used (gone) in the development and "getting to market" process required for a new product. Generally, the creator is not able to refund even if they want to. Timelines are estimates, at best with hundreds of factors that can cause delays, so patience is needed.

      I've seen nothing but reasonable good faith by this creator in the updates and I expect product will be underway in the very near future.

      Please backers, if you still have some gripe, go to their website and write them from there. Stop asking here.

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      Creator Michael "4ier" Telford on April 3

      If you're serious about wanting a refund, send Nick/Lisa a private message. The contact link is on the right by Nick's picture.

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      Creator TechnoPodium on April 3

      How can I ask for a refund? I am not interested after a long wait, as it is very frustrating and also I am moving to a new country

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      Creator Thilina Mallawa-Arachchi on April 2

      It seems shipping for the majority of backers has yet to be confirmed with only a hundred or so selected for beta testing. Furthermore I believe they have abandoned posting updates on kickstarter and have started to keep us informed on their website. However, the amount of info they've been allowing us to see is still of the same quality as we have seen on kickstarter. I'm guessing shipping will start mid to late April for the rest of us.

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      Creator Jonathan on April 1

      So, base don previous updates, all mycestros should be in transit, correct?

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      Creator Jeffrey Price on March 27

      New record. 146 projects backed. This is the latest project still alive.

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      Creator JKL on March 27

      I personally am not concerned that 100 units go out or to who. There are 4010 backers and I assume more than that number of units they will need to ship. If they choose do a small test run with the first 100 for their own shipping control purposes or other--so be it. Let them do it right.

      Looking at the larger picture is what is important to me. We've waited 52 weeks for the final development and manufacture and government approval process to all be completed. Now we are talking a matter of maybe 2-4 week before packages are shipped everywhere to everyone. I for one am not going to be bent out of shape or sweat over the small stuff. We're almost there and I think a great product is coming our way. I would say relax, smile--it's almost over.

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      Creator Raphmedia on March 27

      I received a message from Mycestro yesterday. I'm very excited. Things look to be moving quickly!

      I can't wait to receive mine.

      However, you may want to update the kickstarter when you post things to the new website. For example, I had no idea this existed until I stumbled on it today: http://www.mycestro.com/about-mycestro/user-guide/using-your-mycestro/

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      Creator Roy Massen on March 27

      Wondering how long you will wait to send the regular rewards after you send out the 101 field test units here in the USA?

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      Creator Jonathan on March 27

      Trying not to become a serial complainer, I'm happy things are moving with mycestro and believe they'll deliver, but, a comment from Kim on their blog-

      "Technically, our pre-launch testing program is field testing, not beta testing. :) The 101st unit goes to a regular customer who did not volunteer as a tester. That said, we are still waiting on the manufacturer to schedule delivery dates for the left-hand and black Mycestros."

      The email sent in the last 24 hours was practically begging for volunteers? Why?! Why not ship straight to the backers? Why wait until you get 100 sent to volunteers if you're immediately following it up with shipments to non-volunteer backers. I don't understand this. If you want feedback, then set up a questionnaire linked via backer email and I'm sure plenty of us would be more than happy to provide feedback. It sounds like you're withholding the product so that you can use it as a reward to convince people to fill in your survey.

      I'm going to do my best to stop complaining because I'm honestly not that unhappy, but things like this are irksome. I'd really appreciate some info on the state of:

      -international carrier and/or fulfilment company
      -customs paperwork (is it in hand/understood?)
      -postage costs calculation (this has been grossly underestimated in some other projects)
      -FCC/CE certification and any other necessaries for international backing
      -printed manual (I believe this is a requirement for certain countries)

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      Creator Jonathan on March 27

      Isaac, I'm not necessarily bothered about the fact international backers are last (almost every KS does that and it bugs me because there's an inevitable "oops, we have no idea how to do this" moment causing a massive delay between US and international backers receiving). This is particularly concerning when we've not had an update on CE in months - something pretty essential to shipping to most countries. I just feel like we've been given a lack of information and there may be oversights.

      The pre-launch testing thing bugs me because we have no idea who was selected or why. I suspect backers who pledgex at the $200 level would be a bit miffed that someone else got theirs first just for signing up to in a questionnaire (that wasn't well advertised).

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      Creator Emiliano Molina on March 26

      dnleong, everyone is here for the same reason, we know how kickstarted works. What we are waiting for are production units, there is no more 'getting it right' as you imply. If you don't mind waiting do you mind if I swap your shipping time with mine? mine's an international order, if you're US then it would be beneficial to me and of no consequence to you. I think we'd be able to convince Lisa or Nick to send one to Oz a little earlier. You're in the US and not affected by the delayed international shipping right?

      I'm really not happy with having to wait till all the US units are shipped before international orders go out.

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      Creator deny winarto on March 26

      Yeah i agree with Jonathan. It should be done with the order of the pledges made.. you should appreciate early backers.. they're people who trusted your products before you reach your goal and wait the longest

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      Creator Jack on March 26

      Hi, I ordered a Mycestro but at this point don't need it. If anyone is interested in buying it off me, let me know! It's the white for the right hand. Jacekkuz@gmail.com

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      Creator VinzzB on March 26

      I can't find my name on your new website? I've backed the Combo package so i think my name should be stated in the Combo gold / Multi-Gold(?) group. Not that this is the most important thing to get from you guys. ;-)

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      Creator Isaac Rowntree on March 26

      Chill, Jonathan. I'm an international backer as well. Patience mate!

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      Creator dnleong on March 26

      I'd rather wait for Nick and company to get it right before shipping Mycestro to me. I'm happy to wait. Kickstarter is about backing ideas that would normally not get made, or they would go through extensive changes demanded by everyone but the original creators. I'm here to back Nick's vision, and it's clear that his vision will be in the final product from start to finish. If you want something with a bit more of a concrete shipping time then order a Logitech mouse off Amazon and be done with it.

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      Creator Jonathan on March 26

      I was under the impression from Nick's last post that shipping would be done by the end of March, here's an update I got from Kim via email:

      "Thanks for your email. We are currently shipping the white right-hand Mycestro to our pre-launch testers in the United States. As we receive and test production units from our manufacturer we will continue shipping first to domestic customers, and then international customers. I do not have a start ship date for international customers at this time."

      So no ETA for international backers and priority is going to "pre-launch testers" (sign up via the website). I'd much rather shipping was done in the order pledges were made; this way seems to introduce further delays in an unfair manner.

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