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myIDkey is a voice-activated, fingerprint secure Bluetooth / USB Drive that displays passwords and personal info online and on the go. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 22, 2013.

myIDkey is a voice-activated, fingerprint secure Bluetooth / USB Drive that displays passwords and personal info online and on the go.

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    1. Creator Mr. PACG 5 days ago

      @Engels - Info about refunds:
      Will Sonavation be issuing refunds?
      Sonavation will not be issuing refunds. All Kickstarters will be shipped the Sonavation® IDKEY™ M-Series Device.

    2. Creator Engels Wilson 5 days ago

      I need a refund, please.

    3. Creator Richard C on February 20

      I don't need a meet and greet. Just myIdKey

    4. Creator Dan Schaeffer on February 20

      You know what would be better than meet-and-greets with the Sonavation team?

      Getting the actual myIDkey(s) that I pledged for.

    5. Creator Alan Johnson on February 20

      IRT, Thomas Phan's comment, it's an excellent point. Sonnovation is already While nothing is forever on the Web, it would be reassuring to know I could get data into and out of the IDKey without an app. Thus if the app never gets updated, at worst it's an inconvenience.

    6. Creator Alan Johnson on February 20

      I haven't shrieked loudly but had written my money off. I disagree with Jeff Brown's comments that these are investments. They are not. We are pledging money in return for something. We are not purchasing part of the company in question. According to Kickstarter, if the fulfillment cannot be carried out, each participant is owed a refund. This is important to realize that you are not just giving someone money and if it vanishes, oh well.

    7. Creator Jon Burke on February 16

      I second Jeff Brown's comment; I have been one of the quiet supporters, with the occasionally expressed concern about feature creep. This new turn of events is very welcome. Those who were previous shrieking loudly that this project had come to a bitter end have been remarkably silent recently.

    8. Creator Marie-Andree Poisson on January 31

      Good question Thomas. The app is perfectible. Why not do a partnership with existing apps like 1Password, or PasswordBox? Those apps are well distributed, and let say it, much better than the Arkami/Sonovation one.

    9. Creator Thomas Phan on January 25

      Awesome news on the idkey. But what about the app. Will sonovation keep the same app or make another. Even if they don't change anything with the app it self what about updates and improvements on it.

    10. Creator Stephen Seko on January 24

      So surprised and delighted that Sonovation and MyIDKey have formed a partnership. I was not expecting delivery on this project would ever transpire. I know I take a risk as a backer and was not overly upset when I thought my backing would not yield a product. I am pleased at the commitment to the original backers and wish you nothing but success in your business.

    11. Creator Jeff Brown on January 23

      I should also include "Thank" to all of the remaining Arkami team and i hope you find satifying new positions with Sonovation!

    12. Creator Jeff Brown on January 23

      I would like to say "Congratulations" Ben. Not all of us have been vocal with harsh criticism. Many have sat quietly on the sidelines wishing you success and hoping for the best. None of us wanted to lose our money but we all know the risks involved in backing a project. It is never a guaranteed investment and never has it been promoted as such. You should never invest what you can't afford to lose. That is a basic truth in investing. If you don't understand that, then don't invest. Thank you Ben for caring so much about this project and your investors and working so hard to make this happen. Thank you Sonovation for picking up this project and making it a reality. From a marketing perspective, honouring the Kickstarter fulfillment is good business yet it was not necessary and so we thank you. I am really looking forward to delivery.

    13. Creator helder on January 21

      finally some good news...
      i hope..
      i say this because things change overtime (remember and we pledge here in kickstarter?) and sometimes what is promised and what we get are very diferents things... so i guess i just have to wait for March and see if i really get it!

      anyway at least there is hope ,)

    14. Creator arckal on January 20

      That's a great news, thanks for keeping us in mind and bring this project to live again. Keep us updated, waiting for mine.

    15. Creator Marcel Berman on January 19

      This is a good new for me ! I did pledge for 2 MyIdkeys ... And I was not so happy to see my pledges being lost ... But that is crowfunding ! Sometimes You can loose your money !
      Now I want to publicly thanks the Arkamy team and the Sonavation team to bring this project alive again ! And most important, not having forgot the ones who did pledge !

    16. Creator @KolbyPanda on January 19

      *Happy Dance* @Kolbypanda

    17. Creator ian douglas on January 18

      I'm really happy that new life is being given to this project, and looking forward to getting my idkey.

      How do I register a change of address? My upcoming move will be my third residence since I backed this project.

    18. Creator Jari Turpeinen on January 17


    19. Creator Thomas Hogan on January 9

      When can we access the free google chrome extension?

    20. Creator Diver Dennis on January 8

      Thanks Donald.

    21. Creator SonOfSlam on January 8

      So I checked out the site, and I'm cautiously optimistic about something that I'd already written off. I do have a question: Are we going to get the M series or the X series? The M series is closest to what we were signing on for.

    22. Creator Mr. PACG on January 8

      @Donald - Thanks for the info/update

    23. Creator Donald Kudler on January 8 I went to the Encore Hotel last night to the Sonavation Suite and met Ben, Bob and others. I saw a current version of the IDKey tethered to a Mac. Worked fine and put in the login credentials into As I understand it, Ben says, for now, must be tethered or via wifi due to a restriction within the browsers on Macs and PCs. I didn't ask about connection for autofill on phones but understand that bluetooth does/will work for that on phones. It is the same form factor as the old MyIDKey (as finally produced) but you can see the difference in the fingerprint reader. For those of you who got the original, screen looks the same.

      Things are looking up. The team seems positive and ready to get this thing done. You can see by previous comments, that I have been critical. Now, I am hoping things will be completed as planned.

      /s Donald Kudler

    24. Creator Dan Colwell on January 6

      From the comments in the last update:

      Creator Arkami, Inc. about 5 hours ago
      Hi Kickstarters,
      The website is now live at
      For those wondering, yes, all backers will receive the new IDKEY device. You will receive the same number of devices that you originally pledged for. Shipping is expected to begin in March.
      - Team Sonavation

    25. Creator Burton Strauss III on January 6

      Please clarify - ALL Kickstarter backers (not just those who received a prototype) will be receiving a working MyIDKey in March *2015*?

    26. Creator Mr. B on January 6

      As a backer I guess I'm glad that they seem to be going to honor our purchase since the original went belly up they could just tell us to pound sand. I have been using the android app since it was released and works fine for me.

      I woild like to be able to see a demo online or pictures though.

    27. Creator Li Xiaolai on January 6

      I didn't receive anything... :(

    28. Creator Gene Graan on January 6

      So what happens to us backers that didnt receive an old myidkey and are still waiting? When are we going to receive our new fun product?

    29. Creator R. Sanchez Goldar on January 6

      What is the url of the website?

    30. Creator Yen Tran on January 2

      Please issue me a refund as I have waited long enough for nothing. This is the last time I back anything on Kickstarter. I rather use websites like CircleUp, Angellist, SeedInvest, etc.

    31. Creator Diver Dennis on December 29

      Thanks for posting that Chris. Since the refund avenue has been closed, I hope the product we may receive lives up to original expectations.
      It feels like there is going to be a catch somewhere before this is over, like a mandatory subscription or something similar. Just a hunch and hope I'm wrong.

    32. Creator Chris Rusnak | AoUA on December 26

      Here is an email response I got when asking for a refund:

      Hi Chris,

      Sorry my first answer wasn't clear. We will not be issuing refunds, but will rather be sending out the new IDKEY as a replacement to any MYIDKEY that was purchased.

      I hope that clarifies.



    33. Creator Christian Mestermann on December 24

      Hope 2.0...

    34. Creator Diver Dennis on December 23

      I have been one of the very critical backers and I told Ben that in a phone call. I would like clarification regarding the 'new' IDKey. Is this a new design? Have all the inherent issues in the few that were delivered been rectified? This announcement is vague and I think we deserve more information. I will echo other backers here who would rather have a refund than another half baked attempt at a viable product.

    35. Creator James Webster on December 23

      You know, its been so long since I wrote this off as a loss I honestly do not remember what the finished product is supposed to do or even what it is supposed to look like. Maybe an update with updated photo's and specs?

    36. Creator Trogdor on December 23

      I, for one, bid a glad welcome to our new corporate overlords for this project. If I can be of any assistance, be it great or small, please let me know.

      Your ob'd servant,


    37. Creator Donald Kudler on December 23

      SO, Ben got himself a job out of this. I can see that Sonavation has been around since 2006 - at least they registered as a Corporation in Florida back then:

    38. Creator Arik on December 23

      @Thomas Hogan-Live long and prosper ,I believe it when I see it, touch it, and had it working for at least a year without it malfunctioning.

    39. Creator Thomas Hogan on December 23

      My email - Hi, I backed for two myidkeys on kickstarter, and only received one non-functioning my idea key for which I was told I would receive a replacement. Can you confirm I be receiving 2 of the newer unit, whenever it arrives?

      Also if I die of old age before they arrive can I give you possible names of my unborn children to bequeath the 2 new units to?

      Thank you for answering my questions.

      The reply - Hello Mr ______,
      If you backed for two you will receive two, Sonavation has taken over and has a reputable manufacturer. IDKEY units will be nearly identical in form to the unit you received adding in our ultrasonic 3D surface sensor, FIDO Ready U2F Security Key capability, and will contain an NFC secure element for future capabilities such as payments. These units are on schedule for March delivery and we will advise as we progress. Suffice to say you are destined to receive units before you die so no need to forward your kids names.
      Best regards and happy holidays to you and yours...

    40. Creator wayne conway on December 23

      Sigh. just when you think its dead and gone, this zombie rises from the grave again.

      Now i have to start thinking I might get something out of this boondoggle again.

      Well, I'll just hope for the best. I'll still be happy if i get a working product... I guess.

      This is the only kickstarter out of 10 I've backed that has gone belly up, so if they save it I'll be 10 for 10... Not bad i guess.

    41. Creator Arik on December 23

      Something strange going .on. Read to the end .The punch line....

      Wrote to them like this:
      Congratulations !
      What will the Kickstarter backers get? The old MyIdkey? No thanks. Prefer my money back.If so how do I claim a refund?
      The new device...well, that sounds interesting.
      Their answer:
      Thanks so much for your note. If you currently have the original MYIDKEY, you will receive the new IDKEY, which is currently scheduled for a March delivery. We will update the community as we progress.

      Until then, please reach out to me anytime with questions.


      Ilene Grimes
      Vice President, Marketing
      Not relevant to the question.
      Clicking the link in the email magically takes you to YES> TO BEN'S PAGE!!!!!. A Glitch again????

    42. Creator Burton Strauss III on December 23

      How will you be processing our requests for refunds?

    43. Creator Arkami, Inc. on December 23

      This was definitely a glitch! The email address should be working correctly, so please go ahead and send us any questions that you have. Thanks so much
      - The Sonavation Team

    44. Creator Arik on December 23

      Try writing to ..This is what you get:(hope this is just a glitch...)
      We're writing to let you know that the group you tried to contact (kickstarter) may not exist, or you may not have permission to post messages to the group. A few more details on why you weren't able to post:

      * You might have spelled or formatted the group name incorrectly.
      * The owner of the group may have removed this group.
      * You may need to join the group before receiving permission to post.
      * This group may not be open to posting.

      If you have questions related to this or any other Google Group, visit the Help Center at….

      Thanks, admins

    45. Creator Jackie Cheng on December 23

      Their new "get rich" idea would work better if Sonavation didn't use the same website layout as Myidkey. ooo...they got as well. At least they filed for trademark...….

    46. Creator hkg on December 23

      woohoo a sign off life!! Interesting words, and am curious to see if they indeed can bring a product to the market that supports FIDO U2F/UAF. This would be really cool... Something more advanced than for example YUBICO.. and how about a 1password integration :)

    47. Creator Diver Dennis on December 22

      I think you may be right Trogdor.

    48. Creator Trogdor on December 22

      I'm going to bet the announcement involves more waiting...@Diver -- thanks for the heads up though :)

    49. Creator Diver Dennis on December 22

      Yeah Trogdor, I hope they have a better product whatever the announcement.

    50. Creator Trogdor on December 22

      Curious myself...not much hope for anything to come out of it. Wonder if he'll grace us with an announcement here or will he just drop it over the phone for the chosen golden ones...

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