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On the Idkey site. The M series is now available for pre-order. http://www.idkey.com/purchase-idkey/
Just reading all the comments is worth the $99.00. This dog died a long time ago but folks just won't let go. Put the KalCan in the bowl and wait for her to come home. I got bad news for you...it's going to be a long long wait. La data daa Lassie come home.....it's the stuff a good show is made of... But the story has a sad ending and we all cry.
Again ...... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
Today is 6/27 and last update was 5/27. I thought they would at least post an update at the 30 day point. Well, maybe Mon, Jun 29.
From the Apr 2 update:
"Rest assured the first units have been dedicated to you our Kickstarter backers and we have not changed our overall shipment schedule to begin to fulfill deliveries over the next few months." We are at the end of that window. (Apr 2 - Jul 2)
Bottom line, here's what I'm asking for. An update concerning 1) the technical problems (May 11 update about sensor communications circuits in the daughter board) and 2) a current estimate of the "overall shipment schedule". Could it be slightly better than "over the next few months"? I'm NOT looking for an exact month and day! Thanks.
Awwww @Trogdor..... the video has been taken down..... what was it?
I never got the chance to see it.
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They're probably going to make another excuse saying that they're upgrading the USB to USB-C connection to future-proof it. Also they're going to offer it in 3 colors: silver, black and gold. After that they're going to make another excuse and say that the gold color was not done nice enough and would take a few more months to source another factory to do it properly.
Any update? Things have gone pretty dark.
I'm yet to receive my device. This is really unacceptable!!!
+1 @Marie-Andree - They should send Ben C. in here to tell us jokes or funny stories to keep us entertained.
This project is really ....... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!
I opted for the X series and finally received it on June 12th. The only thing I have been able to use it on is my google account. Also, the fingerprint reader seems to be really finicky.
Yup... sensing blood in the water...
I would really like to know what this IdKey premium service is all about. I smell a ploy to extract an annual fee from idkey users. We don't even have the damn things yet, not sure we ever will, but I can tell you right now, I really hope it isn't what it sounds like.
Re: You chuckling about refund requests...
I keep chuckling to myself about all these comments that are asking for refunds.....
Refunds are NEVER going to happen people.
The company that did this kick starter doesn't even exist anymore, it's IP and assets were bought out by another company, and I am pretty sure that part of the purchase of the dead company's assets and IP was that they did NOT take on the companies liabilities or obligations.
If you want to try and sue the company who failed the kickstarter, go right ahead, but good luck, you probably wont get anywhere.
The only reason Sonovation is looking to fulfill the KS backers is for two reasons.
First, it is good PR. Second, it allows them to use customers who had an interest in the product as "marketing beta testers" of sorts, since they already know that the customer had an interest in the product to begin with.
They're never just going to give back $100's of dollars to people when they wont get ANYTHING back out of it..... whereas they WILL look at giving $20 worth of cost price hardware as a test marketing survey research type tool.
This method is probably cheaper than setting up their own marketing research department, and since they would be giving hardware to people in this instance anyway.... why not use the previous Arkami database client list, and score some PR points in the process.....
Now if they could only actually deliver a product....... that will be interesting.....
I lost over $400 on this failure.... so it's already been written off to me.
But it will be nice to see ONE DAY if such a product ever comes to fruition, as it's still a product that I want. I am not holding my breath.... as for if it will ever happen.... I'll beleive it when I see a shipping tracking number in my inbox.... until then.... I will assume that I am still out at a loss of over $400.
I want a refund!!!!!
I would still wait and see what will be delivered and how it's fit in our need, provided if Sonavation keep supporting in future for this product. Good luck Sonavation team.
Any word on the sleeves? ;-)
From the idkey.com site.
IDKEY X basic, available for purchase now $149.95 . IDKEY M available this summer.
@Tom, lol. I actually dont use the IDKey. It sits right here in front of my monitor as a reminder. I still really really hate the design change. When the creators gave out the survey to vote on the design. They clearly made the current design more favorable. I compared all the options and we were tricked into picking the current one. I still very much like the original design. I have already expressed what this current design looks like in the past and got a my comment removed and warning from kickstarter about the words used. Anyways, what can we do when they decided to waste the initial funding to redo the whole damn project.
SO I can buy a IDKey model X and get it , but can't get a model M because of issues. Why can't I just get an X?? What is wrong with you Sonavation!!!!!!
Please refund all my money. The wait for this has been way too long. Thanks
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This project is not a scam. I have received the Original MyIDKey with limited features. The problem was it was a poor execution by the original creator and more funds used when they tried to change the whole thing. But I still have hope for the new people behind this product.
Thanks for the update.
I'm going to continue to be patient and wish you good luck whilst I keep my fingers crossed to receive a delivery at some time.
Please keep the updates coming though
Thank you for for the update. While others may be discouraged or worse, indignant, I am confident this project ultimately will be delivered.
Angry backers: consider project creators who have taken the money and vanished. MyIDkey is still alive. Be thankful.
The funny thing is that not only do they fail in creating a product...they actually FAIL at scamming people as well. Here's a crash course for you: Step 1: Design fake product, Step 2: Get a sh!t load of "investment" money, Step 3: RUN. There is NO Step 4: Keep up with fake updates.
So just end it already. We all know you don't have anything real. We've all accept the fact that we lost our hard earned money. So don't drag it out. Close this kickstarter and end it.
I don't like to be negative, but seriously. The changes in technology 2 years later have basically made this concept obsolete. If I'm wrong, someone please set me straight.....
The best way to get back at these people is to hold them accountable, get on their social network accounts and let EVERYONE know about how wonderful this experience has been.
I am fairly certain the Daughter board was an issue back at the end of 2013 or something. Shortly after that they had to redesign the whole thing and get rid of the sleeves. Next design is a 2" cube.
Great update. Thanks
It is time for refunds. I have no faith, despite today's update, that this product is real or will ever ship.
it's now been more than a month since your last update. Please would you let your backers know what's going on and when we might expect delivery.
Even if there has been more problems and delivery is delayed further, it's best to keep us informed as I think that most of us are likely to be patient, it's just that we want to know what's happening!
over a month has gone by... please give us some updates.
I think all of us would appreciate some type of consistent regular update on what's going on.
Even if it's delays.. redesigns.. we just want to know.
@creator Seriously, what is going on? It has been almost a month since the last update. Are these ever going to ship?
I have got 2 pieces of trash USB dongles big ugly and not functioning units,,Kickstart become scamstarter,, and also supported by CES and reddot.
I don't understand why all this big organization organization how they certified the product just based on concept unless those product not even function.
@Holden - Yep! I'm sure right now they're thinking of ways to add in a curved touch screen with a USB 7.0 connection and offer in a sparkling gold color. The new idkey better have a retina display on it and I hope they can get it to us in time for Christmas 2035.
They're probably redesigning the whole thing again, will run out of money again and tell us they will find a new company again. �
Shouldn't these be shipping by now.
Last update was 12 days ago.... whats happening now????
Delays? I'm sure they can. Lets add more things and more things and more things and keep delaying it.
Can they delay it longer so they can add in the USB-C port?
I can't wait to get MyIDkey M series. I still have some use for it. And glad they added the bluetooth.
Promising to start delivering late March has turned into.. We started testing in (now) beginning of April.... And will be fulfilled in the next few months?
This is my first funding... And from this experience.. Will probably be my last.
Mark your calendars and hold your breath :-)
"Rest assured the first units have been dedicated to you our Kickstarter backers and we have not changed our overall shipment schedule to begin to fulfill deliveries over the next few months." (re: Apr 2 2015 update)
I am glad I got the refund. This project seems like a scam at all.
Come on guys... You said you'd keep us updated on progress, please find the time to do this for your backers. I really think we deserve one. Thanks
I sure hope so....