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A serious request of Kickstarter. I'd like to be able to purge the projects that screwed me. I hate being reminded every time I log in. Blood pressure rises every time. I know my money is gone and will NEVER see a product. So let me move on. A simple "Move to..." Folder would be great.
Slopavation area bunch of shiitbirds. It would be moronic to trust them or any hardware/software they produce.
1 PASSWORD FTW: https://agilebits.com/onepassword
MYIDKEY Last login Nov 18 2015
Slopovation stopped by and we didn't even get a hello. #rude :-)
I do believe this video is from an earlier iteration of the company:
@Peter Mann - I believe their train of thought on this is that if they never actually create the product it will never become obsolete. I think they call it 'future proofing via vaporware'. :-)
Two years in planning, and still in planning? What can we say. Technology will be outdated, if and when we receive.
A class action lawsuit sounds good to me!~
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Special thanks to Benjamin Chen. This is all your fault.
They only posted something because I've been raising holy hell through the Better Business Bureau. Not a coincidence. After 2 years now they're getting the permissions that they need? What is that?! The update was like a politician answering a question
Finally an update. Even though it didn't have much info, at least it shows you are still out there. That's all we ask for. Even if the update is no update it's better than silence.
You guys are a joke of a company.
If we do a class action suit against them we should be compensated for a lot more than what we paid. This should include the length of time we've been waiting (sort of like late fees, just like a company would charge us if we paid them late), the aggravation, disappointment, and being scammed just to name a few. We are definitely owed a lot more than the payment we made
And if this is allegedly the case that they're working on it, then why absolutely no communication for months on end? Oh yeah, because they're full of it
"We're currently making efforts towards the final completion of the M-Series Devices. Some manufacturing inconsistencies brought about additional setbacks that were not anticipated."
= I don't think these morons code program the clock on a vcr. #flashing1200
I got this reply from them
Good Morning James,
We're currently making efforts towards the final completion of the M-Series Devices. Some manufacturing inconsistencies brought about additional setbacks that were not anticipated. We truly understand the frustration that the Kickstarter backers have experienced and our teams are focused on bringing you the most optimal product that we can provide. We thank you for your continued patience while we approach the completion of this project.
These guys should grow a pair and just post that this project is a wash. Pathetic, at best, that they come here (last login Oct 19 2015) and don't say anything at all. Ben Chen and the rest of Slopovation are a bunch of fvckheads and I hope Karma puts her foot up their ass.
Jeez. Half a million and these guys just disappear. Karma may be the only reward here...
Has anyone signed the waiver and got the IDKEY X instead?
Yea, definitely wait until it releases. Rather pay full price for a real and physical product.
Thank you Jackie Cheng for the info. I will bookmark the site. I do agree with Charles Ebert and am going to wait and see if these people actually come through
Passport looks great! Probably just wait for that. I'm glad I come back once in awhile to look at the comments! Thanks Jackie Cheng.
The Passfort looks more or less like what I want. Unfortunately they are saying that they're not going to ship until next March. Since it's too late to contribute to the Kickstarter, I think I'm going to learn the lesson from MyIDKey and wait until they are shipping them to order one.
Passfort $49 http://www.getpassfort.com/home
I may well be Big Ben lurking here Mr. PACG. Con men like to admire their work sometimes. I don't understand why he would want to remind himself of his abject failure, if that were the case.
Looks like Slopovation likes to lurk in here too.
Last login = Oct 7 2015
At this point, I just come to this page every month or two for the comedic value.
@Beranger - I don't think it was a scam as much as it was total incompetence by the morons that ran Arkami (myidkey). Several of them are part of Sonavation so the idiocy continues.
Better Business Bureau Complaint: submitted
FTC Complaint: Submitted
Looking at a lawyer website now.
Kickstarter pretty much washes their hands at this, They tell me it's an all or nothing set up. I told them yeah, the company gets all of the money and we get nothing.
If they were to man up and admit this is over they're supposed to give refunds which we'll never see. It's not like they really have anything to lose, they've screwed themselves by screwing us. I think I am going to contact an attorney and look for compensation for not just what I paid but for all of the time and aggravation, etc I've been through. These people should not be allowed to get away with this
At this point one wonders if it waas not a scam.
Their last login: Sep 28 2015
Cowards should man up and post, the truth, saying this is over.
Can someone from California go over there with a bat and pay them a visit? lol
@Paul - It doesn't matter they are NEVER sending us anything.
I need to change my address. How do you want me to do thins?
I also filed a complaint with FTC, tired of waiting on item and / no refund.
FWIW, I filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. https://tinyurl.com/nptg2vo
Nothing may come of it, but at least it's on record.
11 massive crowdfunding disasters
USB gizmos are another hot Kickstarter category, as people invent all kinds of things you can plug into the side of your computer. One particularly ambitious product was myIDKey from start-up Arkami. The personal security device included a fingerprint reader and, when synched with your PC, would auto-fill password forms and other private information for you. They had a working prototype and brought in half a million on Kickstarter and another $3 million in venture capital. Unfortunately, Arkami kept revising the product to add features, so the scheduled ship date of September of 2013 came and went. Arkami closed its doors in 2014 with no product shipped and tons of pissed-off backers.
I say we hunt them down and we kill them all. only option left now.
I already sent two e-mails without receiving a reply.
If anyone is willing to make a complaint I would like to join in.
These so called "updates" are totally meaningless and in bad faith.
I'm terribly disappointed!
I'm going to try filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and the FTC. I just wrote to Kickstarter but I'm sure that won't receive any acknowledgment. Somebody has to be held responsible
Refunds aren't going to happen, ever.
Please just refund my pledge at this time. I have been patient long enough.
Any FTC complain petition coming?
I've backed a lot of kickstarter projectd, and unfortunately while this project looked promising, it turned out to be the worst one I backed. Slipped deadlines, no communication, sold company, broken promises, the list goes on...
When a complaint is filed I'll happily sign it.
I'll sign it. I took screen shots of the idkey website many months ago. It use to state that The M series would be delivered at the end of summer.which is NOW!!! well that was removed sometime back. I'll sign it...
Slopovation has logged into kickstarter several times over the past two weeks, most recently today, and not a word from them here. Typical from these clowns.
Ahh.. my $99 invisible gadget!
Me too. I'm tired of waiting,
be happy to sign onto the FTC complaint. Why don't you post the information here...