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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.
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. Missing avatar

      Andrew Ruth on April 13

      We need to get a law that does not like projects like this take money unless they have a product to sell. That is the issue with these sties, a lot of people will get the product but some will not. I was burned on a few projects 3 out of maybe 20. I will not back expensive projects any longer. Kickstarter needs to get things like this under control. They hold the money or something like that.

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      CEASAR WHEELER on April 7

      This comment has been removed by Kickstarter.

    3. Brandon Robinson on April 6

      I think all we can do now is follow Chen and his team and protest any other projects, whether on kickstart or elsewhere.

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      Bertram Obiesie on March 15

      Has anyone made any inquiries on a class action lawsuit and what it takes to get one started? At this point, it does not seem like anyone is getting a dime for a refund from these folks. Something needs to be done quick before the statue of limitation is exceeded.

    5. Oliver Irgendwo on March 10

      Check out the Management Team from Sonovation. You are going to see some familiar faces from the scammer team http://www.sonavation.com/management-3/ the very same person which started the project here in kickstarter from Arkami Inc. is still in the Manager list from Sonovation. This was all planned from start. Take our money and scam everybody.

    6. Oliver Irgendwo on March 10

      They are professional criminals at Sonovation and Arkami, Inc. first they took our $500.000 and developed the hell out of it, than they simple sold the company to Sonovation with some fake deal to sneak out of their obligation. Now selling under different name and products specs. the products which we have financed. And on top of all this Kickstarter just let it be like many other scams as well. Never again! I am cured from crowdfunding projects thats for sure!

    7. Lawrence J Speece on February 20

      Thanks Arik for the information you provided. I was unaware that Sonovation had not made any progress with the IDKEY-M! What a fiasco this has become. I have to wonder what Ben's role is in all this mess??

    8. Roger Brown on February 13

      KS = Keep Scamming?

    9. Matt Symons on February 11

      I live about 10 minutes from Sonovation's office here in Florida. Think I might stop by there to say hello.

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      Garrett Gee
      Superbacker
      on February 9

      lol.

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      Richard Sanborn on February 9

      Please send me my refund

    12. Marie-Andree Poisson
      Superbacker
      on February 8

      So is the "new" keys comming? ;-)

    13. Malcolm Butler on January 26

      So are we screwed or do we call this guy (Bruce Rector) and ask for the funds back?

    14. Arik on January 23

      In case someone had doubts.
      The final nail in this coffin has been nailed long time ago.

      January 19, 2017

      Better Business Bureau
      Southeast Florida and Caribbean Division
      441 Beacon Cir., Ste. 4
      West Palm Beach, FL 33407

      Re: Consumer Complaint by Arik , Complaint ID No. 90379XXX
      Dear Sir or Madam:
      On January 13, 2017, Sonavation Inc. (“Sonavation”) received the above-referenced complaint from the Better Business Bureau servicing Southeast Florida and the Caribbean (“BBB”) (the “Complaint”). By way of his Complaint, Arik (“Mr. Arik”) contends that a product initially presented by Arkami, Inc. (“Arkami”), and into which he invested monetary funds, has not been produced to date. He is requesting a refund of his investment from Sonavation. Sonavation appreciates the opportunity to provide this response.
      By way of background, Arkami presented the “myIDKEY” product through Kickstarter PBC (https://www.kickstarter.com), a web-based funding site (“Kickstarter”), in March 2013. For various reasons, the product was not delivered to Kickstarter participants and Arkami was unable to continue its operations. In December 2014, Sonavation acquired the foreclosed assets of Arkami from its secured shareholders. Following the acquisition, it became evident that Sonavation needed to invest additional time, energy, and resources to complete development of the product. Should Sonavation succeed in resolving certain design flaws, the company can apply for and obtain the required industry certifications and export approvals which are a prerequisite for delivery of the IDKEY™ M to consumers. Sonavation regrets any inconvenience Mr. Arik may have experienced.
      If you, or Mr. Arik, have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 561-209-1201. Thank you once again for allowing Sonavation the opportunity to address this customer concern.

      Very truly yours,
      Bruce Rector
      Bruce Rector
      Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
      Sonavation, Inc.

    15. Mance on January 22

      2 years and still nothing. No refund and now we have an orange turd in the White House. FML.

    16. Brett Unruh on January 20

      This is ridiculous. We all deserve a refund. We have endured a long enough wait.

    17. Arik on January 19

      On that note and without any personal gain from it have a look at Qkey - A smart, simple, and secure online experience.Its here on Kickstarter

    18. Arik on January 19

      Not expecting anything, but need to feel I have done SOMETHING :)

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      R. Sanchez Goldar on January 17

      Maybe we should celebrate some kind of aniversary?

    20. Richard van der Pool on January 15

      Still waiting for updates...

    21. Luke Stevenson on January 14

      4 years later, and it's kind of sad that a solo hacker has made more progress building something on his lonesome than the entire project team + Sonavations have achieved here.

      https://hackaday.io/project/9564-rpi-zero-wifi-enabled-hardware-password-manager

      Makes me think you wankers have completely forgotten about us.

    22. KS Addict
      Superbacker
      on January 14

      If any of the clowns from Sonavation happen to see this post please walk down the hall and punch Ben Chen in the nutz.

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      James Webster on January 13

      OMG are people really still here asking for a refund??? I gave up over a year ago and came back to see if there was any surprise update that we would see a product or our money back and its the same thing. Backers asking for refund and creator/Sonavation never responding back. Out of curiousity, has anyone heard from Sonavation?

    24. Arik on January 12

      Filed the complaint...with BBB .Just to make a point!

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      Steve on January 8

      Please refund - your team has been less than forthcoming with updates and has shown a severe lack of integrity and respect for customers

    26. J
      Superbacker
      on December 21

      Please refund my pledge

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      Morgan Gibson on December 18

      I am requesting a refund of my pledge.

    28. Shane Christman
      Superbacker
      on December 16

      Please come clean and refund my money or send me my myIDkey. It sucks getting screwed on these crowd funding sites when you're just trying to help someone make their dream a reality.

      -Shane

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      Margarete Quinones on December 15

      That's supposed to be BBB. Oops

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      Margarete Quinones on December 15

      I filed a complaint with the BBab last year that's why we got that lame update. I wrote to kickstarter just now. Let's see if they actually give a crap. I need to do the Attorney General. Has anyone consulted an attorney for a class action lawsuit? I think we deserve a refund of more money than what we paid for all the bullcrap this company has shoveled at us. They don't respond to emails anymore. Surprise surprise. And kickstarter you're funny be respectful and considerate. Maybe you should tell these scammers that. I hope they're choking on our money

    31. Trogdor
      Superbacker
      on December 6

      @KS
      Actually, I'd accept a video of that (no cup allowed) in lieu of the reward at that point. Not just Benny but all the Sr. Mgmt.

    32. KS Addict
      Superbacker
      on December 6

      @ Bruce Rector - We'll call it even if you walk down the hall to Ben Chen's office and kick him square in the nards. :-)

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      David Taterka on December 5

      Non-Response from the BBB complaint:

      Dear Sir or Madam:
      On November 29, 2016, Sonavation Inc. (“Sonavation”) received the above-referenced complaint from the Better Business Bureau servicing Southeast Florida and the Caribbean (“BBB”) (the “Complaint”). By way of his Complaint, David Taterka (“Mr. Taterka”) contends that a product initially presented by Arkami, Inc. (“Arkami”), and into which he invested monetary funds, has not been produced to date. He is requesting a refund of his investment from Sonavation. Sonavation appreciates the opportunity to provide this response
      .
      By way of background, Arkami presented the “myIDKEY” product through Kickstarter PBC
      (https://www.kickstarter.com), a web-based funding site (“Kickstarter”), in March 2013. For various reasons, the product was not delivered to Kickstarter participants and Arkami was unable to continue its operations. In December 2014, Sonavation acquired the foreclosed assets of Arkami from its secured shareholders. Following the acquisition, it became evident that Sonavation needed to invest additional time, energy, and resources to complete development of the product. Should Sonavation succeed in resolving certain design flaws, the company can apply for and obtain the required industry certifications and export approvals which are a prerequisite for delivery of the IDKEY™ M to consumers. Sonavation
      regrets any inconvenience Mr. Taterka may have experienced.

      If you, or Mr. Taterka, have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 561-209-1201. Thank you once again for allowing Sonavation the opportunity to address this customer concern.

      Very truly yours,
      Bruce Rector

      Bruce Rector
      Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
      Sonavation, Inc.

    34. KS Addict
      Superbacker
      on December 1

      +1 @ Alistair Dale They should have shipped us all a #2 pencil and a pad of post-it notes.

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      David Taterka on November 27

      I filed a complaint at your suggestion with the BBB.

      https://seflorida.app.bbb.org/complaint/new/90296916

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      Alistair Dale
      Superbacker
      on November 26

      Yay, I just designed my own version of the idkey- it's called paper and a pen. These guys should be ashamed of themselves as should Kickstarter. What a waste of time. I'll check in again in another three months and see if they have been to the man store and gotten a set of balls!!

    37. KS Addict
      Superbacker
      on November 21

      I looked up douche-bag in the dictionary:
      https://www.linkedin.com/in/benjaminchen88

    38. Jeff Ray on November 20

      Per the Kickstarter contract (during the time of this project);
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfill."
      I'm filing with the Florida Attorney General and putting in a complaint with the BBB. Please join me.

    39. davidicus on November 8

      Sonavation: just nail the coffin if this is dead!

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      Carl Ritter on October 27, 2016

      Long ago I accepted that this project had died. I accepted that I had made a bad investment. I accepted that I had lost my money.

      What I cannot accept is that Sonavation refuses to give us closure by telling us the project is dead. Their silence is deplorable and reprehensible.

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      dim3m on October 26, 2016

      It was very stupid of them changing the overall design in the beginning. Which pretty much ate up most of the funds and caused additional delays. Delays cost money. And the design change was also rigged. To the original founders of myIDkey, you guys are worthless .

    42. Edgar Arroyo on October 23, 2016

      I keep coming back to see what others have posted and see that nothing has changed. I'll check back in a few more months. They should be forced to return their CES awards. VAPORWARE!!!!

    43. KolbyPanda on October 18, 2016

      Can I just have an old working laptop instead? IT may be a little heavier but I can put passwords on it instead.. *giggle*

    44. JimM on October 12, 2016

      IHere's another project of the same variety for those willing to roll the dice again. I'm pretty sure Big Ben isn't on hand to mismanage this one. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/limpkin/mooltipass-mini-your-passwords-on-the-go

    45. Christof Reithinger on October 1, 2016

      Wonder if I get my ID-key for Christmas.... most likely not... would be a nice surprise..

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      R. Sanchez Goldar on September 27, 2016

      When will this drama end?

    47. Joel D on September 26, 2016

      Ok, since its long since obvious that I'm never going to see my myIDkey in any shape or form, feel free to send me one of the CES trophies for a product that never existed. I put this scam right up there with the Radiate Tee Shirt guy...

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