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@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....
Last time they logged into Kickstarter: Mar 31 2015
Maybe an update is in the works?
Vaporware company...create fake products to get funding to line their own pockets.
@Scott Beard - "late March"...but they didn't say which year.
"Kickstarters will be the first to begin receiving the new Sonavation® IDKEY™ M-Series Device. Shipping to Kickstarters will begin in late March and will continue for several months until all Kickstarter orders are fulfilled." It's as "late March" as you can get. Update?
In-case you don't follow them on social media... recent post from @Sonavation twitter:
"Curious about last week's #ConnectID? Cue the highlight reel: http://idkey.es/6014Nbq0"
The pics display small, here are the full sized versions:
I hope this means the Sonavation crew are hard at work this weekend printing shipping labels and sending out packages.
"We are on course to begin shipping the first units at the end of this month with the remaining shipping over the next couple of months. "
When can we expect the next update?
After 2 years I think those of us that remained with this project should get some kind of bonus
This has FRAUD written all over it. Perhaps I should file an inquiry with my State Attorneys office
Are you guys' (Sonovation) surprised in the low interest ? most people have moved on and forgotten about this. With the project 2 years behind your still claiming it's going to take 2 months to ship ? don't be surprised if most people don't believe you, me included. I'm at the point yeah sure whatever, I'll believe you when I have working model in my hands.
yes webcast would be great idea, at least people who are not close and interested could enjoy it!
I too am Leary about product and delivery. Why cancel the event. You say low response rate well why not move into this century and do a web cast at least we can then see something
I wish I could get excited about this. But the design has changed so much since the original Kickstarter, it's pretty much useless to me. The app to maintain passwords has always been riddled with bugs to the point that it wasn't worth trying updates. This is growing into a solution in search of a problem.
Dear Sonovation, I think I speak for many backers when I say that we're not interested in Demos, events, or videos. This experience has been a roller coaster of disappointment. While we're cautiously optimistic about your promises of April Shipping, It's nothing we haven't heard before. If you wish to prove yourself to us, your backers, and drag the reputation that Arkami has so generously passed on to you, out of the mud, try communication instead. Talk to us like we were in some way relevant to you and maybe you'll get less paper weight remarks and more optimism.
13 days into March and ZERO word from MySonvationKeyId..or whatever they call themselves now ;-) ... They tweet daily from the twitter.com/idkey account ... radio silence here
Last time they logged into kickstarter = Last login Feb 25 2015
Starting to feel like the 'same old same old' again
Communicaton / com·mu·ni·ca·tion
noun 1. the imparting or exchanging of information or news.
Chris, I found that they are not heavy enough to even make a good paperweight.
We should get these just about the time that USB C and biometrics are mainstream.
@Kim Bryant I also received one and would have to agree with @Chris Davies. Mine still works but is very unpredictable. Looking forward to the new version though. Hopefully there is some improvement.
@Kim Bryant- i received one, most expensive paperweight I've ever owned. Update Please?!
I agree with Eric L Karr. especially since I didn't receive one the first time they were shipping (I'm curious who actually did) and I never got a phone call or email from Ben thanking me for my patience. So I would hope that the early backers would be rewarded for their patience.
Update : noun ˈəpˌdāt/
an act of bringing something or someone up to date, or an updated version of something.
@Creator/Sonavation How will you be shipping these? In other words what order are you going to use? Yes, I am wondering if since I am one of the first 100 Backers that is in an Early Early Bird tier will I be one of the first to receive it?
Any update on shipment?
@Engels - Info about refunds: http://idkey.com/kickstarter-faq/
Will Sonavation be issuing refunds?
Sonavation will not be issuing refunds. All Kickstarters will be shipped the Sonavation® IDKEY™ M-Series Device.
I need a refund, please.
I don't need a meet and greet. Just myIdKey
You know what would be better than meet-and-greets with the Sonavation team?
Getting the actual myIDkey(s) that I pledged for.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I should also include "Thank" to all of the remaining Arkami team and i hope you find satifying new positions with Sonovation!
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.
finally some good news...
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 ,)
That's a great news, thanks for keeping us in mind and bring this project to live again. Keep us updated, waiting for mine.
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 !