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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.
3,927 backers pledged $473,333 to help bring this project to life.

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Posted by Arkami, Inc. (Creator)

Dear Kickstarters,

It has been an amazing journey so far and we appreciate all the great feedback and excitement about the product. We have been working hard to collect all your feedback and review these ideas in our product planning sessions. The goal of the product team is to incorporate as many great ideas as possible without affecting the integrity of the product and our launch date. We hope that you will see many of your great ideas in the current or future releases. Over the last few weeks we have also received great product validation from various experts in the industry. They are all impressed with the feedback we have received from the Kickstarter community. We are delighted to announce that this team of experts have agreed to join the company's Advisory Board. We think you will agree they are all very accomplished in their respective fields and are a great addition to the myIDkey team.

New Advisory Board members include:

Arkami Advisory Board

Mikko Hakkarainen: director engineering, Maxim Integrated Products, GE Research. As a versatile electrical engineer he has broad-based expertise in integrated circuit design and definition for consumer, medical, and wireless electronics applications. His designs for innovative products reinforce an organization's position as an industry leader. He also utilizes his extensive international experience and social acumen to develop and maintain visibility with customers worldwide.

Geir Magnusson Jr.: former CTO Viggle. He's served as a technical executive and leader for companies such as Gilt Groupe,10gen, Joost, Adeptra, Bloomberg and Intel, and has built systems and solutions for industries ranging from financial markets to digital audio. He also has broad experience in open source, having founded several significant open source projects, such as Apache Geronimo, Apache Harmony and Apache Velocity. He's also an international speaker on open source and software technology.

Dave Rand: chief technologist for internet content security for Trend Micro . He is responsible for creating innovative solutions to problems such as spam, phishing and pharming. Rand is a pioneer of network-layer spam blocking technologies and founded Kelkea which was acquired by Trend Micro. Prior to Kelkea, he co-founded AboveNet Communications, the co-location company with the largest IP network that went public in 1998 and was acquired by Metromedia Fiber Network in 1999. He has also held senior positions at Cisco, National Semiconductor, and Novell.

Harriet Seitler: CMO and executive vice president for both OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Harpo Studios. She oversees all marketing and social media strategies for both the network and the studio. Seitler is a Harpo veteran with more than 15 years' experience in promoting "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and launching key brand extensions and new media ventures that maximize its audience. Prior to working at Harpo, Seitler served as vice president, marketing at ESPN.

Leo Spiegel: managing partner at Mission Ventures, a Southern California venture capital firm that invests in early stage IT companies. Prior to joining Mission Ventures, Leo Spiegel was President of Digital Island, Inc., a leading provider of global e-business network and content delivery services. Leo joined Digital Island as a result of a merger with Sandpiper Networks, Inc., the world's first content delivery service provider for the Internet, where he was the chairman, president, and chief executive officer. In 2000, Leo won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.

More to do, lots of work ahead but with your support we know we will ship a great product later this year and we are looking forward to hearing how you are using the myIDkey in your everyday lives.

You asked, We listened - Backer Power Needed

Posted by Arkami, Inc. (Creator)

Thank you to all for your comments and feedback.  It has certainly helped us to review an additional  number of use cases and areas of integration based on the myIDkey API so we can work on extending a good platform into a great platform.  

But on to the main reason for the update...It is really really magnificent to roar past the $150,000 campaign goal.  Now, we want to give back to this supporter community by upgrading every myIDkey with an onboard capacity of 8GB.  That's  a lot of passwords ! But more importantly you can also store lots and lots of your favorite files, music, photos or whatever you choose to save on your myIDkey!  

So we are asking for your help again to reach our stretch goal of $250,000  and everyone gets more!! Please tweet, google, facebook, email your friends our link http://kck.st/W33fb4 and ask them to help us get to our stretch goal....everyone wins!  Thank you 

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Initial goal reached - now for the stretch goals

Posted by Arkami, Inc. (Creator)

Dear Kickstarter

We reached our initial target goal of $150,000 in just 2 days and we continue to be blown away by the support from you! We will be releasing our Stretch goals today and really hope you will be delighted and excited to help us reach the next level.  

Thanks to you we are getting some great press coverage, which we have added to the Kickstarter page:

"The (myIDkey) thumb drive stores passwords across various services, letting you take 'em on the run." - Engadget

"I hate to use the term "sexy" to describe a gadget, but if the myIDkey isn't "sexy," at least it's "damn fine." - CNET

"I tried to think of anything I might want to add to this password management powerhouse, and didn't come up with anything." - PC Magazine

"For interacting with mobile devices, myIDkey communicates over Bluetooth, providing password management using their iOS and Android apps." - BYTE (& Information Week)

"If you're worried about accidentally brushing your finger against the drive on your keychain, you can add an optional tap sequence to further protect passwords." - LAPTOP Magazine

"You can plug the device into a computer via USB, or you can connect it to a laptop or a mobile device via Bluetooth - it's a veritable all-around password depot." - Digital Trends

"Should you happen to misplace your myIDkey or have it stolen, it is a snap to deactivate its contents for added peace of mind." - Ubergizmo

We are sorting through the Kickstarter comments and thinking about community feature packs and what else we can "squeeze"  in the initial software release.  Keep telling us what you want!  The product is progressing quickly and with your help we can exceed all of our expectations.   We are very excited that you will be the first to have product shipped to you as it comes off the production line! Stay tuned!,

The myIDkey Team

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Can you use the myIDkey with 3rd party password managers

Posted by Arkami, Inc. (Creator)

Thanks for your comment and question regarding 3rd party integration. Currently, sync is designed to work with the myIDkey software. Support for other Password Manager software is a topic we have identified as an important feature and have it on our roadmap. Thanks for the suggestion.