Funded! This project was successfully funded on December 12, 2011.

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      Creator Daniel Gomez on February 28

      Mine NEVER worked at all. Ask for a replacement NEVER received.

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      Creator Plai on November 27

      Hi Buckshot, I just messaged you. We know why it happened and have fixed this issue. Hi Kassidy and Sue, I just messaged you as well. Thanks!

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      Creator Sue Hollingsworth on October 25

      I never recieved my stylus.

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      Creator Kassidy Kanter on October 16, 2013

      I never received the second version of the stylus despite sending several emails.

      Please contact me regarding this issue.

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      Creator Buckshot on September 14, 2013

      When I received the second version I was very impressed and praised it here. Now a little over 6 months later it is all dried up and can barely make marks. Now worse than Version 1.

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      Creator Plai on May 19, 2013

      Hi Clayton, we shipped out your styluses in October. I messaged you, thanks!

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      Creator Clayton Wakida on May 18, 2013

      I have not yet received my Estylo styluses. I last I heard from Plai was asking for my shipping address back in Oct. 2012. While I appreciate not receiving the first batch of Estylos that I probably would have had to get replacements for anyway, I am still wondering when the product will show up.

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      Creator Plai on April 12, 2013

      Craig, we sent yours out over a year ago. We then sent a replacement stylus in January that you never got... Then we sent you 3 private messages that you didn't reply to. Message us back please, thanks.

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      Creator Craig Solomon on April 8, 2013

      Twice you promised you would send a replacement, months and months and months and months.. and nothing. Plai, not sure if you're just lying or what... beyond disappointed.

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      Creator Plai on March 26, 2013

      Thanks Sam!
      You probably got a defective one Luke, I will message you. Thanks!

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      Creator luke on March 26, 2013

      I waited for over a year for this thing to be delivered and it barely worked at all. You have to push really hard to get it to do anything and I don't feel like doing that with an expensive tablet. My wife now uses it as a hairpin.

      All the best. I hope your future projects are a little more.. functional?

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      Creator Sam Mendez on March 25, 2013

      Hi, I receiving the new version for Stylo and recognize that it is much better than first version.

      Please keep it up!

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      Creator Plai on March 2, 2013

      Hi Craig, I just messaged you. Thanks!

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      Creator Craig Solomon on February 28, 2013

      Still don't have the replacement as promised.. six weeks now and nothing nothing nothing nothing,...

      and nothing.

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      Creator Plai on February 18, 2013

      Hi Diana, we sent you a confirmation email back in October. You just replied now and we will be sending you your stylus asap. Thanks!

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      Creator Diana Wang on February 17, 2013

      Dear Plai,

      I have been patiently waiting for my stylus that was originally meant for a Christmas gift... Two Christmases ago now. I am still waiting but have yet to receive my stylus. I've been following up with all of your updates and understand that you have been running into many problems and have been answering people's questions. Are there styluses that are still being sent out to the folks who haven't received them yet?

      -Diana

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      Creator Plai on February 11, 2013

      Hi Craig, we sent you a message. It was sent out 3 weeks ago you should have gotten it by. Thanks!

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      Creator Craig Solomon on February 11, 2013

      Been 3-4 weeks since you reconfirmed my address to send a replacement and still nothing.

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      Creator Plai on February 10, 2013

      In case you didn't check out update #22, the mexican government didn't grant us the 'Plai Innovations' name so we're going to rebrand as 'NYON Innovations'. Also, about 20 haven't gotten back to us about their pledge. Get back to us please, thanks everyone!!

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      Creator Plai on February 10, 2013

      Frank, I just messaged you. The correct amount were sent out, did your packaged looked tampered in any way?
      Geerten, I just messaged you. We would like to get to the bottom of this, people who got 1.8 love it! We learned our lesson a few months ago already and have been greatly improving every aspect of what we do. We think we know why the ones you got aren't as good. Get back to us, thanks!

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      Creator Geerten on February 10, 2013

      Dear Plai,

      The arrived in the mailbox. Thanks for sending them over.

      To be honest; I'm very disappointed with the quality of the stylusses. The tip only works in exactly one position and the finish of the paint is lousy. The area where wood is unpainted looks exactly like its was kept clear with tape when applying the paint. Then the tape was removed and the rough edges and smirk was left like it is. They are hardly magnetic. yes they will stick but the least movement makes them drop off, so that has no use (iPad2).
      I have to agree with the majority of the people that backed you. This project did not result in anything I hoped for. Probably this is the case for all parties involved, including you.

      Leaves me to say that I respect you for the attempt and seeing it all through. It must have been hard at times, considering everything that has been said here about your way of working & communicating. (I've had my share in this as well, to be honest).
      Well, hopefully you are taking valuable lessons away from this, because we all paid dearly for them :-)

      Cheers,
      Geerten

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      Creator Frank Samol on February 5, 2013

      After more than a year's wait I finally received one estylo for my pledge of 45 USD (no idea which version), in a color that I have not ordered. This should have actually entitled me for receiving 4 styluses, in different colors.

      The ugly thing is that the address sticker states that the package contains 4 magnetic styluses and 1 non-magnetic stylus, while only one stylus was inside.

      I can only warn to make any further pledge for Plai on Kickstarter, Unfortunately, there seems to be no way to get the money back or make a formal complaint to Kickstarter.

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      Creator Buckshot on February 1, 2013

      VERSION 1.8 STUNNING!!!!!

      I was one of the "earlier" recipients of my Estylo and was just grateful to get it. It worked--but just as well/poorly as the other stuff out there and basically I continued my hunt for a better stylus. Like everyone else I was disappointed about the fulfillment process, but basically after I received my stylus I moved on. I didn't think good or poorly enough to give review and I had already expressed my two bits about the fulfillment process.

      Nearly I year later I was surprised to get an email from Plai about sending me a free 1.8. I was surprised since I had stopped following this project but what the heck. I received my 1.8 just 10 minutes ago and skeptically did a test with the fat tip. WOW. This is REALLY amazing (to me anyways) so much so I am back on here to let everyone know.

      I am using Noteshelf (magnified mode in smallest setting, thinnest line) and this stylus is amazing. I can write fast and it is legible and easy. I don't have to "try" to write well. The stylus does not make annoying tapping on the glass, there is no drag--the line is smooth and "normal" looking (no shaky edges). And fat tip isn't too clunky or a hindrance to detailed handwriting! I am super detail-oriented, OCD, A-type personality--someone who likes teeny things like the smallest finest handwriting--and to be able to do it fast. I think I just found the perfect stylus (note this may also be due to a good paring with Noteshelf in magnify mode).

      Thank you Plai!

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      Creator Thy Leds on January 31, 2013

      got the 1.8 version and its def an improvement ...

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      Creator William Graves on January 29, 2013

      Liking the 1.8 version! Nice work!

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      Creator Plai on January 23, 2013

      We messaged out again all of the backers that haven't reconfirmed their addresses, get back to us please. Any backer who wasn't happy with 1.1 get back to us. Thanks!

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      Creator Plai on January 22, 2013

      Hi Brogan, I'm surprised you didn't post my reply to them. Basically they had older versions of Estylo. Now if you read the recent comments of people who have received version 1.8 that would be nice. Thanks!

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      Creator Brogan Thomsen on January 22, 2013

      As you can see from my other backed projects and comments...I tend to be a forgiving and nice guy. The basic theme of this comment is just how embarrassing this project is/was. I have basically quit kickstarter now. I copy a few comments below. As you know one does not have to go way back or cherry pick negative comments, they are by far in the majority. I have left out the hot head calling "fraud" ones. I have asked for some replacements and will of course will update my feedback/endorsements as fits. Good luck.
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      Estylo Comments examples

      Benoit Ricard on December 26
      Good morning Plai,
      I have received my pen few months ago. My first impression was that a wood stylus was a good idea for a hi tech gear as an Ipad. Out of the box it was working correctly after finding as suitable place on the stylus where conduction was good; otherwise contact is sporadic and drawing not easy. I never understood the concept of dual tips - doesn't work. Sad because the concept was interesting because the stylus square shape is easy to hold and offer a good control. The angle of the tip is optimal to see our work but there is no conductivity on the small tip and to work the large tip, the rubber pad have to lay flat on the Ipad. But with time, conductivity of the pen have reduced to almost zero and does not work anymore. I am currious to know if you have modified your process to improve conductivity and longevity of the product. As is I don't think that is ready of large production even if the look and feel is great.
      Best regards.


      P v Santen on January 2
      Hi Plai,
      I received my Estylo a couple of days ago and they are all 4 very bad. You have to press hard on the Estylo, probably because the conductivity is very low. I could only use the wide part, the small part didn't work at all.
      I am NOT pleased with this project: the first delivery took a year above the planned date of december 2011 and the product is the worst stylus I ever used on the iPad. I gave one to my 10 year old son and within a minute, he changed back to his finger in the app Draw Something and asked if he could use my Bamboo stylus again.
      So please send me new ones that work or refund my money!!


      Darren Abrahams on December 21
      Mine never worked. Gave up on it :-(


      Brent Brown on November 23
      Guys, if you haven't received yours yet, believe me, you are not missing anything. I got mine and and after seeing how terrible it was on the first use, it has sat there on the table mocking me like an $8 piece of wood. So, even though I have had it for months, I have probably used it only marginally more than you people who have not received it at all yet.


      Kristi Sundquist on September 5
      Like others have reported below, minimal use (it doesn't really work well for what I need it for, so it is my backup stylus) and the coating on the tip is peeling off.
      What a frustrating project to have backed! I waited forever for an item that doesn't really work as well as it was marketed to, then it comes apart almost right away! How disappointing! To anyone else who is frustrated: this is NOT an example of how kickstarter projects usually work.

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      Creator Plai on January 21, 2013

      Hi Patrick, we agree that we must improve our communication. We use a special industrial glue so it will be very hard for the tip to come off.
      Hi Evan, our goal was not to sound phishy but to make things right with the resources we have.
      Hola Jose, enviamos su producto en Octubre. Ya tiene que llegar o no tarda en llegar. Me avisas, gracias!
      Hi Aaron, sorry about not having green. We ran out.
      Thanks Kevin!
      Hi Sander, our communication is our weakest point but we plan to continually improve on that as well.

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      Creator SanderM on January 21, 2013

      Just received my shipment! Nice and simple minimalistic packaging - great for on the shelve. I played with it for a few minutes, and have to say am satisfied with the product. I hope it won't break in a few days, but for now it looks good! The stylus is way smaller than I expected, but it feels really nice to hold. They should make pens with this shape! The 'spongy side' does need a bit of pressure, and aiming for a certain point is still a bit hard when writing - I guess I should look for an app that moves the drawing point a bit up and to the left from the pressure point.

      TL/DR: All in all, I'm happy to have finally received mine. Stylus looks good!
      To Plai: Good job on improving the product, with a few adjustments you might have a real gem here. As many said before (myself included) for future projects KEEP YOUR BACKERS UPDATED! Not many people really mind waiting on the product of a crowdfund, but they like to know what's happening and feel included in the process. That's why they invested!

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      Creator Kevin Reichard on January 20, 2013

      I was one of the first to receive an Estylo and I was registered my big disappointment with the product. To Plai's credit, they worked very hard to improve the product and sent me another one (1.8). Talk about a vast improvement! The wide end -- with the new spongy, plasticy paint -- worked really well on my iPad. I didn't ask for a replacement, but I was very happy to get one, and I appreciate the work went both into improving the product and to pleasing backers.

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      Creator Aaron Hulsîzer on January 20, 2013

      i received my 4x estylos' on friday (january 18). while it took 1 year 1 month and 6 days, i'm still happy...but would you believe i have 2 other Kickstarter backed projects even older than i'm waiting on! : Orbit (which was funded on Oct 5, 2011) and Waldok (April 9th, 2011). The point of mentioning this is to say i'm just grateful I received my estylos even though i guess the green ones weren't made? : {o

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      Creator Jose Martin Marcelo Nuñez on January 19, 2013

      Hace días envíe el correo que me pidieron y no tengo respuesta.

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      Creator Evan Silverstein on January 18, 2013

      Did anyone get a message about a free Estylo 1.8? Seems a little phishy to me....

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      Creator Patrick on January 14, 2013

      I received my Estylo yesterday. Here are my initial impressions:
      1. Kudos on the minimal packaging and no plastic! The package was a bit crushed perhaps due to shipping?
      2. The wider end of the Estylo seems to work but requires a harder press to register while the narrow end requires even more force and only worked when I used the wider flat side. I'm concerned it will scratch the glass on my devices so it's doubtful I'll be using the narrow end.
      3. The stylus is light but almost feels too light.
      4. The wider spongy tip looks like it might peel off from the wood over time.

      I backed this project and others for the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, not just to receive a product therefore I'm not regretting my participation. However I would suggest that there be better, frequent communication with your backers.

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      Creator Plai on January 11, 2013

      Hi Tucker, yes yours was shipped in October. I messaged you

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      Creator Tucker Rowlinson on January 11, 2013

      So I had my address reconfirmed back in October... and nothing came of it, no styluses have shown up at my door. Just wondering when they (I say "they" because I paid for the slightly-more-supportive Artist's Set) will *actually* be shipped.

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      Creator Plai on January 11, 2013

      I would also like to add that were a small new company so please don't expect for us to have everything figured out. We're learning greatly from this experience and we are very appreciative of all our backers. Without you we would not be here.

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      Creator Plai on January 11, 2013

      I am not asking you to kiss our backside. These endeavors are pricey, just message us. And theirs a big difference between $8 and $800. Thanks!

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      Creator Plai on January 11, 2013

      Ken message us

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      Creator Ken's Lil' Sister on January 11, 2013

      Plai,

      You are a joke, "only supportive $8 backers will get a replacement". REALLY?! You make that type of statement and want to launch another project on Kickstarter?!?! Do you not think other people will not look into this project and see how you treat your "supporters"? You took my money wither it was $8 or $800 and sent me an item that never worked. I wrote you almost a year ago when arguably I was "still supportive" whatever that means and you refused to send me a replacement. I am not sure what you want, but I will not kiss your backside to get a replacement on a product that NEVER worked.
      I am certain that your new "cutting edge" technology will fare the same as this one.
      Good Day to you.

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      Creator Plai on January 11, 2013

      Louise yours were shipped back in October. Please message us, thanks!

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      Creator Louise Richardson on January 11, 2013

      Still don't have mine.

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      Creator Plai on January 11, 2013

      Patrick, we shipped yours back in October and again in December. The one shipped in December should have arrived or will arrive within a few days. Sometimes international orders take between 13 to 18 business days to arrive.
      Justin sorry for the mix up. Your in L.A so you should get yours within a few days.
      Ken, we shipped yours back in April which was version 1.1. Only supportive $8 backers will get a replacement.
      Brogan, some of the backers are tricky. Please check our message
      Daniel your also close by and should get yours within a few days.

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      Creator Ken's Lil' Sister on January 11, 2013

      @Daniel don't worry, got grab a wooden chopstick, wear the skinny end down on some concrete then grab a tin of cheap paint, dip the fat end into it and VIOLA! you have it.

      IT DOES NOT WORK.

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      Creator Daniel on January 11, 2013

      I still have yet to receive any of mine ...

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      Creator Brogan Thomsen on January 11, 2013

      Soda be technically clear my one pen on the fat side works maybe 10% of the time.
      On the small end it works zero never has gotten to work whatsoever in fact I wasn't sure it was even supposed to.. Till I read here the comments that many people were having the same problem.
      Again my history with kick starter is I funded seven or eight projects and unfortunately yours was the worst of the bunch. So again I suggest you do a lot a lot more homework before your next project.
      I guess I needn't point out when I look through other kick starter projects there's always a few that have complaints. Has to be expected but the comments here the majority are negative.... Just dismal!

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      Creator Brogan Thomsen on January 11, 2013

      Well heck.... It's been a year since funding and it sure seems like you're having some problems still...
      For me your relatively dismal performance has put me off kick starter in general. Which is too bad.
      I received the four for $58 sometime this past fall opened the box.... And unfortunately it was not very happy from the get-go..
      Try to drawing program tried the thing could get it to work occasionally being flat on the big tip.
      I got four to give as gifts for friends to impress them at my cool stuff I'm finding on kick starter.
      Now, as I still read recent comments running mostly negative.... I see I'm not alone at all.
      So bottom line I'm not sure what version I have 1.1 whatever maybe you could send me 1.8 or your most recent. Although from what I'm reading here I won't get my hopes up. Seriously how embarrassing to read so so many were people got them out-of-the-box use them once and just gave up it's not a good endorsement right??
      I took a few still shots of my usage and even a small video I was planning to send to you but from the comments it doesn't look like I need to tell you much.... To let you know it's not working.
      So should I email you directly somehow I guess I will open up the other three and give them a try but I assume they will be dismal disappointments also.
      Like many I too would probably rather just have a refund... But I'm guessing you guys aren't doing that right?
      Good luck in your next venture try to improve.......

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      Creator Jinting Wang on January 11, 2013

      I also haven't received mine despite getting emails about address confirmation. Will I ever get it?

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      Creator Patrick on January 11, 2013

      I haven't received mine either although I've received e-mails saying it's being shipped. I've confirmed my address at least twice...where oh where is my Estylo?

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