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Unfortunately I hadn’t learned Kickstarter lesson # 2. - don’t back ANY technology innovations. The tech will be obsolete by the time you get the product.
Lesson #1 - Don’t count on getting anything for your $$. I’ve learned long ago, Kickstarter is not a marketplace and there are Lots of crooks here who can take your money with Kickstarters permission
Update please. Yes now.
Can anyone give an update here? Seems not much update from the creator?
Hi Podo Labs, I agree with Stefan and it is worth repeating - "I demand an update till Friday, Jan 26th 2018, latest. That update shall explain what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned. In addition It shall give information about the next steps and a reliable timeline." - Thanks
How come I still haven't received anything yet! I have backed 2 projects on KS and none of them are legit. I think Ks should do something on this issue...
I just looked at Belle and they haven’t updated or commented on that since early December. Those backers are really f@cked.
Yeah, I am thinking these are bad guys. KS almost promotes this type of behavior and irresponsibility. It is really a shame. The worst are the idiots that always say, “this is not Amazon, you are investing in an idea—keep up the great work creator!!!”. By the way, that is true but that doesn’t excuse deception and trickery, nor transparency.
Podo labs appears to be a bunch of hacks with a great PR machine and a bunch of fools that just invest blindly (like me). I am embarrassed I invested. I told my wife and kids to sit tight and their corded headphones would be great. Now they are all laughing at me. I am a sucker.
I’m with KennethS on this one; as their website doesn’t even have an actual/active customer service page it’s simply a subscription area.
I’ll be cutting back on “crowdfunding” until Kickstarter can become more accountable for scammers.
I am resigned to the realization that these will likely never be produced and my money has been flushed away. I’m just thankful I didn’t fund the far more expensive Belle speakers....
@Podo, i'd like to citate the ToU chapter 3: "Don’t lie to people. Don’t post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Don’t do anything deceptive or fraudulent." and chapter 4: "Throughout the process, creators owe their backers a high standard of effort, honest communication, and a dedication to bringing the project to life."
The last updates you posted are clearly violating the ToU. I demand an update till Friday, Jan 26th 2018, latest. That update shall explain what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from finishing the project as planned. In addition It shall give information about the next steps and a reliable timeline.
Still waiting for my jack...
I'm finding out a sad truth about kickstarter. By the time we get a product it has a good chance of being obsolete. I have two quality bluetooth Rx now. I'm hoping for a wow factor that will blow them away. Both were a lot more costly than this one so it is not a great loss. Something to think about when investing.
Also backer #773...
Still waiting for my jack and covers....
Still waiting for my product
I just took the https://podolabs.com/support/jack/… manuel and made it into a PDF if anyone wants a copy just email me at gmail.
Is the customer service hire supposed to respond to the comments section? If not, is there anyone from Podo Labs checking this section?
Supposed to receive since June 2017...
Im backer 268. I dont get shit.
@jospeh, don’t you also mean “Home of fraud and no accountability”?
Everyone who is demanding a refund... Stop its not going to happen nor will you ever (well 99% sure) receive one from a business using kickstarter to crowd-source their product. This is kickstarter, the home of innovation and no refunds.
Well I'm backer #368 and I haven't received (or heard) anything, despite the update two months ago now saying that "several hundred" had been received.
At this point I'm not very hopeful!
So I'm down $25, thank fuck I cancelled my Belle pledge!
Checking in to see what sort of excuses are being floated now about the failure to fulfill this project.
Hi, I’m a backer in the UK(number 14149). Please advise when this is scheduled for dispatch please. Thanks
Did anyone get an answer mail?
Haven’t checked in, in well, the longest time; seems we’re all getting ignored still... so... ummm
DOWN WITH PODO?! I guess?
I still havent receive and i am an early backer, what do you suggest.
Waited 2 days for the so-called new customer service hire to reply backers.....It's really hard to have a positive outlook on this especially when you've failed to do what you posted in recent update let alone many updates ago. No news is definitely not good news here! Please reply.
I am so happy i backed out of the Belle campaign on time. More then 6 months delay for this technique, imagine the time the backers of the belle will have to wait. To infinity and beyond....
I'm backer #3 048, i don't receive any product :-( I asked to Kickstarter for a refund, not possible. I have to ask it to Podo Labs.....
Very disappointed :-(
I sent you a message regarding my new shipping address, but not getting any acknowledgement from you. Please let me know if you have updated my shipping address. Thank you.
Rather then hoping for a new update im now hoping for a refund
Hello, I am backer #16,347. If the product design and manufacturing of few pieces are complete, why is the rest of production so slow? 5000 piece per 2 months and that too without any delays? This is the first time I backed a Kickstarter project and now I am regretting making that choice. They delayed it stating that they wanted superior quality but the final product doesn't even look appealing now. It looks completely different than the one shown in the campaign. I don't even want the product now but without refunds and any help from Kickstarter, we are stuck with it.
What do I need to do in order to get a refund because this is RIDICULOUS!?! Here we are backing the product and getting very little updates other than to say there have been delays. I realize things like this take time and events happen that delay the progress but I needed this months ago and clearly it’ll be even longer before they are ready. I want my money back!!!
Hello, evidently for the last comments, you have not managed to handle the communication correctly, at least.
It would have been interesting to see the progress more often. I think we understand that things happen, and that there are many unforeseen events (although you presented yourself as a company with experience in the market) but what is not understandable is that it takes so long for the few advances.
As a sign of respect should in this 2018, you should correct this error, which costs nothing in terms of communication with the community that gave them support.
Improve the correction times, execution and last details, because it's been a long time!
Go into your backerkit account,it’s tied up with your ks act so it’ll use the same email to log in,once logged in you can edit address etc :)
How can I change the shipping address? Thanks
@Ch.firstname.lastname@example.org can you reword that or something? I am curious, but it made no sense.
Also, don't worry, they are not immune to legal action if they do not produce. I think they know that. They know that most of their backers are pissed. What needs to be happening is a few updates a week to tell us the exact steps they are taking. They are not doing that and it is definitely making things worse for everybody involved.
Can one person please acknowledge they have received one of the first 500. I wonder if this is indeed complete B.S.
I know the creator is completely incompetent and clueless as to how to manufacture something but up until reading these last few comments I didn’t think they were lying. Now I am not so sure.....
How funny will it be if they announce another campaign and start raising more money? How about a wireless charger that works from across the room? I bet they could raise $1,000,000 with that one and 90% of the backers would defend them while they delay and don’t do anything.
You have to hand it to Podo Labs, they found a way to make a bunch of money while telling stories. 👍
Waiting for Podo is just like waiting for Godot
Each company is able to produce more than 100 pieces per day, otherwise the costs are too high. Should actually be very easy to reach these numbers. Why is not that the case? Do only two employees do it all by hand or how?
My Brother has written kickstarter and itˋs not happening they told him, they are not responsible for it. Kickstarter is probably more interested in than to the users on his Commission.
I've worked in a company that has produced, and something like that is not yet under me. Clear error happen but that is communicated accordingly.
Have anybody got the device yet?
@June, in the update before they said that the first day of the new customer support person will be Dec. 18th, And KS ToU state that communication with backers is mandatory and does not depend on a designated person.
Nothing till now.
Last update state that their new customer service hire would be here on 15th Jan. Chill guys. At least wait until then to direct your questions and/or demands. Can stop bombarding the comment section now.
Does anyone know if there's a similar product out on the market now? I only see 3.5 jack bluetooth transmitters that basically does the opposite of what this is supposed to do. Thanks.
I'm backer #135 and I haven't had anything yet. Not even a tracking number. And I ordered black which was apparently the first batch....