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I'm willing to bet the iExpander (a very much failed kickstarter) will come to life before the agent watch
R.I.P Agent Smartwatch, the worlds smartest scam. I wonder how much it costs to change your name? Wouldn't be surprised if Chris Walker has done so.
Just got my Microsoft Band. Great device, but there's still a place for the Agent... Looking forward to the May update, as I'm sure everyone is :) . Sweepstake on, oh, Agent2.0, watch straps, kittens and thanking everyone for their support and patience?
I WANT MY MONEY BACK PLEASE?????????????? I WORK HARD FOR IT AND IS BEEN 1 YEAR OVER THE DATE OF DELIVER.....REALLY?!
More than a million dollars pledged to nothing. We should get our money back.
For anyone still insane enough to trust Chris Walker at Secret Labs to deliver AGENT you may want to consider FCC approval. This takes time and has to happen before the watch ships. Chris Walker himself has mentioned the cost and time this takes.
He hasn't applied for FCC approval of AGENT.
Go find the application. It doesn't exist. Just like AGENT.
JUst had a response from Carl of the .Net rocks podcast:
"I see by all of the comments here that this is vaporware. I will mention it the next time we record a show. You gotta admit, though, it looked pretty cool. :)"
@Richard - Thanks for the link to the .NET rocks podcast.
EVERYONE here should post comments on ANYTHING that mentions AGENT or Chris Walker. Googles spiders look for things like this and I hope that one day we will see the first couple of pages of google search filled with Chris Walkers name being dragged through the mud. He deserves to be utterly destroyed by what he has done on KickStarter.
@Andrew Rhodes, well spotted. From that, I found this https://www.facebook.com/download/1567614546854238/Kickstarter%20Projects.pdf
The good lady has compiled a list of about 140 Kickstarter scams totalling about $15 million pledged by 173,000 backers. The good news is we Agent suckers are right up there in total $ pledged. The bad news is we just got pipped at the post by CST 01 The World's Thinnest Watch.
I'd forgotten about the dreaded CST thing so I had a quick gander. As hopeless as that project and its creators were/are, at least they are pretending to be transparent as per their latest update here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1655017763/cst-01-the-worlds-thinnest-watch/posts/1203110
I wonder when Chris Walker will grace these pages with something similar?
Definitely sounds like he was dreaming about a concept...
@Richard Rixham - interesting. I wonder why did he decide to talk about Agent. Sounds like he doesn't really know what is going on with the project. Or he knows something that we don't.
Any chance i can get a full refund on this ?
DotNetRocks Podcast with a guest talking at the start about Agent Smartwatch Kickstarter
Get in touch with me and refund my hard earned money!
For your consideration.
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever;
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart-wrung tears my pledge thee,
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him
While the star of Agent she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerfu' twinkle lights me,
Dark despair around benights me.
Refund my 199 difficult earned $.
Please Refund my $214
How members of staff at Secret Labs does it take to change a light bulb?
One. Because Chris Walker doesn't have any staff. He is a fantasist who also seems to have very little grasp of security on web servers
REFUND!!! REFUND!!! REFUND!!!
@Simon - Don't sink down to Chris Walker's level...which is really really low. It just places him on a pedestal. Be the better man that he could never be.
@Martin -I'm just messing. I want to help him so I hope chris finds all the emal lists im signing him up for useful. It saves him signing up himself
Dunno man -- although your last comment made me laugh...you're cold man....just, hell...dunno.
@Simon be civil now... You're making the rest of us look bad.
@Roma - Congratulations on the imminent arrival of your new toy! I got my Apple Watch at 8:05am & am set for a 20th Delivery. I hot the big one with the Milanese loop band! I also got a new Pebble, how come you dropped your pledge?! Gotta have options! I got a 'Royal Oak' & a U - Boat too - it was my birthday- Party is this weekend, you coming? Golf carts on me!
What about this dead dog? You can almost see the tumble weeds blowing past! Sounds like Lawerence has been spilling some truths about his part & the wrong angled pushers!? Still no Updates! Looks like you're really making leaps with Kickstarter Support!? Speak soon Mate!
Yeah, I have to agree with Trogdor. I lost $200+ here plus a lot of energy, good will and a fair bit of faith in humanity and the maker community, but come on, even if you lost 100 or 1000 times that, what you just said there represents a total loss of perspective. It's money - get over it and move on. Be spiteful if that's the best you can rise to, but wishing bad on someones kids is sick. And stalking and harassment borders on sick obsession as well.
I get the anger, but if it hurts that bad, you were a goof for putting your money down in the first place and now you're just being creepy.
I agree @Trogdor.
So I have a question.
Does anyone think that Chris Walker beats his wife?
Wishing bad on kids? That's some cold shit man...
The following emails are now junk:
Oh and to add:
If anyone wants Chris Walkers mobile number please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I am going to start calling /emailing more often. It is criminal he can get away with this and Kickstarter /Amazon et al are complicit in what amounts to theft and deception.
So I finally got round to trying to do a charge back on my credit card today. Sadly the limit is 180 days for my provider so I'm screwed out of $214.
I hope Chris Walker goes bankrupt and his children all have herpes
Today's response from KickStarter Support. Nothing new here....
"Kickstarter Support (Kickstarter)
Apr 13, 15:33
Thank you for reaching out. We've reached out to the creator with a reminder of their obligations to their backer community, in addition to having forwarded along your concerns and those of your fellow backers. While we're disheartened that they have not yet updated you and other backers on the status of their project, we're unable to force them to do so. It's the creator's responsibility to communicate and complete their project as promised.
Thank you again for sharing the experience that you have had with this project. Although we are unable to offer refunds, we are constantly working to improve the vetting process for creators and feedback such as this is exactly what helps us do so. We hope that you’ll continue to be an active member of the Kickstarter community as we learn and grow with our community.
With every passing day, the look of this watch gets more and more dated.
At this point, I hope Chris gets sued multiple times, goes bankrupt and has his reputation tarnished to the point that he can never work in this field again. Wouldn't mind seeing him working as a janitor for $10 an hour at some local elementry school. Of course, he would probably try and scam the students for their milk money.
Now that would be worth my $160 pledge.
6.14 pm 10 April (Sydney time) I ordered Apple Sport 42mm Space Grey aluminium case with black band. Says shipping in June. I doubt it will be late.
I'll glam it up with some of the myriad 3rd party bands which will inevitably come out soon.
And at 8:05 a.m. April 10, I successfully ordered an Apple Sport 42 mm, with a Blue band - finally abandoning Agent to the land of Lost Causes. May it rust in pieces !
Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the lone Agents
"Forward, the Apple Brigade!
"Charge for the Pebble!" he said:
Into the valley of lost Cause
Rode the lone Agents.
dang it... I was waiting for the 10K prize man...
萬歲 萬歲 萬萬歲
I WIN!!!! 10k comment!!!
4 more until 10k !!!
This project was a $150 lesson for me. Never again.
@Dan, you wanna Kickstart it? I just got a refund on my Pebble Time pledge so I've got $159 burning a hole in my pocket :) I'm ordering Apple sport watch today so I can compare it with yours. You gunna call it Babble and spruik it here?
@ Roma: Yes - I spent years restoring U.S. Hamilton watches, especially the late 1950's Electrics.
@Roma Sure can - I have the very design, straight from China - looks really like the Apple Watch !, but costs a fraction of the price.
Why did the creator not just give the Chinese the design and order the number needed ?
@Dan, I see from your bio you dabble in watches. Can you knock one up for us please? Anything will do. Anything!
We're approaching 10k comments mostly of despair and upset.
How many folks have contacted the NY AG ? I did. It may help if more did.
@Martin, you provided another good example of mismanagement. Why choose a SW person for a HW job? Because it looks like something is getting done, at no cost, and delays any real work/completion that much more.
@ Roma : Ah, Ok then - but even there still better than a non-existant Agent ??? What a train-wreck, and I pledged for two - gosh, disaster !
Infamy, infamy, they've all got it infamy !