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Story Levitating Timepiece by Flyte

Editor's Rating
4.8?
Discovered on 2017-02-18

Introducing the Story Levitating Timepiece by Flyte. Complete with an exceptionally minimalist design, this clock gives you a whole new dimension of time-telling. Story uses a magnetic system to guide a chrome sphere along the circumference of the face. The ball moves to indicate the time. But, the positioning isn’t just for hours. Instead, Story tells, well, a story. The chrome ball will always begin at the 12 o’clock position. Its movement is evidence of your story rather than that of time. Additionally, you can use the mobile app to set your story as well as select different modes. Journey Mode is for anything from pregnancy to a new season. Clock Mode moves the chrome ball according to the hour. Finally, Timer Mode moves according to the timer set by you in the app. In addition to this, Story does, in fact, reveal the time with its backlit display.

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Overview & Specs
Wood :
ash, walnut
Modes :
Journey, Clock, Timer
Materials :
chrome, wood, magnet
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Hi. Do you have to use the adapter / wall plug, or is it possible to connect and wall mount it directy onto an outlet (no cables)? Great looking product, good luck!

Gadget Flow Editors

The cable is still necessary and the safest way of transmitting power to STORY. Their aim is to think in a broader way, so they want it to be beautiful and part of STORY’s design. There are workarounds, like having the cable hidden inside of the wall – like many people do with TV and other device’s cables. Hope that helps! ?

lai khin hiong
Review from Kickstarter
DEAR
FLYTE
IM REALLY HOPE MY STORY CAN BE ON TIME....... PLEASE KINDLY RESPON AND GIVE US AN ACTUAL DATE FOR THE RELEASE.. THANKS ALOT
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all, as we just wrote in our comment last week, there is no plan for a later delivery date at this point. We are in the process of preparing the surveys and will release them soon.
Brian Cutler
Review from Kickstarter
Come on, please repond end of June is here. Thanks
Brian Cutler
Review from Kickstarter
Is the app ready?
Douglas Huskins
Review from Kickstarter
@Flyte,
Being near the end of June and your latest timeline say the first 700 pieces will be done by within the next 8 days. Are you on track with that, or has manufacturing slipped with the survey (scheduled for 7 days ago). As the days go on and scheduled milestones are passing, it would be wise to increase your update frequency.
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all, we have no plans for a later delivery date at this point, we just haven't had a chance to prepare the survey yet. To Peter and any other concerned backer, in our last update, you can see a clip of the STORYTELLER set-up tool being used on a fully functional STORY. In fact, our most recent updates all feature clips of the product being set up and used in some way. We are sorry for the delays in production but we are excited to get STORY out to you all as soon as possible!
Peter Shaw
Review from Kickstarter
It's now past the middle of June and no survey which is required for delivery. This makes it clear that the delivery will be even later than the last late promise. I really do think that Flyte should be considering some means of compensation for the outrageous delays. For my part I am rapidly losing confidence that this product will be delivered at all and whether the money I paid will simply vanish. I urge the management to provide some clear, indisputable evidence that the product exists and works as everything that has been shown so far could be easily faked. Sneak peeks at a cable don't do it for me. My suspicion is growing.
Dwaipayan Das
Review from Kickstarter
Where is the Survey that we need to fill?
Anis Bouzouita
Review from Kickstarter
We need to see the ball rolling in this final version of the product.
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
@Michael, we anticipate shipping to Canada will follow a similar timeline to the US. @Douglas, the app is still in development and at this time we're not sure if we'll be able to release it ahead of the delivery of STORY, but we will definitely share screenshots and more information about this aspect of the product in our next update.
Douglas Huskins
Review from Kickstarter
I would really appreciate an update on the software. How will it work? Will it emulate the device or simply set the features/options. How will it handle two Story devices? Can we see the software before the product release?
Thomas Jerde
Review from Kickstarter
Lennart, which dead projects have you funded? This team has shown videos and photos of tangible progress showing them very far along in finalizing a product that looks ready for mass production. And they have a track record and a real world reputation (which both speaks in their favor and obligates them to work hard to protect it). In my limited experience on Kickstarter, delays are routine. I do think sometimes Kickstarter doesn't do enough to emphasize to novice backers the uncertainties involved in bringing an original product to market. And I would prefer Flyte would have more frequent, lower-effort updates. But I still have no concerns about the project eventually shipping, and recognize I'm a generous backer of innovation, not an expectant retail consumer. I backed a cool product, not a perfect customer communications strategy.
Peter James Lund
Review from Kickstarter
It's definitely not a dead project! Flyte took on a whole new world with this clock and I honestly expected delays when I backed it. This product looks amazing so far from the updates and I'm certain Flyte will deliver spectacularly and satisfy everyone!
Lennart Borg
Review from Kickstarter
With the frequency of updates and extreme delays I am counting this as a dead project. I've backed enough of them to know which ones will fly. Hopefully I am wrong, but I really doubt it.
Michael Hughes
Review from Kickstarter
Can you comment on timelines for shipping to Canada?
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all, our latest update is up! It features a timeline and technical details.
Ryan Karijo
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Hi guys, Same here, an update would be nice and I think, is really necessary. Delays happen but surely you agree that no communication for almost two months, is a no go?
Andreas Wade
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Hi there - any updates? Since I hoped for my Flyte in November 2017 as a birthday present, can I count on getting it for this years birthday of my loved one? Communication really has been flaky over the last months ... would be great to get an honest update!
Eric Carmichael
Review from Kickstarter
Hi Flyte Team, Two things. First, any updates? We are approaching two months since the last update. Second, do Ash backers have the option of switching to Walnut? The Oak is a lot less appealing (to me at least) than the Ash was. Thanks!
Kirsten Van Vlandren
Review from Kickstarter
Like the others before me, just requesting an update. Thanks!
Mehdi Oudghiri
Review from Kickstarter
Hi guys, any update? An update was expected a month ago. Just a bit of visibility would be great :)
Toni Klokiw
Review from Kickstarter
Can I change delivery address ?
Not fussed on the digital display in the middle . Takes away from the amazing clock !
Ralph Vancampenhoudt
Review from Kickstarter
Yea, it would be nice to recieve an update. Not so great news is better then no news!
Markus
Review from Kickstarter
I jump in: Please give an upate on manufacturing/shipping plan.
Angela graves
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Can we please get an update on delivery? It’s been awhile!
Michael Sheldon
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Totally keen for my clock... my current clock just shit itself and I’m totally not buying another one. It’d be good to get an update please.
Douglas Huskins
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Still looking to find out the current expected delivery date (are we still on track?) as well as the date we can start playing with the software. Please don't leave us hanging...
EJ
Review from Kickstarter
Are we still on track for May/June delivery? It has been two months since the last update and this question is still left hanging. There was a promised update that is at least a month overdue.
Markus
Review from Kickstarter
@John Ahn: We have a saying here in Germany that our soccer team has about 40 million coaches. :-) Maybe it is the same here. Of course you and everyone else can make suggestions but it will still be Flytes design and plan. So it is up to them whether or not they react on those suggestions.
Brian Cutler
Review from Kickstarter
You might be able to cover the LEDs with plastic film that can diffuse the individual lights.
John Ahn
Review from Kickstarter
@Markus - As with the center LED digital clock display, the hour markers along the outer edge can be turned off or on. Those who would prefer a more readable clock can turn them on, those who prefer a more minimal look can turn it off. More options are always better than less options. Seeing as how Flyte has chosen not to even respond to the question about this suggestion, I am assuming they're not incorporating it as an option, or any of the other suggestions many of the backers have posted here in the Comments section.
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all, we will be publishing another update with a full production schedule and more images within a couple of weeks. We are sincerely sorry for the long delay since the latest update, we've really been busy traveling and holding intensive production sessions to ensure that the product is as high-quality as possible! @Douglas, good question regarding software availability. We will discuss this internally and figure out the timeline of both parts, the hardware and the software.
Douglas Huskins
Review from Kickstarter
@Flyte,
Are we still on track for a May/June shipping? Also, will the software be available before shipping so we have something to play with?
Markus
Review from Kickstarter
@John Ahn - no, please no dots. That would move the clock near something less outstanding!
John Ahn
Review from Kickstarter
Nice to finally see production models. I really wish you incorporated backlit display hour marker dots along the outer edge of the clock so that it can be easier to read the time if we elect to turn off the digital clock in the center.
Christof Müller
Review from Kickstarter
Very nice to see these prototypes and thanks for the update. However, could you please give us an shipping estimate in the next update Looking forward to see it on my walls
ange
Review from Kickstarter
Hi ,may I know when the clock will be shipped?
Trogdor
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@Flyte Cool - very much looking forward to this product!
Since last update mentioned a pilot build in late Feb. I'm hoping for lots of details. I would ask that if this update includes a delay, you go to a bi-weekly update schedule. Two months is too long...
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all, we're really sorry for the delay in publishing updates. We'll be publishing an update by mid-this week with lots of photos of the pilot builds. We've been compiling as many photos and information as possible before we release the update so please bear with us while we put it all together!
Brandon S. Levasseur
Review from Kickstarter
It would be nice to have a bit more transparency into why this is still delayed...
Eric Carmichael
Review from Kickstarter
Just piling on here :). Any updates on this project? It does seem a little strange that the Flyte team would launch a new product (the light) before wrapping up production challenges on the previous product. Transparency goes a long way!
Paal Marius Danielsen
Review from Kickstarter
Update please!
WilsonS
Review from Kickstarter
I wrote you guys an email, a week ago. Would be nice to hear something back. This is not looking very promising
EJ
Review from Kickstarter
coming to the end of first quarter in the year and no updates. This does not bode well. telling us to reread January updates is not good enough.
Brian Cutler
Review from Kickstarter
Last update Jan. 31. Anything to report?
Brian Cutler
Review from Kickstarter
Good time for an update!
WilsonS
Review from Kickstarter
Hey guys from Flyte We are mid March now and supposedly you guys should have finished a working prototype of Story by end of February.
So far we have never seen the entirety of the product in a working setting, meaning in a vertical position.
Could you please update the backers about what is going on. Some delays had to be expected, but surely not to the extent that we have experienced so far. An extensive update about the hold ups and time lines would be much appreciated.
Just a backer worried about the progress and the communication.
Thank you very much
Markus
Review from Kickstarter
Well, friends, I backed a movie in 2015 that I have not got yet (meanwhile they presented it to premium backers) but I still wait for my BD. Any further questions about delays? :-)
Peter Shaw
Review from Kickstarter
I really need some help to get confidence back that I'm going to receive this clock at all. You seem quite happy at the delays. Telling us that production delays like this is normal is no help. If it is normal they should have been programmed in to reflect on the delivery date although that would have presented a very unattractive delivery date for investors. Your monthly update seems to be rather delayed this month. I hope this is not due to the time taken to choose the words to inform us of another delay. Last month told us little except about another product you are producing. I can have no interest in any other products from you until you have delivered STORY. So please let us have an honest update on exactly what is happening with production and what elements of the development are failing and causing difficulties.
Flyte
Review from Kickstarter
Hi all, the updated delivery time is May 2018. Please check our updates to get the latest information about production and delivery. Regarding the levitation, there isn't an issue with the levitation when STORY is mounted vertically, but it's a good point that we haven't shared many images with the sphere levitating in that position recently. We'll make sure to post vertically mounted images in our next update.