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I don't care about the stupid failed console plaform or the screwed investors or the controversy or even how they treated Kyle from [H]ardOCP. I just want my HTPC to be an awesome gaming platform and the Phantom Lapboard will/would complete this nicely.
To recap, the Phantom Lapboard has missed at least three release dates and not once have they updated the release date before missing it. I tried to preorder last year but ran into an issue. When I attempted again, I think it was January (a year ago), I attempted to preorder to save $30. Their site would still not confirm my details on any browser, OS, PC, or Internet service I had access to and I used up all my email addresses trying to get an account made (had to use a new one for each attempt). I emailed them about it and they activated one of my accounts and denied the problem, despite me confirming it to be a long-running issue blocking preorders for months from every PC, so I never returned to the site until a few weeks ago. That's when I found that they were supposedly "on sale!" I got some expired security certificate warning from my browse, which is familiar enough for me to be sure I saw it last time I visit their "store" (how professional!). Rather than risk it, I alerted the gaming blogs and saw the news spread. Now, GayGamer has tried to place an order and gotten nowhere.
They still claim that Alienware ordered a ton, and Dell can certainly make this product a success, so they had better at least fufill those orders and get this thing on the market. Their site could not accept preorders even though they offered them, so they themselves did not allow it to prove interesting/marketable. I wonder how they explain not having a single preorder when they deny the preorder fiasco?
HTPC users NEED this product or, at the very least, a similar competing product. Personally, I'd like a USB port for a gaming mouse on the keyboard unit and either Bluetooth or Wireless USB for that price, but it's seemingly a perfect product otherwise.
If it worked as a BT KBM that could accept any USB mouse as it's BT mouse component, I'd be foaming at the mouth.
I am still intent on having one if they are ever available and I'd certainly appreciate any help, even though I should not have to work at giving them money. Have they ever been seen on eBay, even in prototype form?