Yeah but something strange is going on here, why would someone buy 100 shares for $1 of a stock that the last sale was $ .30 something very strange indeed, and if the price shoots up so fast on such low volume it can drop just as fast, no? [QUOTE]Originally posted by fjean: [B]SHGY have been running since monday it was at 0.07 when I posted news on it Posts: 158 | From: Charleston,SC,USA | Registered: Feb 2004
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when i first saw the pr, i couldn't believe it. now that i've thought about it, i'm pumped, let it hit the floor, we know what it's capable of, let's pick up a couple million shares around .002-.0008 and turn six figures when pr's about certification/shippment come out...GO IBZT!
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quote:Originally posted by gone to the dogs: Yeah but something strange is going on here, why would someone buy 100 shares for $1 of a stock that the last sale was $ .30 something very strange indeed, and if the price shoots up so fast on such low volume it can drop just as fast, no? [QUOTE]Originally posted by fjean: [B]SHGY have been running since monday it was at 0.07 when I posted news on it
It could easily mean an mm signal or a partial buy...
a-Signals between MMs... 100 > I need shares 200 > I need shares badly but dont take it down to get em 300 > Take the price down to get shares.... 400 > Trade it sideways based on Supply and Demand 500 > Gap one way or the other, usually to the direction of the 500 trade. Sometimes -if in the middle -keep the price right where it is.
quote:Originally posted by sync2112: WHIZ........WHERE ARE YOU?
Hell I didn't know anyone missed me.
I'm here taking a severe beating & wondering when to buy more. I refuse to sell at this point. In the past dicipline has served me well. I can only hope that these guys get their schit in order & must admit I'm pretty disappointed.
In any event I'm buying big when the dust settles.
Good luck to all & I honestly hope many of you got out before the devestation. I didn't.
I'm wondering why it don't go down much more .... only at the start the volume and the drop-down was high.....but then no volume and not anymore down .... what I can't understand ?!?!?!?
What happens with this stock ?
...and by the way....at Berlin-Exchange today IBIZ first down from 0,01 to 0,0088 EUR and at the end up again to 0,01 EUR !
something's wrong....but I don't know what ... IMO the news isn't such bad as many of us predicted at first....it seems the MM's don't sell .... IMO maybe only because the yesterday news don't talk about "NO delivery" ...the news told us only there's one more delay in delivery with no exactly date !
I know its the news about the keyboard that can give us in a downword spin.
But the activity of this stock has been altered and Im sure their is a solid short position on this company. The reason for the sending back to a cent by the close could be dollar cost averaging as well as shorts covering and taking the massive gains they have now before they can't do jack on berlin.
OK with he news out what does the future hold for us. Any opinions what the next 30-60 days hold? In my opinion its a make it or break it time. The keyboard will be shook out by then or shelved. Any thoughts?
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I just spoke with Ed Lewis at CEOcast/Investor Relations. He is on the East Coast and Ken Shilling is in Phoenix. He expects to speak with him today or tomorrow. He told me that Ken may be negotiating with a new manufacturer in Asia and he does not know the status with Enterprise AG Capital in Israel as of this time. I am supposed to call him back tomorrow for a hopeful update.
quote:Originally posted by wvmayor: I just spoke with Ed Lewis at CEOcast/Investor Relations. He is on the East Coast and Ken Shilling is in Phoenix. He expects to speak with him today or tomorrow. He told me that Ken may be negotiating with a new manufacturer in Asia and he does not know the status with Enterprise AG Capital in Israel as of this time. I am supposed to call him back tomorrow for a hopeful update.
quote:Originally posted by sync2112: OK with he news out what does the future hold for us. Any opinions what the next 30-60 days hold? In my opinion its a make it or break it time. The keyboard will be shook out by then or shelved. Any thoughts?
With all the noise about shipping, dates on independent sites as to availability as well as even doing PRs on packaging, at some point I expect to see these things on the shelves of retailers. I'm not real happy with this "Buying Opportunity"
Beside trying to make a boatload of cash on this puppy, It would of been fun to see all of the commotion at Best Buy or Radio Shack at the Mall and knowing we are in on this.
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quote:Originally posted by trippy: whiz, all i have to say is there must be a method to your madness. hope it works out for you.
Method. Nothing new. Averaging down & I plan on seeing .10 to .15 a share when they finally get their VKBs out at which point I'll have to let some of my more exspensive shares go for safety's sake. Fortunately I do not own any shares over .05! I keep reminding myself that Ken owns a huge position in this company & I only hope he makes himself rich & drags me along for the ride!
@Whiz... - Why do you still keep on buying dude? You've been averaging down for how long now? Do you still think KS will eventually ship the VKB in the U.S. soon and the Bluedoock by 4th quarter as they're suggesting?
if i sell ibzt now, it will be a 32 dollar sale on my part and i will get my account locked up for 3 days due to selling under 50 bucks clause at etrade. oh well, maybe i'll get my 100 bucks back sometime. thank god that's all i had in this stock.
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I received an e-mail from Ed Lewis, relating that IBZT, has made an arrangement source to manufacture and deliver the VKB. He states it is a large reputable firm,that will supply a finsished, deliverable product, along with necessary certification. IBZT cannot at this time release the time line of this source. When appropriate, IBZT will be issuing a press release announcing the firm and the time line. melmacd
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Thank you for your enquiry and interest in our product.
We are sorry that we do not yet have an US distributor for reselling VKB in the U.S.
However, if you want to buy one, we can sell them to you directly.
The unit price is at USD 200 / PC (F.O.B. Hong Kong). Delivery charge is not included. You may provide us the courier account for delivery.
For your information, the unit packaging should include the followings :
1. VKB unit (1 pc) 2. Quick User Guide (4 pcs.) 3. CD driver (1 pc) 4. Charger (1 pc) 5. VKB pocket (1 pc) 6. 4 cables that support the below OS and devices :
Palm m505 (PalmOS 4.x) / PC (Windows 98, 2000, NT, XP) with RS232 port iPAQ 5550 (PocketPC 2003) / iPAQ 2210 (PocketPC 2003) / Xda I (PocketPC 2002) / Xda II (Pocket 2003)
Please provide us your mailing address and contact details. We will prepare you the sales invoice for payment. Once the payment is received, we will send the unit by your instructions immediately.
Enclosed is the brief product description and specification of our VKB for your reference.
Should you have any queries, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you & Best Regards
Ansen Hui i.Tech Dynamic Limited A member of Hutchison Harbour Ring Limited Direct Tel: (852) 2460-6730 Fax: (852) 2460-6832 E-mail : ansenh@h... ----- Original Message ----- From: XXXXXX To: i.tech@h... Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 12:00 AM Subject: VKB
I just learned about your VKB, where can I buy one and WHEN? Price???
Maybe this company will manufacture the VKB for ibiz...IMHO...
VKB is distributed by Avenir Telecom and will be available on the high street from July, price £130.
The VKB is real.....
Squeeze its sides and the VKB magically projects a glowing red keyboard on to the table. Lucy Bullivant asks Priestman Goode about the implications of this technological breakthrough portrait sam piyasena
Product designer Paul Priestman's new design for a virtual keyboard (VKB) operates beyond the physical realm as a trick of the light. Appearing magically, full size, on a table surface in the form of a glowing red projection, it is as simple and as understated as can be. The beam emanates from a tiny, elegantly totemic product, like a lipstick case, perfume phial or a salt cellar. It doesn't even have an on/off button, and needs no more than a momentary pinching at the top of its sides by the thumb and forefinger to turn it on. Pick it up, and it turns off.
Laser technology activates the bright red image, and detection software based on optical recognition allows users to tap the images of the keys so the virtual keyboard behaves like a real one. That's the whole point, says Priestman: `The amount of interaction with the actual product is minimal.' Elegantly monolithic in form, it has a very subtle presence and yet huge hidden technological scope. `Its soft edges and contours make it easy to slip into a pocket or bag,' he adds, `so that there's always a keyboard at your fingertips.'
Portability is one of VKB's greatest assets, making it effortless to carry through airports: no longer a physically weighty object to lug about, have fall off the luggage trolley, get nicked or left in the back of a taxi. Twinned with this freedom is the fact that by being virtual and full size, it naturally upstages all the twiddly keyboards that come with PDAs. It doesn't need to squeeze its qwerty family, aligned horizontally over a 26cm or so span for ease of typing, on to the front of a PDA, or come as a fold-up kit. Cabled up, it connects directly to a PDA, a mobile phone, PC or Mac. `It's just like a mobile phone rechargeable, lasting more than four hours,' Priestman says, and on sale at £130 from the end of this month. The colour red is the most efficient colour for energy consumption, apparently. `People love it. It's great in a restaurant, it causes a stir,' states Priestman.
The prospect of dozens of people tapping furiously on cafe tables across the world, fingers drumming in a glowing red pool of letters, doesn't sound a wee bit surreal to him. Priestman brings on his sales patter as only the designer of such a far-reaching product can. `It appears magically. It's powered by a small totem. It's the anonymity, and the honesty. It does what it says it does. It's totally vandal- proof, easy to clean, no hidden gaps. It's so unusual. The idea of keys that hover in space: it's incredible.'
Doesn't VKB's virtuality put those not skilled in the art of touch typing at a distinct disadvantage, their fingers slithering around the table? No, says Priestman, because the keyboard, although virtual, is highly legible. Clearly, for more than a few e-mails it works better with a tactile surface `It can be projected on to a soft material, potentially, producing a more pleasurable feeling,' he explains. Will it reduce the likelihood of RSI-related injuries? Too soon to say, but a sensuous keyboard is attractive to use. He is thinking about the whole future infrastructure in which VKB will be a part, since this tiny totem turns upside down just a few conventions about computer screen inputting activity. Such as, where is the screen if your laptop is reduced to a red glow? `You'll still need to be able to see what you're inputting.' Priestman Goode also designed the sound feedback (a not too annoying little `dink' sound).
There is an irony that Priestman Goode renaissance men of a distinctly 21st-century kind, specialising in 3D branding; working in product, environmental, industrial, transport, packaging and concept design are responsible for VKB. `It's design as it used to be. We're now working on complete environments and processes,' Priestman says. But he sees VKB's virtuality as far-reaching: `The technology can be embedded into other products, and you just Bluetooth the information. In other contexts, it could transform the ATM so it becomes vandal-proof. It could be used for a door entry system, projecting the keys on to a wall, and switching off when no-one's around.' No more gunged-up ATM surfaces has to be a cultural advance. He also sees a huge advantage in contexts like check-in desks for airports, removing that swathe of PCs with their trailing cables. `The great thing about VKB is that if you don't want it, it's not there. We are used to computers being these bits on desks, so if they go virtual you can use the desk for something else. Remember how it felt when computers became LCDs,' he enthuses.
It is the transport application of VKB that particularly excites Priestman: `I can immediately see advantages, as dozens of laptops on board seems a waste of weight' and VKB can be produced on demand, leaving your seat area less encumbered. He's been working on designing `everything' for airline environments for some years now, and Priestman Goode has just unveiled an extensive design programme for Lufthansa's new intercontinental Airbus A340-600 fleet, based on the `holistic passenger experience, rather than a series of finite objects', he explains. The in-flight entertainment system combines both its control interfaces and the seat into one handset: `The friendly, approachable appearance of the handset counters the complex functionality of the interface.' The ideal for VKB is `to put the screen into the back of an airline or train seat, or design cafe tables with the screen built into it', he adds pointing out that you have power on many trains, and internet access on a number of airlines, `so screens are becoming much more personalised'.
If until recently design was predominantly about styling, he asserts, now it's about the user interface and fundamental thinking. The problem with the industry is that design thinking is often driven by existing examples. But it's vital to question everything and establish new and original principles. While many designers now spend all their time working out how to handle fast-changing digital technologies and turn them into experiences that delight people, Priestman has taken a wider route, from the smallest of hand-held design products to multimillion-pound transport projects, finding like the equally versatile product design consultancy TKO early success in Japan, due to country's famous commitment to test marketing new designs for technology before the economic bubble burst in the late Eighties. Products are now truly global, he says, because the classic production scenario has decentralised. The parts of a digital camera are likely to include a US-made lens and a chip set invented and designed in Scotland; these are then assembled in China, with further parts sent from Japan.
The designers' work focuses on that critical, manipulable area between hardware and software: `So many of the things that we design now are related to things which are on screen. With the mobile phone for instance, totally. Since the advent of wireless technology, the product has gone. Even if it is designed, it's going to be part of your clothing. It's going to be designed by a fashion designer. That traditional part of product design is dead. So we've moved on, and have begun to explore what's possible with user interfaces,' says Priestman.
Ultimately, however, Priestman is a product rather than a software designer, and did not actually develop the nifty technology he has given such a photogenic identity to. The laser keyboard had already been devised by VKB Inc, a Delaware-based software company established in 2000, with research and development facilities in Jerusalem. The company develops innovative virtual interfaces that can be used with mobile phones, PDAs, PCs/notebooks, information appliances and consumer electronic products.
`Now mobile phones or PDAs can, at last, have a full-sized keyboard,' explains Jonathan Curtiss, president of VKB Inc. `Users will be able to type in e-mails or long texts easily and effectively wherever they happen to be, allowing them to easily exploit the entire functionality of PDAs and Smartphones.'
`VKB could be branded with other products,' says Priestman, who has total control over all aspects of the design and packaging of the keyboard device. He envisages it having a wide range of applications, pointing out its advantages in industrial, sterile and medical environments, as well as on air, rail and automotive transport. The device will be manufactured by i.Tech Dynamic, part of Hutchison Harbour Ring; in turn part of Hutchison Whampoa, one of the largest companies in the world, with four manufacturing facilities in China, and more than 25,000 staff. It is an important player in the global electronic, mobile phone and toy markets. This enormous enterprise is putting great emphasis on i.Tech Dynamic, and on volume manufacturing.
The new high-performance interface, says Curtiss, `will soon be embedded in a wide array of communications, computing and entertainment devices including cell phones, PDAs, ultra-light notebook computers, gaming consoles, interactive television-set top boxes, digital-media gateways and many touch-screen applications'. Hutchison is asking Priestman Goode to look ahead in many areas. Inexorable changes in how technology can be used sound the death knell for products such as video recorders and cameras, beaten out by mobile phone companies, and Priestman's work across continents divides into either helping an emerging brand, or helping an older brand to fight off the competition. He calls his strategic activities for clients faced with these kinds of challenges `future proofing': `We try to imagine all the possible scenarios and try to beat the process; what combination of technology, design and product identity would make a product a leader?'
Supported by the vast manufacturing and distribution prowess of his Chinese clients, the designer is naturally thinking laterally about how a synthesis of the virtual keyboard technology, one new interface that will clearly enhance and enable communications, computing and entertainment experiences, and his design input, can be evolved. It seems vital that creative thinkers like Priestman tackle the potential unleashed by this technology.
I.Tech is keen to proliferate virtual keyboards, but it is not the first to release one. At CeBIT this year, Siemens and Samsung both presented them: Siemens' SX1 version as part of a mobile phone, Samsung's as a rather inelegant box, like the VKB, connected to a mobile phone through a cable. Built into a mobile phone, the laser components add to its size, but offer a better alternative to strap- on keyboards on the market. One drawback is that you have to place the SX1 on a flat and stable surface to use the virtual keyboard which is not the most mobile of solutions. `Peripherals are often not of the greatest design quality,' Priestman comments.
The VKB, on the other hand, represents quite a drastic falling away of form in product design, with objections that users will still frequently need a personal screen, not one built into the back of the seat in front even if the bottom half of the laptop crabshell was dematerialised from the equation. One CeBIT visitor also felt a virtual keyboard might cramp his style as a touch typist: `For people used to the touch method, they'll miss the feeling of where the keys are placed, and will have to look at the keyboard and check if what's written is correct.' The prospect of the convergence of touch and one- finger typing skills in the face of a new way of inputting data doesn't phase Priestman. He's adamant that just as `people don't look at the product, but at what it does', they'll adjust to do things differently, motivated by the scope of a new configuration of hard and software. `In some respects, we work quite naively, perhaps, on things like this which really do push the boundaries, but if the idea is seen as a real possibility, we will adapt.'
He smiles at the thought that we could soon witness the last of the qwerty keyboard: `Everyone will be speaking to things through voice recognition,' he says. In the meantime, the prospect of at least one retailer projecting the keyboard through their shop window, the glowing red qwerty emblazoned on to the pavement, is a powerful cipher of meaning that we aren't going to lose just yet
VKB is distributed by Avenir Telecom and will be available on the high street from July, price £130.