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10 Dec 2018
Dear Gemini users,

In searching through USB-C hubs, I noticed this elegant little thing just coming up on Kickstarter today.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hypers...;token=d92dc661

As I am a Luddite concerning these things I wonder if any of you would have a comment. You can pick up an Early Bird one at half off for $49 USD.
17 Nov 2018
At last! Now there is only a "Special" Offering with 25% off on the Indiegogo website, with delivery June 2019.

So all of you who were afraid of the first run flaws can order now.

My hope is that Planet learned enough from the Gemini that they don't have to worry about basic kernel or program flaws. The only parts of the Cosmo device likely to be screwed up in the first run is the front screen and/or the backlight for the keyboard.

And now - 7 hours later in the day on November 17, the offering has changed to a "Cosmo Campaign Week 3 Special" for $569 USD (28% off) with 200 Units offered at this price(??!!) with delivery still June 2019...
9 Nov 2018
First there were 500 (and I jumped in...#329)

Then there were 999...

I just carefully watched the number shrink to 6 and then magically increase to 99 (!!!)

Should we have a pool to determine how long this goes on???

And today (Nov 13), briefly, the number went to zero and the "Early Bird" for $549 disappeared and the price went to $599 (25% discount). A few people bought. And now, just a few hours into it, the "Early Bird Special" is BACK, price back to $549...and now it says "only 74 left."

I guess we should now call this the "appearing and disappearing Early Bird Special..."?
5 Nov 2018
Gemini users rejoice!

Although there will be much griping about the Cosmo not being the ideal device, we Gemini users must admit that our feedback was collected and heard to a significant degree.

I live in New York, and use the Gemini primarily as a productivity device - taking over from my beloved retired Psion 5mx. I finally achieved the typing speed on the Gemini I used to have on the Psion and it was a delightful experience! With the Gemini in Airplane mode the device could last a week! When I wanted to a document to enter any other computer ecosystem, I just activated the 4G modem and sent the material. My one complaint was the lack of a lit keyboard for darkened conference rooms...as I am a hunt-and-peck typist.

Planet Computers had a survey and the number one desired mod was a backlit keyboard. And a second screen. The Cosmo has both and fingerprint detection!

So they did listen. And I am order #329 for the Cosmo.

If we wish to continue to enjoy devices like the Gemini, we need to continue to support Planet. Hopefully, the Cosmo will be acceptable to a wider audience than we early adopters, and Planet will continue to support the devices for many years.
24 Oct 2018
Hello all,

I've been attending conferences where the lighting is dimmed for presentations, and the light is sometimes so dim that the keys which I use most often (in English that would be e, a, s, d, r, t, i c and l) are so dark I can't read them. I use the hunt-and-peck system.

Can someone please tell me how to best clean the keys without removing them so they are shiny white and reflective again?

Thank you

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