Pebble Time Kickstarter Funding Record

Pebble Time tops Pebble’s original record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in just two days

By on February 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Pebble Time tops Pebble’s original record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in just two days

That was fast. Three years ago, Pebble took Kickstarter by storm with its first customizable watch. The project broke every conceivable crowdfunding record, and until last summer, it was the most funded project in Kickstarter’s short history. Then the Coolest Cooler came along and knocked it off its perch.

But in 2015, Pebble is primed to reclaim its place atop Kickstarter. More →

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Pebble Time vs. Apple Watch

Pebble takes on Apple Watch with a new Kickstarter that’s raised over $5 million in less than a day

By on February 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

Pebble takes on Apple Watch with a new Kickstarter that’s raised over $5 million in less than a day

Pebble Technology, the company that made one of the best-selling smartwatches to date, seems ready to fight against Apple’s first smartwatch with a brand-new product of its own.

To better compete against Apple’s highly customizable device, Pebble has come up with a new smartwatch design that it first revealed on Tuesday as part of its newest Kickstarter project. And, unsurprisingly, the project is off to a great start, having already hit more than $5 million in pledges, or five times its initial $500,000 funding goal. More →

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ZRRO Touch Controller Kickstarter

Meet ZRRO, a revolutionary new way to control your TV

By on February 20, 2015 at 11:24 AM.

Meet ZRRO, a revolutionary new way to control your TV

Every time a new Android-based gaming console pops up on Kickstarter, I assume it will be the last, but ZRRO has something more to offer than what we’ve seen from the endless parade of Ouya knockoffs that have dominated the crowdfunding scene over the past few years. More →

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Risks of Kickstarter

All the risks of Kickstarter illustrated in a single $20,000 campaign

By on February 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

All the risks of Kickstarter illustrated in a single $20,000 campaign

The crowdfunding revolution has been incredible to watch. We’ve seen canceled television shows resurrected on the big screen and the small screen, the Oculus Rift, the first hugely successful smartwatch and dozens of high-profile video games, board games, card games and any other type of game you could imagine.

We’ve also seen the dangers of pledging money to an idea rather than to a finished product. More →

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Kickstarter: Beam Android Projector

Meet Beam, the Android projector that turns any light bulb socket into an entertainment center

By on February 18, 2015 at 6:45 AM.

Meet Beam, the Android projector that turns any light bulb socket into an entertainment center

In case you were looking for an out-of-the-box smart projector, then Beam might be worth looking into. The unusual-looking device has just been listed on Kickstarter and it needs to raise at least $200,000 by March 24th to become a real entertainment-ready accessory. More →

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Kickstarter Kraftwerk iPhone and Android Fuel Cell

Meet Kraftwerk, the awesome iPhone 6 battery that raised almost $1 million on Kickstarter

By on February 3, 2015 at 3:50 PM.

Meet Kraftwerk, the awesome iPhone 6 battery that raised almost $1 million on Kickstarter

Kraftwerk is a brand-new external battery pack that has taken Kickstarter by storm. Close to reaching almost $1 million in pledges with a month still left in the campaign, this particular power pack also proposes a unique take on mobile batteries that could power up various devices, including the iPhone 6, GoPro cameras and anything else that can be recharged via a USB port.

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Kickstarter VexBox Internet Router

This new router will slow your internet speeds to a crawl – and you’ll be glad it did

By on January 29, 2015 at 1:01 PM.

This new router will slow your internet speeds to a crawl – and you’ll be glad it did

When I was a kid, I didn’t have access to an Internet-connected smartphone or tablet filled with all sorts of interesting ways to help me pass the time. But that’s an argument I’ll try not to bring up (too much) when I’ll eventually have to talk to my own kids about how much time they’re spending online compared versus homework or chores. No, my plan is to limit their mobile device use without taking their gadgets away, and now there’s a company that can help me do it. More →

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Kickstarter Prynt Smartphone Polaroid Printing Case

Prynt, the iPhone 6 case that prints Polaroid-style photos, is now on Kickstarter

By on January 28, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Prynt, the iPhone 6 case that prints Polaroid-style photos, is now on Kickstarter

In mid-November, a French startup called Prynt demoed a special smartphone case that contains a printer and houses enough special sheets of papers to let smartphone users quickly print out some of their photos and selfies in on-the-go Polaroid fashion. At the time, the company said the device would be available on Kickstarter at some point after CES 2015, and it looks like that time has come. More →

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Kickstarter: The Oatmeal's Exploding Kittens Card Game

Meet ‘Exploding Kittens,’ the hilarious card game currently ‘exploding’ on Kickstarter

By on January 22, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Meet ‘Exploding Kittens,’ the hilarious card game currently ‘exploding’ on Kickstarter

Exploding Kittens is the name of a new card game that has taken Kickstarter by storm, coming from famed comic The Oatmeal, who partnered up with Elan Lee and Shane Small to create what appears to be an insanely humorous game for players of all ages, although a NSFW version of the game is also available. The game reached its $10,000 funding goal in just 20 minutes after being listed, and it topped $2,500,000 in pledges with almost a full month to go. More →

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TLC Last Album Kickstarter

TLC explain why they’re seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter to make one last album

By on January 19, 2015 at 2:44 PM.

TLC explain why they’re seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter to make one last album

It’s not uncommon for small-time acts to go on Kickstarter looking for funds to record an album, but what happens when established acts ask fans for recording cash? The two remaining members of TLC are giving it a shot and on Monday they unveiled a new Kickstarter project aimed at raising $100,000 to record one final album. More →

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Kickstarter: Moto 360 SteelConnect M

Video: This cool Kickstarter makes the Moto 360 look even better

By on November 19, 2014 at 6:45 PM.

Video: This cool Kickstarter makes the Moto 360 look even better

For some smartwatch buyers, the circular Moto 360 is the best-looking wearable device out there, and the Motorola gadget is definitely popular with buyers — at least when compared to other Android Wear devices. To make it even more appealing, SteelConnect has created some interesting accessories that are currently available for purchase on Kickstarter, including a hook that can turn the Moto 360 into a smart modern pocket watch, as seen in the image above. More →

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Kickstarter Seeing-I Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality will allow this man to live someone else’s life for a month

By on November 18, 2014 at 9:10 PM.

Virtual Reality will allow this man to live someone else’s life for a month

Virtual reality is getting better and better, with companies such as Facebook, Samsung, Google and others growing more interested in offering such entertainment options to customers in the future. But one artist is already determined to push his limits and experiment virtual reality in a completely different way — and he’s looking for your help to make it possible.

Mark Farid wants to wear a VR headset for 28 days and experience life events as lived by another person. To make it possible, he needs to raise £150,000 (around $234,557) on Kickstarter in the coming month.

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Kickstarter Powerlace P-One Auto-Lacing Shoes

Yes, someone has finally built Marty McFly’s auto-lacing shoes

By on November 18, 2014 at 8:05 PM.

Yes, someone has finally built Marty McFly’s auto-lacing shoes

Back to the Future fans are surely familiar with Marty McFly’s special auto-lacing shoes from the future, and many of them may have been dreaming about wearing them one day. Interestingly, as we’re getting closer to 2015, the year when Marty arrives in the future, a company is getting ready to launch the first shoes with auto-lacing capabilities — and while the Powerlace P-One shoes look nothing like the sneakers in the movie, they certainly seem able to get the job done. More →

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