Tagged: apple

Made by Many & Map Team Up to Launch Kickstarter For New iPhone-Connected Hackaball

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On Tuesday (March 3rd), innovation acceleratorMade by Many and industrial design company Map have launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Hackable, a smart and responsive iPhone-connected ball for 6-10 year olds. The goal of the crowdfunding effort is to raise $100,000 to put Hackaball into production and begin shipping in time for the 2015 holiday season…. Read More

Small Projector Beam Smashes $200,000 Goal Within Three Days on Kickstarter

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On Tuesday (February 17th), Los Angeles-based Beam Labs launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal to raise $200,000 for its new self-titled projector. According to its description, the Beam is a small project that assists you in daily activities and is controlled with any smartphone and tablet. It can turn any flat surface into a big screen… Read More

Crowdfunding Alum Pebble Watch Tops 1 Million Smartwatches Sold

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Pebble Watch, a poster child for the potential of crowdfunding to take a cool concept and turn into a consumer reality, has surpassed 1 million watches sold having topped 400k last year. This report comes on the eve of Apple’s most important product launch in years – the Apple Watch. Pebble, founded by Eric Migicovsky,… Read More

Thinking Remote NEEO Hits Kickstarter; Reaches $50,000 in Three Hours

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On Tuesday (January 13th), Cupertino, California-based NEEO launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its self-titled thinking remote controller. Seeking to raise $50,000 the project surpassed the initial goal and has so far raised over $181,000 thanks to nearly 750 backers. NEEO is a smart system that enables you to take control of all the devices… Read More

Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin: Apple Pay Already a Success (Video)

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Earlier this week, Indiegogo announced the immediate integration and  availability of Apple Pay –  incorporating the one touch iPhone payment system in their crowdfunding platform. The popular website joins a growing number of banks, credit card providers and retailers jumping aboard Apple’s spin on a digital wallet. On Wednesday (October 22nd), CEO of Indiegogo Slava Rubin sat down… Read More

Atlas Wearables Campaign Closes on SeedInvest, Fundable & Crowdfunder: Secures $1.1 M + $629K Preorders

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Atlas Wearables, a wearable device that tracks the user’s body on the x-, y- and z- axes as well as detects and logs exercises performed by users, has closed its campaigns on SeedInvest, Fundable  and Crowdfunder.  After successfully raising over $629K on its pretail Indiegogo campaign, the Texas-based startup has already secured $1.1 Million of its… Read More

Brief: Tile Reports Bluetooth Connectivity Issue with iOS Update

Tile on Keys

Apple has had a few stumbles of late and it appears that a recent update to iOS 8 and the associated Bluetooth issues have hit Tile causing connectivity problems between the App and the Tile finder device.  As a proud owner of multiple Tiles I can attest to the recently introduced problem with my various… Read More

Did Apple Pay Kill COIN?

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Apple Pay was announced by CEO Tim Cook with much fanfare during his break out “one more thing” presentation delivering new iPhones and the much anticipated Apple Watch.  Apple Pay is no where near as sexy as new hardware but it exemplifies the expanding reach of Apple and the growing utility of their global ecosystem…. Read More

Flawless USB Charging Cords Discovers Huge Success on Kickstarter

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USB cords… need I say more? Never mind spending money on overpriced restaurants and night’s out, the majority of my cash goes to constantly purchasing a new USB cord whenever my nearly six month old cord finally bites the dust. But now Chapel Hill-based Made in College is ready to put an end to that problem…. Read More

Want to make your App Idea a Reality? New Crowdfunding Platform AppVested is Here to Help

AppVested with iPhone

Now you can.. Yes one of the worlds first equity crowdfunding portal for the mobile app sector has emerged. Earlier this spring WSJ.com shouted that the Apps market was rocketing towards $25 billion in sales.  A pretty incredible amount when you consider the app market did not even exist 7 years ago (as the first… Read More

Crowdfunding Now: 5 Awesome iPhone Projects

Lumawake iPhone Dock

From chargers to stands, iPhone users everywhere are constantly looking for the next “big thing” for their smartphone. Here at Crowdfund Insider, we’re always checking out the latest technology, especially for our on-the-go devices. Below are 5 very cool crowdfunding campaigns which can be used with your iPhone.  And yes, some of these can be… Read More

Sproutling Smart Baby Monitor,Created by Apple / Google Alums, Launches Preview Campaign

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Sproutling is launching a preview campaign for its Sproutling Baby Monitor, that claims to be the “world’s smartest baby monitor”.  Sproutling is aimed at helping parents navigate this “new adventure” and better understand their baby’s well-being.  There are 130 million babies born each year around the world–with four million newborns in the US alone. Sproutling has… Read More

Atlas Wearable Engineer Hired by Apple

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So rewards based crowdfunding has quickly become fertile ground for proving market viability of the next cool product while raising some cash.  There are more than a few companies that validated their product via Kickstarter or Indiegogo and then quickly were acquired or caught the attention of a needy VC.  Well now it appears that… Read More

Two Crowdfunded Products Come Together: Misfit Shine & Pebble Join on Activity Tracker

Misfit Pebble iPhone

Misfit Shine, the popular activity tracker, raised over $840,000 on Indiegogo in 2013 – placing the campaign in the top ten campaigns on Indiegogo that year.  Pebble Watch raised over $10 million way back in 2012 on Kickstarter (the Jurassic period in rewards based crowdfunding) and became the poster child hardware crowdfunding.  Both devices have captured… Read More

iStick USB Flash Drive For Apple Reaches $1.1 Million Dollar Stretch Goal on Kickstarter

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Fresh off the closing of its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, HYPER by Sanho Corporation‘s iStick reached well over its original goal of $100,000 and raised $1,100,629 from 7,495 backers. iStick is a USB drive with integrated Apple Lighning connector that was made for iPhone and iPad.  According to its campaign website, iStick allows the user to easily, quickly… Read More

Ex Googlers Launch Super Cool iPad Gaming Device “Osmo”

Girls playing OSMO

Osmo Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Educational & Entertaining  Kids Game. Most parents with young children understand this challenge.  Young kids need to be comfortable using technology but you don’t want them transformed into “digital zombies” playing pointless games (do you hear me angrybirds?) or drooling over videos.  Yes I know too well this dilemma. Especially… Read More

Apple Products Crowdfunded on Kickstarter Have Big Presence at Macworld

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BiteMyApple.co is a unique e-commerce site.  Basically they take all of the super cool products for   Apple (Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPad) and bundle them all together on a single e-commerce platform and offer them up to the faithful following.  In a release posted on their site (mystery date), the company stated they had more… Read More

Moov Crowdfunding Now, Wearable Personal Trainer Promises Rich Featureset

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The Moov is crowdfunding now in a self-hosted effort, and it has seen some pretty impressive early success. The wearable fitness tracker surpassed a $40,000 crowdfunding goal in just 90 minutes. The device promises to be more than just a tracker, though. This actually plays coach. If you watch the video above, you’ll see the… Read More

CUFF Makes Wearable Tech Fashionable

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Pretail Crowdfunding Campaign Launched that Adds Fashion to Function. Cuff is a startup company that wants to lead the revolution in wearable technology by providing a stylish, fashionable alternative to today’s current portfolio of drab offerings. Cuff unveiled today a first-of-its-kind selection of fashion wearables that incorporates smart-technology that people will actually want to wear…. Read More

On Indiegogo: thingCHARGER Universal Device Charger Over 20 Times Funding Goal

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The thingCHARGER is currently crowdfunding on Indiegogo and it is on an absolute roll. The device has crossed the half-million dollar threshold with a week left in the campaign. So why is the device doing so well? As with so many hardware items in the crowdfunding world, it solves a serious pain for many smartphone… Read More