Tagged: hardware

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Watch 4 Channels at Once with 4SeTV, Elf Video Streaming Drone & Zero G iPhone Case

Featured Mailbox 4.12.15

I am counting the days as to when I can become one of the growing numbers of cord cutters and jettison my craptaculous Cable TV subscription from Time Warner.  Yes they suck.  1000s of channels that no one ever watches yet they charge me for the rubbish at an outrageous price. After reading the Kickstarter campaign… Read More

Interview: FluxMob Co-Founder Alan Tran Takes Charge: Kickstarting and Partnering with eBay’s Innovators Collective

Fluxmob Partners with Ebay

With an increasing number of start-ups launching with crowdfunding platforms, eBay has turned into a logical “step two” for entrepreneurs like FluxMob’s cofounders who are looking to expand their product’s reach.  Alan Tran and his childhood friend Justin Zito swiftly raised $90,253 in initial funds for their tech gadget company, FluxMob, through Kickstarter, overfunding with the help of… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: LyfeLens Dash Cam, Coolbox Smart Toolbox & Viper for IoT

Mailbox Featured 5.22.15

LyfeLens is a 360º dash cam for your car.  Now some people may be a bit concerned about documenting their driving habits but for others having a dash cam that works when you are driving your car, and when you are not, could be a pretty useful tool. In some parts of the world it is… Read More

Lima: Great Expectations and Extensive Delays

Lima Hardware Timeline

Lima, a crowdfunding project that promised to create your own virtual cloud based storage system – using your own hardware, successfully raised over $1.2 million crowdfunding on Kickstarter back in 2013. The funding goal was set at $69,000 – an amount that was topped in just 12 hours.  In the end over 12,000 backers signed up –… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: OphoKeys Music Keyboard, Piper Minecraft Toolbox & FlexCharger

Crowdfunding Mailbox 5.7.15

Learn. Play. Repeat. If you could upload to your cerebral cortex the ability to play any instrument you wanted –  everyone would do it. Unfortunately that is not the case. While some of us are “gifted”, others have “ability”, and most people just struggle along, we now have a new device to help us learn… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Spark Electric Bike, UAMP Amplifier for Your Smartphone & Noocity Growbed Urban Garden

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There has been a lot of coverage regarding electric bikes the past couple weeks with the launch, and associated controversy, of the Sondors (né Storm) ebike. Sondors has successfully fended off their critics and remains one of the most funded Indiegogo campaigns ever. But now we have another ebike crowdfunding campaign and this one is tackling the sector… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Root GP3D Printer, CarVi Driving Assistant & ExoDrive MicroSD Smartphone Case

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The three crowdfunding campaigns for this weeks Mailbox include Root GP3D, an affordable 3D printer; CarVi smartech to improve your driving (or at least monitor it) and ExoDrive a case that adds memory to your smartphone when you run low. There have been many 3D printers that have gone the crowdfunding route to raise funds… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Airtame Closes Seed Financing Round

You Guys Rock Airtame

Airtame, company that went from obscure Danish startup to crowdfunding hit, has closed a seed financing round for $1.4 million.  Lead investors included Danish investment firm SEED Capital and Libratone founder Tommy Andersen.  The new capital will be used to expedite a broad market release scheduled for Q2 of this year. Airtame is hardware that… Read More

Pono Pounded: Reviews Hammer Neil Young’s Digital Music Player

Linus Pounds Pono

The Pono Music player is the 4th most crowdfunded campaign on Kickstarter ever.  The project raised a respectible $6.2 million back in April of 2014.  Over 18,000 backers pitched in to support this product created by rockstar legend Neil Young.  Pono went on to raise equity capital on Crowdfunder successfully adding around $4 million to… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Hive Smart Home, Campanion for GoPro & Safeti GPS Tracker

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Found in this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox are Campanion, the perfect partner for your GoPro camera, Hive simple smart home automation and Safeti, a GPS locator device (with no contract fees!). The Internet of Things is fast approaching ubiquity. We are only at the beginning of this new era when everything will be interconnected and predictive… Read More

3Doodler 2.0 Becomes Kickstarter’s Most Successful Hardware Sequel As It Surpasses $1 Million in 10 Days

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3Doodler 2.0, the reinvented model of the world’s first 3D printing pen, today became the first hardware product on Kickstarter to hit over $1 million in a second ‘sequel’ campaign. 3Doodler 2.0 smashed its Kickstarter goal on Thursday the 15th January, raising over $1 million in funding from the Kickstarter community in just 10 days, and is currently more than 3645% over… Read More

Kraftwerk, a Fuel Cell-Powered Charger That Fits in Your Pocket, Tops $.5M Goal in Less Than a Week

Thomas and Sascha Kraftwerk

Given the speed at which Kraftwerk charges USB-enabled devices—within three seconds—perhaps it’s no surprise that Kraftwerk, the world’s smallest power generator, had more than 4,500 backers worldwide, collecting some $600,000, within days of launching its Kickstarter campaign. It was also chosen as a Kickstarter Staff Pick. The pocketsize charger uses fuel cell technology to directly… Read More

Bragi Dash Live & in the Wild at International CES

The Dash in Hand

Kickstarter superstar and do everything ear-bud headphones, Bragi Dash, made an appearance at CES yesterday.  The CES Award winning wearable was not only there to touch and see as creator & CEO Nikolaj Hviid allowed someone to take a pair for a test run.  Engadget was fortunate enough to be allowed to try out a pair… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Zettaly Avy Smart Speaker, iPhone Case for Audiophiles & KaVii Adhesive Gel Pad

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We are still recovering from a festive last week of the year. but the team at Crowdfund Insider is looking forward to an awesome 2015.  The year always starts with a bang as CES consistently delivers many crowdfunded tech products both already funded and those preparing to do raise backing from the crowd.  For this week’s… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: il Cudega Lombardy Cuisine, Flow a Magical Controller & Analyze How You Run with Stridalyzer

Crowdfunding Mailbox Featured 12.28.14

Happy Holidays from Crowdfund Insider. We wish all of our readers the very best during the Holiday Season and a spectacular New Year. For this edition of Crowdfunding Mailbox we have three very different campaigns. First an Italian restaurant opening in London, next a cool tool that can control all of your connected devices and finally… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Sonim XP7 Super Smartphone, Premium Sweats by New Basics & Egloo Candle Powered Heater

Crowdfunding Mailbox Featured 12.22.14

Happy Holidays to everyone from Crowdfund Insider. We are in the final days of 2014 and I can sense things are starting to slow down as people gather to celebrate family and friends, reflect upon the months past and plan the future of the coming year. We Crowdfund Insider we continue to recognize that crowdfunding… Read More

StoneTether Tracking Device Rockets on Kickstarter

StoneTether Tracking Device Featured

Del Marth LLC, the manufacturers of StoneTether, a new wireless tracking device, has experienced staggering success crowdfunding on  Kickstarter.  The campaign launched with a goal of  only $15,000 but closed over $366,000 as nearly 7000 backers helped to fund the project. As previously reported, StoneTether is a micro-device that provides improved distance with a tracker that is about the size… Read More

Already on iOS, Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Finally Comes to Android

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Tile, a small finder device that uses a crowdsourced network of users to help find lost items, has announced the availability of an App for Android devices.  Tile, one of the most successful self crowdfunding campaigns of all time, quickly launched on iOS but has now released their widely anticipated software for Android.  Simultaneously Tile… Read More

FLUX 3D Printer is Next Crowdfunding Project to Top $1 Million

Elegant FLUX 3D

3D Printer Includes Scanner & Laser Engraver. Just when you thought the 3D printing craze had moved beyond crowdfunding and straight to retail, another really cool project comes along.  FLUX 3D printer is an “all in one” device that is crowdfunding on Kickstarter now and has blasted past its $100,000 goal and stands at about… Read More

COIN is Now Shipping Beta Cards to Early Backers

Coin Next to Sunglasses

  COIN, a digital currency card that wowed the masses with a hugely popular pretail crowdfunding campaign that was partnered with a super cool pitch video, is now shipping beta cards to early backers.  In a tweet from the COIN twitter account the company verified cards are in the mail:   @reynoldsgroup The beta cards… Read More