Tagged: hardware

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

Scotland Police Investigate Delayed Kickstarter Project

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One of the most challenging aspects of rewards based crowdfunding are the all too frequent delays in product deliver.  There is a blurry line where backers, frustrated by extended delays and potentially lost funds, assume fraud versus a struggling young company attempting to hit unrealistic goals. vrAse, an Edinburgh, Scotland based startup, ventured into the… Read More

Pozible Partners with Shanghai-Nanxiang Government, IDG Capital on Crowdfunding Match Program

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Australia based Crowdfunding Platform Pozible Partners with China Government Office  to Connect Entrepreneurs with Capital, Manufacturing Support, Chinese Entity Setup and More. Pozible, an international crowdfunding platform based in Australia, has partnered with IDG Capital Partners and the Shanghai-Nanxiang government to award matching funds and other support to the entrepreneurs behind the seven strongest Internet of… Read More

Plastc Hits Over $5.2 Million in Presales for Digital Wallet Card

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Plastc Claims Record First Week of Pretail Campaign Selling over $5.2 Million in Secure Digital Cards Plastc, creator of the digital wallet Plastc Card, has revealed the success of its preorder crowdfunding campaign. In the first week of launch, Plastc sold over $5.2 million of Plastc Cards to people worldwide.  The company stated that orders… Read More

First Feature Length Movie for Oculus is a Horror Film (Video)

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The Oculus Rift is one of the most well known rewards crowdfunding campaigns ever.  The VR headset that is a gamers dream raised over $2.4 million on Kickstarter as thousands backed the campaign.  Oculus went on to raise many millions from VCs – only to be acquired by Facebook in a deal that valued the… Read More

CircleUp Co-Founder Ryan Caldbeck Crashes Cash Crowd to Fund Nomad (Video)

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CircleUp co-founder and CEO Ryan Caldbeck crashed the CNBC Cash Crowd party to fund Nomad, a hardware company that is equity crowdfunding on the CircleUp platform.  He made his appearance after the “super panel” of investors had already gone through their brief funding routine deciding whether or not to share their lunch money to help… Read More

HWTrek to Bring Wireless 3D Headphone to Market After Kickstarter Success

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HWTrek, a platform providing an ecosystem for digital electronics, has announced that Hooke, a Brooklyn, NY-based audio innovation lab, has selected HWTrek Product Development Hub (PDH) to manage and monitor its project of the same name’s progress to mass production. Hooke, the first Bluetooth headphone to provide high quality audio playback and “record 3D audio”,… Read More

Panono Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign on Companisto

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Panono Quickly Jumps on Companisto. Easily Beats € 100,000 Minimum Raise in First Day. Panono has made the leap from Indiegogo hit to equity crowdfunding success. All within a matter of months.  Berlin, Germany based Panono raised $1.25 million in a rewards based campaign this past January and remains one of the top funded campaigns of all… Read More

Tor Hardware Router anonabox Suspended on Kickstarter Following Major Backlash

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Although it was a major hit on Kickstarter, even raising nearly $600,000 in a few days, tor hardware router anonabox has been struggling with major backlash since it hit the platform, and now the project has also been shut down by the crowdfunding giant. According to Wired, Kickstarter suspended the campaign on Friday (October 17th) after Criticism of… Read More

Osmo Gets Backing From Accel Partners in $12 Million Funding Round, Will Retail in Apple Stores

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Osmo, the interactive hardware game that connects to any iPad has announced that Apple has accepted their product to be retailed across their 284 locations in North America capturing high profile shelf space in the most successful retail store ever. Simultaneously Osmo shared that it has closed a Series A funding round for $12 million led by… Read More

Tor Hardware Router anonabox Surpasses $500,000 in 3 Days on Kickstarter

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On Sunday (October 12th), Chico, California resident, August Germar, hit Kickstarter with a crowdfunding campaign for his new for hardware router, the anonabox. The project, which was only seeking $7,500, has become so popular within the first three days that it has raised $527,572 from 8,137 backers. The anonabox is described as a device that is designed specifically… Read More