Tagged: hardware

Coin Delays Full Launch Until 2015

Coin one size fits all

According to several reports, Coin – the one card to replace them all- has delayed complete launch until next year. COIN released a wildly popular product as part of pretail crowdfunding campaign.  A witty pitch video, that went viral, described a product that most people quickly understood – and wanted.  A single credit card sized… Read More

Kreyos Founder Steve Tan Responds to Disgruntled Backers

Happy Steve Tan Shopping

In a posting on Facebook the elusive Steve Tan, founder of the Kreyos Smartwatch, responded to his critics.  For those of you who are just catching up now,  Kreyos launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in 2013 that was hugely successful.  The campaign closed as one of the most funded campaigns ever on the global… Read More

Neil Young’s Pono Raises Over $6 Million in Just 7 Days Equity Crowdfunding

PONO Device

While the crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter was pretty amazing the equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder has rocketed through expectations.  PonoMusic, the vision of famed recording star Neil Young, took only 7 days to raise $6 million in equity.  On Kickstarter it took 35 days to raise $6.2 million.  While backers lined up to fund Pono… Read More

goTenna Quickly Beats $50K Goal, Now Over 12X Campaign Target

goTenna in hand

goTenna, the off-grid communications device that enables you to use your smartphone to communicate without central connectivity (cell tower connection), easily surpassed its $50,000 pre-sales crowdfunding goal in under 3 hours.  The young company skipped the large crowdfunding platforms and offered goTenna to early backers on their own platform.  Of goTenna’s earliest sales, a majority… Read More

Portable Power Outlet ChargeAll Raises More Than $300,000 During Its Run on Indiegogo

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Wrapping up its campaign on Indiegogo, brand new portable power outlet, ChargeAll has raised over $320,000 from more than 3,600 backers. The project originally launched the crowdfunding giant to only raise $30,000. ChargeAll lets you power anything, anytime, anywhere. This new device is a portable battery with an AC wall plug outlet for various items,… Read More

Updated: Neil Young’s Pono Music is Now Equity Crowdfunding Following $6.2 Million Kickstarter Hit

Pono on Crowdfunder with Three Players

PonoMusic raised over $6.2 million on Kickstarter this past April, a campaign that saw just about every living rock star endorse the innovative product. Now with strong consumer demand, Pono has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdfunder seeking to raise a minimum of $2.5 million in equity.  Accredited investors may support Neil Young’s Pono project… Read More

Blink Co-Founder Don Shulsinger Interviewed (Video)

Blink Motion Detected

As part of the CNBC Tech Crowd series (and accompanying votes by the viewers), Don Shulsinger one of the creators of the Blink was interviewed regarding his device.  Blink is a product crowdfunding on Kickstarter and standing about $400,000 already raised.  The device is described as “one-of-a-kind home monitoring system” It boasts a “stylish, totally… Read More

Kickstarter Hit Bragi Dash Pushes Delivery Back

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The Bragi Dash was a huge Kickstarter crowdfunding hit.  The campaign raised over $3.3 million on a goal of just $260,000.  The Dash is a pair of smart bluetooth headphones that are designed to be as unobtrusive as possible.  The project is the 12th most funded on the Kickstarter platform to date.  Almost 16,000 backers… Read More

Vessyl Cup Now Over $1 Million in Presales

Mille Vessyl (Limited)

Vessyl Cup, a project in the midst of a pretail crowdfunding campaign, has shared they have passed by the $1 million mark.  The smart cup project was announced this past June by San Francisco based Mark One with an original target of raising $50,000 in funding.  The cup is designed to automatically monitor your consumption… Read More

Iotera Gears Up Iota for a $250K Crowdfunding Campaign: GPS Tracker Never Loses Sight of What’s Important

Iotera Child Finder

  Iotera, an Internet of Things company based in Redwood City, has just launched its $250K rewards-based crowdfunding kickstarter campaign for Iota, its smallest, longest lasting GPS tracker in the world.  Measuring just 43mm X 22mm X 11mm,  the waterproof Iota and its companion Home Base include the same advanced long range radio technology allowing them… Read More

Crowdfunding on CircleUp, Nomad Connects with Fluxmob: Grows Smartphone Accessory Brand to over $2 Million in Sales

Nomad Reinvention

Now Raising Equity, Nomad First Raised Funding on Kickstarter. Nomad, the designer and manufacturer of minimalist smartphone accessories, has listed its equity crowdfunding campaign on CircleUp.  Known for its NomadKey, the company has also introduced new products including the solid carabiner-sized NomadClip USB cable and NomadCard on the newly launched company website. Committed to product… Read More

HWTrek Launches Navigation Tool for Hardware Creators​

HWTrek

HWTrek, a global community for digital electronics, today announced the beta launch of the HWTrek Project Development Hub (the Hub), the world’s first cloud-based intelligent navigation tool for creators and inventors working to bring hardware projects to market. The Hub generates a management flow tailored specifically to each unique project and facilitates collaboration between inventors… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Airdog Auto Follow Drone, Zolo Magnetic Case & Slyde Phish Handboard

Airdog Drone Worlds First

Happy 4th of July to all of our readers in the United States.  Hopefully everyone is enjoying a fabulous summer weekend – something I intend to do myself in a bit.  The past week we have received a flood of really cool campaigns.  It has been tough to narrow it done to just a few… Read More

GOkey Raises Over $1 Million Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

GOkey in colors

The multipurpose device GOkey closed their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this past week after having raised $1,033,492 from 11,846 backers.  The flexible funding campaign launched with a goal of raising $40,000 – a paltry figure in contrast to their final number.  The $40k was raised in just two days. GOkey promises to offer a diverse… Read More

Geek Wave Nears $800,000 on Indiegogo

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Changing the way music lovers listen to their favorite artists, Geek Labs launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $38,000 for its product Geek Wave. The new device is described as a high performance music player that the user can take on-the-go and is made for discerning ears. The Geek Labs team wrote, “Music… Read More

Ringly Smart Jewelry Exceeds Pretail Goal, Adds New Eight New App Partnerships

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As a result of its highly successful launch, Ringly has not only exceeded its pre-sales goal of $60,000, but has also initiated the most successful pre-sales campaign for women’s connected jewelry, reaching over $100,000 in sales in under 24 hours. The company has already sold out of the emerald stone style “Into the Woods,” but… Read More

Dacuda’s PocketScan Now Over $320K on Kickstarter

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Switzerland-based Dacuda has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for its invention, the PocketScan. Although the original funding goal was only $50,000, the campaign has raised $321,471 from 2,898 backers since its launch on June 16th. According to the campaign website, the PocketScan is considered the “world’s smallest wireless scanner.” It is barely larger than… Read More

Atlas Wearable Engineer Hired by Apple

Alex Hsieh

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

Kickstarter Suspends iFind Campaign Following Fraud Accusations

iFind

Just a week after WeTag’s iFind raised over $500,000 during its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, the platform has made the decision to suspend the project following the rise of doubts from its backers. As previously reported by Crowdfund Insider, the iFind is considered the “next generation item locating tag.” The device communicates with iOS or Android devices… 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