Tagged: kickstarter

eZelleron’s Portable Power Plant kraftwerk Nears $1.7 Million During the Final Hours on Kickstarter

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With nearly 24 hours until its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter comes to an end, eZelleron, Inc.‘s portable power plant, kraftwerk has successfully raised over $1.6 million thanks to nearly 11,300 backers. As previously reported, the kraftwerks offers a new energy supply technology for mobile electronic devices. It is efficient and remains independent from the power grid. The eZelleron… Read More

Kickstarter Alum 1Lss Returns to Kickstarter With iPhone Mount MagBak Case

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Hoping for another round of crowdfunding success, California-based 1Lss Inc. is excited to announce the official launch of their newest product, MagBak Case for iPhone, on Kickstarter. The team at 1Lss has created a minimalist protective case and mounting solution for the iPhone sure to revolutionize the iPhone space. MagBak Case for iPhone is embedded with… Read More

Artiphon’s INSTRUMENT 1 Receives Over $100,000 During the First Hours on Kickstarter

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Earlier this morning, Tennessee-based Artiphon hit global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $75,000 for INSTRUMENT 1.The eye catching musical instrument surpassed its initial goal within only 5 hours and skyrocketed to over $100,000 thanks to nearly 300 backers. According to its campaign, INSTRUMENT 1 is a combination of a guitar, violin, bass, piano, and drums. Simply just plug… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Amanda Palmer Launches Patreon Campaign For New Music Project

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Back in 2012, singer and songwriter Amanda Palmer hit crowdfunding giant Kickstarter for not only her first studio album, but also a tour and art book. Originally seeking $100,000, Palmer took home over $1 million thanks to nearly 25,000 backers/fans. Now, Palmer is back to crowdfunding, this time using platform Patreon for her new project…. Read More

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

Smart Lock Sesame Scores Over $400,000 in Less Than A Week on Kickstarter

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Last week, Candy House launched a Kickstarter campaign for Sesame, an instant smart lock. Not only did the lock met its funding goal of $100,000 in nine hours, It has also raised over $400,000 from more than 3,000 backers in less than one week. Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the app on… Read More

Colorado’s Stryd Hits Kickstarter For Wearable Running Power Meter; Captures Over $50,000 in Four Hours

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Starting today, runners and coaches can get their hands on Stryd, a wearable device to measure running power, through a campaign on crowdfunding giant, Kickstarter. Created by Princeton engineers and backed by some of the biggest names in endurance sports, Stryd gives runners a way to accurately measure run intensity across varied terrain using the sports watches and… Read More

Pebble Watch Kills Kickstarter Again.

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That was fast.   There is an interesting correlation between the Pebble watch announcement and Kickstarter crashing.  A quick visit to the Kickstarter status page indicates a “Partial Outage”. As it stands right now Kickstarter appears to be back online, but still struggling to serve pages after a brief downtime. Perhaps this is a consequence… Read More

Pebble Announces Pebble Time Steel, New “Smartstraps”, As it Nears Kickstarter Crowdfunding Record

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Pebble Set to Challenge Forthcoming Apple Watch with New Design, 10 Day Battery Life & “Smartstraps” Pebble, the leader in the smartwatch space, launched a second round of crowdfunding on Kickstarter at the end of last month.  The project rocketed immediately, easily topping its half a million dollar “goal” and now stands at over $12… Read More

Creators of From Bedrooms to Billions Returns to Kickstarter For New Feature Film About Commodore Amiga

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This past weekend, creators of Kickstarter alum From Bedrooms to Billions, Nicola and Anthony Caulfield, took to the crowdfunding giant once again to raise £50,000 for their new project, From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years. Sharing details about the 90-minute feature film, the filmmaking duo stated, “[From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years] will explore… Read More

Stick-and-Shoot Camera Podo Quickly Hits the Spotlight on Kickstarter

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On Monday (March 2nd), Podo, the self-dubbed first app-controlled, “stick-and-shoot” camera, launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter. Early backers will be able to pre-order Podo and receive product by August. Podo will be available to the mass market in the fall. The pocket-sized Podo is the first camera to use “microsuction” technologies, which allows it… 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

Parks & Recreation’s Jim O’Heir Takes To Kickstarter With New Violent Comedy Middle Man

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His days on Parks & Recreations may be over, but now actor Jim O’Heir is ready to bring his next project to life. The 53-year-old actor took to Kickstarter earlier this month seeking funds for the upcoming violent comedy, Middle Man. Per its synopsis, Middle Man is a story about Lenny Freeman (played by O’Heir), a straight-laced old-school… Read More

Cards Against Humanity Max Temkin Takes To Kickstarter With New Monthly Zine

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Hoping for yet another Kickstarter success, Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin has launched his fifth campaign on the crowdfunding giant’s platform for his new project, Maxistentialism Zine. For those who don’t know what a zine is, Rookie defines it as self-published, small circulation, often nonprofit books, papers, or websites. They are usually dealing with topics that are… Read More

LINQ Home Launches Energy-saving Smart Vent Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter

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LINQ Home, a maker of energy-saving home automation products, launched a campaign on crowdfunding giant Kickstarter to help improve heating and cooling through its smart vents. LINQ is providing households with unprecedented control over HVAC systems. By sensing the temperature in each room and adjusting dampers on every vent, LINQ’s system enables room-by-room temperature control…. Read More

Yancey Strickler on Net Neutrality: “We Must Remain Diligent in Protecting Everyone’s Rights as Citizens of the Web”

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Kickstarter CEO and co-founder Yancey Strickler chimed in on the FCC ruling today that now classifies the internet as a public utility.  Advocates of net neutrality celebrated the victory as many viewed it as guaranteeing open and equal access to the world wide web. Strickler stated; “A free Internet with equal access for all is… Read More

PicoBrew’s Unveils New Social Networking Features For Kickstarter-Success Kegsmart

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PicoBrew Inc., the company dedicated to technology for home craft beer creation and enjoyment, today unveiled the new social networking features of their advanced kegerator.  KegSmarts, the world’s smartest craft beer kegerator, is the second product from the Seattle-based company. PicoBrew launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for KegSmarts earlier this month. The product focuses on addressing… Read More

Creator of Sega’s Toejam & Earl Hits Kickstarter to Resurrect the Video Game

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Ready to bring a ’90s favorite back to game consoles everywhere, creator Greg Johnson and California-based Humanature Studios has launched a campaign on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to raise $400,000 for Toejam & Earl: Back in the Groove. The game’s summary reads, “Toejam and his homeboy Big Earl go out for another joyride in their RapMaster Rocketship, and this time… Read More

Spark IO Returns to Kickstarter With Cellular-Connected Electron Development Board

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Spark IO (Spark) recently returned to Kickstarter to raise funds for its first cellular-connected development board, the Electron. Spark is best known for the Spark Core and Photon, its Wi-Fi development kits for creating products for the connected home. The Electron extends the Spark platform beyond the reach of Wi-Fi networks and into connected devices from smart… Read More