Night vision device for you smartphone “Snooperscope” had a Merry Christmas yesterday closing at £79,686 crowdfunded on Kickstarter on a goal of £40,000. Crowdfund Insider originally covered Snooperscope earlier this month as they neared their funding objective.
London based PSY Corporation had also launched a crowdfunding campaign on hardware platform HWTrek where they had not experienced quite the success they encountered on Kickstarter. The HWTrek campaign was prematurely ended as organizers focused on promoting their Kickstarter campaign. HWTrek is a new platform which focuses only on hardware campaigns where they leverage their relations with manufacturing companies in Taiwan and China speeding the production process for promising tech. Snooperscope was one of the first campaigns listed on HWTrek as part of their beta launch. In an update on the HWTrek platform PSY stated;
Dear HWTrek Backers,
The Snooperscope HWTrek campaign has not been as successful as hoped and is going to end.
On HWtrek we have been made minimal funding progress, while on Kickstarter is nearly funded and we have already reached 85% of our goal in only 15 days.
On Kickstarter we still have 14 days ahead and the possibility to add new amazing strech goals, but first we need to reach the home goal as fast as possible.
On Kickstarter the EARLY BIRDs are all gone, but we want to ensure the best possible benefit and price to everyone who pledged the EARLY BIRD on HWTrek, offering 2 Snooperscope at the same price of the EARLY BIRD.
The 2nd Snooperscope is the very best gift idea of this 2013 holiday season for your friends and relatives!
The pretail campaign gained momentum as the project neared their goal. In the last week alone the campaign raised almost £20,000 as stretch goals were beat on the successful campaign. Over 1500 individuals backed this device with early backers able to purchase a reward of one Snooperscope for only £24. The average pledge from backers was £51 during the 30 day campaign. The retail pricing for a single Snooperscope, along with shipping, is now posted at $109.00 on the Snooperscope web site.
Snooperscope announced earlier this month they will be attending the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas with prototype’s in hand.
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