Tagged: hardware

GOKey: Details Revealed on Collapse of High Profile Indiegogo Hardware Campaign

This is a cautionary tale not just for backers of ostensible promising hardware presales campaigns but for hardware creators with little to no experience on manufacturing and shipping hardware from Asia. GOKey, a rewards based project posted on Indiegogo in 2014, raised over $1.2 million… Read More

Plastc Credit Card Replacement Tech Shuts Down, Considers Bankruptcy Filing

Another credit card replacement company has died. Plastc, a company that raised more than $5 million in 2014 on a presales campaign, posted a backers update stating the company has exhausted all of its options to raise funding it needs to continue. Plastc said it… Read More

What Went Wrong: Creator of Micro 3D Printer Provides Perspective on Tiko 3D Failure

“Tiko 3D: Another crowdfunding fail, as backers money goes down the drain.” Tiko 3D is the second most-funded 3D printer on Kickstarter ever —the first being M3D who launched the Micro consumer 3D printer back in 2014.  M3D raised $3.4 million on Kickstarter from over 11,800… Read More

Breathometer Raised Money on Indiegogo & Shark Tank but it Doesn’t Work & Now the FTC is Forcing Refunds

Breathometer, the “world’s first smartphone breathalyzer”, raised $138,437 on Indiegogo back in 2013. The following year, Breathometer visited the studios of Shark Tank where founder Charles Michael Yim “blew the sharks out of the water.” He asked for a mere $250,000.  And what happened? All… Read More

Indiegogo Announces Crowdfunded Films Heading to Sundance & Slamdance 2017

On Friday, global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced that some of its funded success films are heading to this year’s Sundance and Slamdance festivals. The funding portal shared: “We’re all about starting the New Year off right here at Indiegogo, and that’s just what we’ve been… Read More

Daplie Does Side-by-Side Indiegogo / Wefunder Reg CF Crowdfunding Offer

Usually we read about Reg CF / Reg D (506c) side by side investment crowdfunding campaigns but Daplie has taken a different path by launching a rewards based offer on Indiegogo while pitching a Reg CF securities offer on Wefunder. Both campaigns are performing pretty… Read More

Bragi Dash Review: Smart, Wireless Earphones Deliver on Promised Product

In February of 2014, Munich-based Bragi Dash launched their rewards crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. The concept was to create “smart” wireless headphones that combined a full set of features and technology currently unavailable in the retail market. The vision of founder Nikolaj Hviid, formerly Head… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: CARV Wearable Ski Coach, Nurugo Smartphone Microscope & Flo Non-Contact Thermometer

Carv is a wearable device that is designed to become your digital ski coach that was inspired by Olympic technology. Full disclosure: I am a dedicated snowboarder but at one point, back in the day, I was a skier. As time went on I realized… Read More

Nima by 6SensorsLab Wins $50K Prize in Hardware Battlefield at CES

Nima by 6SensorLabs was fortunate enough to close CES on a rather positive note. The company was a finalist in the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield 2016 and they triumphed over 3 impressive competitors. The victory was made just that much sweeter with a check of $50,000…. Read More

Bragi Dash Gets Some CES Love as Smart Headphones Ship to Backers (Video)

The long anticipated Bragi Dash and its creator Nikolaj Hviid are at CES once again. But this year they showed up with the production version of the Dash.  For backers of this product that supported Bragi on Kickstarter in early 2014, you are well versed… Read More

Zoom! Virtuix Immediately Tops $5 Million in Investor Interest on SeedInvest

Virtuix rocketed out of the gate on SeedInvest during its Test the Waters (TTW) campaign in preparation for a Regulation A+, mini-IPO type offer.  Virtuix, creator of the Omni motion – a device that puts the movement into the hot sector of virtual reality (for… Read More

Virtuix Lists Reg A+ TTW Campaign on SeedInvest Open to All Investors as Oculus Preps for Commercial Release

With the Oculus Rift pre-orders commencing tomorrow (January 6th) the perfect compliment to the virtual reality headset, Virtuix, has listed a “Test the Waters” (TTW) campaign on SeedInvest in preparation for a min-IPO type offer which is open to all investors (not just accredited ones).  The… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Skriware Simplified 3D Printing, Bolo Rolling Knife & Mokacam Super Small 4K Camera

After two years of designing and building, the Skriware 3D printer is ready to go.  And so what? There are tons of 3D printers on the market today. Head on over to Amazon and search and hundreds of printers show up. 3D printing is nearly… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Cujo Stops the Hackers, Angee Home Security & Bruvelo Elevates Your Coffee

Ne’er do wells are constantly trying to hack your home computer.  If you do not believe me, load up some software and see how frequently your home network is scanned.  The fact is that just about anyone can be a casual hacker these days.  Just… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Imperial Sphericator Turns Food Into Pearls, Freaks3D is a Portable 3D Printer & Livid’s Mobile Music Maker

For this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Imperial Sphericator, a device that transforms your food into “caviar”; Freaks3D, the worlds “first” portable 3D printer; and Minim, a pocket sized wireless instrument for music creation. 3D printing is pretty common today. It was not that long… Read More

FUNDED: Sensory Percussion, Software + Hardware Sensor That Understands Where And How You Hit The Drum

  Developed by music tech company Sunhouse, Sensory Percussion combines a hardware sensor that clamps to the side of drum with software to yield a new instrument that lets you control electronic sounds with your own drumsticks and drums. The device is now overfunding on Kickstarter after reaching its $80,000 goal, and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: IndieVice Turns Your iPhone into a Camera for a Pro, Curb Provides Realtime Insight into Home Energy Use & My Paint Saint

For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have a really cool project for videographers, a new way to monitor home energy and a practical DIY solution for touching up paint – at home. First up we have IndieVice, hardware that turns your smartphone or GoPro into… Read More