Tagged: pretail

Change of Pace: Former XBox Designers Create Teforia, First Machine-Learning Tea Infusion Device

Teforia Claims “Best Cup of Tea You’ve Never Had” I am not certain what the Xbox has to do with making tea but there must be some sort of connection. But I must admit, the creators of Teforia have some serious cred in product design. They… Read More

Global Telco Company Orange Uses Crowdfunding for Prototype Phone

Orange is a global telecommunications company that has over 155,000 employees and generated over €39 billion in revenue last year. They don’t really need outside funding to launch a prototype landline phone – but they are using Ulule, France’s first crowdfunding platform to launch NeoRetro –… Read More

Nike & Sonos Designers Hook Up on Crowdfunding Campaign for “Cur” Pain Relief Wearable

Nike, Jibo and Sonos design veterans have partnered up to create a “Cur” a smart pain relief wearable that wants to provide a solution to chronic pain, something that impacts more than half of the adults in the US. If you are someone that lives with chronic… Read More

Lookout Apple Watch: Olio Smartwatch Challenges Apple with High End Wearable Tech

Apple Watch has a new competitor and I am not talking about the Google/Intel thing.  This watch has been created by a former Apple employee and you can immediately see the design DNA in this incredibly crafted watch. Olio, positioned as a “boutique” watch company, has launched a… Read More

Kindara Launches Pretail Crowdfunding Campaign For Fertility Measurement Device “Wink”

Boulder, Colorado-based company, Kindara, recently debuted a pretail crowdfunding campaign for organizers claim as the first-ever basal body temperature (BBT) thermometer; “Wink”. The project has already generated over $60,000 in presales for its “home grown” crowdfunding campaign.  Kindara made the decision to skip over big,… Read More

Plastc Card Banks on Ongoing Need for Physical Card for Payments

Plastc Card wants to replace your wallet with a single digital credit card and they are upping the competition to first mover COIN.  Plastc recently launched a pretail campaign to fund their high tech plastic and they are betting that Apple Pay won’t swamp the… Read More

Did Apple Pay Kill COIN?

Apple Pay was announced by CEO Tim Cook with much fanfare during his break out “one more thing” presentation delivering new iPhones and the much anticipated Apple Watch.  Apple Pay is no where near as sexy as new hardware but it exemplifies the expanding reach… Read More

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

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… Read More

Osmo Hits Pretail Crowdfunding Goal on First Day

Innovative Children’s Gaming Device Osmo Created by Ex Googler – Disney Team Get’s Support from the Crowd. Osmo is ready to claim the title of “most successful pre-sale campaigns for child-focused connected device”, as demand quickly surpassed its first goal of raising $50,000 in just… Read More

The Dart Laptop Charger Met A $200,000 Goal In 12 Hours On Kickstarter

The Dart is a laptop charger that aims to save some serious space and weight for those of us that have to haul around enormous charging equipment, and the product is already fully-funded on Kickstarter. The Dart is the world’s smallest, lightest laptop adapter. At… Read More

Nix Sensor Turns To Indiegogo For More Crowdfunding Cash After Kickstarter Success

The Nix Sensor is described as a sort of Photoshop dropper tool for the real world. See a color you like in the world around you? Place the Nix sensor on top of it and it now becomes easily replicable in a digital environment. It… Read More

Ten Backers Just Dropped $6,000 A Pop For The “World’s First Atomic Watch” On Kickstarter

Bathys is a company based in Hawaii that specializes in making watches, but their latest creation is a completely different spin on the watch. It’s been hinted for a long time (See this TechCrunch piece for example) and it’s finally here. Well, it’s sort of here in… Read More

The Oculus-Facebook Buyout: The Best Ad For Equity Crowdfunding Ever

I have written about the misconception by some members of the general public that equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding are the same thing.  Many people are misinformed and do not understand that Title III of the JOBS Act has nothing to do with rewards-based crowdfunding…. Read More

Indiegogo Alum Scanadu Halts & Delays Shipping For The Scout Tricorder

The Scanadu Scout made Indiegogo history after raising over $1.6 million for their medical “tricorder” device. Furthermore, the company was set to buck the prevailing crowdfunding trend by actually delivering a product on time. Unfortunately, that won’t happen. Shipping of the Scout has been delayed,… Read More

Exclusive: Play-i Shares Production Details & Shipping Dates For Crowdfunding Backers

The crowdfunding campaign for Play-i’s interactive robots Bo and Yana was a success by any measure, having raised over $1.4 million. Of course, the easy part is raising money. As far too many crowdfunders have learned the hard way, the hard part is actually delivering… Read More

Indiegogo’s Reputation May Hinge On Outcome Of GoBe Campaign

Put simply, the significance of automatically calculating calories consumed and burned cannot be overstated. Currently, calorie databases such as MyFitnessPal require manual input, and prove laborious when calculating home-cooked meals or more exotic cuisines. While the utility of food-logging with weight loss has been supported by medical… Read More

Omega3Beef Crowdfunding To Transform The Beef Industry With A Healthier Product

If you live in the United States and you’re passionate about food, chances are you’ve had some exposure to mounting concerns about the links between poor health and red meat consumption. For me personally, the documentary Forks Over Knives was my first exposure to the types… Read More

Watch Imogen Heap Demo The Crazy Mi.Mu Musical Glove Now Crowdfunding On Kickstarter

Grammy-winning recording artist Imogen Heap has toured the world and released several hits, known for her melding of airy vocals and digital soundscapes. Now she’s taking that latter bit to a pretty incredible conclusion via a new music making device and, appropriately, a currently-running Kickstarter… Read More

Crowdtilt Helps To Push Lammily Toward $500K In Crowdfunding Cash

If there was any doubt as to whether consumers were looking for an alternative to the image currently available dolls portray for young women, shelve said doubt. More than 13,000 people want to see a new doll – Lammily – happen, and thanks to their… Read More

Tile “Worlds Largest Lost & Found” Prepares to Ship

One of the largest self-crowdfunding campaigns ever – Tile – has announced they are preparing to ship their finder devices to early backers. The pretail crowdfunding campaign launched back in 2013 and blew past their initial $20,000 goal within minutes of launching.  The campaign closed at over $2.6 million…. Read More