Kickstarter

  • Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims

    Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims

    Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, dropped us a line about the systems in place to “hide” failed projects. He told us that Kickstarter does indeed hide many projects from search robots, but it’s for a good cause. “The original poster was correct in noting that we don’t have a browse area for projects whose funding was unsuccessful,” he wrote. Read More

  • Cookoo: Move Over, Pebble, There’s A New E-Watch In Town

    Cookoo: Move Over, Pebble, There’s A New E-Watch In Town

    Although I seriously doubt these things will take off into the stratosphere like the Pebble, the Cookoo watch on Kickstarter has already hit $120,000 on a $150,000 target, placing it up with the big boys in the crowdsourcing race. The Cookoo is essentially an e-ink watch with a few wireless tricks up its sleeve – namely Bluetooth connectivity that will notify you when you have messages, etc. Read More

  • The Authors Of Space Quest Are Back With Another Adventure

    The Authors Of Space Quest Are Back With Another Adventure

    If you’re an older gamer, you will remember the holy trinity of Sierra RPGs – King’s Quest, Space Quest, and Police Quest. All three of these games used something called “imagination” and “storytelling” to immerse early gamers in an Ad Lib sound card-induced gaming coma. Now you can relive those heady days with a new game by the makers of Space… Read More

  • Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

    Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

    Dan Misener, in a fit of inspired data mining, scraped half of Kickstarter to find failed projects. He could not, it seems, find a single one. Why? Because Kickstarter hides them behind a non-searchable wall. They exist, sure, but you won’t find them with google and they never, ever show them in their “Discover” browsing system. And good for them. In a general sense… Read More

  • Incident’s gTar Tops $120,000 On Kickstarter (That’s $110K In Less Than 24 Hours)

    Incident’s gTar Tops $120,000 On Kickstarter (That’s $110K In Less Than 24 Hours)

    Kickstarter is a great place to launch a product. Remember the Pebble smart watch, which saw over $1 million in funding in its first 28 hours on the site, and surpassing $3 million well over a month before their stated goal? Disrupt, which just so happens to be underway as I type these very words, is also an excellent place to launch your product. We’ve seen countless companies rise… Read More

  • New Project, Roominate, Offers A Fully-Wired Dollhouse For Kids

    New Project, Roominate, Offers A Fully-Wired Dollhouse For Kids

    Teaching kids – especially little girls – about electronics is a hard job. First, there’s the electricity. Then there’s the sense that soldering, wiring, and lining up LEDs is considerably less fun than watching Tangled. This project, called Roominate, aims to change the way girls think about electricity. The kit consists of a set of tiny furniture with built-in wires… Read More

  • Kickstarter: Meet CordLite, The Light-Up iPhone Cable For Night Owls

    Kickstarter: Meet CordLite, The Light-Up iPhone Cable For Night Owls

    My set ritual before going to bed each night is as follows — turn out the lights, plug in my iPhone, take off my glasses and attempt vainly to nod off. Step two in that process can be a bit of a crapshoot in the dark, but the folks at Scrap Pile Labs have recently kicked off a new Kickstarter campaign for a product called the CordLite that just may come in handy. As the name sort of… Read More

  • TC/Gadgets Webcast: The Avengers, Nerf and Kickstarter Tips

    TC/Gadgets Webcast: The Avengers, Nerf, And Kickstarter Tips

    Is The Avengers worth your money? Do the disc-blasting Nerf guns leave a welt? How do you pull a Pebble and rein in $3 million on Kickstarter? In this week’s TC/Gadgets webcast, we answer all this and more. Read More

  • The Bowden And Sheffield iPad Cases Are By Designers, For Designers

    The Bowden And Sheffield iPad Cases Are By Designers, For Designers

    There are about a million case vendors out there ready to hook up your iThing with the utmost in protection and style, but very few differentiate in a cool way. This Kickstarter project, however, has really caught my eye with a minimalist design and smart functionality. A company called FineGrain has recently posted their Bowden and Sheffield cases to Kickstarter with a goal of raising $20,000… Read More

  • Kickstarter Exposes 70,000 Unlaunched Projects

    Kickstarter Exposes 70,000 Unlaunched Projects

    According to the Kickstarter API blog, a bug caused 70,000 unlaunched projects to be publicly visible over the weekend, allowing folks to see goals, funding plans, and descriptions on projects that haven’t yet appeared on the site. Of the 70,000, visitors only viewed 48. The bug exposed no financial information. Read More

  • CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

    CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

    This is clever. A new Kickstarter project aims to disrupt the pill case market. True, it’s not the sexiest industry in the world, but it’s ripe for some disruption, since there just so happens to be a huge market for it and there’s very little, if any, differentiation between current competitors. So what is it? Well, in a few words, it’s a pill case that’s… Read More