Great things happen at Kickstarter, hardware is much more expensive than software innovation, that’s why most Kickstarter projects are hardware. We are going to list on-going Kickstarter projects as well as cool project that have finished raising capital. You can help support the projects you think are really awesome– most project offer first digs to contributors so we will link to the Kickstarter pages.
Most, if not all of the projects listed are going to be tech oriented, however check out kickstarter.com if you want to see other cool projects in defferent categories.
This project has succesfully raised over 8.5 million. It is an Andriod built console, where games are downloadable via Steam. It is open to developers building games for the console which gives developers the freedom to build great games and make money. Even the makers of Minecraft have shown interest in the product.
Freedom Sleeve: Turn Your iPod into an iPhone
A very disruptive and innovatative freemium model, there is no catch, you simply attach it to your iPod and it gives you the look and feel of an iPhone. It provides 500mb free broadband and which you can increase for a low price or you can refer friends and get a 1 gb free. If you want to support the project click the link above.
Ministry of Supply: Nasa Technology Sweat-Proof Shirts
Now available for purchase, the shirts have technology that helps that body temperature regulate and absorbs sweat which makes all your embarrising sweat marks invisible. If you are one of those people that wear darker clothes to hide sweat stains get yourself one of theier shirts and you wouldn’t have to. More info on a previous post.
Pebble E-Watch: A Watch for your iPhone and Andriod OS devices
Pebble watch raised over $10 million and are arguably the first company to get the smartwatch niche right. You can customize apps, comtrol your music and track your running and much more Pre-order on thier website here
A pebble watch compitor that is worth checking out, you can help raise money for it here
A project by Tim Scafer ( a gaming legend) it raised over 3 million to build a great adventure game. Side note: Tim Scafer wrote on of the greatest adventure games in history which Grim Fandango.