Kickstarter projects and their woes are the subject of more than one website. While most focus on Kickstarter projects that fail to launch, there is another aspect of Kickstarter which doesn’t get enough attention and probably should: the projects which get funded and then never deliver a product. In this instance, the product is a drone.
Kickstarter backers never go into these things with the idea that they won’t get their promised reward. They’re not there to make a donation. They’re there to be the first to have a cool new piece of tech that’s being built out or a game that’s being developed.
A British firm called Torquing Group [...]
An entrepreneur named Cillian McMinn from Belfast, Northern Ireland has developed a minimalist, decorative cube called the “Element Cube” that contains 62 elements designed as a unique jewelry or table/desk ornament. McMinn has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign that already has $48,062 USD pledged from 607 backers to bring his idea to market.
He advertises this two-inch-square cube as containing over half of the planet’s building blocks.
People who make pledges can be rewarded with different forms of the cube, based on the amount of their pledge. Rewards include a digital poster, a custom engraving, bracelets and necklaces are all currently available [...]
Fove is on a mission to unlock the essence of Virtual Reality. The eye-tracking headset reached it’s Kickstarter goal 72 hours after its campaign was launched. Samsung Ventures Japan committed additional funding to add extra functionality to the product.
Fove is equipped with infrared cameras that read subtle eye movements. The additional hardware reveals new ways to interact, as well as more precise control, in virtual realities.
Yuka Kojima, CEO and co-founder of FOVE, said: “With this new investment and from our Kickstarter community, we will work diligently in making FOVE development possible on a large scale. Our goal is to [...]