What To Learn From The 10 Coolest Kickstarter Projects That Received Full Funding
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding website that allows anyone to create cool projects and have strangers back their idea, has been the starting point for many gadgets that are on the market today. There is even Kickstarter-born technology inside gadgets and devices from big brand companies that makes things run smoother, faster or more intelligently. Not all Kickstarter projects reach their funding goal, but the list below shows 10 of the most innovative Kickstarter ones that have. Take a look and see what you learn from them:
This portable cooler received huge backing on Kickstarter and it’s easy to see why. The humble cooler hasn’t had much of an update for years, but this all-in-one 21st century ‘portable party’ packs a huge amount of gadgets in. As well as a cooler box with removeable divider, there a rechargeable blender, waterproof bluetooth speaker, USB charger, LED light, bottle opener, knife and plate storage, plus handle and ties for things like a picnic blanket or barbecue.
Goal: $50,000 Pledged: $13,285,226
This cool Kickstarter gadget is the second version of the popular 3Doodler that enables you to create 3D printed objects with a pen. The 3Doodler uses sticks of plastic that are melted and set into shape after they’ve been doodled. The 2.0 model is slim, light and strong with dual speed control and a host of accompanying accessories.
Goal: $30,000 Pledged: $1,55,256
One of the most backed Kickstarter projects, the OUYA is an android game console that works with TVs. The inexpensive open console allows developers to create games for the console and anyone can play them for free.
Goal: $950,000 Pledged: $8,596,474
SCiCO is an affordable molecular scanner that fits into the palm of the hand and can provide instant information about the molecular make up of anything to your smartphone. The sensor already had a database of plants, pharmaceuticals and food materials but users were encouraged to scan as much as they could when they got the sensor so as to expand the database. It’s not clear what people would actually use the sensor for (except for fun) but it received funding well in excess of its Kickstarter goal.
Goal: $200,000 Pledged: $2,762,571
Prynt received publicity as the first instant camera case for smartphones that could print a photo in seconds, then recognise the photo through the camera and play an augmented reality video. The video is captured while the photo is being taken so the physical photo can be brought to life through the smartphone’s screen.
Goal: $50,000 Pledged: $1,576,011
This cool Kickstarter project was created to provide funding for high quality wireless earbuds designed to be the most comfortable and smallest in the world. The earbuds connect via bluetooth and have an advanced battery as well as balance armature speakers that recharge via a USB cable.
Goal: £179,000 Pledged: £972,594
The Oculus Rift is a gaming headset that provides a virtual reality gaming experience with a wide field of view, high resolution display and head tracker. The Kickstarter project raised money for Rift development kits so that more games could be integrated with the headset.
Goal: $250,000 Pledged:$2,437,429
This was a great Kickstarter project for the kitchen that raised funds for production of the sous vide gadget. The Anova Precision Cooker uses any pot to create a water bath cooker set at a precision temperature that cooks food to perfection in a zip loc bag. Previous sous vide cookers had been too expensive for home use, but this model is affordable and also connects to an app that allows the user to control the Anova.
Goal: $100,000 Pledged: $1,811,321
This cool futuristic Kickstarter gadget is a wearable input device that allows you control anything through a gesture of your finger. The Ring has a gesture control function, text transmission, payment information transmission and an alert function.
Goal: $250,000 Pledged: $880,998
Remee is an REM enhancing lucid dreaming mask that uses red and blue LED lights in front of your closed eyelids to help place something recognisable in your dreams in order for you to be able to better control them. The mask is unobtrusive and lightweight, meaning its comfortable to wear and easy to fall asleep in.
Goal: $35,000 Pledged: $572,891
If you think you are creative and can take an idea beyond imagination, why not start your own Kickstarter project and turn your ideas into reality?