This week in Kickstarterland – 2014-09-16

Well, this week was a real shocker. Way more Shitstarters of note than Kickstarter. The week’s highlight was a miserable tale of pathetic mistakes and loss at the soon-to-be-defunct Kreyos, “makers” of the Kreyos Meteor. It seems wearables/watches are the worst Kickstarter projects to back.

WeIO – A cross between an Imp and an Arduino and a R-Pi. Looks like fun.
Equil Smartpen 2 – Not a new concept but clearly a very popular one.
Pawly – For pet lovers or perverts with terrible acne.
m!lTone – MIDI air synth. Cheesy but fun. A why-not kinda project.
Revocharge – One of the more impressive wireless charging platforms. Let’s see how my iPhone 6 batteries go.
Pax Instruments T400 – He should have Imped this.
Boxie – NeoPixels will rule the world!

This week’s Shitstarters range from bad videos, to bad science and to really bad cultural differences.

NEO Neurophone – So good, my step-daughter endorses it! How did they raise $100k in a day?
Atmocean – How can you take peoples money with Flexible Funding when you need $600k to get it off the ground.
Eject Bra – It’s no just for the guys. Even women need bras that fly off with the click of a button.
Lineable – This video wins the award for the scariest child AND freakiest bad-guy-in-hat-who-turns-out-to-be-a-good-guy. Some things just don’t translate well.
Pet Air – For people who think leaving animals in the car is a good solution. Why not make a child version as well?
RoVaPaste – The guy selling this doesn’t know much about his product … or acting.
Katasi Groove – This guy almost convinced a carrier to cut off data to your phone when ODB says your car has started. Briefly. I can’t think of a stupider technical solution to a non-technical problem.

As always, it’s limited only by your frigging imagination!

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