Weekly Kickstarter Projects: iPhone Edition
Plug “iPhone” into the search function of Kickstarter and you’ll get 37 pages of funded, unfunded, and in the process of being funded projects. Search iPad and the search throws up 26 pages. A lot of projects, some worthy, some not, but a ton to wade through for interested investors and curious minds alike.
Which is why we’re going to do the work for you by highlighting a few worthy or simply interesting projects each week. The posts will be organized by device type and will include their funding status.
Funding goal: $16,000
Funding raised: $485
Days to go: 24
Aside from the name there’s a lot to like about the iRecycle project. Designer Seter Wu has created an iPhone case made entirely out of recycled paper. Those worrying that the paper composed case would decompose rather quickly need not worry, as the cases can be submerged in water for up to three weeks before deteriorating. The cases comes in the very paper-esque grain colorway, as well as black and white. It looks like the iPhone slips snugly into place, with ample protection from drops. A $10 pledge gets you the grain model and the peace of mind that you’re doing your part to help the environment.
Neva - Evolution of the ski pole
Funding goal: 100,000
Funding raised: $15,474
Days to go: 6
Sadly, it looks like this great idea won’t meet its perhaps too lofty funding goal of $100,000. The Neva is essentially a smart ski pole that allows users to see and answer phone calls, receive short text messages and access terrain information without taking their gloves off. The pole communicates both with your Android or iPhone as well as SlopeScience.com. Called ID information, and text messages show up on a .96” OLED display which is visible in direct sunlight and is powered by a battery that lasts three days between charges. Only one of the poles sold in each pair will be data enabled.
gTar: The First Guitar That Anybody Can Play
Funding goal: $100,000
Funding raised: $263,287
Days to go: 26
Incident has already more than doubled their funding goal, but that doesn’t mean you still should pledge your support. While the early bird special of 200 gTars priced at $350 are sold out, you can still pledge $399 or more an receive a gTar which will retail for over $449. The gTar premise is awesome. Your iPhone docks in the unit and allows users to play the guitar on three different difficulties: easy, medium, and hard. On easy you only have to play the open strings, on medium you start playing the frets and strings at the same time. During both these difficulties "smartplay” is enabled so you don’t hear wrong notes. On Hard gTar will still display the correct notes, but smartplay is disabled.