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2012 Kickstarter Wrap Up

This year, Aesthetic Crit had a dozen posts inspired by eight innovative design projects at online funding site Kickstarter. Whether you backed a project or just found them interesting, you may be curious what happened to them and where you can get the fruits of their labor if you were not a backer. Thus, we bring you this end-of-year wrap up of the projects that we covered in 2012.

Cookoo – The Watch for the Connected Generation

Launched: May 23, 2012

Funding deadline: Jul. 7, 2012

Successfully funded: Yes

Funding goal: US $150,000

Dollars raised: US $305,393

Total backers: 2560

Successfully manufactured: Yes

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cuckoo/cookootm-the-watch-for-the-connected-generation

Where to get it: http://www.cookoowatch.com/

 

Solid Titanium Pen + Stylus

Launched: Jun. 15, 2012

Funding deadline: Aug. 14, 2012

Successfully funded: Yes

Funding goal: US $30,000

Dollars raised: US $313,371

Total backers: 3258

Successfully manufactured: Yes

Project page:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/klinkokids/solid-titanium-pen-stylus

Where to get it: http://www.bigidesign.com/

 

The Floating Mug

Launched: Jun. 21, 2012

Funding deadline: Jul. 31, 2012

Successfully funded: Yes

Funding goal: US $15,000

Dollars raised: US $39,981

Total backers: 573

Successfully manufactured: To be determined (TBD)

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tiggs/the-floating-mug

 

Quikdraw – An Innovative Lens Holster

Launched: Aug. 7, 2012

Funding deadline: Sep. 16, 2012

Successfully funded: Yes

Funding goal: US $100,000

Dollars raised: US $114,095

Total backers: 703

Successfully manufactured: TBD

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1022605159/quikdraw-an-innovative-lens-holster

 

BOXX The 1 Meter Vehicle

Launched: Sep. 6, 2012

Funding deadline: Oct. 6, 2012

Successfully funded: No (canceled by project creator on Sep. 24, 2012)

Funding goal: US $750,000

Dollars raised: US $14,259

Total backers: 37

Successfully manufactured: Yes

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/900312804/boxx-the-1-meter-vehicle

Where to get it: The project’s Updates page indicates that, as of September 13, 2012, BOXX is available for rent. If you live in or plan to visit Portland, Oregon, USA, you can try out the BOXX starting at US $60 per hour.

 

House-Lamp

Launched: Oct. 21, 2012

Funding deadline: Nov. 20, 2012

Successfully funded: Yes

Funding goal: US $5,000

Dollars raised: US $10,985

Total backers: 124

Successfully manufactured: TBD

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1561881556/house-lamp

Where to get it: http://house-lamp.com/House-Lamp.com/Home.html

 

A Vacuum Tube Amplifier with Built-in Bluetooth by Blue Tube

Launched: Nov. 20, 2012

Funding deadline: Dec. 21, 2012

Successfully funded: Yes

Funding goal: US $35,000

Dollars raised: US $69,399

Total backers: 115

Successfully manufactured: TBD

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1969365167/bluetube-audio-vacuum-tube-amplifier-with-built-in

Where to get it: http://bluetubeaudio.com

 

InTuition Carbon Fiber & Titanium Pen/Stylus

Launched: Nov. 29, 2012

Funding deadline: Dec. 29, 2012

Successfully funded: TBD

Funding goal: US $11,700

Dollars raised: US $10,699 (as of this writing)

Total backers: 163 (as of this writing)

Successfully manufactured: TBD

Project page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/254418291/intuition-pen-stylus

 

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