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Update on the Inlet

23 May

Breaking news, update on the Inlet,

Remember, the Inlet has been introduced by Livinplug on Kickstarter 48 hours ago.  They are reaching out to you to help them produce their smart plug called the Inlet. Samuel Leichman (co-founder) just gave us an update on the project.

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. Tell us about the frantic 24 hours before the Inlet went life on kickstarter ?
The 24 hours before we went live was actually not frantic at all, more like the calm before the storm. Although KS says they try to review in 1-2 days it took us about 6 days to get approved. Luckily we had prepared our contact lists and media lists ahead of time so we were ready to go there. did a lot of refreshing of the KS page waiting for the approval message to come on!

. You have a great product and concept, what’s important 

to stand out on Kickstarter ?
We are still trying to figure that out. although we are 20% to our goal we are still figuring out what message is resigning most. a clear vision and passion in the project are our best fallbacks.

. What’s the people reaction to the Inlet ?
Overall very positive

. What did it change in your daily routine?We have been live now for 2 days – and it has been all consuming. we would like to bring some balance back into our day next week so we can continue to focus on the product.

Stay tuned for more on the Inlet.

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More infos.
. “No more ugly, but safe and handy outlets“, our interview
. Official LivingPlug
. Follow @uglyoutlet
Back the Inlet on Kickstarter

4 cool projects to back

3 May

I’ve been browsing on Kickstarter and discovered some great projects worth mentioning to you.
20130503-142958.jpg1. The Statement Bike Rack, a piece of art and also a bike rack!
I wish I had a bike when I see the great piece of art created by Daniel Sculnick from California.

2. The Bootlegger Modular Pack System, in short The backpack you need!
Great suspension system on which you’ll be able to assemble one of the 3 available bags: the Torpedo Hydration pack, the Scrimshaw Dry bag or the Hoppy Day Pack. Basically choose the bag right to your adventure style of the moment … Created by the Boreas Gear in San Francisco.

3. The D*table, the table I have been looking for … Not just a table, many tables in one based on a mathematica formula, how cool is that ? Very cool! Architects and designers David Ben-Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson are based in UK.

4. Glowing plants, you’ll cut your electricity bill with those plants or just have fun whatching them grow. I don’t have the green hand, but I am very tempted to try grow those smart bulbs. Created by Anthony Evans.

Those projects have not been founded yet, they need help.

More infos on
. The Statement Bike Rack
. The Bootlegger Modular Pack System
. The D*table
. Glowing plants
. Kickstarter

Check our review on the crowd founding “Did you back anyone today?” and an interview of Ryan Crabtree who successfully funded his Crabby Wallet.

Did you Back anyone today ?

28 Mar

Photo 28-03-13 9 35 13 AMI did!
I just backed a Project on Kickstarter this morning.
. Kickstarer is the first platform in the world for the crowd funding
. The CrowdFunding is the financing of projects thanks to a group of individuals

Why did I back a Project ? Because I wanted to help someone reach its goal and produce their invention and also because the product is great.

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The project is called Thermodo. It is a keyring thermometer that you plug into the jack of your iPhone to give the temperature wherever you are.
I took the Pledge $39 which gives me the right to receive a “Premium anodized Thermodo“. It should be delivered in August 2013.
By the way I’m Backer#7090th (Backer#1879 for the Premium package)! The campaign for Thermodo will end on April 9th.

What do you think about CrowdFunding ? Did you back a Project yet or do you plan to ?

PS: a big review about the CrowdFunding is in preparation 😉

Follow @thermodo

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