25 tech products that raised over $1 million on Kickstarter - and where to buy them
The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.If you want an idea of what types of innovative products are going to burst into the mainstream - and want to give some financial support to make them a reality - Kickstarter's tech section is a great place to look. When it comes to tech, backers especially gravitate toward smartwatches, smart home and kitchen devices, and headphones. Advertisement
While backing a Kickstarter project has potentially large payoffs, it's not without risk. Some projects are never fully produced or released, and others shut down after a few years, leaving backers with unexplained holes in their wallets or products with useless, outdated software.
Pono Music, Neil Young's studio quality MP3 player, is one of the top-funded projects in Kickstarter history, with more than $6 million pledged by 18,220 backers, but it was discontinued in 2017. Meanwhile, smartwatch startup Pebble racked up more than $43 million in funding for three of its projects before it filed for insolvency at the end of 2016. Its assets were ultimately acquired by Fitbit.We've left such products out in this round-up to spare you that frustration. Each of these 25 tech projects will go down in Kickstarter history for raising more than $1 million, and they're actually worth your money.
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Blink — $1.069 million pledged by 6,879 backers
Steadicam Volt — $1.112 million pledged by 6,203 backersAdvertisement
Meater — $1.251 million pledged by 9,737 backers
LIFX — $1.314 million pledged by 9,236 backersAdvertisement
BedJet — $1.363 million pledged by 4,023 backers
360cam — $1.419 million pledged by 3,916 backersAdvertisement
Elevation Dock — $1.465 million pledged by 12,521 backers
Glyph — $1.509 million pledged by 3,331 backersAdvertisement
NEEO — $1.558 million pledged by 6,081 backers
FOREO UFO — $1.572 million pledged by 9,474 backersAdvertisement
Prynt — $1.576 million pledged by $9,023 backers
Cubetto — $1.596 million pledged by 6,553 backersAdvertisement
PowerUp Dart — $1.678 million pledged by 24,066 backers
Vi — $1.688 million pledged by 7,257 backersAdvertisement
Nuraphone — $1.804 million pledged by 7,730 backers
Anova Sous Vide — $1.811 million pledged by 10,508 backersAdvertisement
Rocketbook Everlast — $1.823 million pledged by 28,138 backers
3Doodler — $2.344 million pledged by 26,457 backersAdvertisement
Oculus Rift — $2.437 million pledged by 9,522 backers
BioLite Firepit — $2.534 million pledged by 10,238 backersAdvertisement
Purple Pillow — $2.641 million pledged by 17,733 backers
Liberty+ — $2.804 million pledged by 25,412 backersAdvertisement
Ticwatch S & E — $3.2 million pledged by 19,251 backers
G-RO — $3.308 million pledged by 8,744 backersAdvertisement
ZeTime — $5.334 million pledged by 26,828 backers
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