Since Kickstarter’s launch in 2009, crowdfunding’s biggest name has helped creators raise a whopping $3.5 billion dollars. That’s a lot of fidget spinners.
Without further ado, here are the 10 most funded Kickstarter tech and design projects of 2017.
Funds raised: $2,209,270
Number of backers: 2,144
Why it’s cool: 100 times more powerful than a regular telescope. If aliens do exist, you’ll be the first to know.
Funds raised: $2,534,107
Number of backers: 10,238
Why it’s cool: All the heat with none of the smoke. Time to bust out the s’mores.
Funds raised: $2,542,045
Number of backers: 18,184
Why it’s cool: Connect your smartphone’s display to a 10 inch touchscreen. Binge on, Netflixers.
Funds raised: $2,804,475
Number of backers: 25,412
Why it’s cool: Waterproof, wireless earphones with great sound quality and 48 hour battery life. Now why is that guy balancing a basketball on his head?
Funds raised: $3,203,762
Number of backers: 19,251
Why it’s cool: Super affordable and filled with features that you’ll actually use. Which is more than you can say for most smartwatches.
Funds raised: $3,770,570
Number of backers: 26,832
Why it’s cool: Brush your teeth in just 10 seconds. Need we say more?
Funds raised: $4,169,417
Number of backers: 16,077
Why it’s cool: Combines the classic look of an old school timepiece with the modern features of a smartwatch for under $200. They’ve raised over $10 million on Kickstarter from 3 different campaigns.
Funds raised: $4,236,618
Number of backers: 5,946
Why it’s cool: Offers an expanded 200 degree view with a super-fast refresh rate for ultra-realistic virtual gaming. Pretty soon we won’t be able to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not – hold me.
Funds raised: $4,729,263
Number of backers: 23,805
Why it’s cool: At approximately 10% of your body weight, this premium-grade weighted blanket reduces anxiety letting you sleep better. PSA: Attaching dumbbells to your current blanket will not have the same effect.
Funds raised: $5,333,792
Number of backers: 26,828
Why it’s cool: The world’s first watch that combines mechanical hands with a full-round, color touchscreen. As the only tech or design campaign to raise over $5 million, the undisputed Crowdfunding King of 2017 is the ZeTime Smartwatch.