Kickstoppers: 5 Tech Flops on Kickstarter
Kickstarter allows everyone to be an investor or benefactor, putting a little money in to help get a new product manufactured or an art concept made. Backers of products get either one for themselves or, for smaller amounts, a thank-you and usually some perk like a T-shirt.
Thousands of projects have been posted to Kickstarter, but not every idea is a great one. (A study by blogger Jeanne Pi found that only 39 percent of tech ideas succeed.) Kickstarter recently started posting success and failure data on its projects. We dug through and compiled this list of five technology ideas that simply didn’t make it.