The $300,000 goal should be possible, some 1850 backers to go with a little over 3 weeks left.scotty101 wrote:I've supported the fundraising, but I doubt they will reach their goal. The sums don't add up. They need thousands of people to buy the most expensive offering.
I'd be inclined to agree, since most crowdfunding projects take more money in the first week than any other.ghodan wrote:49% of goal reached, 10 days left.
I do not think this project will achieve the target.
Of the campaigns I've tracked in detail, http://raspi.tv/kicktrack not one has raised more in the second half than in the first half.buja wrote:I still keep my hopes up
I am sure you are right, I just don't want to admit italexeames wrote:Of the campaigns I've tracked in detail, http://raspi.tv/kicktrack not one has raised more in the second half than in the first half.buja wrote:I still keep my hopes up
Flotilla is tracked there, but HDMIPi, and Slice were no different. (It was based on those two large ones that I came up with the "3/5 in the first half" approximation, which holds true surprisingly often for smaller campaigns too).
Haha. I didn't realise that. Thanks for backing. Well it is true that complex products are much harder to get right, but it depends on your experience. It is a sobering thought though that 9% of projects funded on KS fail to deliver. Getting funded is really only the first hurdle.buja wrote:This is the second crowdfunding project I backed. If it fails I might go for the official screen and make something with that.
The first project by the way is your ProHAT, which goes well. Very different thing of course, and much less money involved. I think that's an important success factor.
Lets get ready for failure.buja wrote: If it fails I might go for the official screen and make something with that.
The whole point of an early bird pledge is that it's for early birds.Pithagoros wrote:I think the NexDock made some mistakes in the pledge levels. Making two few early bird and single unit pledges available, they have all sold out and people don't want to chuck double the money for two units when they only want one. Making more single units available would have attracted a lot more money.
I do understand that, but I'd still find it tough to pay $120 for something that sold for $80.buja wrote: The whole point of an early bird pledge is that it's for early birds.
You can still order a single unit at a price below the intended retail price.
That is to the point. My smart phone is less than a year old and a popular model. It barely lasts a whole day if I occasionally use it. If I attach a keyboard and mouse and try to do some work on it, it will not last half a day.JRV wrote:The big difference is the battery.ghodan wrote: Difference? Only build in keyboard/mousepad.
I'm happy for the project, but I don't like to see the rules being changed 'on the fly' to extend the project by 30 days.buja wrote:I think there is room for optimism: with 19 days left it's at 77%.
No you're not. I'd had the same thought.mjsteelega wrote:Wow... am I the only one who thinks if this product ever gets produced that there will be a patent lawsuit from Apple? That enclosure appears to be molded from a MacBook Air.
As well as a MacBook it also looks like an Asus e403. I find that there are an awful lot of netbooks that look basically identical with different colouring and labelling, I know in some cases this will be down to white label products, but there is also a limit to how much variation you can put into a slim laptop of a certain size.mjsteelega wrote:Wow... am I the only one who thinks if this product ever gets produced that there will be a patent lawsuit from Apple? That enclosure appears to be molded from a MacBook Air.