The Pebble SmartWatch: Break All the Kickstarter Records !!
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A start-up called Pebble is breaking Kickstarter funding records with promises of a watch that can share information with an iPhone or Android-based device. As of Monday afternoon, more than 20,000 people had pledged upwards of $3 million toward the watch.
“Why couldn’t I just be able to look down at my wrist so I could make a better decision of ‘Do I want to pull out my phone?’” Migicovsky said in a telephone interview on Monday.
The only question is WHICH OPTION TO BUY...
After being funded by YCombinator, no VC would fund Pebble.
So they raised $3.8 million from Kickstarter instead: http://go.bloomberg.com/tech-deals/2012-04-17-rejected-by-vcs-pebble-watch-raises-3-8m-on-kickstarter/