This woman has raised $220 to decorate 30 concrete cubes in the month of November. You can follow her progress on her blog.
This project was for a stylish new bumper case for the iPhone 4. The i+Case consists of a solid aluminum band that covers the edges of your iPhone 4, both making it look cool, and protecting it from those devastating side-impact drops.
So what’s the problem? Why has this cool and popular product wound up on this site? Well, unfortunately the team behind i+Case, forgot about one of the iPhone4’s unusual design features.
If you’ve ever been to a science museum you’ve probably seen the demonstration where they lock a pretty girl in a cage and fire lightning bolts at her. I don’t know what this proves, but wrapping an antenna in a piece of aluminum has basically the same effect.
That’s right, this stylish aluminum case blocks radio signals!
Shortly after, the creators of the i+Case posted an update explaining all the hard work they had done to try to make the case function properly. Ultimately, though, they were forced to admit that none of their hard work had actually fixed the problem.
By January, the European customers started to complain that they hadn’t received theirs yet, while American customers were asking how to return theirs!
The i+Case team made an announcement :
And that’s that. As far as I can tell they’re not offering any option for refunds for their dissatisfied customers, and let me tell you, they have a lot of dissatisfied customers.
On the bright side, this Kickstarter project did successfully kick-start a business! So if you want one of these marvelous cases. (For example, as a paperweight, or an oversized key-fob.) You can buy one from their online store!
Check out the lovely disclamer they want you to agree to before you even view their website!
Artistic playing card projects usually do quite well on Kickstarter. They’re almost a can’t-lose proposition!
So what went wrong here? Why did this project only get a sad 1% of the needed funds?
I don’t want to state the obvious here, but just to spell it out : The whole point of playing cards is that they all have the same pattern on the back. These cards all have different patterns on the back! They’re the world’s most obvious marked cards!
Except … I can’t think of any games that these cards could possibly be useful for! 52 Pickup?
This man needs $5,000 to create a coffee table book about dogs pooping.
I’m not sure what else needs to be said about that.
Ok, where are you collecting them from?
Of course! That’s why it’s “Crowdsourced”. I get it! You want us to take the photos that you are going to sell.
This man needs a mere $93,000 to prove that dinosaurs still live! I can’t believe he only raised $100! Come on people! You can’t even buy a dead dinosaur for that much!