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Hemingwrite Raises over $200K on Kickstarter in Under 20hrs

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by therriaultk » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:01 pm

Hemingwrite is a modern typewriter that lets you write drafts without the usual distractions that come with laptops, tablets, and computers. This campaign launched on Kickstarter yesterday and has already raised over $222K towards their $250K goal and become a Kickstarter Staff Pick.

The project’s creators are Adam Leeb, a mechanical engineering graduate from MIT who focuses on product design, and Patrick Paul, a software developer who graduated from Michigan State. Their mission is to make a machine that is simple, free from distracting apps and menus, and has some 21st century conveniences thrown in to make writing more enjoyable again.

One of the modern features included in the Hemingwrite is that it is a digital typewriter with an e-paper screen. This makes it easy to read at all times of the day and different places without harsh glares or unnaturally bright lighting. The Hemingwrite is Wi-Fi enabled so that when you are finished working on a piece you can flip a switch and upload your work directly to your favorite text editor using their secure Postbox cloud server. In a place where you don’t have a Wi-Fi connection? Don’t sweat it! The Hemingwrite can automatically store 1 million + pages and upload them once you re-connect. The battery also lasts four + weeks with ‘normal’ use.

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by Yen - Ha Noi » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:39 pm

Thank you for sharing it. This is unbelievable! His invention is great but what is really his secret marketing plan that help him to kick the goal so fast. I am surprised that he got in under 20hours. It gave me a lot of motivation. I just released my First project on Kickstarter and made a challenge with my team of getting the goal in 24hours (it is just a challenge). We are trying to get in touch with as much as possible audience to get them to spread their words out for the campaign and attract as much as possible backers ready to pledge us.

My Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/49 ... e-in-hanoi

Thank you if you are interested in and have some guidance for me to kick the challenge or help promote my project. It'd be great if you share it on your twitter or facebook.
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by DarrenLevine » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:38 pm

Low tech prevails :)

Great example of appealing to a niche with something more basic and targeted at what the needs/desires of the specific user are
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