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Susan Kare limited edition MetaWatch Strata revealed on Kickstarter
Former Apple iconographer Susan Kare has revealed her limited edition MetaWatch Strata on Kickstarter today. It’s available in white and black, and each includes a variant of Kare’s classic spray paint icon.

This is pretty hot - read the post about how this is now possible w/ iPhone’s iOS6 and it’s ability to send push notices / APNS messages out from the phone via bluetooth.   You can fund this on Kickstarter.

Question: How many of these iOS-enabled watches am I going to have to buy?
Answer: All of them.

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Susan Kare limited edition MetaWatch Strata revealed on Kickstarter

Former Apple iconographer Susan Kare has revealed her limited edition MetaWatch Strata on Kickstarter today. It’s available in white and black, and each includes a variant of Kare’s classic spray paint icon.

This is pretty hot - read the post about how this is now possible w/ iPhone’s iOS6 and it’s ability to send push notices / APNS messages out from the phone via bluetooth.   You can fund this on Kickstarter.

Question: How many of these iOS-enabled watches am I going to have to buy?

Answer: All of them.

I remember Kickstarter first really coming on my radar two years ago when Diaspora, the would-be open Facebook alternative, shot past $50K in crowd-sourced funding.

They would eventually raise over $200K — the power of the Internet, and all that. 

Oddly enough, looking back, it now reminds me a bit of The Hobbit. When Bilbo finds the Ring, you think: oh magic ring, kind of cool. But actually the Ring is the story, you just don’t realize it at the time. 

Everyone, including myself, focused on Diaspora. Kickstarter was the story.

The Pebble watch has now raised over $5.5 million dollars on Kickstarter. The original funding goal was $100K. It still has 28 days to go. 

"This feels like just the beginning," says Captain Obvious.

Nice iPhone speaker/stand project on Kickstarter.

I like this for a few reasons:

1) You can carry this around in your pocket. (They have slightly different sizes depending on the case you use, if you use one at all.)

2) They’re going to manufacturer these themselves right here in California. 

3) These guys poured their life savings in to this project to pursue their dream.

They’re about $4,500 into their $20,000 goal. I’ll gladly donate. 

As Trevor Gilbert notes on PandoDaily, the “best dock for the iPhone” project has now surpassed $900,000 in backing and is closing in on LunaTik’s (you know, the awesome iPod nano watch) record of $942,578 with 3 days to go. 

If you want to know how much thought and care was put into the Elevation Dock, just watch the video on the Kickstarter page by creator Casey Hopkins. He out-Apple’d, Apple. Let’s push this thing to the record

Update: And the record is their’s. That didn’t take long.

Steve Jobs’ talk comparing computers to “a bicycle for our minds” is definitely one of my favorites. Apparently, Michael Mulvey feels the same way, as he launched a Kickstarter project to create a graphic and prints of the quote.

If he can raise $4,000 in the next few weeks, he’ll make them. And if you commit at least $40, you’ll get one. (You can also commit as little as $1 for some decals with the graphic and quote.) He’s a ways away from his goal, but I just pledged so I’ll hopefully get the poster.

Update 12/28: He made it!