Did you back Dot, the “world’s smallest bluetooth headset” that made a big splash on Kickstarter not long ago? If so, you may have noticed the campaign is suspended, but the team has turned up on Indiegogo with a new crowdfunding campaign and an explanation.
So Special Labs, the team behind Dot’s campaign, explained it “never claims to be the original creators behind Dot,” and assumed setting a $30,000 campaign goal satisfied that position.
Dot is not a new product; it’s available via a Chinese exporter for bulk orders of 1,000 units or better.
So Special Labs said it wanted the $30,000 “for tooling the mono and the stereo units, and setting up quality controls for manufacturing.” That reads like the team wanted to crowdfund a distributorship, not get funding for any kind of new product.
Dot is still on Indiegogo — and fully funded after two days. There’s clearly a market for the product, but crowdfunding is always a risk. Backers beware.
➤ Dot – World’s Smallest Bluetooth Headset [Indiegogo]