Courtney Boyd Myers
Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and Google +.
When the latest Apple iPod Nano first came out, I wasn’t the only geek who said, wow, I want to make a watch out of that! In fact, I was one of thousands, including Steve Jobs who also mentioned the idea in his keynote speech on the day of its release.
Based on the idea that the world’s first multi-touch watch should be designed for the Nano, Scott Wilson, the founder of Chicago-based design studio MINIMAL, made two designs, the TikTok and its premier partner the LunaTik, which both transform the iPod Nano into the world’s coolest multi-touch watches.
The watches are hardly just Nanos slapped onto cheap plastic. They are well designed; engineered and manufactured from premium materials that complement the quality of Apple products. Wilson writes, “We wanted to create a product that your friends and strangers would stop you and ask “WTF is that??? And where can I get one?!”
The idea was so popular that with 21 days left on the ticker, the project has grabbed the #1 spot for the most money raised on Kickstarter, a whopping $366,009 at the time of this post. In fact, while writing this post, the number went up by $20,000.
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