A company called Arubixs kicked off an Indigogo campaign to raise money to build this:
It is a wearable, bendable smart-watch that provides a large screen. The technology in this thing was pretty hi-tech:
The campaign hit Android Police and they had a scathing article about it - it basically panned about every aspect of the campaign.
I did a bit of digging and on their website their CEO, Brandon Mairs is described as:
Serial entrepreneur with a knack for designing, building and improving products in an array of different industries. Brandon has consulted an array of start-ups with branding packages and PR strategies. He has years of experience in manufacturing with global distribution logistics and is a composite materials expert.
…yet according to his LinkedIn profile he doesn’t seem to have product delivery experience (quote the opposite of building and improving products in an array of different industries).
I am curious to see what is going on with this. Their campaign was a flexible funder, which means all money donated is kept by them (even if they don’t reach their goal). This could bode badly for them if they can’t ship any product and don’t provide refunds.
UPDATE: They respond to my tweet: