Whatever you think of Kickstarter as a concept, nifty ideas sometimes pop up on the service that are worthy of another look — especially for frustrated MacBook owners looking to keep their power cables securely attached.
After six years of cases, keyboards and camera lenses, I figured I had seen every iPhone accessory there is. Over the years, I've tried more stands, cable organizers and styluses than I care to remember, but I've pretty much abandoned them all. It's not that they didn't perform as advertised, they just never seemed to be around when I actually needed them. I tend to travel light — my favorite "case" for the iPhone is AppleCare+ — so I've never really cared enough about any iPhone accessory to let it take up precious pocket space, no matter how well designed. But XiStera might be the first.
The finish on the back of the iPhone 5 is sort of susceptible to scuffing. We've known this for a while. And if you're the type of person who wants to keep your new device looking as fresh as the day it arrived from Apple, a protective case is a no-brainer. But why settle for a boring old cover with a static design, when there's a new case in the works that incorporates an e-ink screen?
There was a time when the Commodore Amiga completely trumped the Mac for gaming, and it was during this heyday when Cinemaware reigned with lavish titles such as Wings, which is now using Kickstart to launch a major HD redux of the classic title.
We all know that social media is a powerful force, but can it be used to launch a satellite into orbit? That's what MacTech magazine and Southern Stars are hoping as they seek donations to launch SkyCube into space next year.
Steve Jobs once said “You can’t ask customers what they want to buy and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” We’ve got to wonder what Jobs would have thought about Kickstarter.