Apple Watch Kickstarter Campaign - starting FRiday 29th April'16

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Dino F, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

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    Not sure if anyone else has seen this so I''l post up a link:

    http://www.horologic5.com/

    I for one will be backing when it launches on Kickstarter tomorrow.
    :cool:
     
  2. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Yuk! Looks really bad! Like wearing plastic over a pair of new trainers. No sir
     
  3. chuyn macrumors 6502

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    I still have a hard time understanding why so many cases even exist for the apple watch. No cases for non-smartwatches, and it seems the apple watch is the only smartwatch that has them
     
  4. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ...yea - it does look a little bulky. Will be interesting what the campaign says tomorrow.
     
  5. nicho macrumors 68000

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    It makes a watch that already looks too big on a lot of people... Even bigger! I'm not sure how that makes it stylish.
     
  6. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    All for the low, low kickstarter backer price of $549/$599 (38mm/42mm) - I'll be interested in seeing if they make their funding goal of $100,000
     
  7. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Two words: butt ugly.

    It seems incredibly oversized, and will, no doubt be clunky to wear and use. No thanks.

    And they have 3 pledges for a total of $85 already. Good luck with that.
     
  8. nicho macrumors 68000

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    Every single one of those promotional photos looks absolutely ridiculous.

    And it stops you from using Apple bands. I hope at least this monstrosity uses standard springbars?
     
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    What would I do with all the Apple Watch straps i've bought? Looks like you have to use their strap.

    I'll pass on this one!

    NOTE: They are now up to $210 in backing
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

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    I have to agree with the others - that is ugly and big. Not really my cup of tea.
     
  12. nicho macrumors 68000

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    not to say it would have been perfect, but it would have been better if allowing the sport bands to pass through. if that and somewhere under $100 id have considered it. right now its cheaper to just buy a second, bigger apple watch (i have the 38mm) and not wait 6 months for delivery...
     
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    And expensive. Really, really expensive!
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    Outrageously so. $550 and up.

    I could be wrong, but I think the people behind this project may be disappointed in the lack of backers.
     
  15. FatherOfTwo macrumors member

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    Well at the moment there are 8 people who seem to have more money than sense.
     
  16. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    That's up 5 since Friday.
     
  17. cyclingplatypus macrumors 6502a

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    Yet nobody has actually backed the actual case - they priced it way too high.
     
  18. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I have to agree with EVERYONE who has posted here - ITS WAY OVERPRICED (and I told them so but they didn't take any notice - unsurprisingly!!) for what it is.

    I didn't back it!!!!
     
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    See, I like the size of it but the price is crazy high. And the watch band doesn't look good at all. They should have added slits to the top and bottom to allow use of the actual apple watch bands. I'd get one if it was around 80-100.00 but as others have said, the price is just insane.
     
  20. nicho macrumors 68000

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    yes yes and this, i'm glad i'm not the only one.
     
  21. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    ugly. stupid expensive. won't deliver till after the next (rumored) apple watch.
     
  22. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ...they've only got 10 backers so far:p

    $1433 pledged of their outrageous $100,000 goal - they got a LOOOOOOOOONG way to go!!!!
     
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    I love these Apple Accessory kickstarters.
    Would be nice to see them put their money where their mouth is and actually use their own money to produce.
    Let's see how many you would really sell.
    Now it is so obvious that they all inflate the price so that the "backers" think they are getting some return.

    I thought the $90 pencil magnet was a stretch but this one takes the cake.

    Oh dear God, Pebble called, they want their bezel back.

    [​IMG]

    Sign me up for the Embassador!!!
     
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    I know that this makes me a bad person but that photo reminds me of Seinfeld.
     

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  25. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Watch out - they're up to 14 backers now!!! :D:p

    They're REALLY not fooling anybody are they?!!!!!!!
    :rolleyes:
     

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