The best combo stand (IMO), BUT nervous about Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by spiritedcharm, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. spiritedcharm macrumors newbie

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    The Premium One W3 (https://www.kickstarter.com/project...and-charge-apple-watch-and-iphone/description) is the perfect combo dock for me, but I am so nervous about backing a Kickstarter and potentially ending up with nothing or almost as bad, production delays extending beyond the anticipated June shipping date.

    What do you all think? Any positive Kickstarter experiences to share? What happens if they don't deliver as promised? Are the backers just SOL?
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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  3. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I'm backing the same project, and this is my first Kickstarter as well. The people behind it seem very determined to get their product out in May and June, and the project leader is pretty responsive in the Comments.
     
  4. lupend88 macrumors 6502

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  5. mblogsd macrumors member

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    Kickstarter can be hit or miss, but this might be one of the few projects that it's not some young kid trying to get something going. That's just my perception though. I backed this as well and got one for me and my wife. The guy doing it seems to know what he's doing as he already has manufacturers set up in 2 countries to get it produced quickly.
     
  6. applegeek01 macrumors 6502

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    I was also interested in the W3 on Kickstarter but went with the nomad stand instead. I just couldn't justify buying that stand when ultimately I could get the nomad stand for an affordable price. If you think about it, the Kickstarter stand is almost as much as another band that you could buy. Just my opinion.
     
  7. murray macrumors regular

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  8. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Looking back through my backed kickstarter projects I have never received a kickstarter project when it was planned to ship. They always run into some kind of delay which is somewhat to be expected (especially for those projects that go viral). For that reason I just don't back accessories on kickstarter anymore. I would rather just wait until June when they are supposed to be shipping and order one then.
     
  9. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I got the SS watch. I don't think it will at all. Worse comes to worse, I put a small piece of microfiber cloth under it.
     
  10. jaeb0922 macrumors regular

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    WOW! I really like the stands here! Hard to choose which is best.
     
  11. dwburnell macrumors regular

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  12. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    I was at checkout for this before I got cold feet and backed out. You lose your consumer rights when you back something in kick starter, best to wait until it's for sale.
     
  13. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    I've learned the hard way. More than once. No more kickstarter/indiegogo for me. I've even had a really bad experience preordering directly from a small company. When it comes to smaller companies I will now always wait till its in stock.
     
  14. gloomcookie1 macrumors regular

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    I actually just backed them this morning. Been debating about it for the past week. I backed the Veronica Mars movie and had a great experience with that and I've backed the Obduction game (the sequel to Myst/Riven). It came down to this is something I really want and for the price it's great since a lot of regular docks are almost half the price just to dock one device. And since they're funded and considering how much they've been funded hopefully there won't be any snags. I say if it's pretty much exactly what you want go for it.
     

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