The Clock That Raised a Million and a Half by Crowdfunding and Non-Gives The Time

With the rise of the campaigns of crowdfunding a couple of years ago we saw great enthusiasm: amazing projects which obtained funding from around the world. Thousands of users who wanted to see products of all kinds made reality. Some have done well and others have left frog. Not because fuean ideas rare, as we saw recently, but because management has been an absolute nonsense.

That once financed Kreyos can attest to this. If you don’t know this gadget is a smart watch that is able to recognize our voice and we can use it through gestures. He started asking for $100,000 and achievement in month and half of $ 1.5 million. Months later, he started the mess with their creators.

$170 for a clock that does not work

As you know, when we fund a project in a crowdfunding platform its founder gives us an estimated date of receipt of the product. Kreyos a very short delivery date is fixed in principle: three months after the end of a round of 1.5 million. It arrives November 2013 and no one receives the watch you purchased. They may have had a small delay, who knows.

No, not talking about a month or two. Until June of this year does not begin to ship the first units to their owners. They promised to give output to 5,000 watches but only a few get it. Anger is growing while a fortunate minority begins to enjoy it, although perhaps enjoy much say.

When you buy a device that claims to be waterproof and can be submerged up to five meters it is logical to think that we can shower with it. Big mistake, Kreyos is wrong with the liquid element and they start the complaints of their owners who see how ceases to function properly.

As we said at the beginning, it is a smart watch that accepts gestures. Well, it’s probably in the next revision because the screen is not touch and browsing through the watch is quite frustrating. The device also has a pedometer to count the steps but has a very silly error: vibrates when sensor is activated by what is not counted correctly what we walk.

Kreyos have got so much money, it set some stretch goals: a platform of gamification, control sleep and gestures to the PC. None of these functions is available. The battery, by the way, promised seven days of autonomy but users report that it lasts only one day. Their creators jump to the fore and alert that this first tranche is defective and that units with these corrected mistakes will be sent. Anger is growing.

Its creators spoke of a large ecosystem of applications for this watch but its only memory support to install one at the same time. However, all the here mentioned are only minutiae if compared with its great fudge: It is a watch that is not able to or give the hour correctly.

When used with an application of time, which works independently with the mobile, Kreyos does not follow the time correctly so we have to have it matched Yes or Yes to not look at the wrist and realizing that what brand is somewhat strange. Seen this scenario and not having received the clock it would be logical claim the money right?

Well, their creators when they saw that money was starting them to go by constant requests from users quickly changed the conditions for avoid that consumers can recover your investment. This of course means that more than one user already take it as something very personal and has decided to take legal action against a very opaque enterprise where only a co-founder, so Steve, is giving the face.

And though he is giving the face because it card it has shown through some photos is to be well angry with this project. Above these lines, you have to Steve Tan with a Ferrari 458. Perhaps the fact that is shelved, skipping the lines have some kind of second reading but not I who deprive you of the right to free interpretation.

As you can see, also rippled to Steve in the January sales going through plenty of luxury stores caught bargains. It is also true that I do not want to be too stingy with the lynching of these photos. Maybe it had the money equally to make these purchases, but when you see that they are cheating you reasons for goats.

Unfortunately It is not the only case of fraudulent crowdfunding that we have experienced recently. In the world of video games, we have seen how the game of Youtubers Yogcast group has vanished from one day to another with a money very badly managed by its founders. Did you have go to the Mineorama Conference which covered between thousands of users? We have bad news, never has come to ride and someone has been with money.

As you can see, not all are happy news in the world of crowdfunding and although we have had the opportunity to see excellent products, it is still a route that does not always guarantee that our money is going to invest correctly.

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