Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


meMINI set for manufacture as Kickstarter campaign closes

February 5, 2014

meMINI set for manufacture as Kickstarter campaign draws to a close

The Kiwi creators of meMINI are preparing to manufacture the wearable camera as soon as the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign ends.

The 30-day Kickstarter campaign, which ends tomorrow (Thursday, February 6 at 4pm New Zealand-time), allows meMINI supporters the chance to pay the early-bird price of US$169 – and receive their WiFi-enabled wearable camera weeks before other buyers.

So far more than US$87,000 has been raised on Kickstarter with more than 530 financial backers – enabling meMINI creators Sam Lee, of Wanaka, and Ben Bodley, of Auckland, to turn their concept into a reality.

The next step is to manufacture the product and arrange national and international distribution channels.

“Kickstarter backers will receive their meMINI cameras in the mail first, by late June, and we’re hoping it will be available for general retail by late August,” Lee says.

After Kickstarter, meMINI will retail for US$199 and can be pre-purchased at www.memini.com from the close of the Kickstarter campaign.

Lee and Bodley, who launched meMINI’s crowd-finding campaign at the world-famous Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, say Kickstarter has been a great platform for engaging with customers.

“It’s like communication on steroids with your customers. You’re able to receive feedback on what people like, what they don’t like, what they want and don’t want,” Lee says.

“To get that before you even make a product is fantastic. You can engage with wide demographic of customers before you completely finalise your product.”

ABOUT meMINI
meMINI is the world’s first wearable camera with Recall® technology that gives the user the benefit of hindsight. Tiny, lightweight and robust with a specially-designed magnetic backing plate, meMINI makes it easy to capture everyday moments and lifetime memories. By simply hitting the Recall® button, looped footage of up to five minutes long is saved and stored in the cloud – to be instantly shared online instead of going through hours of footage later, when the moment is lost. The looped footage is adjustable from five seconds to five minutes and captured by a 1080HD camera with image stabilisation. meMINI has three hours’ battery life on one charge. Visit: http://www.memini.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/Memini

For an up-to-date total of the Kickstarter fund, visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/memini/memini-a-wearable-camera-with-the-gift-of-hindsigh.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Productivity Commission To Look At Housing Land Supply

The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. More>>

ALSO:

Forestry: Man Charged After 2013 Death

Levin Police have arrested and charged a man with manslaughter in relation to the death of Lincoln Kidd who was killed during a tree felling operation on 19 December 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Smells Like Justice: Dairy Company Fined Over Odour

Dairy company fined over odour Dairy supply company Open Country Dairy Limited has been convicted and fined more than $35,000 for discharging objectionable odour from its Waharoa factory at the time of last year’s ”spring flush” when milk supply was high. More>>

Scoop Business: Dairy Product Prices Decline To Lowest Since July 2012

Dairy product prices dropped to the lowest level since July 2012 in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, led by a slump in rennet casein and butter milk powder. More>>

ALSO:

SOE Results: TVNZ Lifts Annual Profit 25% On Flat Ad Revenue, Quits Igloo

Television New Zealand, the state-owned broadcaster, lifted annual profit 25 percent, ahead of forecast and despite a dip in advertising revenue, while quitting its stake in the pay-TV Igloo joint venture with Sky Network Television. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news