Kickstarter for iPad 4: Indegogo – Perks that Break Terms of Service
**Update: I have received word from Indiegogo that the two raffle crowdfund programs have been taken down until they can comply to the Terms of Service. Thanks to Lisa from IndieGogo for reaching out to me!
It’s another episode of Kickstarter for iPad part 4. The items in order:
This charger claimed to be different and it definitely had a different look . It is a solar case with a case insert that looks like those 80’s blinds glasses. It’s for iPhone, iPad, mini and Nexus 7. You will have access to power wherever you have sunlight. If not, you can charge the 5000 mAmp normally.
It’s like those camera stands that bend all over – the Gekko stand will let you twist and turn your iPad and iPhone in the right position. With the nanosuction pads you can attach to most flat surfaces that are not too porous. The suction system leaves no residue behind.
It’s a device that affixes to the back of your iPhone or iPad and holds your headphones. when you need them just unravel them from the disc and put them in. To put back, just wind them up and stick the buds in the notch. This can work on any tablet or smartphone – even can stick to a wall or other side if you want to organize your headphones.
Not only is this an easy piece to carry with you, it also connects to a tripod. Perfect for those photographers or videographers using the iPad for pictures. The ArchMount is small in form factor and can attach to any 1/4-20 screw mount. With the accompanying mount bracket, easily connect to any tripod in an upright manner. Also perfect for artists that draw or paint and temporary Kiosks.
With the iStroll, you can go out and get some exercise and fresh air, while your child has something to do. The iStroll is a bar that hangs from the stroller where a child can watch a video, play a game, read a book or more. They keep their minds going while you get around the neighborhood. The creator also mentions this is a good piece to have if you are in a wheelchair. Just attach the bar to the side and insert the iPad.
This is a pretty ridiculous idea. The creator wants to take 520 iPads and place them on the walls, floor and ceiling. He then wants to do some type of Facetime where the person is in a house of mirrors. He calculates the project to cost $273,000 in iPads alone. Add $20,000 for his time and the 10% Amazon gets and you have $325,000 in the next 45 days. He only has one backer.
Backing a Project – Don’t Crowdfund Raffles or Lotteries!
While I was on Indiegogo, I noticed there were two crowdfunding projects that want to giveaway an iPad mini. One in particular simply says:
I’ve always wanted to draw a large crowd by hosting a great giveaway that most people would enjoy. However, with my financial situation, I was never able to do this. Actually, I’m still not able to do this, which is why I’m doing something different. I’ll be hosting a giveaway of an iPad Mini, if we can reach our goal. Every dollar you contribute will enable you an entry. Yes, if you contribute 20 dollars, you have 20 more chances to win the iPad Mini.
Only problem: this is a blatent violations of the terms of service. Let’s take a look at that:
To engage in, or encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in, activities which are illegal or, in our judgment and discretion, result in:
- A betting, wagering, lottery, raffle, sweepstakes, pyramid, Ponzi or similar scheme or game or contest of chance
So Indiegogo has a place to report this. I sent them an email. However, it gets more interesting…
There is another crowdfunding project to get little Daniel Vorobei a Liver Transplant. A sad situation but the “Perk” for donating is a entry into the iPad lottery ($20). $100 gets 6 entries.
So we have a baby from the Ukrane that is not in good condition. A Facebook page has been set up with the promotion to send money to this crowdfund. What is worse – this crowdfund has been going since the beginning of February.
With these two projects blatently violating TOS, I have to wonder if Indiegogo is protecting our crowdfunding…