Originally Posted by jaffy
That's perfect! Strange that the kickstarter is inventing something that already exists and is cheaper - maybe they just needed to make a lid for the Sea to Summit cup?
Welcome to Kickstarter.
Most of the time you are just fueling some new Industrial Design Student's dream of getting rich...not a realistic product. I was all for kickstarer when it started until I thought about it harder. I think you miss a key step of a successful business when you have to go through financing it and kickstarter makes it way to easy to do so with a basically consequence free funding source.
Way too many crowd funded projects get 75% of the way through, run out of money, and you never get the product you pay for and the people running it just get away with it. Its modern day snake oil salesman mixed with highway robbery as far as I'm concerned. Most of the stuff being funded is just a rehash or minor revision of a product that already exists such as the one in this thread and its often more expensive by quite a bit.