I'm curious how well this will pan out and see if it will be comparable, or better than, the Oculus ends up being. Though some of this seems a little too good to be true.
Originally Posted by Hexa
Contrary to popular belief Kickstarter is not needed to found a company or create something. Did Microsoft, Google, Sprint, Valve, Facebook, AOL,GE, Ford, and a billion other companies need Kickstarter? No they did not. The fact is if a company or product is good enough it WILL be made. The only thing all these Kickstarter crazies are doing is flooding the market with junk.
On the off chance something is decent like the Oculus then guess what? They sell out and your crowd funded money was useless. You in a sense get robbed. People who donate to Kickstarter are insane.
Difference is all the companies you listed either started 20+ years ago when it didn't take a massive bank account to get started or there was no others already in place or are web companies that don't really require any cash on hand for a startup. Kickstarter is funding for those that require raw materials to get out. To acquire the materials needed to build a headset like this would be expensive, let alone mass producing them, which is where Kickstarter comes in. Doesn't require an investor to kick them the cash and reap the rewards, just requires them to get what they require to get up and running without throwing 80% of the company to investors who did nothing but provide the cash.
There's very few major companies that have upstarted recently, even more so when they actually have to be building a product using physical materials and not just coding.