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A Mobile Personal Theater With Built In Premium Audio

A project in Ann Arbor, MI by Avegant

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Experience stark, vivid images like nothing you've ever seen combined with premium audio in a unique flip down form factor.
Backers: 3331
Average Pledge Per Backer: $453

Funded: $1,509,506 of $250,000
Dates: Jan 22nd -> Feb 21st (30 days)
Project By: Avegant
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December 15th - via:
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Snoop Dogg gives rave reviews for new Ann Arbor-developed technology

February 21st - via:
“This is amazing. Whew. This is better than lookin’ at real life.” That was how Grammy Award-winning hip hop icon Snoop Dogg described Avegant’s Glyph, a wearable headset that uses virtual retinal display technology to project images directly to the eyes of a user, giving the user an experience equal to viewing an 80-inch, high definition TV screen. (Read More)

Some Updates on Shipping and Late Stretch Goals

February 19th - via:
Hey everyone. We're back in the United States for all-hands-on-deck during the final days of our campaign. Thanks for being patient with us as we jetlagged our way around the roadshow and dozens of business meetings; while we're trying our best to... (Read More)

Avegant Glyph Mobile Theater Is the Best Seat in the House

February 18th - via:
Crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo let inventors appeal directly to the public for funds. If you’re inspired by the inventor’s pitch video, you send some money. We actually test the prototype, find out how much promise it has and help you decide if the thing is worth funding or buying. They look like headphones, but the headband pivots down in front of your eyes to display video. (Read More)

On Security and Shipping

February 16th - via:
Greetings from London, Glyphletes. It's been a busy week at Avegant, with several of the team in London, several in New York and still others on the west coast of the US. On Wednesday we stopped by the Kickstarter HQ in Brooklyn, NY to show off the... (Read More)

REVIEW: This Headset Lets You Stream Movies And Listen To Music, But It's Too Heavy To Carry

February 16th - via:
The Avegant Glyph is the latest project gaining attention on Kickstarter. In under four hours, this gadget made $US250,000 on its first day. (Read More)

Avegant Glyph Kickstarter Review

February 15th - via:
The Avegant Glyph headset is a mobile movie theater that made $250,000 within four hours on Kickstarter. Here's our review. (Read More)

Crossing $1M and Opening up the Avegant Forums

February 6th - via:
Good news Glyphletes, we crossed the $1M funding goal yesterday afternoon. Helping us along the way was a top-notch interview that Ed gave on CNBC's Squakbox this Tuesday and a nice spot from CNN. As promised, we're locking in the $1M stretch goal of... (Read More)

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February 6th - via:
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More on Shipping, Team Avegant and the Roadshow

February 2nd - via:
As some of our early backers begin to get settled and comfortable with our campaign, several have been asking about the mechanism for shipping the Glyphs later this year.  Overseas shipping and duty can often be onerous for international backers,... (Read More)

Ask Ed and Allan anything on Reddit

January 31st - via:
Hey everyone, With questions coming in from multiple directions (thanks to Crowdfundingforum, the Kickstarter Message Boards, the Kickstarter comment pages, Star Citizen, AVS Forums and a zillion commenters on Engadget) we thought it might be fun to... (Read More)

Avegent Glyph Headset Is What Jeordi Would Use To Watch Cat Videos

January 31st - via:
It looks like something a cyborg would use to watch a movie. Or maybe like headphones that have fallen off your head. In either case, the folks behind the Avegant Glyph headset seem to think they’ve got the next big thing in headgear after the Oculus Rift. (Read More)

Details on the $1M Stretch Goal

January 29th - via:
Hey everyone, After listening to the Glyph comment threads and fielding an inbox full of messages, we wanted to lock in the $1M stretch goal for custom engraving. This means that ALL of our Kickstarter backers who buy a Glyph or Glyph special edition... (Read More)

Breaking the $250k Funding Record and More on the $1M Stretch Goal

January 28th - via:
Day six! As we enter the middle of our campaign with some insight into our Kickstarter funding pathway, we're kicking off some internal engineering efforts and ironing out all of the media coverage that is filtering through the grapevine.   As part... (Read More)

More on Stretch Goals, a new FAQ and Team Avegant

January 27th - via:
Hey everyone, happy Monday from the frigid middle of America. There was a lot of discussion in our comments this weekend about stretch goals and further incentives for backers as our funding extends beyond our initial goal of $250,000. Thanks to all... (Read More)

Mobile personal theater Glyph hits $250,000 Kickstarter goal in just four hours

January 26th - via:
The Glyph's Virtual Retinal Display has raised more than $700,000 on Kickstarter to date. (Read More)

Stretch Goals Announced and Expanding the Avegant Roadshow

January 23rd - via:
Day Three. We're slowly starting to dig out of the initial orders and questions. Thanks again to everyone who supported us so far, you've been awesome. We talked among the team about stretch goals and have come to a few decisions. At $500K (that is,... (Read More)

We've reached our goal! Stretch goals and the Avegant Roadhsow are on the way!

January 23rd - via:
After an amazing 24 hours we're finally coming up for air, and we couldn't be more thrilled with results. In just over four hours we were able to blow past our original funding goal of $250,000, and we're now just short of doubling it at $500,000.... (Read More)

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January 23rd - via:
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Avegant Glyph - Mobile Personal Theater

January 23rd - via:
The Avegant Glyph promises the experience of a personal theatre unlike any you've seen before. Designed to work the same as any pair of headphones you use today the Glyph will sit over your ears. You can listen to audio in high quality but the real magic comes when you flip the headband down in front of your eyes. (Read More)

Glyph developers raise more than $258k on opening day of Kickstarter, plan product demo for tonight

January 22nd - via:
The Ann Arbor company responsible for developing the virtual retinal display headset – the Glyph – will host a product demo tonight at Mash Bar on East Washington Street from 5-8 p.m. (Read More)

Glyph virtual retinal display leaps onto Kickstarter for $500

January 22nd - via:
Ready to have ultra-clear video projected directly onto your retinas? Of course you are! (Read More)

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January 22nd - via:
It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter. (Read More)

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