Kickstarter - why?
A friend of mine chipped in for the Pressy Kickstarter. In case you aren't familiar with it, Pressy is a small hardware button that is inserted into the earphone socket of a phone that is supposed to allow near instant access to functions such as the camera and torch. Sadly for my friend and his $40, the actual product doesn't work so he has "invested" money in something worthless.
I just cannot see why someone would give money to a Kickstarter project when they aren't really investing. If backers got shares or a % of the profit, it might be worth it but AFAICT, it's just a way of pre-ordering something that you cannot test, have no independent reviews for and which may, or may not be delivered months in the future.
If I'm interested in a Kickstarter project, I'll wait until they produce an actual product, read the reviews and, if it's any good, I'll buy one once they are available for sale.