Kickstarter may now be as ubiquitous as, uh, a type of sliced bread that communally raises funds for creative or tech-based projects but that wasn’t always the case. Once upon a time the big K really wasn’t that big of a deal. Sure, people were raising funds for stuff but it wasn’t a linchpin of the entire wearable technology industry, that’s for sure. Then a funny thing happened on the way to the wearable tech forum. Pebble put their smartwatch, the first one of many, on the site and the gates opened and rained money on everyone. Pretty soon everyone was using Kickstarter to get their inventions off of the ground. One such success story was Phosphor and their Touch Time watch. It made millions on Kickstarter and now it’s just about ready to be consumed by an adoring public.
The Phosphor Touch Time, to the newbies out there, is a fanciful looking smartwatch with a ton of cool features. First of all, as the name suggests, the watch face is a giant touchscreen, which is how you navigate the various menus and make the watch do the things you want it to do. It handles pretty much all of the bells and whistles, and is even water resistant up to thirty feet. So, you know, in case you fall off of a cruise ship into the Atlantic Ocean or whatever.
Even cooler? The Touch Time is shipping to stores and consumers right now, as in today. You can snag your own for around $160, which is about 160 times the price of those crappy 99 cent watches at the dollar store.