Hometown heroes: 3 Hong Kong Kickstarters that caught fire

Hometown heroes: 3 Hong Kong Kickstarters that caught fire

October 23, 2015 by Eoghan McNeill

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In less than than two weeks, we’re welcoming Kickstarter Co-Founder and CEO Yancey Strickler to our European event Web Summit.

We figured we’d take a look at some of Kickstarter’s Hong Kong success stories – guys whose ideas really took off.

Pens that print 3D, phone chargers you’ll never be without and shutters helping us take better selfies – here are three HK Kickstarters that caught the public’s imagination:

Native Union

Over 6,000 backers pledged $372,039 to help Native Union bring their JUMP Cable to life.

It’s a phone charger that includes a pocket-sized battery pack you can disconnect and carry around after charging your phone. The pack weighs less than two AA batteries and provides over three hours extra talk time.

Having raised over ten times their Kickstarter target, Native Union brought the JUMP Cable to market last summer for $49.99.


After they raised $1,552,256 on Kickstarter, 3Doodler brought us 3Doodler 2.0 – the world’s first 3D printing pen, reinvented. 

It’s a slimmer, lighter, quieter and even easier to use than the first 3Doodler – the first pen of its kind. The pen that put the power of 3D printing in the palm of the people.

Version 2.0 went on sale this summer after 3Doodler’s successful crowdfunding campaign.

Muku Labs

Muku Labs set themselves a target of $10,000 and came away from their Kickstarter with $94,943.

They built Muku Shuttr – a bluetooth remote camera control for your smartphone or tablet that allows you to take pictures with one click. The quality of your selfies is no longer limited by the length of your arm.

After their Kickstarter campaign Muku began shipping Shuttrs to backers in November 2013.

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About the Author

Eoghan McNeill
Eoghan is a former journalist from Donegal on Ireland’s north west coast. In his spare time, he enjoys reading things he hasn’t written.