Seems a lot of kickstarter stuff is just premium takes on infomercial products.
"Hey look, it's a light you can put anywhere and you just touch it to turn it on!
But wait, it's made from a single block of aluminum, from a fair trade factory and costs $50 instead of $4."
No but seriously, $10 for something that doesn't look more complicated than a fork to manufacture? I'm all for supporting cool new ideas and great design, but this isn't it.
About the price, I mainly agree with you on that, but it was not my point.
I find this sentence strangely odd.
Until now, you would have had a good idea, funded it somehow, and hoped that enough people buy it.
What Kickstarter tends to be nowadays is a way of guaranteeing a minimum number of units sold before you've ever got near manufacturing.
It's amazing in one way, but it's a significantly different way of launching a product.
If they weren't $10.00-12.50 each I could see ordering a pack.