Today is the last day to pre-order Amazon’s Smart Sticky Note Printer for $89.99. Tomorrow, March 19 at 8:59 am PDT, the price will increase to $114.99. This is one of three devices that Amazon introduced to kick off their Kickstarter-like crowdfunding program. The other two devices, a smart nutrition scale and a smart cuckoo clock, have currently only received 61% and 58% of their needed pre-orders, respectively, to be produced, so it doesn’t look like they will actually be released. The smart sticky note printer reached its pre-order goal in only 3 days, so it will be released sometime between July and September of this year. Unlike other crowdfunding platforms, there is no risk with Amazon’s program because you don’t get charged until the device ships, and even then, it’s treated as a standard Amazon purchase so you may return it for a full refund.
Earlier this week, Amazon launched a new crowdfunding-like program called Build It where the number of pre-orders of a product determines if the product gets released. The program launched with three potential Alexa Gadgets and, after less than 3 days, the first of those products has already reached the required number of pre-orders to be released. The Smart Sticky Note Printer, which allows you to print notes, lists, puzzles, and more on inkless sticky paper by asking Alexa, will be released later this year. Anyone who places a pre-order for the printer before March 19 will pay $89.99, while all orders after that date will pay the regular price of $114.99. The printer is estimated to be released between July – September 2021. As of this posting, the Smart Nutrition Scale and Smart Cuckoo Clock have only received 39% and 35% of their necessary pre-orders, respectively.
Amazon has kicked off a new crowdfunding-like program called Build It where they allow customers to pre-order a new product that will only be built if it reaches a pre-order goal. Customers can cancel their pre-order anytime and even return products after they ship, like any other Amazon purchase, making the program far less risky than traditional crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. The program is launching with 3 Alexa products: a Smart Cuckoo Clock, a Smart Nutrition Scale, and a Smart Sticky Note Printer. Read more ›