Last month, a little device on Kickstarter called Anonabox captured the imagination of every major tech publication and thousands of backers, promising a tiny device to plug into your router and anonymize all of your Internet browsing. When backers threw shade at Anonabox and pointed out that it was probably a knockoff of a cheap Chinese router with some added bells and whistles, Kickstarter promptly froze the campaign.
In only three days, they’ve raised of over $21,000 their $13,370 goal, with almost a full month left in the campaign. The money is going to go to FCC certification, production costs and making charitable donations.
Anonabox went with a flexible funding option for their Indiegogo campaign, which allows them to keep the money even if they aren’t fully funded. It may seem confusing for a company that has so much prior support and publicity, but in a flexible funding campaign, you get the donations straight to your account as soon as they’re made, even if you haven’t actually proven the worth of the product yet.
This time around, nobody is going to stop Anonabox from getting that cash.