Nextbit’s exciting Robin smartphone surpasses $1-million raised on Kickstarter


If the Nextbit Robin has shown anything, it’s that people are excited for something that’s a bit different, even if it’s coming from a company that has a lot to prove. After launching on Kickstarter with an initial funding goal of $500,000 USD, the cloud-based Android smartphone has raised a little over $1-million.

That means that anyone that backed the device will receive a complimentary quick charger when the Robin ships early next year, thanks to an initial stretch goal.

The company has also outlined additional stretch goals. If the Robin crowdfunding campaign reaches $1.25-million, then Nextbit will send backers a free t-shirt (pictured below); at $1.5-million, it will give backers 129GB of free cloud storage instead of 100GB.

Amusingly, the odd storage number is a poke at the iPhone. “You all deserve at least 1 more GB than everyone who just spent $850 ($1,289 CAD) on a brand new iPhone,” says the most recent update from Nextbit.

Nextbit T-shirt

Lastly, the company showcased some case prototypes, which can be seen below. The company says each different case design will come in a variety of colours.

Robin Cases