A portal into your dreams, Remee uses sensors to detect when the wearer is dreaming and flashes a customizable sequence of LED lights. These light patterns aren’t enough to wake you up, but they do register as visual anomalies in your dream, allowing for lucid dreaming.
“Around my bedtime on the first day I realized we … were going to fund overnight,” said Steve McGuigan, co-founder of Bitbanger Labs, the company releasing Remee. “I checked in every 15 minutes to see our pledges stacking up significantly.”
Remee hit its funding goal of $35,000 at 2:30 a.m. on the night it posted the project. The company raised $572,891 before the campaign ended, an impressive 1,636 percent higher than the original goal.
Scaling the production of the Remee sleep mask proved to be the most difficult aspect, upping the original 400-unit estimate to an order of 15,000. The original release date was June 2012, but component delays pushed the ship date estimate back to October.