Ouya and Pebble are helping to fund the current Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign by offering limited edition versions of their hardware products as rewards for backers.
People can pledge $250 to get the special version of the Ouya, which will have a "sky blue" color for the game console and the controller. Only 500 of the limited edition consoles will be offered as part of the Reading Rainbow campaign and all will be hand signed by Reading Rainbow's long time host LeVar Burton.
For $140, backers can get one of 500 limited edition Pebble smartwatches in a jet black color, with Burton's laser etched signature. Peggle adds:
Team Pebble is also designing a special READING RAINBOW WATCHFACE featuring our 8-BIT LEVAR, which will be available first to our backers before being available to all Pebble owners in their appstore.
The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign, which was set up to help bring the popular children's reading program to as many schools as possible for free, has raised over $4 million so far, blowing away its initial $1 million goal. With four days to go before the campaign ends, it is now hoping to reach its $5 million stretch goal. If it manages that feat, the team says it will bring Reading Rainbow to Android devices, along with game consoles and set-top TV boxes.
What do you think of this final fund raising effort by Reading Rainbow and are these special limited edition versions of the Ouya and Pebble devices enough for you to jump in and help this effort?
Source: Ouya; Pebble; Reading Rainbow on Kickstarter