They raised that much in about a day.
MatchStick is a lot like Google’s Chromecast. It’s a small device that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV. Connect a micro USB power cable and then fire up a phone, tablet or PC to find media you want to send to the MatchStick.
It supports Android and iOS and works with the Chrome and Firefox web browsers. Many apps that work with Chromecast will already be able to send content to the Matchstick.
But the team hopes to offer a platform that’s more open than Google’s Chromecast. The software is all based on the open source Firefox OS and the hardware schematics and designs for the device are available for download.
The Matchstick is also cheaper than a Chromecast. The full retail price is expected to be $25 when the device begins shipping in February, 2015. But with nearly a month left to go in the crowfunding campaign, there’s still plenty of time to reserve a Matchstick device for $18.