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Brookstone & Indiegogo Bring Campaigners' Products to New Makers Showcase Store

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05/31/2018 | 06:01am EDT

MERRIMACK, N.H., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As part of its new Brookstone PLUS Innovation & Retail Platform, Brookstone will feature products from Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns at its first Makers Showcase store in the Roosevelt Field Mall, Garden City, New York. Brookstone will sell an initial lineup of Indiegogo-funded products at the pilot store opening, with more products planned for sale in Brookstone stores and online at Brookstone.com throughout 2018.

Makers Showcase
Powerup Dart, a smartphone-controlled paper airplane

“Brookstone and Indiegogo share a common vision for encouraging makers and introducing people to new technologies from around the world,” said Piau Phang Foo, Senior Executive for Brookstone parent company Sanpower Group. “I’m very excited by the new inventions we’re bringing in from Indiegogo campaigners, and know our customers will be, too.” 

“The new Brookstone Makers Showcase store is a great way for Indiegogo campaigners to put their products in front of Brookstone store customers,” said Slava Rubin, co-founder of the crowdfunding campaign platform Indiegogo. “Brookstone is terrific at demonstrating new technologies in its stores and getting customers to have fun by trying each item out for themselves.”

A partial list of innovative products from Indiegogo campaigns featured at Brookstone Makers Showcase includes:
• Powerup Dart, a smartphone-controlled paper airplane
• Firewalla, a pocket-sized cyber-security solution for the home
• Muse Auto, a compact Alexa® voice assistant for cars
• Piano Hi-Lite, a smart light-up piano strip that can teach how to play in minutes

Brookstone brings makers to China and the world
As a key brand member of the Chinese-based Sanpower Group Company, Brookstone has brought its iconic American shopping experience to 500 retail locations throughout China, and expanded both its global product development and distribution capabilities.

Brookstone will continue to open more Makers Showcase stores both in the U.S. and China throughout 2018, and will also host a series of Innovation Competitions at universities and design schools where makers can audition their products to industry experts. The winners’ products may be featured in Brookstone stores worldwide.

About Brookstone
Founded in 1965, Brookstone is a U.S.-based product developer and retailer of wellness, entertainment, and travel products that are fun to discover, smart to use and beautiful in design. Brookstone products are available at its 140 retail locations in malls and airports throughout the U.S., online at Brookstone.com and through select premium retailers worldwide.

Brookstone is a member of Sanpower Group Company, a private conglomerate whose primary businesses are engaged in technology and modern service industries. With big data serving as its core competitive advantage, Sanpower is rapidly building an industrial ecosystem across the finance, health and commerce sectors. The company has an excess of RMB 100 billion in both total assets and annual gross sales, and a controlling stake in more than 100 subsidiaries. Through this diverse set of businesses, Sanpower provides growth opportunities for a 100,000-strong global workforce.

For more information, visit Brookstone.com and follow them at Twitter.com/Brookstone, Facebook.com/Brookstone and Instagram.com/BrookstoneGifts.

Media Inquiries: media@Brookstone.com, PR@indiegogo.com
Brookstone PLUS Partnership Inquiries: Makers@Brookstone.com
University Innovation Platform Inquiries: Edu@Brookstone.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/f8fb2545-3a5d-4f42-b0db-1aeea053a33d

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