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Pebble is helping to fund the current Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign by offering a limited edition version of their smartwatch as a reward for backers.

For $140, backers can get one of 500 limited edition Pebble smartwatches in a jet black color, with the laser etched signature of Reading Rainbow's long time host LeVar Burton. 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 is this special edition of the Pebble smartwatch enough for you to jump in and help this effort?

Source: Pebble; Reading Rainbow on Kickstarter