Cool pens, cool wallets and more – Notable Kickstarter campaigns

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This week I feature three Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns that have caught my eye for being unique and worth checking out. Click through to check out my list of this week’s notable Kickstarter projects.

Nimb Smart Ring

What is it?
Nimb is a wearable personal security device with a hidden panic button that you can press to alert, your specified contacts and authorities if you get into an unsafe situation.

Why do I like it?
It seems like every day we hear about someone being attacked, abducted, etc. The world is a crazy place, so being prepared for a bad situation is smart. Nimb is a ring that pairs with your smartphone. It has a sunken button on the band that you can press and hold for 3 seconds if you are in an emergency situation. When you press it, it will vibrate and will use your smartphone to send a message and your GPS locations to a select group of your contacts to alert them to your distress. The ring has a rechargeable battery that will run for up to 2 weeks on a charge. I also like that it’s wearable and always with you, so you don’t have to find room for it in a bag or pocket.

Where can I find more info?
The Nimb campaign has already surpassed their funding goal of $50,000 with 32 days left in the campaign. You can pre-order a Nimb ring for $115 with an estimated delivery date of January 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

 

Balanst® Premium Wallet

What is it?
The Balanst Premium Wallet is a fully enclosed wallet made of aluminum that can hold up to 6 credit cards, coins, and keys or 7 folded bills.

Why do I like it?
The smooth shape of the unibody design, swipe open lid and automatic fanning of credit cards when the wallet is opened appeals to my design sense. I like how everything is enclosed so that you don’t have to worry about losing cards, cash, etc. It also protects against RFID skimming.

Where can I find more info?
The Balanst campaign is getting close to achieving their funding goal of $25,782 with 18 days left in the campaign. You can pre-order a Balanst wallet for $77 with an estimated delivery date of December 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

P22 Pen by Pagnotta Design

What is it?
The P22 pen a futuristically styled writing instrument made of titanium.

Why do I like it?
With the smooth fluid shape, this pen looks like a prop from a Terminator movie. The organic shape of the pen is driven with ergonomics in mind and features a twist mechanism that extends the Schmidt P 8126 cartridge writing tip. Although this pen is more expensive than any pen that I would buy for myself, I can’t help but want to see how it would feel to hold and write with it.

Where can I find more info?
The P22 campaign still has a long way to go before reaching their funding goal of $66,500 with 25 days left in the campaign. You can pre-order a P22 for $170 for the satin finished version or $190 for the mirrored finished version. The delivery date is estimated for October 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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