iPad speakers, keyrings, campfire cooking tools and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

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This week we have five notable crowdfunding campaigns that include a redesigned keyring, a button that sends notifications to your phone when you’re nearby, an iPad speaker that turns the iPad into a home theater system and more. Click through for all the campaign details.

Kii RING

What is it?
It’s a redesigned split ring keyring.

Why do I like it?
It reminds me of an updated FREEKEY keyring that I reviewed a four years ago. It has the same flat design but the Kii RING has an edge that sticks out that makes it even easier to open the ring.

It’s also going to be available in four colors.

Where can I find more info?
With 24 days left in the campaign, the Kii RING campaign has already reached their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order two 34mm Kii RINGs for $7. After the Kii RING campaign ends, the rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Cookum Stick

What is it?
It’s a campfire cooking utensil for making bowls out of biscuit dough that can hold all sorts of other goodies for the ultimate treat.

Why do I like it?
I’ve seen smores holders, marshmallow sticks and sticks to cook hotdogs, but I’ve not seen a tool that helps campers and firepit gatherers cook biscuit dough to make a bowl that can hold fruit, chocolate, butter, etc. It looks like fun and makes me hungry at the same time!

Where can I find more info?
With 18 days left in the campaign, the Cookum Stick campaign has some work to do before reaching their funding goal of $15,000. You can pre-order Cookum Stick for $10. After the Cookum Stick campaign ends, the rewards are estimated to start shipping later this month. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

RIZE Spinning Ferrofluid Display

What is it?
It’s art for geeks!

Why do I like it?
I like the RIZE because it looks really cool and would make a fun distraction at work and a conversation starter. It also uses magnets, so there’s no doubt that I’d love one of these on my desk.

Where can I find more info?
With 16 days left in the campaign, the RIZE Spinning Ferrofluid Display campaign has already wildly surpassed their funding goal of $7,000. You can pre-order a RIZE Spinning Ferrofluid Display for $120. After the RIZE Spinning Ferrofluid Display campaign ends, the rewards are estimated to start shipping in January 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

OIO AMP iPad Speaker

What is it?
It’s a portable, surround sound speaker for the iPad Air and 9.7″ iPad Pro.

Why do I like it?
It looks like a unique way to turn an iPad into a home theater system. Something like this would be perfect for college kids in small dorm rooms and people who live in minimalist or tiny homes.

I like how the iPad snaps into the speaker and that it can fold up when it’s not being used.

Where can I find more info?
With 30 days left in the campaign, the OIO AMP iPad Speaker campaign is working towards their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a OIO AMP iPad Speaker for $99. After the OIO AMP iPad Speaker campaign ends, the rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2016. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Dot – The Physical Push Notification

What is it?
It’s a physical Bluetooth button that knows when your smartphone is nearby and displays notifications relevant to that location, can load apps based on a location and can also change the color of the built-in LED based on different criteria.

Why do I like it?
It’s sort of like Tasker but with a physical component and unlike with Tasker, iOS people can use Dot. It can be setup to do all sorts of things. For example, you can put a Dot next to your medicine cabinent so it will remind you to take your meds when you are nearby. I also like that it can work with other products like Nest, Apple TV, Lifx and more.

Where can I find more info?
With 22 days left in the campaign, the Dot campaign has already met their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a Dot for $20. After the Dot campaign ends, the rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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