Udoq universal docking station, Cloop cable keepers, Cache survival belt and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

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This week we feature five Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns for products for your house, deck, office and your pants! Click through to read about this weeks’ notable crowdfunding campaigns.

udoq – unify your docking

What is it?
Udoq is a customizable universal docking station made of solid aluminum. It is compatible with a variety of devices including smartphones, tablets, ebook readers and audio players.

Why do I like it?
It is a nice solution that keeps multiple devices charged and synced all in one convenient location. The udoq is handy for families or gadgeteers like myself who own a lot of different devices that use multiple cable types such as micro USB, USB-C, Lightning and more.

The udoq can be pre-ordered in four sizes. The smallest size is designed to fit four smartphones, or an iPad and an iPhone, while the largest size can accommodate a tablet, six smartphones, and still has room for an iPod. The charging connectors can slide in the track to adjust the spacing between the devices.

They sent me one to try. The only downside is that it doesn’t just have one cord that plugs into a wall outlet. Instead, you have to supply your own multi-port USB power adapter or plug each USB cable into your computer or a poweredUSB hub. But other than that, the udoq is sturdy, attractive and nicely made.

Where can I find more info?
With 16 days left in the campaign, The udoq campaign is still working towards their funding goal of $56,135. You can pre-order a udoq starting at $56 for the smallest dock and up to $100 for the largest dock. After the udoq campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Cloop XL – Magnetic Cable Keeper 2.0

What is it?
Cloop is a magnetic cable keeper that helps keep your cables organized and tidy.

Why do I like it?
Cloop cable keepers use magnets, so what’s not to love. Seriously though, I like Cloop cable keepers because they are made of high-grade silicone that is stretchy. That means they can easily wrap around large bundles of cables to keep them neatly wrapped and tidy. They have a strong magnet on each end for a secure hold. The Cloop cable keepers also feature a pass through slit so you can attach the keepers to the cable so you won’t lose them.

Where can I find more info?
With 18 days left in the campaign, The Cloop campaign has already passed their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a package of three Cloop cable keepers starting at $10. After the Cloop campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in January 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Podo – Stick and Shoot Camera

What is it?
Podo is a stick-on 5MP camera with a wide angle lens that can be controlled wirelessly via a Bluetooth connection to your smartphone and syncs with up to 5 other Podo cameras.

Why do I like it?
It’s a cheap (less than $50) camera that you can control with your phone to take selfie snap shots, time lapses, or capture 720p video. It features remote control via Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery that allows the camera to take up to 1,000 photos or last for 2 weeks on one charge. It has a reusable micro-adhesive pad that you can use to attach the camera to almost any surface.

Where can I find more info?
With 17 days left in the campaign, The Podo campaign has already passed their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a Podo starting at $39. After the Podo campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Cache Belt

What is it?
The Cache belt is a money belt, travel belt, a survival kit and a pants-keeper-upper that you wear around your waist.

Why do I like it?
I always appreciate a product that can multi-task. The Cache Belt has a lot of features including a 2 foot long Velcro pocket that you can use to hold money, and other thin EDC gear that will always be with you when you need it. The belt is made of super strong nylon webbing with a bottle opener that’s built into the buckle and the ability to access the items stored in the belt without having to to remove it from your pants.

Where can I find more info?
With 39 days left in the campaign, The Cache Belt campaign has already greatly passed their funding goal of $7500. You can pre-order a Cache Belt starting at $25 for the minimalist version of the belt up to the Adventure version that includes fishing gear, a flashlight, water purification gear, fire starting gear and eleventy billion other items for $95. After the Cache Belt campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in January 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Sound-Reactive Fire Pits with Flames that Dance to Music

What is it?
It’s a portable natural or propane gas fire pit that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that can make the flames react and dance to the music.

Why do I like it?
In a sea of boring Bluetooth speakers, the Sound-Reactive Fire Pit is unique. It features instant on / off flame that puts off no smoke or ash with four different modes: Sound-Reactive Fire, Fire + Music Only, Fire Only, and Music Only.

Where can I find more info?
With 33 days left in the campaign, The Sound Reactive Fire campaign has already passed their funding goal of $80,000. You can pre-order a Sound Reactive Fire starting at $249 for the 15×15 inch model, all the way up to $1499 for the Trunk model that is 60 x 30 x 24 inches. After the Sound Reactive Fire campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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