Wallets, Pens with built-in knives, laser pianos and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

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I have a new set of five interesting Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns for you to check out this week. Click through to read this week’s list of crowdfunding projects that have caught my eye.

CuWorx Copper Wallet

What is it?
The CuWorx Copper Wallet is a minimalist wallet made right here in the USA of… you guessed it, copper!

Why do I like it?
I like this wallet because it’s as minimalist as it gets. The CuWorx is basically a copper plate with an elastic band around it. You can’t get more basic and simple than that. They sent me a prototype and I can confirm that it’s well made with no sharp edges or burrs to catch on your pocket and it is the exact size of a typical plastic credit card, only thicker. If you enjoy this type of wallet, you’ll like this one because it has a rustic steampunk look that makes it stand out from similar wallets made of plastic or stainless steel.

Where can I find more info?
With 18 days left in their campaign, The CuWorx Copper Wallet campaign has some work to do to meet their funding goal of $2000. You can pre-order a CuWorx Copper Wallet starting at $15. After the CuWorx Copper Wallet campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

iKeybo Advanced Projection Keyboard and Piano

What is it?
iKeybo is a laser projection QWERTY keyboard and piano keyboard.

Why do I like it?
We’ve seen laser keyboards before and that isn’t why I think the iKeybo is cool. I like it because it can also be used as a laser piano keyboard. It’s easy to find a folding Bluetooth keyboard for those times when you need to touch type a long document instead of tapping on an on-screen keyboard, but it’s a lot harder to find a small piano keyboard that you can take with you for an impromptu music making session. The iKeybo can turn any flat surface into a keyboard or piano. The projection module also doubles as a backup battery for your phone.

Where can I find more info?
With 55 days left in their campaign, The iKeybo campaign is over half way towards their way towards their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a iKeybo starting at $89. After the iKeybo campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

The Smart Garden

What is it?
The Smart Garden is an indoor, self-growing garden stand that’s small enough to fit in the tiniest home while still allowing you to grow herbs and vegetables.

Why do I like it?
Almost four years ago I reviewed the Click & Grow Smartpot. Since then they’ve continued improving their planters into this latest version which allows you to grow your own food indoors using a proprietary technology that grows plants 30% faster with 600% more vitamins and 95% less water.

Where can I find more info?
With 19 days left in their campaign, The Smart Garden campaign has already more than doubled their funding goal of $78,000. You can pre-order The Smart Garden starting at $129. After The Smart Garden campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Life Lite

What is it?
The Life Lite a Bluetooth controlled 1000 lumen light that is only 1.5” x 1” in size. The Life Lite is waterproof up to 30 ft and has a magnet on the back to allow you to mount it on any metal surface.

Why do I like it?
I think a couple of these little lights would make a great addition to my Gadgeteer product photography toolbox.

Where can I find more info?
With only 3 days left in their campaign, The Life Lite campaign has already met their funding goal of $33,000. You can pre-order The Life Lite starting at $39. After The Life Lite campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Stealth: Exercise your Core by Playing Mobile Games

What is it?
Stealth is a workout device for your core that turns your body into a joystick while you play games on your phone.

Why do I like it?
I workout three times a week and tend to do the same workout for weeks and weeks until I get bored and change it up. The Stealth trainer looks like an awesome device that I probably would not quickly grow tired of because it uses your body as a joystick to play games while you’re strengthing your core with traditional plank exercises. The only downside is that it’s pretty expensive…

Where can I find more info?
With 33 days left in their campaign, The Stealth campaign has already blew past their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order The Stealth starting at $149. After The Stealth campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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  • Betty Widerski November 28, 2016, 9:26 am

    I bet you could use the Stealth app (which they say will be available for free, with at least one game) with a $25 wobble board – the fancy board they provide doesn’t contain any electronics, just a slot to fit a phone.

    I’m asking some questions of the iKeybo people, as its pinao kb function would be nice if it works with MIDI-input apps.

    • Julie Strietelmeier November 28, 2016, 11:29 am

      You’re right, you might be able to hack something together that would work the same as the Stealth.

      Let me know what you find out about the iKeybo!

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