Wallets with an eject button, key organizers, magnetic keyring holders, dashcams and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns


This week I found four interesting crowdfunding campaigns from Indiegogo and Kickstarter that I thought you might enjoy reading about. Click through to read this week’s list.

VAVA Dash Cam

What is it?
The VAVA Dash Cam is a dash cam with all the normal dash cam features that we’ve come to expect and extra features that make it even better than a standard dash cam.

Why do I like it?
I like the VAVA Dash Cam because it can rotate 360 degrees so that you can easily customize what’s been recorded on the fly. If you want to record yourself driving, you can just by turning the camera around. It can record video while your car is turned off with the special parking mode charger that works for 30+ days. You can also use your phone to review and share video clips from the dash cam without needing to pop out the micro SD card.

Where can I find more info?
With 34 days left in their campaign, The VAVA Dash Cam campaign has already met their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order a VAVA Dash Cam starting at $99. After the VAVA Dash Cam campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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EKSTER 2.0 – Ultra-slim Trackable Wallets

What is it?
The EKSTER 2.0 Ultra-slim Trackable Wallets are leather wallets with a unique push-button card ejection mechanism that pops the cards up for easy retrieval.

Why do I like it?
I like the EKSTER 2.0 wallets mainly for the nifty card ejection mechanism. I especially like the Senate wallet because it’s a minimalist wallet that just holds cards and no cash. But if you want to carry cash, the Diplomat wallet has that added feature. Both wallets have RFID/NFC protection and a tracking option that uses a Tile tracking device that is solar powered.

Where can I find more info?
With 6 days left in their campaign, The EKSTER 2.0 campaign has already met their funding goal of $15,000. You can pre-order a EKSTER 2.0 wallet starting at $55. After the EKSTER 2.0 campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

MAGMUS – Portable Magnetic key ring holder

What is it?
The MAGMUS is a small rectangular strong rare earth magnet that you attach to your clothing that replaces the need to put your keys in your pocket because it can hold your keys on the outside of your clothes.

Why do I like it?
I like the MAGMUS key ring holder because I’m a sucker for anything that uses magnets. The video shows a person attaching a hammer to the magnet and it doesn’t fall off even when he runs back and forth. It makes me think I could use the MAGNUS to hold my phone on the outside of my pants while walking around on days when I don’t wear pants with a pocket large enough to hold my 6 inch phone!

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Where can I find more info?
With 44 days left in their campaign, The MAGMUS campaign still has work to do before they reach their funding goal of $8,000. You can pre-order a MAGMUS key ring holder starting at $11. After the MAGMUS campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

KeyVault – The Ultimate Keyholder

What is it?
The KeyVault is a minimalist key organizer key organizer that can hold up to 12 standard keys without modifying the keys.

Why do I like it?
I like the KeyVault because it has a simple design, doesn’t look too industrial, comes in several colors and is less than $20.

Where can I find more info?
With 60 days left in their campaign, The KeyVault campaign still has work to do before they reach their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a KeyVault key organizer starting at $18. After the KeyVault campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.


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5 comments… add one
  • Greg January 27, 2017, 9:10 am

    I enjoy these weekly crowdfunding writeups. It’s interesting to see what new stuff is out there. Keep up the good work.

    • Julie Strietelmeier January 27, 2017, 9:33 am

      Thanks Greg! I wasn’t sure if anyone really cared about these posts since they rarely get any comments. 🙂

      • John January 29, 2017, 12:18 am

        I enjoy these as well, it’s neat to see the crazy ideas people come up with on kickstarter.

  • Ira January 29, 2017, 5:47 pm

    I also really enjoy these roundups. I have found several new gadgets to back and/or buy (if their crowdfunding period has ended). Lots of fun–thanks!

  • Don Galleto January 30, 2017, 12:55 pm

    +1 More often than not, I go to Kickstarter to find more about what I saw here.

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