EDC Pen, a tiny computer and more – Notable Kickstarter campaigns

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Earlier today I sifted through a big pile of emails that I received in the last week pitching new crowdfunding campaigns. I can’t and don’t want to talk about every new product, so I pick three that I find interesting and worthy of a pledge. Click through to see this week’s notable Kickstarter projects.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/udoo/udoo-x86-the-most-powerful-maker-board-ever

UDOO X86

What is it?
UDOO X86 is a tiny computer like a Raspberry Pi that geeks and gadgeteers can hack into a computer that will do what they want without taking up much room.

Why do I like it?
It uses a quad core 64-bit new-generation x86 processor made by Intel®, is supposed to be 10 times more powerful than the Raspberry Pi 3 and can drive up to three 4K resolution monitors at one time. The UDOO X86 is also compatible with all Arduino™ 101-compatible shields, sensors and actuators. It’s a tinkerer’s dream.

Where can I find more info?
The UDOO X86 campaign has already surpassed their funding goal of $100,000 with 13 days left in the campaign. You can pre-order a basic UDOO X86 for $89 or the advanced version for $108, with shipping estimated for November 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/655382546/pal-strap-gps-and-extended-battery-strap-for-pebbl

Pal Strap

What is it?
It’s a watch strap for Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel smartwatches that adds GPS and extra battery life.

Why do I like it?
I like add-ons and accessories that can extend the capabilities of existing products. This one gives the Pebble a high performance GPS that can run for 24 hours without needing a smartphone. It also has a battery built into the strap’s buckle that will extend the watch’s run time for 7 days.

Where can I find more info?
The Pal Strap campaign is still working on achieving the $80,000 funding goal with 23 days left in the campaign. You can pre-order a pen for $79. Shipping is estimated for October 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ttpockettools/everyday-carry-edc-keychain-pen-made-in-america

Everyday Carry (EDC) Keychain Pen from TTPocket Tools

What is it?
It’s a 3.25″ (closed) pocket / keychain pen that has been made from a solid piece of Aluminum. It has a ring on the screw cap so you can add it to your keychain.

Why do I like it?
I’m love pens and am always on the lookout for a good pocket pen. I like this one because it’s designed and made in the US and it can accept D-1 Fisher Space pen refills, so you’ll be able to write in the cold, in the hot and even upside down.

Check TTPocket Tools other pens, they are impressive.

Where can I find more info?
The EDC Pocket Pen campaign has already passed their $10,000 funding goal with 3 days left in the campaign. You can pre-order a pen in either brass, aluminum or copper for $45. Shipping is estimated for October 2016. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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  2. The Pal Strap came late since Pebble just announce their new line of Pebbles with different connection placements.

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