Coffee tables shaped like mix tapes, retro keyboards, rearview camera for bikes and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week I bring you six crowdfunding campaigns that include two quirky products that will make you smile and four products that look useful. Let me know if you end up supporting any of them.

Rapid Wallet: Slim – Rugged – Fast

What is it?
The Rapid Wallet is a lightweight minimalist wallet that’s made from a solid piece of polycarbonate.

Why do I like it?
I like the Rapid Wallet because it’s minimal (duh!)and it has rounded sides so there are no sharp corners or edges to snag pockets or fingers. The Rapid wallet securely holds up to 12 cards and has large open sides so you can see the cards and easily extend them by sliding up with your thumb. The Rapid Wallet reminds me of the Walter Wallet that I recently reviewed, but the Rapid Wallet is slimmer, more streamlined and will be available in four colors.

Where can I find more info?
With 16 days left in their campaign, The Rapid Wallet campaign has some work to do before they will be able to reach their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a Rapid Wallet starting at $12. After the Rapid Wallet campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

TAYBLES: The Original Cassette Tape Coffee Table

What is it?
TAYBLES are coffee tables made of wood that are replicas of cassette tapes.

Why do I like it?
I like TAYBLES because they have a fun retro vibe while still being able to perform as a coffee table. TAYBLES have a stainless steel cup holder in the center of each spindle and have a storage area that can hold remotes and other small items. The top of the TAYBLE has a label that doubles as a whiteboard that you can write on with dry erase markers that let you name your “mix tape”.

Where can I find more info?
With 6 days left in their campaign, The TAYBLES campaign has already passed their funding goal of $35,000. You can pre-order a TAYBLE starting at $220. After the TAYBLES campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Tubey – The Mini Wacky Wavy Inflatable Flailing Tube Man

What is it?
Tubey is a miniature flailing tube man. You’ve probably seen the full sized tube men in front of car dealerships or other stores. They are set up to get the attention of people passing by.

Why do I like it?
I like Tubey because I love the full sized flailing tube guys. They always make me smile when I see them so having a miniature one on my desk would be super fun. The only down side is that they don’t expect to ship until December. Ouch!

Where can I find more info?
With 24 days left in their campaign, The Tubey campaign has quite a bit of work to do to reach their funding goal of $60,000. You can pre-order a Tubey starting at $15. After the Tubey campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

lofree: typewriter inspired mechanical keyboard

What is it?
lofree is a Bluetooth keyboard with a retro look and unique round keycaps.

Why do I like it?
I like lofree because it has a cool looking design that features backlit round key caps and clicky-clacky action that makes it sound like a mechanical typewriter. lofree has the same layout as Apple’s wireless keyboard and can pair with up to 3 devices. The keyboards will be available in different colors and the battery life will be up to 15 months on a charge.

Where can I find more info?
With a month left in their campaign, The lofree campaign has already blown past their funding goal of $10,000 by more than $300,000! You can pre-order a lofree starting at $79. After the lofree campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

HEXAGON – Camera, Signals, & Sensors for Cyclists

What is it?
HEXAGON is a wireless full HD (1080p/720p) rear-view camera for your bicycle that links to your smartphone.

Why do I like it?
I like HEXAGON because it will let cyclists see traffic behind them and offers extra features like directional blinkers, power bank, activity tracker, odometer, live streaming of your ride and more.

Where can I find more info?
With a month left in their campaign, The HEXAGON campaign still has work to do to reach their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order a HEXAGON starting at $99. After the HEXAGON campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Iconiq Qore – The Stackable Insulated Food Container

What is it?
The Iconiq Qore is a double walled vacuum insulated modular food storage container that can keep cold foods cold for up to 12hrs and hot foods hot for up to 6hrs.

Why do I like it?
I like the Iconiq Qore because it looks like a handy way to keep your foods at the right temps without needing a refrigerator or microwave. You can stack a cold food item like a salad next to a hot food item like soup and both items will be at the right temp when it comes time for lunch. I also like that it’s BPA free and it even includes a folding spork.

Where can I find more info?
With 25 days left in their campaign, The Iconiq Qore campaign still has some work to do before they will reacy their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order an Iconiq Qore starting at $13. After the Iconiq Qore campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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6 thoughts on “Coffee tables shaped like mix tapes, retro keyboards, rearview camera for bikes and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns”

  1. I did not fund anything but I have to admit that the video on the Tubey campaign is hilarious. You should watch if you have not done so yet. I almost bought one for the office but I think it would make too much noise and irritate everyone.

  2. I have a problem with the rear view camera aspects of the bike thing. If you are riding a bike, you should be looking ahead instead of down at your cell phone that will be mounted on the handlebars. This thing may make you less safe, not safer.

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