Give your phone into a 10.1 screen, Electric bikes, an underwater drone, LEGO tape, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Today I have three Kickstarter and three Indiegogo projects for you to check out. I want one of each, especially one in particular. Can you guess which one? Click through to see this week’s list of notable crowdfunding campaigns.

Superscreen – Supercharge your phone with a 10.1” HD display

What is it?
Superscreen is a $99 10.1″ tablet that duplicates what’s on your Android or iPhone’s display with virtually no latency, no wires, WiFi, and no carrier contracts.

Why do I like it?
You might think why do I need ANOTHER tablet? Well, the Superscreen isn’t really a tablet at all. It’s like an extension or mirror of your phone. You don’t install apps on the Superscreen. All your apps are on your phone, but you can interact with any app that is on your phone through the larger Superscreen. Anything and everything you can do on your phone, you can do on the Superscreen.

Is it sinking in yet why you would want this? Basically, it’s a tablet that you never have to update because it just mirrors your phone. You won’t have to deal with updating operating systems or apps or buying a new tablet every year or two.

The only question I still have about this product is if you can make and receive calls through the Superscreen. When I find out, I’ll make an update.

Where can I find more info?
With 29 days left in their campaign, The Superscreen campaign has already wildly surpassed their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a Superscreen starting at $99. After the Superscreen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

UrbanX | Convert Any Bike to an Electric Bike in 60 Seconds

What is it?
The UrbanX is a plug and play front wheel for your bicycle that turns the bike into an electric bike that can travel 30 miles on a charge at a top speed of 20mph.

Why do I like it?
I like the UrbanX because it turns existing bicycles into electric bicycles without a lot of work. You just replace the front wheel and you’re done. It will be available in six sizes that are compatible with 99% of the bicycles on the market.

You can enjoy three different modes. Full electric, pedal assist, and traditional bike mode. You can also switch back to your original wheel. It can also interface with an app on your phone to track your trips.

Where can I find more info?
With 33 days left in their campaign, The UrbanX campaign has already passed their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a UrbanX starting at $299. After the UrbanX campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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Heatbuff | No more cold hands – The future of gaming and workstations

What is it?
The Heatbuff is an infrared heater for your hands.

Why do I like it?
I like the Heatbuff because even though I’m not a gamer, my hands are cold all the time. I have an infrared heater at home for our basement living room, so I already know that these types of heaters work great. I could use a Heatbuff heater at my day job to keep my hands warm while I’m helping people with their software application issues.

Where can I find more info?
With 16 days left in their campaign, The Heatbuff campaign has already passed their funding goal of $10,849. You can pre-order a Heatbuff starting at $64. After the Heatbuff campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Gladius Ultra HD 4K Underwater Drone

What is it?
The Gladius is an underwater drone that can go down to a depth of 100 meters (328ft) and capture video with its 1080P 4K camera.

Why do I like it?
I think the Gladius is cool because it’s like a drone but instead of flying in the sky, it’s for underwater exploration. It uses a WiFi buoy that floats on top of the water and provides the Gladius with a 500-meter range. The drone can travel up to 2m/s and can last up to 3 per charge.

The only problem that I see is that the Gladius is tethered to the WiFi buoy with a 100 foot cord. Knowing my luck, I’d get the tether cord wrapped around a shark or something.

Where can I find more info?
With a month left in their campaign, The Gladius campaign is almost halfway to reaching their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order a Gladius starting at $599. After the Gladius campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Populele – The Smart Musical Gift for Everyone

What is it?
The Populele is a Bluetooth ukulele made of Maple with good quality Aquila strings that pairs with a mobile app on your phone or tablet and uses 72 built-in LEDs that help you learn to play music without needing song books.

Why do I like it?
I like the Populele because it looks like a fun new way for ukulele noobies to learn to play without getting too frustrated. The LEDs for each fret light up to show you exactly which strings and frets you need to press to make a chord. This can be easier than trying to mimic another player or figure out diagrams in books and sheet music.

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Where can I find more info?
With 22 days left in their campaign, the Populele campaign has already reached their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order a Populele starting at $149. After the Populele campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Nimuno Loops – The Toy Block Tape

What is it?
Nimuno Loops is reusable, cuttable, and flexible tape that is compatible with LEGO and Mega Blox bricks.

Why do I like it?
I like the Nimuno Loops because LEGO! I am a LEGO geek, so anything that will let me stick my LEGO creations to a wall gets a thumbs up from me.

Where can I find more info?
With 21 days left in their campaign, the Nimuno Loops campaign has crushed their funding goal of $8,000 by over 1.3 million dollars! You can pre-order a roll Nimuno Loops tape starting at $13 for a 6.5ft long roll of tape. After the Nimuno Loops campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in August 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

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6 comments… add one
  • Lynn Lopez March 22, 2017, 9:04 am

    Well I funded the keyboard heater. It is so darn cold here at work. I have some finger less USB gloves but those often hinder my typing because they are thick. I also have a small desktop heater but it does not blow directly on the keyboard. I am really hoping this works.

    • Julie Strietelmeier March 22, 2017, 9:25 am

      I bet it will… I’m always freezing at my job too. Even in the summer I wear a sweater. I used to have a small space heater that I’d use, but it caused the breaker to trip on one side of our floor when I used my microwave while it was running. That happened years ago and people still talk about it… needless to say, I’ve never used that space heater again 😉

      • Lynn Lopez March 22, 2017, 9:57 am

        LOL the same thing happened to me a few months ago. I brought a space heater in because other people in my cube farm were using them with no problem. I as using mine for like an hour when all of a sudden everything shut off. All the PCs, monitors, printers.. you name it in the whole side of the floor I was on quite when my heater blew a breaker. Needless to say, I do not use mine anymore either. I keep a jacket and a nice Star Trek blanket at my desk now.

  • Jo Valentine-Cooper April 19, 2017, 9:02 am

    Just cancelled my pledge for the SuperScreen this morning (I’d found out about it through this post). I’m getting more and more concerned that it looks like they can’t actually deliver what they promise (I’ve experimented with screen mirroring stuff by hacking together software, and have some vague awareness of the challenges), and the creator’s response to other folks expressing those concerns has been basically to accuse his critics of a “witch hunt”. 🙁 Going to sit back and see how things are in December rather than risk cash at this juncture.

    • Julie Strietelmeier April 19, 2017, 10:04 am

      I didn’t pledge for it either. Thought I’d wait till it becomes available to see if I can test / review it.

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