Lauco car mount, SparkMaker 3D printer, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

It must be a slow week for cool crowdfunding projects because I’ve only found 4 Kicstarter and Indiegogo projects to tell you about. Click through to see this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns.

Lauco – NanoSuction car mount for phones & cases

What is it?
Lauco is a simple car or desk mount for your smartphone that uses nano-suction technology instead of suction cups and magnets.

Why do I like it?
I like the Lauco mount because you don’t have to bother with metal plates that go between the phone and a case like you do when you use magnetic mounts. That also means that you don’t even need a case on your phone to use this mount.

This particular mount is effective even in high temps which can happen in a hot car, and it allows for 720-degree rotation so that you can always adjust the phone for the most comfortable viewing angle.

They sent me a prototype to check out and I was happy with the fit and finish of this particular car mount.

Where can I find more info?
With 30 days left in the campaign, Lauco is just getting started working towards their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a Lauco mount starting at $19. After the Lauco campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

The Color Notebook

What is it?
The Color Notebook is a reusable notebook that can be archived using a smartphone app, wiped clean, and reused over and over again.

Why do I like it?
You can draw or write on the Color Notebook using dry erase pens, colored pencils, and even crayons.

At the bottom of each page is a line of icons that can be used to archive the drawings/writings to different cloud storage services like Google Drive, Dropbox, and more. The beauty comes when you want to reuse the notebook because the pages wipe clean in a sec.

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Where can I find more info?
With 31 days left in the campaign, the Color Notebook has already raced passed their funding goal of $21,500. You can pre-order a Color Notebook starting at $20. After the Color Notebook campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

SparkMaker – The Most Affordable Desktop SLA 3D Printer

What is it?
SparkMaker is an affordable SLA 3D printer that prints in high-resolution.

Why do I like it?
I like the SparkMaker 3D printer because unlike other 3D printers, this one is small enough to fit on almost any desk. It also uses a liquid resin instead of filament to create the models which hang from the print bed like a bat 🙂 It also does not need to be connected to a network. You just copy the model files to an SD card and insert that card into the printer.

Where can I find more info?
With 32 days left in the campaign, the SparkMaker campaign has already passed their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a SparkMaker 3D printer starting at $145. After the SparkMaker campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Musvalk. A fierce, yet small and elegant cutting tool.

What is it?
Musvalk is a little knife that is made of ceramics, titanium, and carbon fiber.

Why do I like it?
I like the Musvalk knife because it’s small and has a unique shape that allows it to fit in your pocket or wear it around your neck. The blade is made of zirconium dioxide ceramic (Zirconia) and is almost as hard as a diamond.

Where can I find more info?
With 31 days left in the campaign, the Musvalkv has already passed their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order a Musvalk knife starting at $38. After the Musvalk campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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4 comments… add one
  • Randy Simpson August 8, 2017, 4:45 pm

    Julie, you’ve repeated the Kickstarter details for the Color Notebook under the SparkMaker section.

    • Julie Strietelmeier August 8, 2017, 4:52 pm

      Thanks for noticing that. It was just the name of the campaign in that section that was wrong, the details were correct. It’s fixed now. 🙂

  • Rich P August 8, 2017, 9:28 pm

    For the Lauco mount, how difficult was it to remove the phone once it was attached to the mount? Does it require you to pull really hard, or do you have to slid it off?

    • Lauco Team August 8, 2017, 10:31 pm

      NanoSuction material has microscopic suction “cups” on its surface. Because they use suction, NanoSuction face of Lauco stick without being sticky. NanoSuction does not leave a residue.

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