CorSense HRV tracker, Euclid measuring cup, Modern Fuel mechanical pencil, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Here are my picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding projects that I think are interesting enough to check out.

Modern Fuel pencil 2.0: A Minimal Mechanical Pencil that will Last a Lifetime 2.0

What is it?
The Modern Fuel pencil 2.0 is a mechanical pencil made from titanium, stainless steel, copper, or bronze that has an interchangeable mechanism that allows swapping of different sized lead.

Why do I like it?
I like this mechanical pencil because it has been designed with a classic minimalist look and feel, but with the useful feature that allows you to switch from 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm or 0.9 mm sized leads by replacing the mechanism.

Where can I find more info?
With 53 days left in the campaign, the Modern Fuel pencil 2.0 campaign has already met their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a Modern Fuel pencil starting at $70. After the Modern Fuel pencil campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

CorSense: Optimize health and fitness without 24/7 wearables

What is it?
CorSense is a small device that measures HRV which stands for heart rate variability.

HRV is a non-invasive measure of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) – which responds to everything: how you exercise, recover, eat, sleep and perceive stress. Unlike basic heart rate (HR) that counts the number of heartbeats per minute, HRV looks at the exact changes in time between successive heartbeats (also called inter-beat intervals or RR intervals).

Why do I like it?
I like that this isn’t just another wearable. You actually don’t have to wear it at all. You just insert your finger into the device which has medical grade sensors for 2 minutes and it will automatically turn on and take the reading. The information it collects can give you insight on your stress levels, how your new workout is affecting your overall health, and more.

Where can I find more info?
With 16 days left in the campaign, the CorSense campaign is still working towards their funding goal of $150,000. You can pre-order a CorSense starting at $115. After the CorSense campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Euclid – A more accurate measuring cup

What is it?
Euclid is a new version of a measuring cup that is more accurate than the cups that are probably cluttering your kitchen cupboard right now.

Why do I like it?
I like the Euclid because it’s more accurate than larger measuring cups that are designed to measure from 1/4 C to 1 or 2 cups or larger. When you use these cups to measure smaller amounts, the measurements aren’t as accurate compared to using the same cup to measure larger amounts. It has to do with the ratio of surface area to volume. Little changes in the measurements can have a big effect to your recipes. The Euclid’s unique shape helps solve this problem.

Where can I find more info?
With 24 days left in the campaign, the Euclid campaign met their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order a Euclid starting at $24. After the Euclid campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Zen Mount – The Most Over-Engineered Mount For Your Gadgets

What is it?
The Zen Mount is a universal device mount that features a telescoping arm, pan-and-tilt, 360-degree movement, and is strong enough to hold devices up to 5-lbs.

Why do I like it?
I like the Zen Mount because it has been designed to be used with multiple types of devices, not just phones, or tablets. With various attachments, it can work with cameras, laptops, and other devices too. It also has different types of bases to securely clamp it to a table, pole, and more.

Where can I find more info?
With 9 days left in the campaign, the Zen Mount campaign has met their funding goal of $22,000. You can pre-order a Zen Mount starting at $99. After the Zen Mount campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

infani – smart baby monitor

What is it?
infani is a baby monitor with live streaming video and contact-free breathing sensing features.

Why do I like it?
I like the infani baby monitor because it will monitor your child’s breathing and sleep quality without using straps or sensors that touch the baby. infani will send an alert to a mobile device if it hasn’t detected a breath in 10 seconds. It also sends an alert when the baby wakes up.

Where can I find more info?
With 23 days left in the campaign, the infani campaign is still working towards their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order an infani starting at $259. After the infani campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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