Orbitkey reinvented keyring, Minimalist ceramic bladed knife, Muse Alexa device for your car, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are featuring five crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Click through to read more details about these five crowdfunded products.

Orbitkey Ring, Clip, and Strap – The Keyring Reinvented.

What is it?
The Orbitkey Ring, Clip, and Strap are Orbitkey’s latest products to keep your keys organized and ready for use.

Why do I like it?
I like the new Orbitkey Ring because I hate split ring keyrings and am always interested when someone creates a new and improved version of this everyday item that won’t pinch my fingers and break my nails. The Orbitkey Ring is a stainless steel ring, but inside is a polymer core that rotates to allow you to easily add and remove keys without effort.

Where can I find more info?
The Orbitkey campaign ends in 49 days and they have already met their funding goal of $35,000. You can pre-order an Orbitkey product starting at $13. After the Orbitkey campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

EDC Ceramic Micro Knife

What is it?
The EDC Ceramic Micro Knife is a minimalist keychain-sized knife that features a ceramic blade.

Why do I like it?
They sent me a sample of the EDC Ceramic Micro Knife, and it’s so lightweight that you’ll forget you have it in your pocket or on your keychain. This little knife isn’t flashy, but it’s crazy sharp. It’s got to be the smallest box cutter I’ve ever tried.

Where can I find more info?
The EDC Ceramic Micro Knife campaign ends in 23 days and they have already met their funding goal of $1,179. You can pre-order an EDC Ceramic Micro Knife starting at $8. After the EDC Ceramic Micro Knife campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Just Mobile ShutterGrip

What is it?
The Just Mobile ShutterGrip is a universal camera grip for your smartphone that includes a built-in shutter button.

Why do I like it?
Just Mobile sent me a prototype of their ShutterGrip which I tested with my Pixel 2 XL. If you’re looking for a way to make your smartphone fell more like a real camera with a dedicated shutter button, the Just Mobile ShutteGrip does a good job of doing that for you. I also like that the shutter button disconnects from the grip if you want to use it by itself.

Where can I find more info?
The Just Mobile ShutterGrip campaign ends in 9 days and they have already met their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a Just Mobile ShutterGrip starting at $28. After the Just Mobile ShutterGrip campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Muse – Alexa Voice Assistant for Cars

What is it?
Muse is a small Bluetooth device that brings Alexa voice control features to your car.

Why do I like it?
When it comes to voice assistants, Alexa is still the #1 service because there are over 25,000 voice skills developed for it/her that can control a huge variety of devices and provide info from various data services. I like Muse because it’s an easy handsfree way to use Alexa on the road without having to launch an app on your phone. It’s like having an Amazon Echo built into your car because it’s/she’s always listening for you to ask her to do something. And if you don’t want her listening, you can turn her off.

Where can I find more info?
The Muse campaign ends in 18 days and they have already met their funding goal of $15,000. You can pre-order a Muse starting at $40. After the Muse campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2017. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Oboo Smart Clock

What is it?
The Oboo Smart Clock that features a card-based real-time color display, gesture control, Bluetooth speaker, wireless charging pad for your phone, and is Alexa ready.

Why do I like it?
Although I now use my smartphone as my alarm clock, I still have a “thing” for clocks and am interested in clocks that have a variety of useful features like Oboo. I think my favorite feature of this clock is the gesture control. It’s easier to wave your hand to snooze an alarm than to fumble around to find a button.

Where can I find more info?
The Oboo Smart Clock campaign ends in 7 days and they have already met their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order an Oboo Smart Clock starting at $79. After the Oboo Smart Clock campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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