Air Sling bag, AKITA IoT watchdog, Magnet Driver, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

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

Magnet Driver™ DDN: The Total Tool to Drill, Drive and Nail.

Blurb by Bob Patterson

What is it?
The Magnet Driver is a sleeve that slides over the bits on your screwdriver or power driver. A magnetic ring in the sleeve keeps your screws in place for easy driving.

Why do I like it?
I was sent the full MICATON Driver Set which includes 5 different sized Magnet Driver sleeves, plus a set of 10 color-matching bits (hex bits, Phillips heads, and a square bit). It really does make driving screws a lot easier. The screws click securely into place when inserted into the sleeve, and don’t waggle about while you’re trying to drive them smoothly into the desired surface. Since the screw head sits in the sleeve, your surface is also protected from scratches. And the magnetic sleeve keeps your screws from falling out, making it much easier to manage tasks in difficult to reach places.

As an added bonus, this it also includes an extension for holding nails in place. Attach the extension to your screwdriver and slide the magnetic sleeve in place. You know have a magnetic clip for holding your nails in place, protecting your fingers from getting squashed by an errant whack with the hammer!

Where can I find more info?
The Magnet Driver campaign ends on 2/5/2018 and they are just beginning their trek towards their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a Magnet Driver starting at $9. After the Magnet Driver campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Autowater – Make any faucet automatic

What is it?
Autowater is an easy to install adapter that turns existing kitchen and bathroom faucets into touchless smart faucets.

Why do I like it?
I like the Autowater adapter because it’s touchless. It always grosses me out when I’m opening a package of chicken or other raw meat and need to wash my hands. Touching the faucet to turn it on can spread germs like salmonella and e.coli. The Autowater adapter lets you just wave your hand under the spigot to start the flow of water. Wave again to turn it off. The adapter is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts 8-10 months on a charge and there’s even a built in night light.

Where can I find more info?
The Autowater campaign ends on 1/12/2018 and they have already met their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order an Autowater adapter starting at $69. After the Autowater campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2018. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Morphcooker | The World’s First Electric Camp Stove

What is it?
The Morphcooker is a battery powered collapsible cooking pot.

Why do I like it?
I don’t camp or cook outdoors, but if I did, I’d consider a Morphcooker because it’s battery powered and can morph into a frying pan, pot, and even an oven. It also functions as a flashlight and a backup battery for your other tech gear.

Where can I find more info?
The Morphcooker campaign ends on 1/9/2018 and they have already met their funding goal of $14,100. You can pre-order a Morphcooker starting at $96. After the Morphcooker campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Air Sling: The World’s First Cutproof Sling Bag

What is it?
The Air Sling is a small wearable EDC gear bag that holds only the gear you need and can be worn cross body style.

Why do I like it?
I like the Air Sling because it reminds me of a much smaller version of the Peak Design Everyday Sling 5L bag that I just reviewed. But the Air Sling features cut resistant waterproof fabric, magnetic latches, and pass through charging port.

Where can I find more info?
The Air Sling campaign ends on 1/9/2018 and they have already met their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order an Air Sling starting at $55. After the Air Sling campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in April 2018. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

The World’s Smallest Phone – Introducing The Zanco tiny t1

What is it?
The Zanco tiny t1 is a miniature mobile phone that’s not much bigger than a USB flash drive or a lighter.

Why do I like it?
I like the Zanco tiny t1 because it’s…. tiny! It reminds me of a simpler version of the Jelly Pro phone that I reviewed a few weeks ago. It makes me wonder if tiny phones are going to be a trend for 2018. The Zanco doesn’t have a touchscreen and can’t run apps, but it’s perfect for an inexpensive back up phone for those times when you just can’t carry a phablet.

Where can I find more info?
The Zanco tiny t1 campaign ends on 1/18/2018 and they have already passed their funding goal of $33,444. You can pre-order a Zanco tiny t1 starting at $47. After the Zanco tiny t1 campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

AKITA | Instant Privacy for Smart Homes

What is it?
AKITA is a plug and play IoT (Internet of Things) watchdog hub that monitors all the smart home devices on your network to make sure they are secure and have not been hacked from the outside.

Why do I like it?
If you’re like me, you have more than a couple IoT devices in your home. You probably have security cameras, tablets, smart thermostats, voice assistants like Amazon Echos and Google Homes, and more. AKITA scans your home network for your connected devices looking for any unusual activity and immediately blocks the activity if it detects a problem and notifies you. You can then get live help from AKITA support on how to fix the problem if you want to pay for the monthly subscription which will be priced between $15 – $25 a month. This subscription is not required though.

Where can I find more info?
The AKITA campaign ends on 1/13/2018 and they have already more than met their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order an AKITA starting at $89. After the AKITA campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in April 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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