Ko-Axis Rail Pen, a raincoat in your wallet, fidget toys, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you five crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people interested in EDC gear like wallets, pens, bags, and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns.

Ko-Axis™ Rail Pen

What is it?
The Ko-Axis is a flat pen designed by TEC Accessories.

Why do I like it?
I like the Ko-Axis because it has a unique design, won’t roll off your desk, and doesn’t require any special tools to change standard D1 refills. It also uses magnets to extend and retract the writing tip. I love anything that uses magnets, so… I’m also a fan of products from TEC Accessories, so I know they are a company you can trust to deliver rewards when they say they will.

Where can I find more info?
The Ko-Axis Rail Pen campaign ends on 3/29/2018 and they have already met funding goal of $7,500. You can pre-order a Ko-Axis Rail Pen starting at $49. After the Ko-Axis Rail Pen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

The NOMATIC Messenger and Laptop Bags

What is it?
NOMATIC is a brand of messenger and laptop bags.

Why do I like it?
I like the NOMATIC messenger and laptop bags because they look sharp, have a lot of built-in features that let you easily carry your EDC, and they have a really cool shoulder strap mechanism that uses magnets which if you read about the campaign above, I really like. The Messenger (the one I’m really interested in) can stand up when placed on a flat surface, has a reconfigurable interior, is airport friendly with a pass through on the back to attach the bag to your rolling luggage, and a dedicated laptop holder that makes it TSA compliant.

Where can I find more info?
The NOMATIC campaign ends on 4/21/2018 and they have blown way past their funding goal of $100,000. You can pre-order a NOMATIC starting at $119. After the NOMATIC campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in August 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

SonarPen: World’s most affordable Smart Pen for iPads

What is it?
The SonarPen is an inexpensive active stylus for your favorite iPad (and has some support for Android and Windows tablets too) and iPhone.

Why do I like it?
I like the SonarPen stylus because it doesn’t require batteries that need to be replaced or charged because it plugs directly into the 3.5mm audio jack to draw power. If you are using the SonarPen with an iPhone that doesn’t have an audio jack, you can use a lightning adapter that’s provided with the SonarPen. The pen doesn’t require a Bluetooth connection either and can detect different pressure levels.

Where can I find more info?
The SonarPen campaign ends on 3/23/2018 and they have already more than met their funding goal of $25,546. You can pre-order a SonarPen starting at $25. After the SonarPen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

VORTECON- Kinetic desk toy with mesmerizing motion

What is it?
The VORTECON fidget spinning desk toy made of solid stainless steel, brass or copper.

Why do I like it?
I like the VORTECON because it creates an optical illusion of a continuously spinning helix design on the side that looks hypnotic and soothing.

Where can I find more info?
The VORTECON campaign ends on 3/28/2018 and they have met their funding goal of $2,791. You can pre-order a VORTECON starting at $32. After the VORTECON campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Raincard – The First Credit Card sized raincoat

What is it?
The Raincard is a full-size raincoat that has been compressed down to the size of a credit card that can fit in your wallet or your pocket.

Why do I like it?
I like the Raincard because it’s so small that you can easily add one to your EDC with little to no additional bulk. The only downside is that it’s pretty much a one use type of product since you won’t be able to fold it back down into the same form factor. But the right side is that you get 10 Raincards with the lowest price pledge amount.

Where can I find more info?
The Raincard campaign ends on 3/24/2018 and they are still working towards their funding goal of $6,636. You can pre-order a Raincard starting at $11 for 10 Raincards. After the VRaincard campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in August 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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