Xenxo S-Ring smart ring, Reolink 4G security camera, collapsible drinking straws, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you four crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who like to keep an eye on their home, people who suck, people who like pencils, and more. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns.

Reolink Go: Wire-Free 4G Rechargeable Security Cam

What is it?
Reolink Go is a small wireless security camera that doesn’t need WiFi to operate because it uses 4G.

Why do I like it?
I like the Reolink Go camera because it doesn’t need wireless internet connectivity where you want to install it. It uses existing 4G-LTE mobile networks like AT&T and T-Mobile here in the US, and other networks (see the campaign page for more info). You have to have your own data plan and SIM card to install in the camera, but after that, there are no additional monthly charges. Also, the camera doesn’t need to be connected to power because it runs on batteries that can be charged with a solar panel. This camera would be a good solution for monitoring locations on your property that are not in the coverage area of your WiFi network.

Where can I find more info?
The Reolink Go campaign ends in a month and they are racing towards their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order a Reolink Go starting at $119. After the Reolink Go campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2018. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Xenxo S-Ring – The World’s Smartest Smart Wearable

What is it?
Move over smartwatches, because now we have smart rings and the Xenxo S-Ring is poised to be a genius in this category because it has almost every feature you’d want on a ring. It’s a fitness tracker, a gesture controller, a wireless headset, and more.

Why do I like it?
I like the Xenxo S-Ring because it combines multiple features that require multiple devices into one small device that you can wear on your finger. If this ring actually gets manufactured (I sure hope so), it’s going to give new meaning to wearable tech. I like the idea of having all those features on my finger and am especially excited about using the ring to make payments and as a wireless headset just because I want to look like secret service agent when I talk into my hand.

Where can I find more info?
The Xenxo S-Ring campaign ends on 5/26/2018 and they are working towards their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order a Xenxo S-Ring starting at $179. After the Xenxo S-Ring campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Grafton Mechanical Pencil. Lifetime Guarantee EDC Pencil.

What is it?
The Grafton is a mechanical pencil made of anodized aluminum that has been designed to last a lifetime with a lifetime guarantee to back it up.

Why do I like it?
I like the Grafton Mechanical Pencil because it has an understated style to it. It’s not flashy, it’s classy, minimal, and sleek. It works with .5 mm leads or .7 mm leads with a special reservoir that they can provide as an add-on order.

Where can I find more info?
The Grafton Mechanical Pencil campaign ends on 5/12/2018 and they have already reached their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a Grafton Mechanical Pencil starting at $29. After the Grafton Mechanical Pencil campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in June 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

FinalStraw, the world’s first collapsible, reusable straw

What is it?
The FinalStraw is a stainless steel medical grade collapsible tube / straw that fits in a small case.

Why do I like it?
I like the FinalStraw because it solves the issue of too many plastic straws. We have a drawer overflowing with straws in my kitchen from to go cups that we bring home. We save them because we always use straws with our beverages. But straws are like rabbits and multiply rapidly. The FinalStraw looks like a really cool alternative and it even comes with a cleaning squeegee.

Where can I find more info?
The FinalStraw campaign ends on 5/19/2018 and they have already reached and raced past their funding goal of $12,500. You can pre-order a FinalStraw starting at $20. After the FinalStraw campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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