Credit card tools, travel bags, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you several crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s featured campaigns are products for people who like to travel and like EDC wallet tools. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns.

Tail it: 4 new affordable GPS trackers with global range

What is it?
Tail its are small 2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi item trackers that are ultra affordable.

Why do I like it?
Most item finders/trackers that are on the market use Bluetooth, but the Tail it uses 2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi, which means once the item is out of Bluetooth range of your phone, you will still be able to track it. Tail it doesn’t require a subscription or any other extra fees and the battery life lasts anywhere from 3-8 weeks depending on the version.

Where can I find more info?
The Tail it campaign ends on 7/19/18 and they have already passed their funding goal of $12,342. You can pre-order a Tail it starting at $86. After the Tail it campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

PocketRule – the complete reference tool, in your pocket.

What is it?
PocketRule is a 3pc set that includes a ruler, protractor, and maker/designer/scientist/engineer reference card that is made of fiberglass and designed to fit in your wallet.

Why do I like it?
I like the PocketRules tools because they are wallet sized. That means that they will also fit in the cardholder that you might have in your journal, which is where I’d keep mine for better doodles and diagrams.

Where can I find more info?
The PocketRule campaign ends on 7/25/18 and they are close to reaching their funding goal of $3,600. You can pre-order a PocketRule starting at $11. After the PocketRule campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

SmartRuler – Titanium Creative Design Credit Card Multi Tool

What is it?
SmartRuler is a credit card sized ruler with additional EDC features.

Why do I like it?
If I had to choose between the PocketRule (campaign shown above this one) or the SmartRuler, I’d go with the SmartRuler because they are made of aluminum or titanium instead of fiberglass and they double as a multi-tool with a bottle opener, hex wrench, headphones holder, smartphone stand, and more.

Where can I find more info?
The SmartRuler campaign ends on 7/26/18 and they have already surpassed their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a SmartRuler starting at $13. After the SmartRuler campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

The Bento Bag: Most Thoughtful Travel Bag Ever

What is it?
The Bento Bag is a carry-on travel bag.

Why do I like it?
I like the Bento Bag because it has a variety of features that are important to in-flight travelers. The bag opens like a suitcase for easy packing, has special easy-access pockets for a variety of your gear and a pass-through charging port for your device, all while remaining small enough to stow under the seat in front of you on a plane.

Where can I find more info?
The Bento Bag campaign ends on 7/16/18 and they have already reached their funding goal of $15,000. You can pre-order a Bento Bag starting at $149. After the Bento Bag campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2018. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

PLEVO – The World’s Most Innovative Smart Luggage

What is it?
PLEVO is a rolling luggage set with a built-in removable battery pack, GPS tracking, smart lock, built-in digital scale, garment hanger, and travel assistant app.

Why do I like it?
I like PLEVO luggage because they have so many built-in features including a hanging garment rack, removable/replaceable 360-degree wheels which are a must-have and the set is covered by a lifetime warranty. They also look unlike any luggage I’ve seen before which means you probably won’t grab the wrong bag off the luggage carousel at the airport.

Where can I find more info?
The PLEVO campaign ends on 8/3/18 and they have already reached their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a PLEVO starting at $245. After the PLEVO campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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