Damascus chef knives, wireless chargers, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people who like flashlights, wireless charging, cooking, and more.

BricksPower, first-ever true wireless charger on the go.

What is it?

BricksPower is a portable wireless charger for Qi enabled phones like the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Why is it cool?

I like the BricksPower because it’s a modular wireless charger that snaps together like LEGO bricks and uses micro suction to stick to the back of your Qi enabled phone. That means it’s more convenient than a traditional bulky powerbank that requires a cable. You can also use BricksPower as a tabletop wireless charger and there will be different shapes of the snap on battery pack that will turn the charger into a phone stand.

Things to consider before pledging

BricksPower only works with phones that have Qi wireless charging capability and the standard battery only has a capacity of 2400mAh which can recharge an iPhone X up to 50-60%.

Where can I find more info?

The BricksPower campaign ends on 9/13/18 and they have already passed their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a BricksPower module starting at $24. After the BricksPower campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

SHIROI HANA – CHEF KNIFE COLLECTION | JAPANESE STEEL

What is it?

Shiroi Hana is a collection of chef knives made of 67 layers of premium steel that create a striking Damascus pattern over an AUS-10 Japanese steel cutting core.

Why is it cool?

I like the Shiroi Hana collection of knives because they are gorgeous. Most people don’t buy chef knives for the way they look, but for the way they cut. Luckily these knives are both. They sent me a pre-production sample and I was extremely impressed. What I really liked was the ergonomic handle comfort and the blade’s insane sharpness that is actually a little scary for someone like me that does not have chef-worthy knife skills. That said, these knives made me feel like a chef and going back to my generic knives is painful.

Things to consider before pledging

Rewards don’t ship until March of 2019.

Where can I find more info?

The Shiroi Hana campaign ends on 9/8/18 and they have already passed their funding goal of $32,759. You can pre-order a Shiroi Hana knife set starting at $100. After the Shiroi Hana campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

KLiPT – The Tool With a Bright Fix!

What is it?

KLiPT is a 4 mode LED flashlight that includes a small clip that doubles as an EDC tool/bit driver.

Why is it cool?

I like the KLiPT because it does more than just shine a 300 lumen light on things. It’s made of titanium, is USB rechargeable, and the handle holds a hex bit and the attached clip doubles as a small multi-tool with a bottle opener, bit driver, ruler, wrench, cutter, and more.

Where can I find more info?

The KLiPT campaign ends on 8/39/18 and they are still working towards their funding goal of $7,385. You can pre-order a KLiPT starting at $51. After the KLiPT campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2018. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

EVERYDAY BLADE™ | World’s Smallest Folding Utility Knife

What is it?

The EVERYDAY BLADE is a tiny utility knife that you can put in your pocket or on your keychain.

Why is it cool?

I like the EVERYDAY BLADE because it’s so small and it is compatible with 12 different styles of hobby blades like ones from X-acto. That means that you don’t have to worry about keeping the blade sharp because you can just replace it with a new blade. I also like that the blade locks for safety.

Things to consider before pledging

They sent me a pre-production sample of the Everyday Blade and I love the size of the knife, but the spring loaded opening mechanism pinched my fingertip every time I tried to deploy the blade.

Where can I find more info?

The EVERYDAY BLADE campaign ends on 9/4/18 and they have already met their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order an EVERYDAY BLADE starting at $15. After the EVERYDAY BLADE campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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