PURP screen protector, PIXL magnetic building blocks, ONDU III pinhole cameras, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about six different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter that will be of interest to camera buffs, EDC fans, and more.

PURP NanoTech TGlass Blue Light Screen Protector

What is it?

PURP is a screen protector for iPhone 7, iPhone 7Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8Plus and iPhone X, iPhone XS iPhone XR and iPhone XSMax that blocks harmful blue light.

Why is it cool?

A screen protector that protects your phone’s screen and blocks blue light is cool because blue light is bad for your eyes. too much exposure may increase the risk of macular degeneration because blue light from devices like your phone penetrates all the way to the retina (the inner lining of the back of the eye) where it can damage light-sensitive cells in the retina.

What to consider before pledging

Right now, PURP is only going to be made for iPhones. If you have an Android device you are out of luck. Also, they won’t be shipping until next May. I have a feeling other blue light blocking screen protectors will be on the market well before PURP begins shipping their rewards. In fact, I reviewed such a screen protector that is available now. The ZAGG Invisibleshield+ with Vision Guard filters out blue light too.

Where can I find more info?

The PURP campaign ends on 12/08/18 and they have already met their funding goal of $5,317. You can pre-order a PURP screen protector starting at $21. After the PURP campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

SoundWave

What is it?

SoundWave is a Bluetooth speaker with a built-in light that makes it look like a candle.

Why is it cool?

The built-in light looks like a “candle” that flickers to the beat of the music that you’re playing and the speaker has a 25hr battery life. It also has a microSD card slot that you can use to plug in a whole library of tunes.

What to consider before pledging

Rewards aren’t scheduled to ship until July of next year. That’s a long wait time.

Where can I find more info?

The SoundWave campaign ends on 11/23/18 and they have already met their funding goal of $12,789. You can pre-order a SoundWave starting at $127. After the SoundWave campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

PIXL: A Magnetic Building System

What is it?

PIXLs are teeny tiny multi-colored building blocks that have rare-earth magnets in them that can be used to make 2D and 3D creations.

Why is it cool?

Ummm… magnets! Need I say more?! I didn’t think so.

Where can I find more info?

The PIXL campaign ends on 12/14/18 and they have already met their funding goal of $15,000. You can pre-order a PIXL starting at $16. After the PIXL campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

ONDU III- Pinhole Cameras

What is it?

ONDU III is a camera that has no lens, no mirror, no batteries, and don’t need to be focused. They are pin-hole cameras that use 120 or 135 rolls of film (remember what that is?) to create old-school images.

Why is it cool?

The ONDU III is cool because… well, look at it. Any photography enthusiast would love to have one of these cameras as a gift. You can even use filters with them because they have a special magnetic mount.

Where can I find more info?

The ONDU campaign ends on 11/28/18 and they have already met their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order an ONDU starting at $89. After the ONDU campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Morph Bottle

What is it?

The Morph Bottle is an insulated water bottle that has a built-in storage compartment in the bottom. The bottle can hold 15-20 ounces of liquid depending on how full you fill the storage compartment.

Why is it cool?

The think the Morph Bottle is cool because it’s an all in one water bottle and gear holder. You can put your keys, a protein bar, etc., in the bottom of the bottle and still use the bottle to hold water or another beverage. The EDC compartment collapses to allow the storage of my liquid if you don’t carry as much in the storage compartment. It’s a pretty genius idea.

Where can I find more info?

The Morph Bottle campaign ends on 12/23/18 and they are still working towards their funding goal of $30,000. You can pre-order a Morph Bottle starting at $37. After the Morph Bottle campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

LUNA Tiny Titanium Flashlight

What is it?

LUNA is an ultra mini flashlight made of Titanium.

Why is it cool?

The think the LUNA flashlight is cool mainly due to the size and material it’s made of. But it’s good to know that it’s been designed to be waterproof and highly durable.

What to consider before pledging

It is powered by hearing aid batteries and there’s no info on the run time yet.

Where can I find more info?

The LUNA campaign ends on 12/08/18 and they have already reached their funding goal of $999. You can pre-order a LUNA starting at $20. After the LUNA campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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