Baksteen sling bag from Japan, keychain backup battery, MagnetDriver, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week I have four crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter that I thought would be of interest to anyone with gadgets that need to be charged, gadgets that need to be carried, and more.

Baksteen – The last sling crossbody bag you’ll ever need!

What is it?

Baksteen is an anti-theft, crossbody sling bag made of waterproof canvas.

Why is it cool?

The Baksteen is different from other sling bags that I’ve seen and reviewed over the years. Instead of the typical teardrop shape of most sling bags, this one is boxier and although it is a unisex bag, it gives off more of a masculine vibe.

They sent me a pre-production version of the Baksteen bag and it’s well made and can collapse down pretty flat for easy storage in a larger bag. That makes it perfect for vacation use when you don’t need a huge bag that will hold your laptop and other daily gear.

This 5L capacity bag is better suited for holding just the essentials like your phone, wallet, notebook, small camera, snacks, etc.

Where can I find more info?

The Baksteen campaign ends on 1/21/19 they have already passed their funding goal of $2,643. You can pre-order a Baksteen bag starting at $84. After the Baksteen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

The first battery always charged – Useful & Stylish

What is it?

Useful & Stylish is a 1000mAh backup battery with a form factor that is small enough to fit on your keychain.

Why is it cool?

The Useful & Stylish backup battery is cool because it’s so small and it charges via a wirless charging pad. The cable to connect the useful backup battery to your phone is a stylish looking bracelet. I was a little unsure about the small capacity of only 1000mAh, but this isn’t a battery that you expect to completely recharge your device. It’s an emergency battery backup for those critical times when your phone is about to die.

Where can I find more info?

The Useful & Stylish campaign ends on 1/12/19 they are still working towards their funding goal of $34,085. You can pre-order a Useful & Stylish charger and bracelet starting at $52. After the Useful & Stylish campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Arriva Leo 5 Bluetooth v5 wireless headphones

What is it?

The Arriva Leo 5 is a Bluetooth v5 wireless headphone.

Why is it cool?

The Arriva Leo 5 is a Bluetooth v5 wireless headphone is cool because it’s built for extremes. Its unique customizable headband can be formed perfectly to the back of your head and it’s been designed not to get in the way of helmets, hats, glasses. The built-in battery will keep you entertained with your favorite tunes for up to 20hrs.

Where can I find more info?

The Arriva campaign ends on 1/10/19 they are still working towards their funding goal of $150,000. You can pre-order a Arriva Leo 5 Bluetooth headphone starting at $52. After the Arriva campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Magnet Driver™ Space Rocket

What is it?

The Magnet Driver from Micaton is a precision screwdriver toolkit for tiny projects.

Why is it cool?

I like the Magnet Driver because it has a strong magnet holder tip so you won’t lose those tiny screws that are used to hold together our favorite gadgets, glasses, and other products. I also like that it is designed for one-handed use and it can be extended to 4 lengths for hard to reach areas.

Where can I find more info?

The Magnet Driver campaign ends on 1/14/19 they have already met and passed their funding goal of $24,996. You can pre-order a Magnet Driver starting at $29. After the Magnet Driver campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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  2. I used to LOVE the Arriva ipod nano earphones. The nano plugged in the back and I wore them for years when I ran. The company switched to bluetooth with their Leo line. I tried them and didn’t like at all. If they are working on 5th generation, maybe they’ve improved.

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