IMStick smartphone mounts, Gemini portable 4K monitors, Stackrack fitness equipment, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week I’m bringing you four Kickstarter crowdfunding campaigns and one from Indiegogo. Four of the products are EDC items and one is a fitness product. Let’s check them out.

IMStick – your phone’s best friend accessory!

What is it?

IMStick is a magnetic mounting device for your smartphone.

Why do I like it?

I think the IMStick is interesting concept for a device mount because it uses magnets and bendy arms that you can bend/mold to make the mount do whatever you want. I also like that you can remove it when you don’t need to use it since it attaches to the back of the phone with a magnet.

Where can I find more info?

The IMStick campaign ends on 3/2/19 and they have already met their funding goal of $6,535. You can pre-order an IMStick starting at $21. After the IMStick campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in April 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

TAIHE Gemini portable monitor

What is it?

The Gemini is a 15.6″ FHD touchscreen or 4K UHD battery powered display.

Why do I like it?

The Gemini reminds me of a Surface tablet because it has a similarly designed kickstand. But the Gemini isn’t a tablet, it’s really an ultra-portable monitor that connects to your devices using USB-C, mini HDMI, mini DP, etc and one version features a touchscreen which would make it a pretty cool add-on for playing games on your phone or Nintendo Switch.

Where can I find more info?

The Gemini campaign ends on 2/18/19 and they have already surpassed their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a Gemini starting at $219. After the Gemini campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

The Straprack Home Fitness Gym

What is it?

The Straprack is a door frame mounted multi-function home gym that can fold out of the way or removed easily when it’s not being used.

Why do I like it?

Unlike other door frame mounted fitness equipment that I’ve seen before, The Straprack offers more than just a way to do pull ups. You can also use this affordable home gym to do leg raises, dips, and TRX style strap workouts.

Where can I find more info?

The Straprack campaign ends on 2/10/19 and they have already met their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order a Straprack starting at $125. After the Straprack campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Evo-The Smallest Global Travel Adapter

blurb by Andy Jacobs

What is it?

The Evo is a travel adapter for electronic devices that can be used in multiple countries despite its extremely small and compact size.

Why do I like it?

I travel outside the USA for work a few times per year, and when I do, I like to travel as light as possible (I’m a One Bag Travel guy with my GORUCK GR2 backpack). I own a couple of travel adapters that work fine, but they are a bit bulky. The Evo is downright tiny by comparison. It’s only 0.8×1.2×2.7 inches and 1.76 ounces in weight. That’s pretty small. It can be used in the USA, UK, EU and Australia (and probably other places in the world as well, depending on their electrical prong setup—over 150 countries in all). If that’s not enough, in addition to its main charging outlet, it also has two standard USB ports, all three of which can be used simultaneously. And those are just the highlights.

Where can I find more info?

The Evo campaign ends on February 27, 2019. To date, 2754 backers have pledged over $92,000, already zapping (pun very much intended) the campaign goal of $1,000. Pledge packages start at $22 for a single Evo shipped to the USA and increase from there based on the options selected. Visit the Evo campaign site for more information or to become a backer.

High Five® – The Most Compact 5in1 Charging Cable

What is it?

The High Five is a 5-in-1 USB charging cable that you can easily carry on your keychain.

Why do I like it?

I like the High Five because it’s one very portable cable that can be used with devices that use USB-C, micro USB, and lightning connectors without being bulky.

Where can I find more info?

The High Five campaign ends on 2/17/19 and they have already met their funding goal of $17,079. You can pre-order a High Five starting at $16. After the High Five campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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  2. I wanted to pledge for the Straprack, but unfortunately my Cape style house doesn’t have any door frames with enough clearance at the top to fit this (low ceilings) – I managed to just fit an Iron Gym pullup bar by removing the ceiling-pointing end caps. So check for a suitable doorway before ordering!

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