ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2 flashlight, Ayi smart mirror, Dabby smart TV device, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week I’m bringing you 6 Kickstarter projects that I think are worthy of your consideration. There are two EDC products, two smart home products, and two other products that are just for fun. Check them out.

MezmoCoin™- The pocket sized Kinetic desk toy

What is it?

MezmoCoin is a coin-sized fidget toy.

Why do I like it?

I like the MezmoCoin because it’s flat coin-sized top that can spin for up to 12 minutes at a time! It’s also made by the same people who made by Kristoph Krisjans, the same person who has made other fidget toys that we’ve featured in the past. I know that their products are well made and they can be trusted to deliver to backers on time.

Where can I find more info?

The MezmoCoin campaign ends on 7/10/19 they have already met their funding goal of $6,341. You can pre-order a MezmoCoin starting at $20. After the MezmoCoin campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2: Tactical USB Type-C Powerbank Flashlight

What is it?

The ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2 is a USB rechargeable flashlight with 2000 lumens.

Why do I like it?

I like the ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2 because it’s USB-C rechargeable and it’s crazy bright at 2000 lumens. But that’s not all. You can also use this flashlight as a power bank for your other gadgets and it’s bike and weapon mountable. I also know that this is a reliable company because we reviewed the original version of the Zerohour Relic back in 2015.

Where can I find more info?

The ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2 campaign ends on 7/10/19 they have already surpassed their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2 starting at $125. After the ZEROHOUR RELIC XR2 campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

LUMI: The smarter way to learn and play music

What is it?

LUMI is a small electronic piano from the same folks that make the Roli Lightpad Block M. It has an illuminated keyboard and an app that will help you learn to play songs.

Why do I like it?

I like the LUMI keyboard because it’s a cool looking portable keyboard that helps you learn to play music by color or musical notation/sheet music. It’s also expandable so you can snap additional LUMI keyboards together.

Something to consider before pledging

The LUMI keyboard is not a synthesizer, it’s a MIDI controller. So it has to be used with an app like the accompanying LUMI app. Note that to add additional songs to the app’s library may require a subscription at some point

Where can I find more info?

The LUMI campaign ends on 7/18/19 they have already surpassed their funding goal of $126,837 by 1 million dollars! You can pre-order a LUMI starting at $186. After the LUMI campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Ayi | Smart Mirror with Artificial Intelligence

What is it?

Ayi is a 32-inch AI-powered smart mirror that will let you feel like you’re in the future. It

Why do I like it?

I like the Ayi Smart Mirror because it adds hi-tech digital assistant features to what is typically a “dumb” object – a mirror. It’s kind of like a huge reflective Alexa device, but so much more as it will have the ability to run Android apps and will have integration with other apps and services like IFTTT. The mirror can be oriented in either vertically or horizontally.

Something to consider before pledging

Since it’s also a touch screen, your “mirror” might get all smudgy looking.

Where can I find more info?

The Ayi | Smart Mirror campaign ends on 7/3/19 they have already surpassed their funding goal of $25,000. You can pre-order a Ayi | Smart Mirror starting at $499. After the Ayi | Smart Mirror campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Dabby: All-in-one entertainment device

What is it?

Dabby is a device that attaches to your TV to provide deep search capabilities that will stream content from a variety of free and paid sources.

Why do I like it?

I like Dabby because it is designed to allow you to deep search the internet for video content based on voice search terms like “Dabby, play the original Star is Born movie”. It also operates as a 2nd screen that displays additional related info while you’re watching content. You also don’t have to pay a monthly fee to use this device although watching paid content will cost you. Another cool feature will allow you to take the Dabby from room to room to display content on other TVs (that have a Dabby dongle installed).

Where can I find more info?

The Dabby campaign ends on 7/30/19 they have already surpassed their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a Dabby starting at $169. After the Dabby campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

TIPEN: The World’s Smallest Pen Tool

What is it?

TIPEN is a mini EDC pen that’s available in aluminum or titanium.

Why do I like it?

I like the TIPEN because it’s a tiny but mighty keychain sized pen that will allow you to always have a pen with you while not weighing you down.

Something to consider before pledging

The refills for this mini pen are not a standard size that you can find on Amazon or your local Walmart. That means you’ll have to buy them directly from YSMART who is located in the UK.

Where can I find more info?

The TIPEN campaign ends on 8/10/19 they have already surpassed their funding goal of $2,536. You can pre-order a TIPEN starting at $15. After the TIPEN campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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