ITALIA fountain pens, Zero Breeze battery powered AC, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Here is a quick selection of 4 crowdfunding campaigns that we thought you’d be interested in because they interested us!

ITALIA Fountain Pen

blurb by Dave Rees

What is it?

The ITALIA is a fountain pen that combines modern materials and engineering with classic Italian design. The ITALIA fountain pen has an old world nib, screw on cap, and refillable ink reservoir. This pen is available in either space-grade matte black aluminum, brass, or grade-5 titanium.

Why do I like it?

Based on its Kickstarter page, the ITALIA fountain pen is a well-crafted, old school writing instrument. Machined from high grade materials with a classic design and timeless function. I think this pen would make an excellent addition to any EDC gear or tech-bag.

Where can I find more info?

The ITALIA Fountain Pen campaign ends on 8/22/19. You can pre-order the ITALIA Fountain Pen starting at $49. At the time of this writing, Ensso has far surpassed its initial Kickstarter goal of $7,500 with over $40,000 in pledges, 517 backers, and 25 days to go. After the ITALIA Fountain Pen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

MagicDock

What is it?

The MagicDock is a desktop docking station designed for iPad Pro.

Why do I like it?

I like the MagicDock because it’s a docking station with features that make it useful for different working styles. From using it as a pseudo computer with an external laptop, to a flatter stand for drawing, the MagicDock gives you the ability to easily adjust the angle and orientation of the screen. It also includes ports for HDMI, audio, USB-C, and USB 3.0.

Where can I find more info?

The MagicDock campaign ends on 8/22/19 they have already passed their funding goal of $8,000. You can pre-order a MagicDock starting at $99. After the MagicDock campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in October 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Zero Breeze Mark II portable AC unit

What is it?

Zero Breeze Mark II battery power portable air conditioning unit.

Why do I like it?

It’s summer, it’s hot, AC is a necessity. The Zero Breeze makes it easy to cool down any part of your home for up to 5 hours without needing to plug it in. Or take it with you when you go camping/glamping to make things a little comfier.

Where can I find more info?

The Zero Breeze Mark II campaign ends on 8/2/19 they have already greatly exceeded their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a Zero Breeze Mark II starting at $849. After the Zero Breeze Mark II campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2019. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Humism’s Kinetic Art Watches

What is it?

The Humism watches are timepieces that you wear on your wrist that not only tell time but provide a unique kaleidoscope-like living art on your wrist.

Why do I like it?

I like Humism watches because they are so unusual but they don’t require you to learn a special way to tell time. The hour and minute “hands” appear as dots on the outside of the dial.

But the cool thing about these watches is obviously the kinetic art pattern on the watch face that continuously moves as the seconds tick by.

Where can I find more info?

The Humism campaign ends on 1/20/19 they have surpassed their funding goal of $10,952. You can pre-order a Humism watch starting at $267. After the Humism campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2019. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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