SleekStrip phone grip, castAway tiny Chromebook, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today I have 6 campaigns for you to check out from Kickstarter and Indiegogo. I want one of each!

castAway™ case – The World’s Smallest Chromebook!

What is it?

The castAway™ case is a case for your smartphone that adds an ultra-thin Chromebook second screen.

Why do I like it?

I like the castAway™ case because it sounds super cool to be able to have a Chromebook as a second screen for my phone. The castAway™ will have a 1.5 GHz processor and will be compatible with Android or iOS phones and charges via one of 2 USB Type-C ports. It will also be available in 3 screen sizes from 5.8″ up to 6.9″.

They are going to offer a docking station that turns the castAway™ case into a stand-alone ultra-small Chromebook. Of all the campaigns listed in this post, this is the one I’m most interested in.

Where can I find more info?

The castAway™ case campaign ends on 12/28/19 and they have already passed their funding goal of $50,000. You can pre-order a castAway™ case starting at $149. After the castAway™ case campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2020. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

SleekStrip: World’s Thinnest Phone Stand & Grip

What is it?

SleekStrip is a new take on the PopSocket type of phone grip and stand.

Why do I like it?

I like SleekStrip because it has a thinner profile than similar products, so you can still get your phone in and out of your pocket, charge it on a wireless charger and put it in car mounts.

They sent me an early production version of the SleekStrap and I’ll agree that it’s sleek. I like that they are using premium materials like a metal frame instead of just using plastic for everything. If you’re a minimalist, you’ll really like this type of grip for your phone.

Where can I find more info?

The SleekStrip campaign ends on 1/2/20 they have already passed their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a SleekStrip starting at $11. After the SleekStrip campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in January 2020. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

Care Go™: Next-Gen Personal Alarm Designed to Save Lives

What is it?

Care Go is a wearable personal security device.

Why do I like it?

I like Care Go because it’s small, has features that will allow your loved ones to follow you and/or react when you send a realtime SOS alarm. It also has a battery that only needs to be charged once a year.

Something to consider before pledging

The Care Go device has to be paired with a smartphone.

Where can I find more info?

The Care Go campaign ends on 1/31/20 they are working towards their funding goal of $5,109. You can pre-order a Care Go starting at $20. After the Care Go campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in March 2020. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

MagBolt: Magnetic Bolt-Action Pen

What is it?

The MagBolt is a machined pen that can be customized with different bolt caps and end caps.

Why do I like it?

I like the MagBolt pen because I have always liked bolt action style pens. They make an excellent EDC fidget toy. But the really cool thing about the MagBolt pen is that it uses the repelling force of two magnets along the barrel of the pen which eliminates the need for the spring that is typically found in retractable pens.

Where can I find more info?

The MagBolt campaign ends on 12/5/19 they have met their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a MagBolt starting at $40. After the MagBolt campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2020. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Magware – Magnetic Flatware

What is it?

Magware is a set of full-sized cutlery that attaches together with magnets for easy storage and travel.

Why do I like it?

I like Magware cutlery because they replace single-use plastic cutlery that you find in most fast-food restaurants. This set stops the waste but looks to be easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store.

Where can I find more info?

The Magware campaign ends on 12/19/19 they have already met their funding goal of $10,000. You can pre-order a Magware starting at $34. After the Magware campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in April 2020. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

GoSun Flatware: Portable Utensils to End Single-Use Plastic

What is it?

GoSun Flatware is a credit card-sized set of cutlery.

Why do I like it?

I like GoSun Flatware because it helps stop the waste of single-use plastic spoons, forks, and knives. This set is made of stainless steel and stores in a credit card-sized holder that you can keep in your wallet so you’ll always have it when needed.

Where can I find more info?

The GoSun Flatware campaign ended on 11/22/19 they met their funding goal but are now on Indiegogo Indemand. You can pre-order a GoSun Flatware set starting at $22. After the GoSun Flatware campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in February 2020. Visit their Indiegogo Indemand page for all the details.

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