PMC Retro clocks, HAVA smart mug, Last Tissue Box, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – It’s time for me to tell you about a new batch of interesting crowdfunded campaigns. Today I have 5 campaigns. There are four from Kickstarter and one from Indiegogo that range from EDC to products that will make your home life (and maybe the planet) a little better and more fun. Enjoy!

PMC Retro

What is it?

PMC Retro are awesomely cool clocks that have been made from old electronics equipment. Yay for recycling/upcycling!

Why do I like it?

I like the PMC Retro clocks because they speak to the geek in me. I can’t help but like things that have dials, buttons, and a retro vibe.

Something to consider before pledging

Although the PMC Retro clocks look incredibly cool, you should know that they DO NOT include any type of alarm feature. They are just a clock.

Where can I find more info?

The PMC Retro campaign ends on 4/8/21 and they have already passed their funding goal of $17,874. You can pre-order a PMC Retro clock starting at $91. After the PMC Retro campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in August 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

PodChain Pro

What is it?

The PodChain Pro is a wearable charger for your AirPods and AirPods Pro earbuds.

Why do I like it?

Although it may look a little weird, I can see how this product could be useful while traveling as an extra charger for your AirPods in addition to the charging case. They extend the use of the AirPods by up to 16 hours.

Where can I find more info?

The PodChain Pro campaign ends on 4/2/21 and they are still working towards their funding goal of $14,979. You can pre-order a PodChain Pro starting at $39. After the PodChain Pro campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in May 2021. Visit their Indiegogo page for all the details.

HAVA Mug

What is it?

The HAVA Mug is a smart rechargeable mug that keeps your beverage hot like the Ember Mug that I reviewed several years ago.

Why do I like it?

I like the HAVA mug because it has a larger capacity than the Ember mug at 10 oz. It’s also ceramic so it shouldn’t have the delamination issue that the Ember has/had. And… it doesn’t require an app. You can just swipe the side of the mug to increase or lower the temp. It can keep your coffee, tea, or cocoa up to 150 degrees F for up to 2hrs.

Where can I find more info?

The HAVA mug campaign ends on 4/5/21 and they have already met their funding goal of $15,000. You can pre-order a HAVA mug starting at $109. After the HAVA mug campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in September 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

LastTissue Box

What is it?

The LastTissue Box is a larger version of the LastTissue Pack that I reviewed last year. It’s a silicone box that holds washable cotton tissues.

Why do I like it?

I like the LastTissue Box because it prevents waste by letting you wash the soiled tissues after you’ve gone through the 18 reusable tissues that are included in each box.

Where can I find more info?

The LastTissue Box campaign has already ended, but they easily blew (see what I did there) their funding goal for a pledge total of $408,092. You can still pre-order a LastTissue Box starting at $59. They are estimated to start shipping in May 2020. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Claw 2.0

What is it?

The Claw 2.0 is a tiny EDC keychain multi-tool made of titanium that can be used as a bottle opener, box cutter, pry tool, flat screwdriver, and a hex bit driver.

Why do I like it?

I like the Claw 2.0 because it’s tiny enough to live on your keychain without noticing any extra bulk, but can come in handy when you need to open a box, tighten a screw, or pop the top off a cold one after a long day of work.

Where can I find more info?

The Claw 2.0 campaign ends on 3/26/21 and they easily met and passed their funding goal of $4,842. You can pre-order a Claw 2.0 starting at $25. After the Claw 2.0 campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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4 thoughts on “PMC Retro clocks, HAVA smart mug, Last Tissue Box, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns”




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  2. Lachmuth Ulrich

    I’d appreciate if you would no longer promote Indiegogo campaigns since IGG can no longer be considered a trustworthy platform.
    They do not care to protect customers in questionable campaigns, a recent example would be Microdrone 4 – clearly a scam but IGG answers complaints with canned bot replies and will not step in to enforce their own terms and conditions.

  3. I’ve already ordered the LastTissue box. In the past year I’ve gone nearly 100% to using cloth handkerchiefs. My only problem was that while driving I wasn’t comfortable trying to get one out of my jeans pocket, so continued to have a box of paper tissues next to me. Now I will be able to put this in my hanging tissue box holder.

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