RELANCE running shoes, Billy vlogging robot, MagEZ Slider, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

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CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Gadgeteers, it’s time to bust out your piggy bank because I have a few interesting crowdfunding campaigns that you might want to spend your hard-earned nickels and dimes on. This time around, I have some snazzy sneakers, a very cool AI robot made especially for vloggers, and more. Check them out!

RELANCE running shoes

What is it?

RELANCE running shoes are stylish kicks that have been designed AND manufactured in France for… well… runners! But of course, anyone can wear them.

Why do I like it?

I like the RELANCE running shoes because they aren’t gaudy. They will be available in 4 colors: Black, Blue, White, and Red and they each feature decorative strips with the colors of the French flag and the US flag.

RELANCE sent me an early production sample of their shoes so I could check out the construction and design. The shoes look good, feel sturdy, and are on par with or are better constructed than my favorite Brooks sneaks that I wear every day. Unfortunately, the pair that they sent me wasn’t the right size for my alien feet, so I wasn’t able to do a full review for you, but I will say that I absolutely loved the cushioned heel area. I felt like I was walking on a cloud while I was wearing them. I think they would be nice shoes for runners and treadmill walkers like myself.

Where can I find more info?

The RELANCE campaign ends on 10/07/21 and they have already surpassed their funding goal of $21,259. You can pre-order a pair of RELANCE running shoes starting at $142. After the RELANCE campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in December 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Billy AI-powered Camera Robots

What is it?

The Billy & Billy Pro AI-powered camera robots from See Electronics are mounts for your camera or smartphone that have built-in face and body tracking.

Why do I like it?

I think the Billy and Billy Pro camera robots look amazing because they don’t just rotate to follow your face or body while you’re vlogging, but they can actually roll around your subject for dramatic and cinematic video capture.

Where can I find more info?

The Billy camera robot campaign ends on 9/30/21 and they have already met and passed their funding goal of $11,810. You can pre-order a Billy camera robot starting at $388. After the Billy campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in Dec 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

Vector Titanium Pen

What is it?

Vector is a Titanium pen with a compact form factor that makes it perfect for EDC.

Why do I like it?

I like the Vector Titanium Pen because it not only looks cool but it uses my FAVORITE ink cartridge – the Pilot G2 mini. You can also choose between the pocket clip cap version or a lanyard cap version.

Where can I find more info?

The Vector Titanium Pen campaign ends on 9/24/21 and they have already met their funding goal of $5,000. You can pre-order a Vector Titanium Pen starting at $85. After the Vector Titanium Pen campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in July 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

MagEZ Slider

What is it?

The MagEZ Slider from Pitaka is a multifunctional wireless charger for iPhones, Airpods, and the Apple Watch.

Why do I like it?

I like the MagEZ Slider because I know it’s going to be a quality product like all of Pitaka’s products. It has a removable MagSafe charging bank that charges in the MagEZ dock and can be removed for on-the-go charging. I also like that the whole device can swivel to make it easy to adjust the phone’s display angle if you’re viewing it while it’s charging.

Where can I find more info?

The MagEZ Slider campaign ends on 9/30/21 and they have already earned significantly more pledges than their funding goal of $20,000. You can pre-order a MagEZ Slider starting at $89. After the MagEZ Slider campaign ends, rewards are estimated to start shipping in November 2021. Visit their Kickstarter page for all the details.

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