Crowdfunded

News, reviews and articles about crowdfunded projects from Kickstarter, Indiegogo and more.

The CIO power bank charges your iPhone AND your Apple Watch

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – The CIO: Apple Watch & MagSafe Compatible Power Bank is a 5000mAh wireless charging power bank that has been designed especially for iPhones with MagSafe and for Apple Watches. Why do I like it? I like the CIO: Apple Watch & MagSafe Compatible Power Bank because it’s a dual-use charger (actually triple!). …

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Here’s a fire starting credit card sized kit that fits in your wallet

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – The Hot Shot Fire Starting Survival Card From Grim Workshop is a credit card-sized high carbon steel multi-tool that features a knife and a complete fire starting kit that is designed to fit into a wallet or an Altoids tin for convenient EDC. Why do I like it? I like Hot Shot …

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iFMARS Magic Cable – weird name, great 3-in-1 cable for Apple fans

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’ve often called myself a minimalist, but a better term might be to call myself an essentialist. It’s not that I want to get rid of all my stuff as much as that I want to use only what I need and to optimize what I use. That includes device accessories like …

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Motoilet Health Tracking AI Smart Bidet Toilet Seat review – Everybody poops, but hold it for now

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Everybody poops.  There, I got that out of the way. And since everybody poops, everybody consumes a lot of toilet paper. Our house has a septic system, so the paper (theoretically) dissolves and slowly works its way back into the Florida (where I live) aquifer as clean water. I’m not convinced about …

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The SingMic is better than a hairbrush for aspiring Doja Cats

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’ve been doing more videos for YouTube for my reviews and one thing I notice other than the fact that I need to improve lighting is that I also need to improve the sound. For that, a microphone is needed and the Sabinetek SingMic which is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo looks …

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This credit card sized multi-tool system has 80+ functions!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – You know we love our multi-tools around here and we especially like unique and unusual multi-tools. I think the Universal 4.0 Credit Card Multitool Knife & 80+Tool from MRF fits both of those criteria. This EDC tool card is available in stainless steel, Titanium, and even one with a Cerakote ceramic coating. …

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myFirst Insta Wi is a camera for your kids that has a built in thermal printer

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Kids love cameras so why not give them an outlet for their creativity with a camera like the myFirst Insta Wi. Yes, it has a strange name, but the product itself has an interesting feature set. What is it? The myFirst Insta Wi is a digital camera that has been designed for …

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CZUR Lens Pro portable document scanner review – OCR, video capture, and more

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I remember having a flatbed scanner back in the day. It was always a pain to scan a large document because it had to be done one page at a time and if the pages were printed on both sides… well, ugh. These days, if I need to scan a document, I’ll …

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Thumby is the world’s smallest gaming console!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Who needs a Nintendo Switch when you can have a gaming console that fits on your keychain and is no bigger than your thumb. It’s Thumby and wow is it tiny! What is it? The TinyCircuits Thumby is seriously small at 1.2” x 0.7” x 0.3” (29.5mm x 18mm x 8.5mm). But …

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Computer Engineering for Babies – so they’ll pay for your retirement

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Remember the Baby Einstein books?  Well, a guy named Chase Roberts has one-upped them with a new Kickstarter campaign – Computer Engineering for Babies. The book teaches the basics of computer engineering – AND logic, OR logic, and so on.  Because little kids love buttons and lights, the book breaks down the …

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Anycubic Photon Ultra launches on Kickstarter – The first affordable consumer DLP 3D printer

SPONSORED NEWS – Anycubic, a well-known 3D printer brand and a pioneer in the resin 3D printer sector, is back with a cutting-edge technology printer Anycubic Photon Ultra. Anycubic has been making excellent quality and affordable printers for years. Anycubic Photon Ultra, with no exception, will come with appealing details and an outstanding balance between …

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

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 …

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EcoFlow Delta Pro portable power station review – Better than a generator, and no gas!

REVIEW – We are all insanely attached and dependent on our devices, even more so if you are of the Gadgeteer ilk. The EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power Station which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter serves to keep your home, cabin, or camp purring along when power poops out, keeping your gaggle of gadgets …

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Add some pizzazz to your wrist with a new hybrid mechanical watch by The Electricianz

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Watches seemed to be a dying thing a while back.  With everyone carrying cellphones, there didn’t seem to be much use for another way to tell time.  Innovative watch manufacturers are turning the tide by introducing interesting and unusual new timepieces that are as much fashion as they are function. The Electricianz …

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