Crowdfunded

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

CIGA Design J Series Zen Karesansui Mechanical Timepiece review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – For many years, I have been a watch collector, with mechanical automatic watches being my preference and dominating my collection with the exception of my smartwatches. Earlier this year, CIGA Design sent me their Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch and I loved it, so I am so happy that they have now followed …

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The MOFT Carry Sleeve transforms from sleeve to a stand

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If there’s one thing I like, it’s a product that is multi-purpose. The MOFT Carry Sleeve is one of those types of products. What is it? The MOFT Carry Sleeve is a laptop carry sleeve that provides the safety and protection of a laptop sleeve, the ergonomy of a laptop stand, and …

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EZL is a phone stand and a phone grip that’s model skinny

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – The EZL from Plinth is an interesting alternative to the popular PopSocket phone grip, but the EZL has a few extra features going for it that the PopSocket lacks that make its new crowdfunding campaign worth a quick look. What is it? The EZL (pronounced easel) is a thin stick-on universal plastic …

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Aptly-named Plastic Bottle Rope Maker turns discarded plastic bottles into strong ropes

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’m a believer in acting to be good stewards of this earth we’ve been given, and reducing, reusing, and recycling products and materials that would otherwise end up in landfills can help make an impact toward this.  That’s what the cleverly-designed Plastic Bottle Roper Maker is intended to do. What is it? …

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mōte is a super slim, pocket-sized pill organizer

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you carry prescription or non-prescription meds and other small items in your pockets or purse on a daily basis, take a look at mōte, which just launched on a Kickstarter campaign.  It’s an updated version of the traditional pillbox. What is it? mōte is a slim case styled after the traditional …

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I think I have found the world’s perfect pillow!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’ve reviewed many pillows over the years and although they all promise to be the most comfortable, most supportive, coolest pillows, they usually aren’t (for me). The U2 Pillow promised to no tossing and turning. Did it actually deliver on that promise? Keep reading to find out. What is it? The U2 …

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Do laundry in the apocalypse with Easy Wash 2.0

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Electricity and plumbing.  Overrated.  That’s the concept behind Easy Wash 2.0, a hand-washer currently funding on Kickstarter. Easy Wash 2.0 is the updated iteration of this unit.  It is made of plastic and attaches to smooth floors with suction cups. It is designed to be able to wash and spin one to …

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Raise your BBQ game with an ASMOKE Portable Applewood Pellet Grill

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – It’s a high accomplishment to become the backyard Grill Master. And higher still to graduate from the sophomore level of scorching hot dogs and hamburger patties to quality BBQ with complexity: slow cooking, smoked, or roasting. Artisan grilling that demands time, patience, attention, and skill. ASMOKE has an Indiegogo campaign looking for …

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SUNS shoes magically turn colors when you go outside in the sun

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a sneakerhead, here’s a pair of shoes that are a unique addition to any shoe collection and they give back to the environment too. SUNS shoes are classically styled canvas sneakers for kids and women that turn colors when exposed to sunlight. Indoors these shoes just look like ordinary white …

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Terraplanter, Botanium Vega planter, Roadie 3 tuner, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today we have gadgets that will let you grow plants, play stringed instruments in tune, and more. terraplanter – visibly follow the journey from seed to plant What is it? The terraplanter is a specially designed planter that you can use to grow plants without worrying about under and overwatering. Why do …

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Round and round – Roto-Q 360 mechanical rotisserie

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Who doesn’t love rotisserie-cooked food?  Spinning your food while it’s cooking reduces fat and evens out the cooking.  But rotisseries are a little complicated and typically involve routing electric cords into your grill.  Trying to rotisserie cook in an oven is even harder. Kickstarter campaign Roto-Q 360 wants to bring rotisserie cooking …

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Help hydrate and save the planet with Hitch

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Reusable water bottles are everywhere.  You can always see ecology-minded folks toting their water bottles, keeping their body properly hydrated while not adding to the mountains of waste going into landfills.  But, these same people can also be found at their local coffee shops, drinking their morning caffeine in single-use cups with …

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