Crowdfunded

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

Mobfree Superdock all-in-one wireless docking station review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I am a gadget nerd, with an obsession with tech devices and I crave devices that offer convenience and flexibility. Any PC that I use always has numerous devices attached and usually I am working with 2 or 3 phones next to me that always need charging at some point. Having a …

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New Things Lab MEMO wallet review – This wallet is a whiteboard!

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – If you’ve ever wished that you could shove a dry-erase whiteboard in your pocket, then this review of the New Things Lab MEMO wallet is for you! Let’s check out this crowdfunding project. What is it? The New Things Lab MEMO wallet is a minimalist-style wallet that has a built-in whiteboard inside …

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NexTool Gemini 13-in-1 electric multi-tool review – this multi-tool has a secret power

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – What is a must-have feature of your multi-tool? Scissors? Spring-loaded pliers? A knife? The NexTool Gemini 13-in-1 electric multi-tool has all that, and it also has… a built-in electric bit driver! Let’s check it out. What is it? The NexTool Gemini is a 13-in-1 electric multi-tool made of stainless steel with a built-in …

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bolstr AUX Sling review – a minimalist EDC 3-in-1 bag

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I consider myself a minimalist, so I don’t need to carry a huge bag filled with a bunch of things I don’t need or won’t use on my short adventures. In 2021, I reviewed the bolstr Small Carry and AUX Pocket bags (pouches?) and have continued to use the AUX Pocket when …

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Starset: the Great Dimming – A Grimdark Tabletop RPG System

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – In high school and college I spent a lot of my free time playing Traveller, a science fiction role-playing game (RPG).  As it turns out, Traveller is one of the inspirations for Starset, a new RPG written by Josiah Mork that is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.  The setting style is known …

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The Rook EDC flashlight is designed to check mate darkness

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the Rook EDC flashlight by Reylight and Vosteed is a flashlight that has been designed for any situation, from camping to finding a lost TV remote under the couch. It is crafted with aircraft-grade aluminum and has an anodized finish for durability. It’s available in 5 colors …

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WESN’s latest knife is a looker!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Our friends at WESN have a new fixed-blade knife that you’re going to want for your collection. The WESN Bornas has launched on Kickstarter and has already greatly surpassed its funding goal of $15,000 by more than $80,000 at the time that I’m writing this post. The Bornas is WESN’s first fixed-blade …

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Shargeek’s Retro charger gets even better!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last month I reviewed the Shargeek Retro 35W GaN Charger and fell in love with the mini Macintosh-inspired charger. Since then, they have come out with a 2 port version, and more recently they launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Retro 67 GaN charger. This new charger takes everything I liked about …

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Halytus Announces Launch of HooKee – Next Gen Smart Home Gym with HydroFlex Technology

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – T The respected team at Halytus, made up of fitness lovers and deep tech enthusiasts creating innovative home gym solutions, just announced the launch of HooKee, a new smart home gym that can be used for over 100 fitness exercises with up to 100 lbs of resistance. This lightweight and compact home …

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PUNCUBE is back with updated minimalist wallets

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Over a year ago, I introduced you to the PUNCUBE minimalist wallet/key organizer which was on Kickstarter at the time. Now they’re back with an updated version. What is it? PUNCUBE is a collection of 3 minimalist front pocket wallets that are made of leather and an included key organizer that can …

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mi-inta gives you an easy way to take a deep dive into your network activity

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – How many times do you get frustrated when your Internet connection buffers while you’re trying to stream the latest hit on Netflix?  Instead of just waiting until the problem resolves magically on its own, you can find out exactly which device on your home’s network is causing the problem with mi-inta. What …

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Nutr 2.0 plant-based milk maker – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Before I started making my own nut milks, I used to buy almond, soy, and coconut milk from the grocery store. These store bought milks had sketchy ingredients, and I would often waste part of the carton due to forgetting it was in the fridge and most of the packaging was not …

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The Ticktime productivity timer is back with a new look and new features

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We all like to procrastinate when we really should be trying to get our work done, but how would you like an easy-to-use battery-powered timer to be more productive without using an app on your phone or computer? If you never thought a timer could be cool, you need to check out …

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LemiPower 1536Wh LiFePO4 Power Station review – Power, power and more power

REVIEW – Since our last hurricane in Central Florida, I’ve become interested (my wife says obsessed) with battery power stations. These mini “generators” can power almost any device in your home (depending on their size and power) when the power goes out. You might think, ”Well, any gas generator can do that!” True, but gas …

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LemiPower Station – Engineered for a Challenging World

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Yeah, we know, there’s been a lot of news lately on battery power stations, so if you’re over it, we get it. But not so fast. A company called LemiPower is introducing a 1500W LiFePO4 Power Station via Kickstarter today, August 31. It looks more like a personal computer than any power …

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