Crowdfunded

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

Epomaker Lite 60% sized aluminum mechanical keyboard review

REVIEW – What do you get when you take a full-size keyboard and whittle it down to a minimal viable product, and then add in a bunch of actually-useful features? Something like the Epomaker Lite 60% Aluminum Mechanical Keyboard. What is it? The Epomaker Lite is a 60% sized gasket-mounted aluminum mechanical keyboard with hot-swappable …

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The XFANTIC USB4 hub for MacBooks can drive 3 monitors and more!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – MacBook owners will want to know more about the awesome tech that is packed into the XFANIC USB4 13-in-1 Hub which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. What is it? The XFANIC USB4 13-in-1 Hub is a small desktop USB hub that has everything but the kitchen sink packed in. This hub can …

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Wuben G3 mini EDC unboxing knife and ballpoint pen review – Tiny tool for your keychain

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – It should come as no surprise that I receive a lot of packages at my house and the first task when receiving a new package is to open it. Duh! I usually scrounge around in a drawer for some scissors or box cutter but I may have found the perfect little (really …

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CharCoder – a chording keyboard for faster typing

  CROWDFUNDING NEWS – CharCoder’s mission is “to elevate average human text transmission speed (40 wpm) above and beyond average human text comprehension speed (250 wpm).”  Their first product was a strange-looking gadget that allow users to type by chording, but it certainly didn’t function as a normal keyboard, limiting who could use it. Their …

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Yowel review – a reusable alternative to paper towels

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – How many paper towels do you throw away in a day, week, month, year? I know we use a combination of paper towels that come on a roll and paper napkins at my house. Convenient? Yes. Wasteful? Definitely. Is there a better alternative to paper towels? That’s where the Yowel comes in. …

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Tech-B cyber button review – it’s a button with superpowers

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – You’re a geek and one of your buttons just popped off. What do you do? Go find a needle and thread and sew it back on, or replace it with a titanium button that has a built-in NFC tag? If you’re reading this, I think we already know the answer to that …

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Unihertz TickTock Dual-Screen Rugged Smartphone review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – And the beat goes on!! Yes!! here I am testing and reviewing yet another Android smartphone, but this Unihertz TickTock Dual-Screen Rugged Smartphone which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter comes with a twist. Let’s take a look. What is it? The Unihertz TickTock Dual-Screen Rugged Smartphone features a dual-screen and fast …

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Paper Guardian turns scrap paper into a cool notebook

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If the Paper Guardian looks a little familiar, that’s because we told you about it a couple of years ago in 2019 when was an unsuccessful campaign. Even though the campaign didn’t succeed, people kept asking about it so they decided to relaunch and have already met their goal this time around. …

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The Pixy Mini powerbank is a good thing that comes in a small package

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted a powerbank for those times when your phone or other gadget runs out of juice but you’re nowhere near a power outlet, then you will want to check out the Pixy Mini powerbank. What is it? The Pixy Mini is a 5000 mAh, 18W PD input powerbank that …

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RIIND Compact and Slim Pens review – Simple tools with advanced designs

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – As a huge advocate of Bullet Journaling, and journaling in general, I take a lot of notes. I go through several of my favorite Leuchtturm1917 notebooks each year and even more Schmidt ink refills. I’m also a proponent of paying more for higher-quality versions of the items you use most often. This …

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LetPot lets everyone have a green thumb!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Imagine always having fresh herbs and veggies for your meals without going to the store and knowing that they don’t have pesticides on them. You can do that with the LetPot growing system which has launched a Kickstarter campaign today. What is it? LetPot is an automated modular home plant growing system …

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WFH or elsewhere with a portable magnetic workstation from MOFT

  CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Mobile Office for Travelers – (MOFT) has a new product, the Smart Desk Mat. I have backed several of their past projects personally, and have found the products to be very interesting. Since I’m not traveling as much as I did 2-3 years ago, however, the need has not been as …

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Vissles LP85 Low Profile Mechanical Keyboard review – mechanical keys, RGBs, and USB-C combine to make a solid, colorful keyboard for your typing needs

Vissles LP85 with Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE mouse

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Mechanical keyboards have been around in computer systems for many years, varying in style based on switch types, keycaps, key travel, clickiness, sound, height, etc. Many options are available from pre-made keyboards to kits you can build yourself. RGB lighting has also become a standard feature on a lot of computer accessories …

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Author Clock – a novel way to tell time

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Are you a literary nerd? Do you love clocks and timekeeping?  Do I have a product for you!  Author Clock! Author Clock takes the idea of using words to display time and amps that up by presenting the time as quotes from classic novels.  Author clock claims to have a literary quote …

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