Crowdfunded

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

Replace all your USB-C dongles with the HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C hub

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a drawer or bag full of various USB-C dongles. I’m constantly unable to find the one I need (why do I have 3 HDMI ones and a single DisplayPort one that’s missing?!?) The HyperDrive GEN2 Kickstarter promises a single dongle to rule them all, in …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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Axxis hand axe multi-tool, ZIRUX GaN charger hub, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about three different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for survival gear, an accessory for mobile warriors, and more. AXXIS HAND AXE: Survival Knife & EDC Camp Axe In Your Pocket What is it? Axxis is a uniquely designed …

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MOFT-Z is a 4-position standing desk in the size of a magazine

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – MOFT (Mobile Office for Travelers) just launched their latest Kickstarter project – the MOFT Z. Billed as the world’s first invisible sit-stand laptop desk, it is an origami-inspired stand that has 3 seated angles and will extend to 10 inches in seconds, to allow you to place your laptop or tablet high enough …

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Here’s a wireless charger for PopSocket users

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – The GripDockIt is a wireless charger that has been specially designed for people who have the ever popular PopSocket on the back of their phones. Why do I like it? Although I don’t use a PopSocket on the back of my phone, I see a lot of people who do and that’s …

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WESN Henry Slip-Joint Knife – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Not long after we posted our review of the WESN Allman Titanium Knife, the folks as WESN went live with their latest Kickstarter campaign for their WESN Henry Slip-Joint Knife.  I like their Allman so much that I took a closer look at their upcoming Henry, and I liked what I saw.  …

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Orbitkey Nest review – A gorgeous organizer for your EDC gear

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – How do you organize your EDC items? Are they all at the bottom of your gear bag or stuff in your pockets? If you’ve been looking for a case that provides a landing spot for all your gadgets and gizmos AND looks nice, you will want to check out the crowdfunding campaign …

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TileRec voice-activated digital voice recorder review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I can remember having a large cassette recorder when I was a kid. I used that thing to record songs off the radio, make silly shows with my sister, and tape myself playing guitar. When I got older, I always wanted a smaller recorder with the micro cassettes but as a broke …

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LastTissue is the handkerchief for the 21st century

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – According to the Kickstarter campaign tagline, LastTissue is a reusable tissue pack that’s like if a Kleenex pack and a handkerchief had a baby. From what I’m seeing, that looks about right. Why is it cool? The paper and pulp industry is the third largest industrial emitter of global warming gasses. Every …

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Ti Mini Pen – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I appreciate a good writing instrument, and even more when it’s durable and can be an integral part of my EDC.  That’s why the Ti Mini Pen Kickstarter campaign piqued my interest immediately. What is it? The Ti Mini Pen is a short, twist-action pen made from machined Titanium.  It includes a …

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SmartLOO: Keeping your toilet clean one flush at a time

  CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Toilet cleaning automation is generally low-tech.  You drop a tablet into the tank, where it gradually dissolves over time as its chemicals clean your bowl.  The SmartLOO takes this concept and implements in a smarter fashion; that is, it releases a small amount of cleaning chemical every time you flush.  This …

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doqo turns your iPad Pro into a very well endowed MacBook

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – With Apple finally creating/releasing iPadOS, the iPad Pro continues to inch closer to being a real “computer”. The software engineers @One Infinity Loop have finally taken the governor off their flagship tablet and have started down the road that many have been lobbying for for years. And while many manufactures have announced …

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CIGA Design Z-Series Mechanical Titanium Watch review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – For at least three decades, I have been a big fan of mechanical automatic watches, and have made a great effort to stay away from battery operated watches. I probably own a few more than a dozen automatic watches, and for the most part, I have had a good experience with them. …

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The new Zanco tiny phone is slightly less tiny to fit a bunch of new features

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Do you remember the Zanco tiny t1 phone that I reviewed last year? Well, Zanco is back with a bigger (but not too much bigger), better tiny phone – the t2.  What is it? Zanco says that the t2 is the world’s smallest 3G smartphone. I’m not sure I would consider …

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