Crowdfunded

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

See how hot your date is with ThermGo

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Taking temperatures is all the rage these days, but carrying an instant-read thermometer isn’t very practical.  They’re big, bulky, and who knows when the battery will die? Enter ThermGo, a tiny infrared thermometer that connects to your smartphone or tablet. ThermGo offers several advantages over bulky instant-read thermometers. ThermGo is tiny at …

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This mask can protect you from COVID but it won’t protect you from stares

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We should all be wearing masks to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. But masks are so… blah. Sure, you can buy masks with logos from your favorite sports team, or you can buy masks with cute patterns. But if you really want to be noticed for your individuality, you …

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Bird Buddy is a bird feeder with incredible super powers

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – When my sister and I were kids, we would keep detailed notes on the birds that we would see from our bedroom windows. As an adult, I still enjoy watching and identify birds and this bird feeder is an awesome and fun tool for bird watchers. What is it? Bird Buddy is …

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Harbor Dynamics Super 215-Watt USB-C battery review – Powered by Tesla batteries

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Nomophobia is real. It’s the fear of being without a smartphone. Under 20%  fear gnawing at your soul? Never fear! Harbor’s powerful 215-Watt Super battery is here! What is it? Harbor’s 215-watt battery is a portable power supply with two USB-A and two USB-C power sockets. Hardware Specs: Battery 26,800mAh battery capacity …

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The UGREEN X-Kit is a folding laptop stand with a built in hub

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If your computer of choice is a laptop, then you know that they sometimes don’t offer enough ports to plug in all your gear. And then there’s the lack of ergonomics to consider. One product that can improve both of those issues is the UGREEN X-Kit which is currently seeking funding on …

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ESHLDTY T1 RGB Waterproof Power Tower power strip review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Power strips are just power strips, right?  There’s nothing interesting or amazing about them.  Some are wide, some are tall, some are round, some are square, but they are still all basically the same.  Along comes ESHLDTY, and they put some modifiers on a power strip that are not expected, words like …

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KIKR S1 dual wireless charging stand review – My new favorite wireless charger

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’ve been a big fan of wirelessly charging my smartphone for years. I remember back in the day before it was built into most phones, that I hacked my Samsung Note2 to have that feature. The bulk of wireless chargers that we see on the market are flat slabs which don’t allow …

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TRING is a multi-tool that doubles as a grip for your phone

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – We’ve all seen phone grips like the PopSocket, but TRING takes phone grips to a whole new level of usefulness. They just started a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter today which I think will be pretty popular. What is it? TRING is a 6 in 1 multi-tool that has been milled from high-alloy, heat-resistant …

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EXLICON helps you draw perfect circles, ellipses, hexagons, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last year I told you about the successfully funded crowdfunding campaign for the Ddiin MAGCON drawing tool. This year they are back with the EXLICON, the multi-tool of drawing and design tools. What is it? EXLICON is a versatile multi-functional set of drawing tools that help you draw perfect circles, ovals/ellipses, hexagons, …

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BAT coin sized multi-tool, KALEA kitchen composter, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week we are bringing you information about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people who like tiny multi-tools, drones, and more. SORA: Reusable Planner for Life What is it? SORA is an all-in-one reusable whiteboard planner with a disc binding system (like …

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Kywoo3d Launches the Tycoon 3D Printer – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Kywoo3D has launched their Kickstarter for their new Tycoon 3D printer. Focusing on their concept of “Making 3D Printing Easier and Easier”, Kywoo focuses on producing the safest and most stable 3D printer products. The Tycoon 3D printer has several innovative design features such as a patented auto-leveling bed, linear rail X-axis, and …

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Solve a first world problem with Burrito Pop

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Imagine this horror scenario – you’re out and about and spot a trendy food truck.  They offer tasty burritos, but…how will you keep it warm on the way back to the office?  Even more importantly, how will you eat it without dropping any of that burrito goodness on your clothes, desk, car, …

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Peak Design launches a new Mobile mount ecosystem – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Peak Design products are well known here at the Gadgeteer. We’ve reviewed no fewer than 6 of their bags over years and have admired their style and ingenuity. Today they have launched a brand new collection of mounting gear that they call Mobile. What is it? The new Mobile ecosystem starts with …

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Pad&Post – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – I’m always on the lookout for a product with a simple, clean style that has a unique method of operation and unique function.  Brian Conte’s latest Kickstarter campaign, Pad&Post, checks all these boxes for me (pun very much intended). What is it? Pad&Post is a magnetic pen and notepad system that provides …

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FOCX Wallet | The Completed Series – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – There are so many cool and useful new wallets appearing on the market all the time, it’s impossible to keep track of them all.  I recently stumbled upon the FOCX Wallet | The Completed Series Kickstarter campaign and it appeared to be one that would be worth sharing. What is it? The …

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