Crowdfunded

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

Unihertz Titan Slim smartphone review – What’s old is new again

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – One of my all-time favorite mobile phones was the Palm Treo 650 with its built-in tiny QWERTY keyboard. That was back in 2005, 2 years before the iPhone changed the entire smartphone landscape forever. I loved that little phone with the built-in keyboard. Would I ever want another phone with a physical …

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Kemove K68 Butterfly mechanical keyboard review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’ve dabbled in mechanical keyboards for years and I’ll review one, enjoy using it while I’m testing it, and then immediately after the review is published I will go back to my prior favorite keyboard (If you want to know which keyboard is my current fave then check out Julie’s favorite gear …

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MagPac modular EDC pouches, Scutz magnets, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week I’m bringing you information about four different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns have a magnetic theme. They are for people who like weirdly shaped magnets, modular EDC gear, and more. Check them out! MagPac  What is it? MagPac is a collection of interchangeable …

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CZUR ET24 Pro Smart document scanner review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – More and more frequently my bibliophile / book collector and private educator (specialized tutor-for-hire) have been colliding, and I need to capture images of documents (e.g., invoices for book and ephemera purchases, documentation of edition variations, and illustrations for my students).  Until now, I have been making do with the cameras in …

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Your scooter is too slow (and so is mine)!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last year I reviewed an electric scooter by MICROGO.  It’s top speed was 18.5 MPH, which I thought was plenty fast.  I was wrong.  I need a scooter that is way faster, and so do you.  Or at least that’s what the good folks at Segway believe.  Yeah, that Segway.  The boring, …

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This modular multi-tool hangs from your keychain

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If a Leatherman multi-tool is overkill for your EDC, then here’s an interesting alternative. It’s the WYN Multi-Tool Capsule which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Available in stainless steel or titanium, the Capsule is shaped like a … well… capsule! But the magic comes when you unscrew the Capsule’s segments because …

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Elecrow GrowCube review (part 1) – Will it give you green thumb powers?

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I love growing things.  Flowers, grass, veggies, you name it.  While I’m pretty good at growing things outdoors, I’m a lot less good at growing things indoors, which is why I am excited about an upcoming Kickstarter by Elecrow.  Their new gadget is called the GrowCube, and it’s an automatic watering system …

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mobfree PixelCable review – It’s not your ordinary USB cable

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’m sure you have a drawer full of USB cables or if you’re an iPhone person, you might have a drawer full of Lightning cables. But do you have a USB cable that you can customize with animations or text? I didn’t think so. So today, we’re going to look at the …

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CarPC Android Auto dongle review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Many vehicles support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay on the infotainment system. These interfaces only support a limited number of apps and operating modes. The CarPC AA dongle uses custom software to permit a full Android experience in your car. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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ZIKE MagSafe charger review – Fast and cool, a wireless charger with a built-in fan

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Do you love using a wireless MagSafe charger for your iPhone but don’t like that the so-called fast charging doesn’t really seem all that fast? That’s because 15W fast chargers can cause the iPhone to become too warm and special sensors inside the iPhone will throttle charging down to 7.5W which is …

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UGOOS UT8 Pro Android TV Box review – A buggy powerhouse that’s not ready for prime time

REVIEW – Since “cutting the cord” years ago I’ve had the opportunity to try out pretty much every TV media box. I’ve run my media collection and streaming apps through Rokus, TiVos, Amazon Fires, Chromecasts, Xboxes, Playstations, Macs, PCs, Smart TVs, and my all-time favorite, Nividia Shields. Just know, the Nividia Shield hands down outshines …

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Roadie Coach guitar trainer, knyphe iPhone case, Adriano dock, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today I have 4 interesting Kickstarter campaigns for products that I’d love to try myself! Roadie Coach: Music Tutor, Smart Recorder & MIDI Controller What is it? Roadie Coach is a multi-tool for guitar, ukulele players, and singers. It clamps on the instrument and can be used as a music teacher/coach that …

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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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