Crowdfunded

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

Check out the world’s first all Damascus steel sports watch

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – For many years I have collected watches and predominantly automatic watches. I love elegant designs that ooze sophistication and command the attention of all eyes around. However, in many cases, I have had to settle for cheaper but still good looking watches because of price tags that start at as much as …

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Titanium micro-sized tape measure, a magic wand, pen, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week we are bringing you several crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s featured campaigns are products for EDC, home automation, and more. Check out my picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. Ti-Tape What is it? The Ti-Tape is a micro-sized pocket-friendly Titanium 3-foot long …

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SWDK Handi-Mopper Robot review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Ok, I admit it – I’m a neat freak. I like my house clean, and strive to keep it that way. SWDK’s Handy-Mopper Robot which is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo, is one of these products that I just couldn’t pass up! Let’s see if Indiegogo’s claim of “The most efficient deep …

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Get a boxing coach in your living room with the Move It Swift Smart Boxing Gloves!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Move It Fitness makes app-enabled exercise devices including the Move It Smart Punching Bag that I reviewed in June of last year. Their latest product quite literally puts the training technology in your hands. The Move It Swift Smart Boxing Gloves start with a well-designed pair of sturdy boxing gloves, made with …

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Bluever HelloX 2 review – Turn your monitor or laptop into a touchscreen

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Life these days during the Covid-19 pandemic has changed quite a bit, and my workdays include many hours in front of my computers working on tasks and projects for my 9 to 5 job as well as my Podcast, photography, etc. I continuously look for ways to make every process easier. My …

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Hydaway collapsible insulated tumbler review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Here at The Gadgeteer, we’re all about reusability and environmental friendliness.  In fact, we’re all about friendliness in general, but that’s for another article.  Hydaway is a maker of reusable, collapsable, portable, water bottles.  In fact, we’ve reviewed the original Hydaway bottle, their H2.O version, and their 25-ounce model. Hydaway is moving …

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Zendure SuperTank Pro 26,800 MAH / 100WH USB-C battery review – Charge all of your gadgets with one battery!

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’ve shied away from giant USB batteries for camping because it means lugging them around. But when I look back, a majority of my expeditions are “car camping” where weight isn’t an issue. More and more of my gadgets are finally coming with USB-C. The Zendure SuperTank Pro which is currently seeking …

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Always have a carry bag handy with Nanobag 4.0

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Everyone knows that reusable shopping bags are better for the environment than those disposable plastic bags that wind up in landfills or floating in the ocean.  In 2018, we featured the Nanobag 2.0 Kickstarter campaign. The Nanobag folks haven’t just been sitting around.  They are now funding their Nanobag 4.0 series of …

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CrowPi2 All-in-one Raspberry Pi STEM laptop review

REVIEW – Having done a news article on the CrowPi2 which you can read here, I was super excited to get some hands-on experience with it. The CrowPi2 is a great introduction to programming with step-by-step instructions and pre-wired built-in modules and sensors. With everything self-contained removes the need to wire everything together allowing the …

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Chess meets Russian nesting dolls with the Crownes chess set

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re a traveler and a chess player, playing while you travel can be difficult as travel chess sets are usually tiny and sometimes unwieldy. A new crowdfunding campaign from Crownes Chess wants to bring Russian nesting doll tech to the chess set for good looks and portability.   Each piece is …

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SnapPower ConnectLight review – The easiest automatic lighting you’ll ever install

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Have you ever wanted to add motion-activated lighting to your home but gave up on the idea when you realized the expense and time required to set everything up? I have something for you today that takes all the headaches out of setting up zoned lighting. It’s SnapPower’s ConnectLight and it’s awesome. …

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This electric guitar can be any color you want in minutes

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’ve ever purchased an electric guitar and then later wished you’d picked a different c0lor, you will appreciate this guitar from Bryan Guitars. It’s filled with liquid! That’s right, the guitar’s body is made of PETG and is clear and hollow so you can just dump the liquid and refill it …

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Get in a spirited run with Ghost Pacer

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Running.  OK, personally, I don’t get it.  If you ever see me running, try to keep up because there’s a reason.  But, for some misguided souls, running is a way of life.  Solitary running works for some, but studies have shown that if you’re a runner, running with someone improves the quality …

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DriveSlide – A secure home for your laptop accessories

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Anna and Eli Jay, filmmaker, project engineer, and siblings, turn to Kickstart to fund a product they created called DriveSlide. Aptly named, the DriveSlide is a sleek two-piece, “slide & lock” laptop attachment to keep your hard drive as safe as the data backed up on it. What is it? DriveSlide, is …

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