Crowdfunded

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

Dash 3.0 (AKA Trim) wallet review

Minimalist wallets seem to be the rage on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. You know, those uber-slim, ultra-small wallets that help you carry less in a smaller, lighter-weight package (and avoiding the dreaded Costanza Wallet syndrome). Steven Elliot is no stranger to slim wallet projects, having already successfully run two of them, and his latest Kickstarter campaign, the …

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Add 3 programmable hardware buttons to your Android phone

Back in the day, the most important feature of any mobile phone was its buttons. Now that we have touch screens, physical buttons have all but disappeared. If you are like me and wish your phone had a real buttons that you could press to do tasks like send a quick text, call a specific contact, …

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Pop goes your smartphone on the Wezel leather wallet easel

Wallets, I like them. I am always on the lookout for my next card carrier, and if you have been reading the site for a while you know that between us Gadgeteers, we have tried more than a few. To catch my eye a wallet needs to have something unique or utilitarian about it and …

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This iPhone 5 case will make you smell like roses

It must be kooky case week. First it was an iPhone case with a built in cigarette lighter and now this. The latest iPhone 5/5s case that makes me scratch my head in wonder is the Atomyzer, an Indiegogo project seeking $20,000. What makes this case so kooky? Because the Atomyzer houses a refillable cartridge …

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Your electromagnetic personality may not show through, but your iPhone’s can with the Lunecase

We all have them, cases for our phones. They come in plastic, metal, with batteries, with lights, some are thin and some are fat. So what’s the next technology in cell phone cases? The folks at Concepter think it is the Lunecase, which is a Kickstarter product seeking funding right now. Designed to use the …

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Rack up some XPs by brushing

What better way to encourage brushing in kids (and some adults) than by gamifying the twice a day chore?  A team of inventors is seeking crowd funding to make the Grush (Gaming-toothbRUSH) into a reality.  The toothbrush itself doubles as a motion sensing controller which pairs with a smartphone running one of the brushing games.  Games are geared …

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Why buy three accessories when one smartBandStand will do everything?

The smartBandStand is an indiegogo project.  It’s an impact-resistant smartphone case with connector button, a fully-adjustable stand with tilt-screen feature, and an armband with Velcro or bungee-hook closure in one.  It will be available to fit various iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and LG smart phones; standard colors are black, white, or red.  It can stand on a …

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Save your MacBook charger with a Juiceboxx

If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with the winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger.  This stress leads to broken cables, which leads to purchasing an expensive replacement charger.  The folks at Juiceboxx …

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Magically turn on your lights with a wave of your hand using the iON capacitive switch

You’ve just come home to a dark house and your arms are full of groceries. With the wave of an arm or hand over the iON capacitive switch, you can turn on (or off) your lights without having to set your groceries down! And for the germaphobes out there, you no longer have to touch …

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Track your get-up-and-go with the Goccia fitness tracker

So, we are well into the new year, and how many of you have already scrapped that new year’s resolution to get fit or work out? I know you are busy, or lack the proper motivation. One way to motivate yourself is a fitness tracker, but often they are a little too noticeable or limited …

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Take your iPhone case to task with the myTask iPhone utility case

Multi-taskers, I love them. They come on keychains, in wallets, heck even phone cases. But the one thing most phone case multi-taskers lack is versatility. The myTask, a Kickstarter project from TaskLab hopes to change that. Unlike other phone cases of this type that have a built-in set of tools, the myTask set up is …

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Keep on rocking in the free world – in higher resolution

Digital music has changed how and where we can listen to music, but there are trade-offs for the portability.  Digital files often sacrifice some of the resolution for size so you can fit more music on your portable player, which means you loose some of the details and nuances the artist intended you to hear. …

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