Crowdfunded

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

You probably won’t have to stretch your budget for the elastic Flip Wallet

Okay, it seems everyone has a new and improved wallet design these days. But with all the various designs, shapes, and materials being used for wallets, one needs to be a little different to catch my eye. The Flip Wallet, a Kickstarter project by Elizabeth Drew, has done just that. The Flip Wallet is a …

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Answer your doorbell from your mobile device

This is an indiegogo crowd-funding project.  The iDoorCam is a WiFi-enabled doorbell that works with an iOS or Android app so you can see, hear, and talk with people on your doorstep.  You connect the iDoorCam to the wiring for your existing doorbell, connect it to your WiFi network, and then you’ll be able to …

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Spira jumps on the Duck Dynasty hype wagon with their new camo shoe collection

I cringe when people say this, but seriously? Ugh… I’m so sick of reality shows that I could barf. I’ve never even watched one episode of the hit A&E series Duck Dynasty, but just the fact that a company whose product I liked is now trying to become the official shoe of a lame reality …

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Tuls, the card sized solution for everyday problems

If you are like a lot of The Gadgeteer readers, you have at least one EDC setup. Then like most of us, you are always looking to add new and useful items to your EDC. The Tuls, a Kickstarter project from Dave and Calvin Laituri, may be worth taking a look at. Tuls is a …

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KEEO Keyholder is a keychain alternative with a Bluetooth to your smartphone

The KEEO Keyholder is a German designed Kickstarter project for a keychain alternative. Made of stainless steel with a glass-fiber reinforced housing, the KEEO features a switchblade type mechanism that will flip out your desired key with a touch of a button. The KEEO also utilizes Bluetooth technology to pair with your iOS or Android …

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See the light with iblazr, the external flash for your mobile device

Do you like to take pictures with your mobile device but often have issues taking those pictures at night or in low light with your mobile device’s flash? Do wish there was an external flash that synchronized with the camera apps on your mobile device? The iblazr, a Kickstarter project from Vlad Tislenko, may be …

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Your iPad may not have a magnetic personality, but with MagBak it can

Ever need a magical third hand to hold your iPad? Have you ever wanted to temporarily mount your iPad on a wall? Do you want to amaze your friends with your ability to stick your iPad to almost any metal surface? MagBak, The Worlds Thinnest iPad Mount may be just what you are looking for. …

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Invisible Gamepad review

If you enjoy playing action games on your smartphone or tablet, you have probably run into a problem that is shared by all games that use virtual on-screen controls. On-screen touch controls lack the tactile feedback that is needed for fast paced gaming. When you’re surrounded by a bunch of bad guys and your only way …

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Make the friendly skies friendlier with the Inflight Cup Holder

Are you a regular flyer? Do you like to carry your coffee or drink onto your flight? Do you struggle with a place to put that coffee or drink during boarding or take off? If so, the Inflight Cup Holder by Hallere Design may be the solution you are looking for. The Inflight Cup Holder …

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NFC Ring review

Read my NFC Ring review for the 2016 version. NFC stands for Near Field Communication, and although this technology has been around for awhile, it’s only just now starting to show up in gadgets like newer Android smartphones, tablets, Blackberry, Windows phones and portable speakers. By programming small stickers or key fobs, you can automate often …

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TiPiK titanium lockpick set for when a paperclip just won’t do

Do you have an EDC setup? Are you always on the lookout for that unique item to carry, the “I never knew I needed it until I needed it” type of item? Then the TiPiK Titanium Lockpick Set may be what you are looking for. I have always been interested in adding a lockpick set …

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The Kreyos Meteor smartwatch is a meteor that fits on your wrist

Over the last year or so, the fabled Dick Tracy or smartwatch has gone from comic books and Sci-Fi fantasy to a working reality. With several products on the market and more rumored to be on the way, the Kreyos Meteor is aiming to knock its competitors out of orbit. The Kreyos Meteor, although similar …

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Muku Labs Muku Shuttr remote shutter release review

Muku means “passion” in Croatian and “clean” and “simple” in Japanese. That name fits the Muku Shuttr very well. What is it? It’s a small keychain sized fob which uses Bluetooth to pair with iPhones and a variety of Android smartphones to provide a remote shutter release for the built-in camera app. It offers an easier …

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