Crowdfunded

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

miggo – Cameras Best Amigo camera case review

Ever wanted to bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera somewhere, but thought twice because you were either worried about protecting it, or didn’t want to lug it in a bulky case?  Three chaps named Ohad, Yuval and Guy wanted to solve that problem, so they designed miggo, your “Camera’s Best Amigo,” which is current nearing …

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Give your shoelaces the slip with ZIPPED

We live in a fast paced world, so why shouldn’t our shoes. I mean tying and untying them just doesn’t make sense in this society of innovators. While shoes using the ZIPPED, an active indiegogo project, aren’t the Marty McFly shoes from Back to the Future, they are a nice alternative to tying your laces. …

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This wallet is so solid it’s Liquid

Wallet designs seem to have undergone a radical change from our past simple leather bifold and trifold designs. With all of this changing going on, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd? The Liquid wallet hopes to do so with functionality. The Liquid is a current Kickstarter project by for a multi functional card type …

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Important notice to Kickstarter supporters

You perhaps have heard by now about the security breach at Kickstarter last week.  They announced on February 15 that “hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.”  The breach had occurred …

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You’ll be a smash wearing The Dash wireless smart in-ear headphones

We are constantly seeing the evolution of the headphone! We have gone from big to small, from wired to wireless, and from over the ear to in the ear. Now Bragi wants to bring you the next evolution of head phone with The Dash, wireless smart in-ear headphones as an active Kickstarter project. The Dash …

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An iPhone 5/5s case so minimal, it’s almost not there

This Kickstarter project is seeking funding for an iPhone case so minimal that it almost doesn’t exist.  Instead of a case that engulfs the sides and back of the iPhone or even a bumper case that covers the sides, and sometimes impacts cellular reception, the Bumprz case simply covers the corners.  The designers contend that …

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Carbonlite aerospace-grade carbon fiber minimal wallet

This is a Kickstarter project that’s already raised over 7X the funding goal with just over a week left in the funding period.  The Carbonlite wallet is a minimalist wallet made from two plates of “premium aerospace grade 6k 2×2 weave instead of the standard 3k 1×1. All of our carbon fiber has a smooth, …

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Did the Cadillac of smartphone car mounts just get even better?

Several years ago NKMOS introduced the Ultima, their top-of-the-line, CNC machined aluminum smartphone car mount. Well the designers/engineers at NKMOS have just raised the bar and are beginning a new Kickstarter project, the Ultima S. The Ultima S is even sleeker, more minimalistic and easier to use than its predecessor. While still made from high grade …

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Nextware Bloom: Handcrafted Wood Case for iPhone 5/5s review

I’m always on the lookout for new cases for my iPhone.  I’m pretty particular about fit and finish.  These handsome Bloom Handcrafted Wood Cases for the iPhone 5/5s by Nextware, which are still actively seeking funding on Kickstarter, caught my eye.  Thanks to Nextware for sending us an early sample so we can give them a …

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Is that a Rabbit in your pocket or just a titanium key holder?

In the world of Kickstarter, there are many weird and wonderful projects from which to choose! But, sometimes what sells the product is not just the design but the person who created and is running the campaign. This is true with the Rabbit, a titanium key holder built by Magnus MacDonald. You may know Magnus …

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Carry and protect your camera with Miggo

Many people leave their DSLR or mirrorless camera at home because they have no effective way to protect their expensive device other than shoving it into a bulky camera bag.  Well, three chaps named Ohad, Yuval and Guy wanted to solve that problem, so they designed Miggo, your “Camera’s Best Amigo.”  And they’ve just launched …

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Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens will make you feel like you’re in the fast lane

The pen guy Will Hodges is back with his 3rd Kickstarter project. This time it’s for his newly designed pens, the Tactile Turn Mover & Shaker pens. You might recall my review last summer of Will’s EiMIM pens. Those were great quality machine turned pens made of anodized 7075 aluminum. His new pens have a similar look, but instead …

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Mouve M01 watch is a bold, automatic timepiece

Surveys may show that wristwatches are less popular than ever due to people carrying mobile phones, but I for one am glad they are still around. My favorite watch styles tend to be big, bold and heavy-duty. That’s why the Mouve M01 caught my eye. Currently in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign, the Mouve M01 features a 27-jewel …

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Show your pop culture status with the Popcord portable microUSB or Lightning charging cable

Cable, cable, where is my charging cable? I have sung that song on many occasions while on the road, not being able to find my phone’s charging cable. Popcord, a Kickstarter project from Powergoat, may be able to silence my blues. The Popcord is a compact charging cable designed to hook on to your keychain …

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Prelaunch.com is an alternative to Kickstarter

Prelaunch.com is a new site for established brands like Epson and Scosche to offer their latest products for pre-order before they are released in the traditional channels. Each product has a specific pre-order period that ends prior to the product being available in stores. Prelaunch.com also works with brands to offer limited edition products, brand-sponsored …

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