Crowdfunded

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

Grip Clip – A nerd fashion accessory

With only 6 days to go, the Grip Clip Kickstarter project is already fully funded. This small injection molded silicone clip slides onto the temple of your glasses and provides  an open gripper that can hold a pencil, pen, or other similarly sized object. The look is akin to sticking a pencil behind your ear, but it …

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MonkeyOh Charging Dock and Stand for iPhone and Android

FELIX is using Kickstarter to fund their new MonkeyOh Charging Dock and Stand for iPhone and Android.  We’ve seen stands that attach to the wall outlet before that are similar to this, but the MonkeyOh is the only one that looks like a monkey!  The description says the MonkeyOh can be used without the charger …

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PLX Devices Yaba X – Vibration speaker that doubles as a guitar amp

Vibration speakers are unique because they turn ordinary objects like a table or a box into a speaker with full sound. The Yaba X is an ultra portable vibration speaker from PLX Devices that has already achieved full funding through Kickstarter. The pocket-sized Yaba is made of cast zinc and is going to be available …

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The You’ve Got Mail Bag delivers – or at least it used to

The You’ve Got Mail Bag from hearts.com is a unique laptop case made out of old USPS (United States Postal Service) mail bags and seat belt straps. The bag dimensions are 15 inches long, 11 inches high and 1 inch wide. The bag has one main padded zippered compartment and two smaller outside pockets. As …

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Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpots get even smarter

Last month I posted a review of the Click & Grow Smartpot flowerpot and had a positive experience with it except for one important thing… Trying to grow a plant in Southern Indiana during the winter months, even with an auto watering flowerpot, just doesn’t work that well due to short sunlight hours. The folks …

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The Tactical Pen – a pen James Bond would want

  Need a new multi-functional item for your EDC? Then take a look at the Tactical Pen from Cybernetic Research Labs. What makes this pen different from others is the addition of a carbide end-piece that can be used as an emergency glass breaker. The pen is built of several connecting sections, allowing for multiple …

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Fuel may be the world’s tiniest phone backup battery

The Fuel backup power source is a Kickstarter project from Devotec Industries, a maker of backup batteries and Bluetooth speakers.  (Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of companies are looking to expand their product lines through crowd-funding projects lately?)  The Fuel is a 220mAh emergency power source for any phone that …

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BAUX – A customizable Bic style pen

BAUX is a Kickstarter project for custom machined aluminum pens that use Bic pen parts. Made of Bauxite, an aluminum ore, BAUX pens aren’t really pens at all. They are really just the barrel of the pen, which you combine with readily available Bic pen parts to create your own unique writing instrument. Bic pens …

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Tech meets fashion with the Flaxus wearable mobile device stylus

Do you like to use a stylus with your mobile devices but never have one handy? Do you like to look hip and trendy? Do you like your accessories to be functional as well as fashionable? Then the Flaxus by AEGLO, a current Kicksarter project may be just the stylus for you. The Flaxus combines …

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Is it hot in here? Thermodo says “maybe so”

Have you ever wanted to know the temperature where you were, inside or outside? Thermodo by Robocat, a passive temperature sensor for your mobile devices, can tell you how hot or cold it is. The device works by plugging an external sensor into the headphone jack of your mobile device. Along with the temperature sensor, …

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WTF-Mini Titanium Keychain – You wont need to curse to tighten that nut

Ever need a wrench in a pinch, but just don’t have one handy? The WTF-Mini Titanium Keychain (WTF stands for Wrench That Fits) can solve that problem. Although this  Kickstarter project is listed as a Titanium keychain, it will also be available in aluminum. The WTF measures 2.85 inches long and 0.83 inches wide; it weighs …

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Get your mobile java on with Nomad, The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine

Out camping and need that espresso fix, but can’t find a coffee shop? Nomad, The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine, a Kickstarter project from UniTerra, can solve that problem. Nomad is a portable hand-pumped espresso machine that is small and sturdy enough to carry almost anywhere. To use the Nomad, you add hot water to the water …

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FlipKase Keyboard Folio case for iPad

One thing iPad keyboard cases have in common is undersized keyboards and keys, and they often have non-standard arrangements of those keys.  The FlipKase Keyboard Folio for iPad (2nd-4th gen), a project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, solves the undersized keyboard problem by letting you use Apple’s full-sized Bluetooth keyboard.  The KeyKase reminds me of …

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