Crowdfunded

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

Use that cup of joe to charge on the go with onE Puck

Looking for a unique way to charge your phone on the go? The Epiphany onE Puck from Epiphany Labs is a Kickstarter project that may provide the ooh factor you desire. The onE Puck is a unique portable charging device that uses either heat or cold to charge your phone. It uses a small Stirling engine …

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Belly Jewel – Adds bling to… wait for it… pillows

I usually try my best not to make fun of products that I think are stupid because it’s almost like telling someone their baby is ugly. That sentiment flew out that window this morning when I received an email from the graphic designer who has created a new Kickstarter project for a product she calls …

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Tired of wimpy magnets? Try Strong Like Bull Magnets

Face it.  The force of magnetism is simply amazing, and magnets are useful and fun.  We use them to hold up everything from grocery lists to our kids’ artwork.  But many magnets are just plain wimpy—either they are poorly constructed and fall apart or the force of their magnetic field is too weak to be …

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It’s a pen, it’s a pencil, it’s a stylus. No, it’s the Stylex 3-in-1 writing tool

I am forever on the search for a perfect multi-pen stylus combination, and the Stylex 3-in-1 Writing Tool, a current Kickstarter project by Dexterous, may be the one of my dreams. The Stylex 3-in-1 writing tool combines a stylus, a ball point pen, and a 0.5mm mechanical pencil into a single pen, allowing the user to …

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Creating a wireless network without a PC is now a reality with the Almond+ Touchscreen WiFi Router

We live in a world now where the advancements in tablet devices allows them to replace the home PC. The problem with this new trend is that home wireless networking has not kept up with the influx of these tablet devices, and most routers still require a wired PC for setup and administration. The Almond+, …

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Thin is in with the Flatlight flashlight

Bucking traditions in the flashlight form factor, Flatlight, a Kickstarter project by Tater Tot Designs, brings in the thin. The Flatlight is 3.57″ X 1.99″ X 0.11″, giving it a credit card-like profile. An array of LED transmits light to a fiber optic backlight that evenly distributes the light through the lens. Although I don’t think …

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The New Tronic Carbon Fiber card wallet is flexible but not RFID-proof

It seems the ongoing new trends in card wallets is thin, hard-cased and RFID-safe, but the new Tronic Flexible Carbon Fiber card wallet bucks that trend. The Tronic wallet is an ongoing Kickstarter project being developed by Peter Wright out of the United Kingdom. What makes this wallet different from others I’ve seen lately are …

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HALO ZERO – A messenger bag with frickin laser beams!

Messenger bags are my favorite style of gear bags. I carry one every day and am constantly on the look out for new brands and new ideas to make this style of bag even better than it already is. Enter the HALO ZERO, a Kickstarter project by the HALO Belt Company in collaboration with Rickshaw Bags. “We wanted to design …

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It was lost but now it is found with Stick-N-Find Bluetooth location stickers

So are you like me and always misplacing your car keys or phone throughout your day? If you suffer from this affliction, you may want to take a look at the Stick-N-Find Bluetooth-powered ultra small location stickers from a start up project on the indiegogo web site. The Stick-N-Find location stickers are about the size and …

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Fish to be tied with the Fish Bone knotless gear tie

Are you a paracord junkie? Do you like to use paracord for any and all situations possible? Do you find after knotting paracord, it is next to impossible to get unknotted? Well folks, knot no more with the Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie, a KickStarter project by Brent Garcia. The Fish Bone is a small …

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Let’s get fit with the Amiigo fitness bracelet

In keeping with my fascination with wearable fitness devices, I bring you the Amiigo fitness bracelet, which is a project currently in the funding stage on the indiegogo website. Unlike other wearable fitness wrist devices (the Nike FuelBand and Fitbit Flex), the Amiigo is a two piece fitness device; one piece  you wear on your …

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Your iPhone is about to get even more “Tidy”

Last year I reported on a project running through Kickstarter called TidyTilt–an earbud cord wrap, mountable frame, and kickstand for the iPhone 4.  It was successfully funded and then some, leading the creators to launch a second Kickstarter for their latest projects: TidyTilt+ and Just Mount. TidyTilt+ is a streamlined and enhanced version of the original …

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Handsfree Bluetooth headset for women

This Kickstarter project promises a fashionable, handsfree Bluetooth headset for women.  Instead of the uncomfortable earpieces that you have to keep wedged into your ear, the Auranova keeps everything in a pendant around your neck.  A vibration module lays on the back of your neck to alert you to calls, and the earpiece stows in …

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