Crowdfunded

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

Your pet doesn’t have to be lonely when he’s home alone

We’ve featured a lot of pet gadgets on The Gadgeteer.  There seem to be more and more of them on the market, which indicates how devoted pet owners are to their pets.  I know my little Teddy seems like a child to me, and I hate having to leave him home alone for long stretches …

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It may not slow your fall, but the Parachute Multi-Tool can fix things once you land

I will admit that I am a pocket multi-tool lover. I guess I picture myself as a closeted Boy Scout, aways wanting to be prepared. So when I see a different design for a pocket multi-tool, I like to post about it. The Parachute Multi-Tool, a Kickstarter project by Jeff Morin, recently caught my eye. …

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You may not have one on your shoulder, but you can wear an Angel health sensor on your wrist

Lets face it, with the cost of medical care and health insurance rising, it is more important than ever to look after your health. I have seen a lot of wearable activity monitors around, I even wear a Nike FuelBand everyday, but the information that you can get back is more about activity and not …

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When is a fish not a fish? When it’s the Titanium ViperFish pocket tool

Yes there are plenty of multi-tools on Kickstarter, with plenty of them made out of titanium, but the ViperFish just kind of caught my fancy. The ViperFish has 12 functions: Bottle opener Twist-top bottle opener Screwdriver Paint tin opener/pry bar 1/4 inch hex bit function Metric multi-wrench Imperial multi-wrench Key ring Pocket clip Belt-loop holder Piece …

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Archimedes would be moved by the STRONG LIKE BULL Bottle Opener

The ancient Greek scientist and mathematician Archimedes is attributed as stating “Give me a lever long enough, and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I will move the world!”  If so, Archimedes would probably have liked drinking beer with Brian Conti, creator of a crowdfunded Kickstarter project to produce a unique bottle opener.  …

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iCPooch is a video chat, treat-dispensing soother for your anxious dog

Brooke Martin, a 13 year-old aspiring scientist from Spokane Washington, has recently been named a top-ten finalist in the nationwide 2013 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.  Her entry, a product called iCPooch, is designed to help dogs (and their owners) with the separation anxiety that often comes from being apart. We’ve all witnessed those bad …

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Pad & Quill goes his and hers with new Intrepid travel bags

If you’re an iPad or iPhone fan, you will probably recognize the name Pad & Quill. They make unique leather and wood cases that look like books. They are branching out and have started a new travel bag company called Interpid. Their first 2 his and hers travel bags are looking for funding on Kickstarter. …

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Interesting Ring Clock project on Indiegogo

This Indiegogo project caught my eye this past week. The Ring Clock is a relatively high-tech timepiece made of 316L surgical stainless steel. It has an ultrathin LED light array and 6mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery that enable it to operate. Time is displayed by the three exterior rings rotating independently. Setting the time and charging the battery …

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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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