Crowdfunded

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

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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Weird Kickstarter project of the week – CHERRY on the bag

I knew this was going to be an odd Kickstarter project the moment I saw the company name – CHERRY on the bag. I expected the product to have a cherry logo or at least be Red in color. It has neither… What is it? CHERRY on the bag is a collection of Black full-grain calfskin …

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In a pinch for a minimalist wallet? Take a look at a CINCH wallet

From the ever growing minimalist wallet Kickstarter projects comes the CINCH wallet by Portsmith Co. The CINCH wallet consists of the backbone, made of either stainless steel or oak, and a black elastic keeper that wraps around the backbone to keep your wallet items together. The stainless steel version has the added benefit of being …

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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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