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June 16, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

Sensoria Developing New Heart-Rate Monitoring Shirts and Bras!

There’s a great deal of evidence out there that monitoring your heart rate as you workout can help determine your effort and assist with modulating your workout intensity. There are chest straps, wrist monitors, even hats…and now you can add bras and shirts to the list!

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May 19, 2016 • Crowdfunding

The ZUS Kevlar Cable Is the Strongest Cable You’ll Ever Use

If you’re looking for a new cable for your smartphone or tablet that will not only hold up after being thrown in your bag day in and day out, but a cable that is durable enough to take being pulled from the outlet without frying, look no further.

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May 8, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

Lumidiet Offers a Crowdfunded Way to Separate Fools and Money

It should be common sense by now, but since concepts like Lumidiet exist, apparently this isn’t clear to everyone: magic belts cannot zap away your fat, either through vibration or LED lights. Lumidiet’s Indiegogo campaign is an especially egregious example of these false and misleading gadgets.

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February 25, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Get Ready for Simpiz iTron, the World’s Fastest Recharging Portable Battery

Today Simpiz has unveiled the iTron, which they say is “the fastest recharging portable battery in the world.” This 9,000mAh power bank is supposed to recharge in 18 minutes “via a custom-designed DUBI 1.0 chip that allows four channels of electricity flow for unparalleled recharging speeds.”

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January 25, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Allerguarder Aims to Keep Kids With Food Allergies Safer!

If you were to ask any parent of a kid with food allergies what their biggest fear is, there’s a good chance the answer would be “other people feeding our kids”. Realistically, we can’t expect everyone to grasp allergy awareness like we do. But Allerguarder has a clever way to ease worries and remind caretakers …

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January 10, 2016 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

Boomstick Lets Crappy Headphones Sound Better

Sitting on the kitchen table when I returned from CES were a pair of nondescript black earbuds. You know, the free type that reinforce the notion that you get what you pay for. “What are these?” I asked. “I used them for a conference call today,” said Raina. They were the perfect test earbuds for …

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November 30, 2015 • Crowdfunding

EverLights Are Festive Year-Round App Controlled Lights That Need Never Come Down

I’ll admit that I have a bit of bah-humbug when it comes to decorating for the holidays; if I could stick up a Festivus pole and call it good, I’d be happy. BUT we have kids and grandkids who like to see a tree, lights, decorations — the whole shebang. I draw the limit at …

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November 24, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Power Toothpaste Supercharges Your Morning

Have you ever woken up and thought, “I need some caffeine, but making coffee is so much work…and it takes too long to kick in! If only there were a way to quickly pick up a caffeine buzz AND keep my dentist happy!” Well, for all two of you who had that exact thought, Power …

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October 27, 2015 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

Do You Have Butterfingers? Try Loopy Cases for iPhone!

If you’ve got a case of the dropsies, you need a Loopy Case. The defining feature of the Loopy Case is the silicon loop on the back of the case that allows you to carry your phone with the loop secured around your finger. It’s perfect for multitasking or carrying multiple items. Loopy Case is …

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October 15, 2015 • Crowdfunding

AmpStrip Shuts Down, Issues Refunds to All Backers

This past spring, Greg reported on the AmpStrip, a wearable device that used adhesive to stick to your body and monitor your vitals 24/7. It was being crowdfunded via IndieGoGo, and it sounded like a quantified athlete’s dream. Unfortunately, it’s apparently a pipe dream, as the company is pivoting away from fitness and is refunding all …

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October 15, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

PowerUp Toys Unveils PowerUp FPV Paper Airplane Drone with Live Video Streaming

Have you ever wanted to control a paper airplane in flight? How about watching a first-person view live stream of the flight as if you were in the cockpit? PowerUp Toys has realized this dream in their new camera-equipped Paper Airplane Drone, called the PowerUp FPV. PowerUp FPV will be launching on Kickstarter this November …

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October 12, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Ripcord Belt Poised to be a Kickstarter Success!

What happens when a web belt marries a strong paracord? You get the Ripcord Belt. “Designed for mankind’s adventures,” the Ripcord Belt is an adjustable, reloadable mesh belt that is designed for the adventurer who wants to know he or she has a length of paracord with them all the time. It’s Kickstarter campaign is …

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October 5, 2015 • Crowdfunding

The Oak Bottle Will Age Your Beverage of Choice in Hours

It’s always a selling point when whisky, wine, or other spirits are aged in oak casks, and there’s a good reason for it: aging alcohol in oak makes it taste better (richer, deeper) than it would otherwise. Oak-aged spirits usually command a premium compared to other varieties, but now you can upgrade your own alcohol by …

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October 1, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The NFC Ring: Unlock Your World with a Piece of Jewelry

When I think of wearables, my thoughts lean toward smartwatches, advanced fitness trackers, and devices like Google Glass. More recently that category hast been expanded to include smartrings, and the NFC Ring might be the most practical smartring yet.

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September 28, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Chargerito Is the World’s Smallest Portable Charger

The one thing that you always wish you had with you when you don’t is a charge for your mobile device. Well now there’s a remedy to your problems.

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September 26, 2015 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

TAP Intelligent Screen Protector by Armorz Is a Magical Accessory!

The TAP by Armorz is an intelligent screen protector for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus. The TAP was made to allow for one-handed use of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus by including two touch-sensitive buttons on the bottom of the TAP to access touchscreen buttons that might otherwise require a second …

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September 1, 2015 • Crowdfunding, Gaming, News

Game Developer Launches Retro Gaming Hardware on Kickstarter!

I love RobotLovesKitty, who created the fun and funny ‘Legend of Dungeon’ game that I adored and which recently got a huge expansion. They are a fun and small team, and now they have launched a hardware project on Kickstarter called GameKid!

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July 26, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Want Protection for Your Apple Watch? Here’s Your Best Option

Everyone could use some added protection to their new Apple Watch from a rough bump against something, or even if it by chance drops. A Kickstarter created by “designed by m”, the Banded Classic Protective Housing is a US made case for the Apple Watch that adds an even more protective element to your wrist wear.

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July 25, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The Tudia Klip Will Stop Your Charging Cable from Fraying

Are you hard on your cables and have a serious problem with paying for a new one every time yours shorts or frays? Well lucky for you there’s someone who had the same issue that created a solution called the Tudia Klip.

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July 24, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Charge Your iPhone 6 And Your Apple Watch Wirelessly with This Dock

Obviously there’s no shortage of docks for the iPhone, and with a new Apple Watch dock coming out every other week, the competition continues to heat up this summer. but there’s one dock that’s actually intriguing, and their Kickstarter tells the tale.

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July 24, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Thanks to Westinghouse, Who Needs a Spare Key These Days?

As a teenager I had a friend named Nick who was infamous for losing his house keys and as a result would have to crash at my house until his parents got home. Eventually they installed a garage door code that he could input to let himself in without using a key.

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