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August 30, 2016 • Crowdfunding

The MSTRKey is Essentially a Tool Box on Your Keys

There are plenty of multi-tools on the market, but none quite like the MSTRKey, a twenty-in-one stainless steel tool for your key ring. The MSTRKey is practically the same size as the key to your home, the difference is it serves a host of different functions that the user never actually thinks about until they …

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August 11, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

KINBE’s Gorgeous Adjustable Moccasins Grow with Your Child

As a parent, I know very well how quickly kids feet grow as well as how expensive kids shoes can be. KINBE has developed a unique and innovative moccasin design that, using adjustable straps, allows the shoe to grow with your child. These attractive leather moccasins are available for pre-order now starting at $40 on …

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July 22, 2016 • Crowdfunding, Gaming, News

“Legend of Dungeon” Developer Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for “Upsilon Circuit”

I love quirky fun games with a great sense of humor, such as “Frayed Knights” or “Legend of Dungeon”. The developer of the latter game, Robot Loves Kitty, has launched a crowd-funding campaign for their next game Upsilon Circuit: Death is Forever and Viewers Rule! Here is what the company says about this unique game: …

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July 21, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

The BloomSky Next-Gen SKY2 and STORM: A Community-Based Smart Weather Camera Station

I run a cattle ranch in West Texas; most of our community’s livelihood relies upon the weather, so when we ask each other “how much rain did you get?”, it’s not just idle chit-chat. Having an accurate way to measure what’s happening with the weather at all times is important, and that’s why I’m excited about the BloomSky …

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July 20, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

A Pair of Earphones Are Going to Change How You Feel About Wearables

While some of you are out there soaking up the sun, on your run outdoors, some of us need a little bit more motivation other than Pokemon Go to get going; that’s where LifeBEAM has you covered. LifeBEAM announced a Kickstarter campaign that only has a few days remaining onn their ‘first of its kind’ AI …

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July 19, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Monowear Has Announced the MonoCharge: An Apple Watch Accessory That’s a Must Have

If you’ve read our reviews about Monowear’s Apple Watch accessories, but you were wondering if they’d ever put out a stand so you could charge your precious smartwatch and your iPhone, then you’re in luck.

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July 12, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

Titanium Runner’s Anywhere Knife, Aka TRAK, Looks to Keep You Safe on Your Runs!

I don’t go out on nearly as many early morning runs these days as I would like, but when I did I always clipped pepper spray to my waistband. Honestly, I’m not sure what I would have done if I needed it, but it made me feel better to have it on hand. Over at …

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July 1, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

Volant Sound Brings Unique Three-in-One Headphones to Kickstarter!

Volant Sound is hitting Kickstarter hard with their super unique headphones; a three-in-one design that combines wireless Bluetooth headphones, wired over-the-ear headphones, and wired in-ear headphones. Instead of buying three different headphones for all of your listening situations, you can buy one set that morphs like a Transformer to give you exactly what you need. …

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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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