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February 5, 2016 • Yum Log

Soylent 2.0 Is Vegan, Nutritionally Balanced and Definitely NOT PEOPLE, But Is It Any Good?

Soylent is a very unfortunate/amusingly named meal replacement drink that has the added cachet of being crowdfunded via Kickstarter; basically, it’s the hacking and disruption movement coming for your food. The company says a steady diet of Soylent could replace your meals, as it is formulated to be nutritionally balanced. I had a free sample, …

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January 30, 2016 • Reviews

DreamScreen Provides a Gorgeous and Immersive TV Viewing Experience

DreamScreen brings your TV to life in ways you’ve never experienced before. Using a string of high-tech LED lights adhered to the back of your TV, DreamScreen mimics the colors of the pixels on your HDTV to expand your television’s picture beyond the screen. DreamScreen is currently campaigning on Kickstarter for funding; pledge now to …

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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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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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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, 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 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 1, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Make the Content Your Kids View Safer with Smartfeed!

Let’s be honest, your kids are learning at a pace that you cannot keep up with. Technology is forever changing and media is one of the quickest ways to get information to kids. But sometimes too much can be a bad thing. Luckily there’s a Kickstarter program that might help you as the parent better …

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June 2, 2015 • Crowdfunding, Gaming

Bard’s Tale IV on Kickstarter-Free Games for 24hrs!

I’d planned to write about the launch of The Bard’s Tale IV on Kickstarter anyway, but today I’ve learned of an incentive that makes it a ‘must pledge’ recommendation! InXile Entertainment announced that backers in the first 24 hours of the campaign will receive a free copy of Wasteland 2, CD Projekt’s The Witcher, or …

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May 26, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

GekkoPod Is the Everything Mount You Need for All of Your Handhelds

Let’s face it, selfies suck when you have to hold the camera yourself. And honestly who wants to see your arm in majority of the image? Zuckerim Inc., a clever accessory company launched their second mounting solution for handheld devices that might solve your problem.

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May 19, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

MakerBloks Is a Kickstarter for Children Who May Want to Be Engineers

This week MakerBloks announced four new games, including a new iOS tablet app in attempts to get the new generation and today’s youth inspired to engage in STEM education. Founded in 2014, Makerbloks, has let over 40 million children in the United States be able to create, build, and design real electronic circuits, with little …

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May 9, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Keep Your Earbuds NEET and Tangle Free with This Cable Keeper

There’s nothing worse than having tangled headphones. And regardless of what anyone tells you, tangle-free doesn’t work 100% of the time either. So when Peter Chin launched the NEET Cable Keeper Go, a solution to tangled earbuds through Kickstarter, we had to take a glance.

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April 14, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Ough, Ough, Ough! The Mag-Vest Tool Belt Is PERFECT for “Home Improvement”

As a kid, I watched Home Improvement and always as a result of watching Tim “The Toolman” Taylor I wanted a tool belt. So there was no surprise when I looked at Kickstarter and saw the Mag-Vest, a new project that looks to reinvent the concept of bulky fannypack-like tool belts, I was interested.

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April 14, 2015 • News

Juicies is Back on Kickstarter with Their XL and XS Juicies+ USB Cables

Juicies is back on Kickstarter again, this time for their Extra-Long and Extra-Short Juicies+ USB cables. These lightning or microUSB charging cables are tangle-proof, the ends are made of anodized aluminum, and have extended stress relief to prevent cable tears. You can pledge today to receive an XS (1 foot) or XL (10 feet) starting …

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April 11, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

A Case Worth Sticking to Everything: The Zero G Anti-Gravity Case

Let’s be honest. A lot of Kickstarters are horrible. Either they are not practical, or they ask for some ridiculous startup amount without a hope in actually being funded. Or they just look horrible. Not the Zero G Anti-Gravity Case.

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April 8, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

This Innovative Macbook Case Shatters Crowdfund Goal, Raises $50k+ In A Week

If you’re a Macbook Air or Pro owner with a love for Legos, then you’ve probably have seen an article floating around about the Brik Case MacBook Case KickStarter by the Jolt Team.

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April 3, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The SAFE Wallet Is an Innovative Approach to the Wallet Case

If you’ve been looking to minimize the things you carry in your pockets, and are a fan of wallet cases for your phone, you might be interested in the BulletTrain SAFE Wallet Case for the iPhone 6 that was just successfully funded, pulling in over $22,000 over at KickStarter.

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