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December 29, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Gear Bits

Whooz? Are a Huge Hit at My House

On Christmas morning, as packages from under the tree were divided into piles and then opened, I got what would turn out to be one of my biggest Christmas surprises: the best gift was something I had stuck into the girls’ new Jon Hart bags, almost as an afterthought — Whooz iPhone and iPad Character …

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December 13, 2012 • Crowdfunding

Home Aquaponics Kit: A Self-Cleaning Fish Tank that Grows Food

Project Title: Home Aquaponics Kit: Self-Cleaning Fish Tank That Grows Food Status: Funded, with only 37 hours left (at this posting) Closing Date for Funding: 1:59am CST December 15, 3012 URL of the Project: Home Aquaponics Kit From the Creatives: Grow fresh produce right in the comfort of your own home – beans, basil, thyme, baby …

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November 29, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Gaming, News

Sinister Design Launches a Telepath Tactics Kickstarter!

I have written several times about the cool hybrid indie RPG ‘Telepath RPG: Servants of God’, and while I never finished the review I started, it remains a unique experience and one of the best indie games I have played this year. For a while now developer Craig Stern has been talking up the progress …

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November 28, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Gaming, News

Legend of Dungeon Opens Up Kickstarter Effort, Launches Free Demo

I wrote about the teaser trailer for Legend of Dungeon last week, noting that the title sounded like a joke. Developer RobotLovesKitty got back to me and mentioned that it actually started as a joke – but then stuck! They also mentioned that they were launching a Kickstarter to fund even more features for the …

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October 13, 2012 • Crowdfunding

Help Us Make the No-Spill Kangaroo Cup a Kickstarter Reality

This isn’t our typical Kickstarter post. That’s why we are departing from our usual Kickstarter format. No, this is a special Kickstarter post and in it we want to tell you a story and then offer a challenge. It’s a great story, and it’s a worthwhile challenge. The Story: A young girl sees her grandfather …

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September 24, 2012 • Crowdfunding

Cobra Wallet is a Modern Wallet that Compliments Your Phone

Project Title: Cobra Wallet: A modern wallet that compliments your phone Status: Open Closing Date for Funding: October 21, 2012 URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: The Cobra Wallet: We are entrepreneurs and frequent travelers. Josh works day to day with CAD models to bring hardware designs to life. Alex works …

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September 10, 2012 • Crowdfunding

Everpurse iPhone Charging Purse

Project Title: Everpurse: Magically Charges Your iPhone All Day Status:In progressClosing Date for Funding: October 13, 2012 URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: Never run out of battery again! Ever notice that your smartphone dies JUST when you need it most? We set out to build something so powerful and easy …

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August 29, 2012 • Crowdfunding

The CruxSKUNK Wants to Make the iPad into a Laptop

Project Title: CruxSKUNK™ – Powerful iPad® Laptop Status: Open Closing Date for Funding: Wednesday Oct 3, 4:56pm URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: Turn your iPad® into a laptop: This isn’t our first rodeo. At Crux we’ve been busy making keyboard cases for your iPad® for about 2 years now. Needless …

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August 21, 2012 • Crowdfunding, eBooks, Reviews

Seven Poets and the Assassin’s Secret Is a New Kind of Novel

When I heard about the iOS app Seven Poets and the Assassin’s Secret, I couldn’t help but be intrigued. It is a unique, real-time serialized novel centered around a fictional terrorist attack on the Olympic Stadium in London during the closing ceremony. Content runs from August through October, when real-time serialization will end. Seven Poets …

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August 6, 2012 • Crowdfunding

TOUCH TIME Digital Watch with Touch Screen Gets Kickstarted

Project Title: TOUCH TIME: Digital Watch with Touch Screen Status: Open Closing Date for Funding: Funding runs until Sept 30th URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: INSPIRATION: Next generation digital watch with a touch screen, Smartphone-like watch apps, “always on” display, and you never need to charge it. Today’s mobile phones …

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August 4, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

Elevation Dock Review; How Some Kickstarter Projects Overdeliver

Backing a Kickstarter Project is, as Judie and I have discovered, a roll of the dice. There is no guarantee the project will get funded and, if it does, no guarantee it will deliver on time. In fact, just yesterday I received to emails about projects that are “significantly delayed”. Then, even if the project …

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July 19, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

LunaTik Touch Pen Video Review, Kickstart This!

Project Title: LunaTik Touch Pen: The Evolution of the Stylus Status: Funded, Backer Rewards Received, New Orders Being Taken Closing Date for Funding: February 10, 2012 URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: Thank you for checking out our LunaTik Touch Pen project. Ever since we launched the TikTok+LunaTik Watch Kits on …

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July 18, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

TouchFire Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad, Some Kickstarter Projects Just Don’t Make the Grade

Project Title: TouchFire: The Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad Status: Funded and my backer reward arrived Closing Date for Funding: December 13, 2011 URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: TouchFire makes your iPad feel like a normal keyboard! TouchFire puts the “touch” back into typing on an iPad. You can now feel where …

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July 18, 2012 • Crowdfunding

POP – The Intersection of Charging and Design, Kickstart This!

Project Title: POP – The Intersection of Charging and Design Status: Raised $5261 of $50,000 goal Closing Date for Funding: September 1, 2012 URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: The batteries in our mobile devices have not been able to keep up with the increased usage. As a result, we often …

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July 13, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Gear Bits, News

Functional Home Decor: Urban Fidelity Art Speakers

For new home-owners on a budget, Urban Fidelity’s new line of eco-friendly art speakers provide a fitting mix of form and function. If you’ve got just $300 to spend on both interior decorating and a new speaker system, this newly announced collection of artist-powered audio equipment might help bridge the gap. The art speakers come …

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July 5, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

WINGStand for Apple iPad and Bluetooth Keyboard Review

I have tried, reviewed, and stopped using so many keyboards and keyboard cases designed to work with the iPad that, quite frankly, I’ve lost count. Each time however I have returned to using the on-screen keyboard or dictating- as I am right now. It’s not that the different keyboards didn’t work – quite the contrary – …

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July 3, 2012 • Crowdfunding

tablift Holds Your iPad So You Don’t Have To….

Project Title: tablift – The Missing Companion to The iPad Status: Seeking funding with 9 days to go as of this post (July 2, 2012) Closing Date for Funding: July 12 at 8:-4 p, est) URL of the Project: Find it here. From the Creatives: tablift is a simple yet elegant solution for using your …

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June 21, 2012 • Crowdfunding

Metal Medal Hangers with a Shelf, Kickstart This!

If you participate in any organized sporting events, there’s a good shot you will end up with a medal. Running races generally give out medals for half-marathon and marathon distances, and championships in team sports often also reward players with hardware. Yes, there’s an easy joke here about how these days “everyone gets a medal” …

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June 18, 2012 • Crowdfunding

Kickstart This! EDGE.sound Bluetooth Speaker

I have come to love bluetooth speaker systems; their ability to stream audio from a phone or tablet is extremely convenient. In fact, when I am camping or outside on the deck, I almost refuse to use a wired speaker system. New technologies and design features make these products sound and look great. One feature …

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June 11, 2012 • Crowdfunding, Gear Bits, Reviews

iLID MK-1 iPhone case/Stand/Wallet Combination Video Look

The iLID began life as a Kickstarter Project. (Here’s the page.) I got in on it later, so I ordered one retail (I ended up with two, so be on the lookout for a giveaway). Here’s what the website has to say about it. The World’s Thinnest iPhone Wallet! The iLID iPhone 4 Wallet Case is …

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June 5, 2012 • Crowdfunding, News

On the Way! Elevation Docks Begin to Ship, Kickstart This!

The Elevation Dock is one of the Kickstarter projects I have been most excited to see actually ship. I love my iPhone but hate the way most docks make it a challenge to put your iPhone in or remove it. After all, the 30-pin connector is the most vulnerable part of the iPhone other than …

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