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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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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 22, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Tyia is a Techy, Yet Luxury Smart Bracelet Designed For Women

If you’re not a fan of Apple’s variation of the smart watch, but would still like to receive notifications from your wrist, there might be hope for you yet! Created by well-known company Viawear, the Tyia is a smart bracelet that, although looks a bit like a mood bracelet at first glance, is much, much …

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June 16, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The PebbleBee Stone Will Quickly Locate Your Keys… And Your Pet!

It’s been a while, but finally a Kickstarter I can get behind. If you’re a follower of crowdsourcing, you may have heard of PebbleBee, which back in 2014 after successful funding, their PebbleBee Honey was released and bacame the most affordable iOS/Android Bluetooth Device. Well they have another product that is currently seeking funding that’s just …

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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 23, 2015 • Crowdfunding

Relief for CPAP Users With the Airing

I am afflicted with a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA. OSA is when you stop breathing many times a night. There are many treatments for OSA including surgery, but by far the most effective has been a machine called a CPAP machine. CPAP machines have a dreaded hose and requires electrical power. Until …

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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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May 5, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Designed by M’s Superb New NFTY PL+S Power Bank is up on IndieGoGo Today

The folks from designed by M are back at it again with their NFTY PL+S all-in-one portable battery charging solution. It will be able to charge up to 4 USB devices at a time and can be charged itself via an AC outlet, your car’s cigarette lighter, or your computer’s USB port. Early birds can …

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