ZTE has started off the week by announcing their spec for the ZTE Hawkeye, a mid-range smartphone device available through a campaign on Kickstarter.
Innerexile and STC Optical & Chemical have joined forces to develop the OpticPro, a curved edge glass screen protector that blocks up 40% of the harmful blue light emitted by your iPhone 7. The OpticPro boasts 9H hardness that prevents scratching, is anti-smudge, anti-glare, and easy to install. Preorder yours now starting at $31 on Kickstarter.
A company by the name of PERI Audio is debuting their latest edition of their Duo Family with iPhone Speakers and charging cases starting with the Duo Slim for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Kickstarter is an interesting marketplace. On the one hand, it sometimes produces truly interesting products, but it also attracts companies who interpret Kickstarter success as an excuse to shoot for the moon (cough, Pebble, cough), as well as companies that see Kickstarter as a source of easy money, with no intention of delivering exactly as promised. Juicies cables are rapidly…
I ordered a Jet Black iPhone 7 Plus, and I went into it knowing that in time I would probably see more than a few scratches on my otherwise beautiful phone. The new Naked Case on Kickstarter uses the same tough film used to protect exotic sports cars to protect your iPhone from scratches. Check it out …
I’ve reviewed several Jackery devices in the past; they have been excellently made, and I am still using them. Jackery has a Kickstarter campaign going on now for their most ambitious device yet — the Jackery Power Pro, a 578Wh Solar Ready Outdoor Generator.
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 are needed and it’s too…
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 weather station system.
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.
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. Pledge today to reserve yours!
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, and here’s what I thought:
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 get your own for $125!
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 of dangerous food allergies!
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 stringing house lights, though.
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 currently crowd funding on Kickstarter.
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 for a Summer 2016 release!
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 close to the finish line…
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 using the Oak Bottle.
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.
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 hand.
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!