The HOMI Jacket is currently on Kickstarter. The project has already passed its goal, but there are still a few days left for those who want to get in on this project at substantial savings compared to what it will cost at retail. I was sent an early version and am pleased to share some initial thoughts.
You know the feeling you get when something just works right out of the box? That’s the feeling I got when I did my first engraving with the new Flux beamo laser cutter and engraver. The relatively small footprint beamo uses frickin’ laser beams at different intensities and speeds to engrave or cut multiple materials for DIY projects.
After holding their “On Board” event earlier this week, Anker announced a host of new products that have been teased all year, including some unexpected new editions.
One of the coolest things about being a kid in 2019 is the tremendous number of opportunities to learn more about coding. It helps kids learn about logical reasoning, plus it helps them understand the basics of computers. Robo Wunderkind is aiming to combine coding with LEGO to make an even more fun educational tool!
FLUX Technology is back on Kickstarter with a brand new compact CO2 laser cutter and engraver named beamo. Beamo is a small, affordable laser cutter designed to be easy to use for engraving precise patterns or cutting hundreds of materials. With a high-resolution laser and a small footprint, you can back beamo on Kickstarter now, starting at just $799.
I’ve never really given much thought to the seed in an avocado, except to the extent that I’m always worried I’ll lose a finger doing that whole “chop it with the knife and twist” move. But apparently, you can use the seed to grow your own avocado tree. This is normally somewhat complicated, but AvoSeedo 2.0 aims to make it both easy and fun to grow your own pet avocado…
One problem that I find myself with, when I need to give my basketball some air, is that I can never find an air pump when I need it. That’s why I was interested in checking out the Atmos, a multiple-use portable air pump for the home and on the go.
If your Instagram algorithm has been telling you about a cool backpack company by the name of Black Ember, or you’ve ever checked out backpack reviews, you know that Black Ember’s Citadel bag is one of Chase Reeves favorite bags. I’m currently reviewing that bag now, but Black Ember has an even newer backpack that’s 3-in-1 functionality sets a new bar for what to expect in your everyday carry.
Pieces of the Galaxy by HelloFish Creative Studios is a set of impressive puzzles where no two pieces are alike. These challenging puzzles are meant to de-stress and delight with high quality craftsmanship while building the planets in our solar system. These unique puzzles are now available for pre-order on Kickstarter with an estimated delivery date of January 2020.
Orangered Life created the 30° Ruler as part of their effort when creating their other Kickstarter project Foliage and realized the limitations inherent in rulers available to them. Some of the better products are those which are simple and yet address some basic problems efficiently and that’s what the 30° Ruler aims to do.
Have you ever heard of Super Steel? Well, me either, but supposedly it makes for amazing kitchen knives! Artisan Revere has crafted a chef knife using Elmax Super Steel that was designed and manufactured in the USA and I can’t wait to get my hands on it. The Artisan Revere Chef Knife has already surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal!
Kickstarter is sort of like the internet’s science fair. You wade through a lot of random stuff to find some cool ideas, but every once in a blue moon you see a project and think “Was no one around to intervene here?” That’s my take on the LapDogg, and not just because it has a weird extra G.
Teplo wants your tea to be reflective of your mood when you’re drinking it so they’ve created Teplo Tea which is an internet-connected tea kettle with a heart rate sensor built-in to help it determine your state of mind.
Pitaka makes some of my favorite iPhone accessories and cases; of course, most of the accessories can be used by many other smartphones that have wireless charging. Let’s take a look at some of the new products Pitaka was showcasing at CES.
The Aura Air is a device that monitors, filters, and disinfects the air in a room up to 860 square feet. Shown at CES, the Aura Air will be launching Kickstarter on January 22, 2019.
There are a few questions that I think should be asked anytime someone tries to sell you a fancy, smartened, or “healthier” version of an existing product. Dr. Scarf is offering “Anion emitting heated scarves”. How do they match up against my deeply skeptical criteria?
Have you ever looked at a random piece of jewelry and thought, “If only I could make that change colors, and have to charge it constantly?” No? Me either, but someone did, and the iGlam Ring now exists.
Even though I rarely need them, I’m a sucker for a good pocketknife. I have a small one I keep on my keychain, and I have a cool fish-shaped one I keep on my fishing rod bag. So of course I said yes when offered the chance to check out the Urbanoider, a compact EDC knife.
If you walk into my living room, you will see a small white WiFi camera sitting on a shelf. It lets me check in on my Goldendoodle Nava when we’re out. These days, however, many WiFi cameras (often called Spy Cameras) are hidden from view. That’s where the SpyFinder Pro Hidden Camera Detector comes in. It is seeking funding on Kickstarter, and it works!
Believe it or not, there are still plenty of people who wear regular wristwatches. A good watch is a fashion statement that helps reflect your style in addition to handily telling the time. The Awake Watch looks to add yet another dimension to that, with watches made from recycled materials to keep plastics out of the ocean.
If you read my review series on the PicoBrew S, then you probably thought that being able to brew beer on your kitchen counter was pretty cool — but that price tag, though! $799 is a lot to invest if you’re just a hobby brewer, but now Pico has come out with a sub-$200 solution for everyone, the Pico U.