The iPhone 6s is already one of the world’s top smartphone cameras and some pro photographers have compared its performance with digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras that are typically used in pro photo shoots. You might not need to use the iPhone 6s camera for professional photo sessions, but there’s a new case that should certainly improve your photography game. More →
Remember the Coolest Cooler Kickstarter that became the most funded Kickstarter project in the summer of 2014? With more than $13 million in pledges, the Coolest surpassed the Pebble smartwatch by promising to become the high-tech cooler that the 21st century deserves. However, the company behind it failed to deliver the product on time. Fast-forward to spring 2016 and Coolest is asking backers who have not received their cooler to pay an extra $97 for “expedited delivery.” More →
Sharing copyrighted movies online is not legal, and rights owners are still furious about the amount of piracy out there — though many studies have shown that illegal downloads don’t cut into their bottom lines. Of course, sharing DVDs with friends and family is perfectly legal and nobody will come after you for that.
What if a brand new streaming service took that approach to the next level? What if you could share your DVDs with millions of “friends” from around the world, and watch their DVDs just as you’d watch content on Netflix?
There’s a new movie streaming service called MovieSwap that wants to make DVD movie sharing popular again, but with a modern twist that’s likely to enrage movie studios.
There are two camps when it comes to smartphone safety. Some phone owners want to keep their phones safe at whatever the cost, even if it means squeezing the device inside of the mess of plastic and rubber that constitutes a case.
Others are willing to risk fall damage because they can’t stand covering up that beautiful piece of hardware that costs upwards of $600 without a contract.
Members of the second camp: We have something you might want to see.
About two weeks ago, Australia-based mobile technology company UsBidi launched a Kickstarter for a device that it’s calling “the world’s most intelligent charger ever.”
We won’t know for sure if they’re telling the truth until the product ships, but it appears to be striking a chord with consumers as the campaign has already collected over $270,000 after starting with an initial goal of around $25,000 USD. More →
Ever had to deal with an airline losing your luggage? That’s one problem the AirBolt smart lock will try to fix once it becomes a commercial product. The tiny device is currently available for preorder on Kickstarter, and will ship at some point in August 2016 assuming the AUD $50,000 goal is reached. The project is approaching $10,000 in pledges, with 45 days left in the campaign. More →
It all started as an awesome concept, at least on paper, a few years ago: The Blocks modular smartwatch that would let the wearer customize his or her smartwatch experience by removing and adding blocks that contain different hardware components. Since then, the Blocks Wearables team has made significant progress, and a functional device should ship to your door by next May, assuming you’re ready to back it up on Kickstarter – and that everything goes well during manufacturing. More →
An interesting project hit Kickstarter not too long ago, offering buyers a breakthrough innovation in shaving. The sci-fi Skarp razor supposedly packs a laser that’s able to give users an even better, closer shave. The project had a $160,000 goal but recently blew past $4 million in pledges from interested consumers. However, Kickstarter soon took notice of the product’s popularity, and after investigating it further, the company decided to ban it.
Is the Skarp razor just vaporware? More →
Are smart headphones the next mobile breakthrough? That’s what LBTech seems to think, as the company created and launched one such product type on Kickstarter. Announced on Tuesday, the Elbee smart wireless in-ear headphones are available for preorder on the popular crowdfunding site, aiming to reach $250,000 in pledges by November 21st. More →
Even though we’re seemingly overloaded with incredible gadgets that can do amazing things, we still haven’t yet found a high-tech razor that can take the misery out of shaving. However, Skarp Technologies wants to change all that by delivering a laser-powered razor that will zap off unwanted hairs to give you the cleanest shave you’ve ever had.
There are plenty of free public Wi-Fi hotspots around, but the problem with the free Internet you get in restaurants, coffee shops, airports and hotels is that the traffic isn’t necessarily secure. If you’re worried about browsing the web on such a connection then you should know there’s a way of fixing it: The InvizBox Go, a tiny device that’s currently looking to raise $100,000 in pledges on Kickstarter by October 14th and that promises to anonymize all your public Wi-Fi traffic. More →