iPhone 6s Pictar Case DSLR

This iPhone 6s case wants to give your phone a DSLR-quality camera

By on April 20, 2016 at 5:05 PM.

This iPhone 6s case wants to give your phone a DSLR-quality camera

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 →

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Kickstarter Coolest Cooler Fail

The second-biggest Kickstarter project ever is also a spectacular fail

By on April 15, 2016 at 6:50 AM.

The second-biggest Kickstarter project ever is also a spectacular fail

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 →

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MovieSwap Online Movie Sharing Legal

A brilliant plan to make online movie sharing legal

By on March 11, 2016 at 2:24 PM.

A brilliant plan to make online movie sharing legal

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.

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Strip Smartphone Anti-Slip Accessory

Meet Strip, an alternative to bulky smartphone cases that won’t ruin the look of your iPhone

By on November 5, 2015 at 12:04 PM.

Meet Strip, an alternative to bulky smartphone cases that won’t ruin the look of your iPhone

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.

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UsBidi Intelligent Phone Charger Kickstarter

Meet UsBidi, the intelligent charger your iPhone’s battery will thank you for

By on November 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM.

Meet UsBidi, the intelligent charger your iPhone’s battery will thank you for

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 →

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AirBolt Smart Luggage Lock iPhone Android

Meet AirBolt, the tiny smart lock that’ll fix your lost luggage problem

By on October 29, 2015 at 8:25 AM.

Meet AirBolt, the tiny smart lock that’ll fix your lost luggage problem

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 →

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MagCable Android iPhone Magnetic Charger

Meet MagCable, the accessory that brings an iconic Mac feature to your smartphone

By on October 15, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Meet MagCable, the accessory that brings an iconic Mac feature to your smartphone

Even the most hardcore Apple hater can grudgingly admit that the MagSafe technology Apple uses to keep MacBooks charged is incredibly cool. Now a new Kickstarter project called MagCable that’s being spearheaded by a company called aMagic is hoping to bring this technology to your smartphone. More →

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Blocks Modular Smartwatch iPhone Android

Blocks modular smartwatch storms past $250,000 Kickstarter goal in less than a day

By on October 13, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

Blocks modular smartwatch storms past $250,000 Kickstarter goal in less than a day

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 →

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Skarp Laser Razor Kickstarter Scam

Scam alert? Stunning laser shaver banned on Kickstarter after closing $4M mark

By on October 13, 2015 at 7:15 PM.

Scam alert? Stunning laser shaver banned on Kickstarter after closing $4M mark

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 →

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Elbee iPhone Android Smart Headphones

Meet Elbee, the next big innovation in wireless headphones

By on October 13, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Meet Elbee, the next big innovation in wireless headphones

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 →

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Skarp Laser Razor Kickstarter Project

Meet Skarp, a laser-powered razor that promises the smoothest shave you’ve ever had

By on September 28, 2015 at 11:00 PM.

Meet Skarp, a laser-powered razor that promises the smoothest shave you’ve ever had

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.
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iPhone 6s Battery Tor VPN InvizBox Go

Meet the tiny device that wants to anonymize your smartphone’s public Wi-Fi traffic

By on September 14, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Meet the tiny device that wants to anonymize your smartphone’s public Wi-Fi traffic

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 →

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