The Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches you can buy, but it’s far from being perfect. The main problem with it for many users is its battery life. You’ll need to recharge the device nearly on a daily basis, even though the Watch can beat Apple’s own usage estimates. That means Apple Watch owners now have to worry about charging two devices and packing two different cables when traveling. More →
What if your smartphone case was able to harvest electricity right out of the air around the handset and prolong its battery life? Apparently that’s exactly what a startup is trying to do, TechCrunch reports, having developed an iPhone 6 case that can convert radio frequencies into electricity that can then be used to recharge the smartphone. More →
Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a single post. More →
Fancy yourself an amateur photographer looking to further hone your skills? If so, Kickstarter has an accessory you absolutely have to check out, because it might solve one of your biggest problems: access to the right kind of light for specific shots. Dubbed Adaptalux, the device is actually “a portable macro photography and videography adaptable lighting studio,” and you have three days left to make sure it launches later this year. More →
Google’s Project Ara smartphones are not yet widely available, and neither are any other similar devices from the competition. But it’s more than apparent that some users are interested in such features from mobile devices. However, rather than making a new modular phone concept, one company has conceived a different kind of device that can offer the same sort of module-based experience to existing smartphones, including the iPhone.
With summer less than two months away, you’re probably thinking about going on some fun outdoor excursions that involve taking some beer with you in a cooler. However, the current coolers on the market are something of a bummer since they tend to be both heavy and unwieldy. Denver-based engineer Scotty Allen is trying to change all that, however, with a brilliant new cooler design that will make bringing beer along with you to picnics and hikes easier than ever before. More →
The Zero G case for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has already made an impression on Kickstarter fans, raising almost $70,000 with 12 days left in the campaign. But, unfortunately, the case that can adhere to any flat surface without falling was initially only compatible with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning users who prefer other phones wouldn’t have been able to use one. More →
Our mobile devices can already be used to set reminders, manage chores and create to-do lists with the help of clever apps. But you might forget about certain tasks as soon as the smartphone is out of reach. With Droplet, a new Kickstarter project that’s looking to raise $80,000 by May 19th, you might forever change the way you set up and manage reminders. More →
The Retina MacBook is a remarkable piece of engineering, but the 12-inch ultra-slim computer does have one feature that’ll annoy many computer users: The single USB-C port that’s supposed to be used for both charging the battery and connecting peripherals. However, you won’t be able to do all these things at once without purchasing additional accessories. Apple already stocks a few models, but you might be better off looking at Kickstarter for a better solution, as there already are some products looking to fix the USB-C problem. More →
There are plenty of interesting iPhone 6 cases to choose from if you’re looking to protect your handset against accidental drops, but the Zero G is something else, as it packs a brilliant new feature. The case, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, doesn’t just wrap around the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus for added shock resistance — it also sticks to tables or even vertical surfaces, seemingly defying gravity in the process. More →
The iPhone 6 already comes with powerful built-in health and fitness tracking abilities that can help you stay in shape, but if that’s not enough and you want even more sensors to monitor your body, there’s a case that could help you out. Called Moscase, the health tracking accessory for iPhone 6 has just hit Kickstarter where it hopes to raise $150,000 in the next month. More →
When groundbreaking hip-hop trio De La Soul decided it was time to make the group’s eighth album “And the Anonymous Nobody” – its first release in 11 years – the pioneering rappers had a vision for the collection of tracks they’re planning to release in September.
The group’s members knew, for example, they wanted to bring in an eclectic set of guests artists like rapper 2 Chainz and David Byrne of the Talking Heads. They wanted the music to turn heads and make a statement. Even more important – they wanted to go the crowd-funding route, to side-step the complications and interference of teaming up with a label, says the group’s Dave Jolicoeur.
On Monday, they unveiled a Kickstarter campaign for the album with a goal set at $110,000. Less than 24 hours later, the group had already topped the goal in a big way, with fan response bringing in pledges at the time of this writing that total more than $265,000. More →