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 →
Recent leaks have suggested that Google’s 2015 Nexus 5 handset will be a lot more affordable than last year’s pricey Nexus 6. While actual pricing details have not been offered by sources familiar with Google’s plans, there have been indications the phone will have sub-flagship specs, which generally means it’ll be friendlier to your wallet just as the original Nexus 5 was back in 2013.
However, a brand-new smartphone announcement made earlier today has given me a pretty good idea of what the new Nexus 5’s pricing structure will be. Why, you ask? Because this new phone has the exact same specs that are rumored for the next Nexus 5. More →
Remember the MacGyver Travel Jacket that has 15 compartments that each have their own designated functions? It turns out that so many people loved the idea of having such a “smart” jacket that the project became the most funded piece of clothing in Kickstarter history, topping $7.2 million in pledges. More →
Even before Samsung the Galaxy Note 5 became official, rumors suggested the phone would lack a microSD slot and a removable battery, which are two features many hardcore Android fans consider essential. Samsung confirmed all that during the event a few days ago and then further annoyed some buyers by not even launching 128GB versions of the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+. However, there’s one gadget currently raising funds on Kickstarter that might fix all of the phone’s major issues. More →
Is there anything that would make you prouder to be an American than seeing an American-built robot defeat a giant Japanese robot in an epic battle? Japan, of course, is the world capital of gigantic robots, which is why defeating them would be such an achievement for American engineers. And all patriotic Americans have a chance to help out our fellow countrymen in this noble endeavor thanks to a new Kickstarter project aimed at funding the toughest, baddest red-white-and-blue robot on the planet. More →
Has your boss ever called you in for a meeting late on a Friday afternoon that you really needed a drink to get you through? If so then you’ll want to check out a new Kickstarter project called StashTab that promises to give you a tech-savvy way to sneak hooch around the office. More →
If that’s one thing Apple will likely never make, it’s a dual-SIM iPhone. However, many people use two different smartphones for home and work, which is why dual-SIM smartphones are popular with some consumers
Earlier this week, Lexus proved that it can make a real hoverboard, but it comes with a major catch: We don’t have the streets that can actually make magnetic levitation possible. But even if Lexus’s hoverboards could be used everywhere, there’s now a sleeker, smaller device called the WalkCar that can drive you to work and then hide in your backpack while you charge it near your desk. More →