Kickstarter SnapPower Charger

With the SnapPower Charger you’ll never need an iPhone adapter again

By on March 31, 2015 at 4:40 PM.

With the SnapPower Charger you’ll never need an iPhone adapter again

How many times have you turned a room upside down to find a missing USB adapter for your iPhone or Android device? If that’s happened to you more than once, then you’re probably looking for an alternative to charging mobile devices that doesn’t involve actually using a USB charger or reverting to a computer. That’s where the SnapPower Charger could come in handy. More →

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Why Kickstarter Works Obsidian

Forget all the scams and failures – Kickstarter is a legitimately revolutionary platform

By on March 31, 2015 at 2:24 PM.

Forget all the scams and failures – Kickstarter is a legitimately revolutionary platform

Let’s get this out of the way: You have to be very careful when you pledge to Kickstarter. There are lots of projects out there that are either scams or are started by well intentioned entrepreneurs who simply don’t have the talent or experience to fulfill their promises. And of course, there are a lot of truly horrible Kickstarter ideas (I’ve written about them for laughs in the past) that mercifully never get funded. More →

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Dragon Age Halo Online Pillars of Eternity

Dragon Age, Halo Online and Pillars of Eternity round out the week’s best game trailers

By on March 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Dragon Age, Halo Online and Pillars of Eternity round out the week’s best game trailers

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hits 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 →

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Kickstarter Pivot App for iOS and Android

Meet Pivot, the amazing app that offers location-based ‘tunnels’ to the past

By on March 26, 2015 at 5:30 PM.

Meet Pivot, the amazing app that offers location-based ‘tunnels’ to the past

What if you could instantly pick up your phone to learn more details about a certain historical landmark or your location and then get visual cues about how that particular place changed over time? That’s what a new application called Pivot looks to offer smartphone users: A way of traveling back in time and staying connected to the history of a certain place, as long as there are available pictures of that place to tell its story. More →

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Kickstarter Jide Ultra Remix Tablet

Meet the $399 Android tablet that looks like a Surface Pro and brings Windows-like productivity

By on March 25, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Meet the $399 Android tablet that looks like a Surface Pro and brings Windows-like productivity

It sounds too good to be true – and it might very well be, considering the issues with crowdfunding campaigns we’ve seen before. That said, the $39 Surface Pro-like Jide Ultra Remix Android tablet that launched on Wednesday on Kickstarter was a must-buy for many people who scooped up all the units available at the $39 price point as soon as the campaign went live.

And make no mistake, this isn’t your average cheap Android tablet that we’d normally tell you not to buy during Black Friday sales. More →

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Kickstarter Magzet Magsafe Audio Jack

Meet Magzet, the tiny gadget that brings Apple’s MagSafe tech to audio jacks

By on March 24, 2015 at 3:36 PM.

Meet Magzet, the tiny gadget that brings Apple’s MagSafe tech to audio jacks

Apple’s proprietary MagSafe charging technology, used in all MacBooks except for the brand new 12-inch Retina MacBook, has prevented countless accidents from damaging Apple laptops. And if you like Apple’s MagSafe cables, then you should definitely check out Magzet, which uses the same kind of magnet-based tech to protect mobile devices against similar accidents that can occur when your headphones get ripped out of your smartphone. More →

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Kickstarter: Naked Filter Preorder

You can now preorder the amazing water bottle that wants to change the world

By on March 24, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

You can now preorder the amazing water bottle that wants to change the world

After unveiling its clean water vision a few days ago by announcing a new filter capable of cleaning 99.99999% of germs and bacteria usually found in water as you drink it from a special bottle, Liquidity is going forward with its Kickstarter campaign. The company on Tuesday kicked off its crowdfunding project, looking to raise at least $40,000 in the following 30 days to make Naked Filter a real product. More →

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Kickstarter JIVR Electric Smart Bike

Meet JIVR, the electric bike that brings cycling to the 21st century

By on March 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Meet JIVR, the electric bike that brings cycling to the 21st century

Cycling fans searching for 21st century bike should look no further than JIVR, an interesting project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. The JIVR team has reimagined the bike and has adapted it for the future by including several features into its design including an electric motor and battery, a folding mechanism and smart internal components that let you connect it to a smartphone, smartwatch and other devices. More →

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Indiegogo and Kickstarter: LithiumCard Pro

Credit card-sized iPhone 6 battery promises ‘hypercharging’ powers

By on March 15, 2015 at 10:45 AM.

Credit card-sized iPhone 6 battery promises ‘hypercharging’ powers

About one year after a credit card-sized iPhone and Android battery called the LithiumCard took Indiegogo by storm, the company behind this particular “hypercharging” external battery pack decided to launch a successor that’s supposed to be even better at charging devices quickly. More →

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Kickstarter Naked Filter

Scientists have invented a water filter that could change the world

By on March 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Scientists have invented a water filter that could change the world

Liquidity’s Naked Filter is an interesting new project with a name you might want to remember for when it hits Kickstarter, as the company has apparently found a clever way to turn any kind of water — whether it’s tap water from your home or from any other source you encounter during your hikes and travels — into clean, germ- and bacteria-free water. More →

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Pebble Time Kickstarter Funding Record

Pebble Time tops Pebble’s original record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in just two days

By on February 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Pebble Time tops Pebble’s original record-breaking Kickstarter campaign in just two days

That was fast. Three years ago, Pebble took Kickstarter by storm with its first customizable watch. The project broke every conceivable crowdfunding record, and until last summer, it was the most funded project in Kickstarter’s short history. Then the Coolest Cooler came along and knocked it off its perch.

But in 2015, Pebble is primed to reclaim its place atop Kickstarter. More →

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Pebble Time vs. Apple Watch

Pebble takes on Apple Watch with a new Kickstarter that’s raised over $5 million in less than a day

By on February 24, 2015 at 2:42 PM.

Pebble takes on Apple Watch with a new Kickstarter that’s raised over $5 million in less than a day

Pebble Technology, the company that made one of the best-selling smartwatches to date, seems ready to fight against Apple’s first smartwatch with a brand-new product of its own.

To better compete against Apple’s highly customizable device, Pebble has come up with a new smartwatch design that it first revealed on Tuesday as part of its newest Kickstarter project. And, unsurprisingly, the project is off to a great start, having already hit more than $5 million in pledges, or five times its initial $500,000 funding goal. More →

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ZRRO Touch Controller Kickstarter

Meet ZRRO, a revolutionary new way to control your TV

By on February 20, 2015 at 11:24 AM.

Meet ZRRO, a revolutionary new way to control your TV

Every time a new Android-based gaming console pops up on Kickstarter, I assume it will be the last, but ZRRO has something more to offer than what we’ve seen from the endless parade of Ouya knockoffs that have dominated the crowdfunding scene over the past few years. More →

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