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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →