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The Hottest Kickstarter Campaigns, 07/18/14

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Priority Bicycles

Price:$349
Status: $117,654 of $30,000 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: December 2014
A move to address the project founder’s lamentation that “Life’s too short to ride a bad bike,” these noticeably handsome, two-wheeled whips are easy to ride, easy to assemble, and require no regular maintenance. Plus, they’re lightweight, chain-free, and will set you back less than $400. The perfect city starter bike.

Electric Objects

Price:$299
Status: $431,507 of $25,000—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: May 2015
Bridging the gap between art in the real world and our screen-obsessed culture, this project turns the Internet into a rotating art installation in your home. The sleek, easily wall-mountable matte-finished screens are meant to “fade into the background” of your decor, connecting to the web to display whatever images you choose on demand from your phone, without becoming another screen to check e-mail or binge-watch your latest Netflix obsession.

The Clean Cup

Price:$60
Status: $3,627 of $40,000 goal
Estimated delivery: December 2014
Love beer pong? Hate dirty balls? Guess what, this clever, battery-powered ball-washer is for you. If you’re wondering what that sound is, it’s frat boys all across the country fist-bumping.

Caddy

Price: $249
Status: $20,705 of $8,600 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: August 2014
Essentially a TV tray befitting of the 21st century, this minimalist, two-footed shelf is equipped to house all your tech-forward accoutrements. There are charging slots for your phone and tablet, a padded section for your laptop/Apple TV remote, and a couple spots for the two things that technological advancements can never take away: beer and snacks.

Tuna Knobs

Price: $12
Status: $28,016 of $16,960 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: November 2014
For the early tech adopter with zero shame and an urge for tactile experience, these, well, knobs, suction to your tablet’s screen and function as real-live versions to command everything from DJ apps to virtual remote controls.


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He would like to remind you that there is a Kickstarter still actively raising funds to make potato salad.