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This Shovel Rules The Slopes: Kickstarter Cheat Sheet 01/10/14

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JUMP
Price: $40
Status: $64,946 of $40,000 goal — FUNDED
Estimated delivery: May 2014
Considering how much time your charger is plugged in, you might as well get one that performs double duty. When plugged in it not only juices up your mobile, but also recharges a tiny built-in battery pack for you to take with you should you need a quick boost later on.

Bergaffe
Price: $65+
Status: $18,300 of $41,100 goal
Estimated delivery: February 2014
A new board bag essential, this telescoping tube can transform into several different tools any serious skiier or snowboarder might find handy in a pinch, including a shovel, rake/shaper, camera tripod, bench (by propping up your board on four legs like in the upmost photo), and even a coat rack.

Onewheel
Price: $1,299
Status: $83,961 of $100,000 goal
Estimated delivery: September 2014
For the aspiring skater who a) is balance-challenged and b) hates eating it, the Onewheel's a self-balancing electric version that employs a whole system gyroscopic sensors and an accelerometer to get you moving. And moving around on it's simple: just lean forward slightly to move faster in front of you, lean back to slow down, and lean into the direction in which you'd like to turn.

Plumen 002
Price: $30+
Status: $8,015 of $20,000 goal
Estimated delivery: July 2014
Proof that saving the environment doesn't have to mean installing a bunch of hideous lightbulbs, these energy efficient 30W incandescent alternatives glow just as beautifully mellow as the power/money-sucking ones, but are a whole lot better-looking than their dumpy spiraled brethren.

Torso
Price: $15+
Status: $41,420 of $50,000 goal
Estimated delivery: April 2014
Think you're a good multitasker? This guy's got you beat: it's a pocket-sized charger, camera tripod, phone stand, and earbud organizer.