Considering how typically quiet things get towards the end of August — what up, Europe and your monthlong vacations?!? — the crowdfunding scene has been remarkably hot in the last week. Want proof? Here are five choice Kickstarter campaigns we spotted.
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Ping Wallet Price: $49 Status: $10,493 or $30,000 goal Estimated delivery: December 2013 Know those nights you get crazy and forget to close your bar tab? Yeah, this wallet will keep you from doing that. [more...]
Bomb Mugs Price: $20 Status: $7,755 or $7,500 — FUNDED Estimated Delivery: January 2014 Get ready to knock back boilermakers, Jagerbombs, Irish car bombs and the like without the threat of chipping your tooth on a sliding shot glass or splashing booze all over yourself. The BombMug's a hefty ceramic vessel with a built-in, spouted, shot-sized reservoir that, when you tip to sip the "mixer" in the bottom part, empties at just the right time to blend with it before hitting your lips.
TREWGrip Price: $249 Status: $14,472 of $100,000 goal Estimated delivery: February 2014 Hunting and pecking on your phone is for suckers. This absurd, mutant QWERTY keyboard is what cool kids of the future are using. [more...]
Omate TrueSmart Price: $189 Status: $260,272 of $100,000 — FUNDED Estimated delivery: November 2013 Yes, it's another smartwatch. But unlike most of the othersout there, this one isn't just a companion accessory to your smartphone — requiring one to connect with via Bluetooth to perform its various "smart" functions. It's its own 3G-equipped boss, rocking an on-board 1.3GHz dual core processor that runs Android 4.2. That means it can do everything from make voice calls, send texts, play music, and run GPS, all entirely independent from your phone. Oh, and unlike your phone, it's totally waterproof.
Olivers Price: $48 Status: $129,221 of $10,000 goal — FUNDED Estimated delivery: December 2013 These tightly tailored technical shorts are as well-suited for Cross-Fit as they are for the country club. [more...]