Mount Magic: The Hottest Kickstarter Campaigns, 05/23/14
Damn Friday, you look great.
Status: $238,519 of $150,000 goal — FUNDED
Estimated delivery: November 2014
Like a GoPro that doesn't miss a lick of action, the 360cam is a mountable, palm-sized gizmo packed with three 185-degree fish-eye lenses synchronized to capture and stitch their images in real time, providing panoramic HD 360-degree video you can stream live or record for playback. A whole new way to watch yourself eat it!
The Shot Timer
Status: $1,615 of $30,000 goal
Estimated delivery: December 2014
Sure — Cranium, Pictionary, Scattergories and plenty of other games that require a sand timer are fun. But, as with everything, they'd be a lot more fun with a little booze. Such was the thinking behind the Shot Timer: a double-chambered shot glass that works like a 60-second hourglass timer, dripping booze instead of sand, which the loser drinks when time runs out. And if liquor isn't your bag, it also comes in a beer-sized version.
Status: $37,578 of $30,000 goal — FUNDED
Estimated delivery: June 2014
Making it far more convenient for city-dwelling cyclists to stash their bikes inside, the CLUG is a tiny 3D-printed wheel grip that easily fastens to your wall and holds the bike upright at the wheels and out of the way.
Status: $29,597 of $15,000 goal — FUNDED
Offering Filson and Tanner Goods-level merch (with a lifetime guarantee) at a wholesale pricepoint, the dude behind RM is turning out particularly awesome bags in the form of water-resistant square waxed canvas/leather duffels and daypacks. Though if you're bagged out, there're also some mighty handsome camera straps, aprons, Dopp kits, and belts.
Status: $645,501 of $100,000 goal — FUNDED
Estimated delivery: August 2014
Useful in situations when you'd rather not drain your data plan to download files from the cloud to your phone — or when you'd prefer a hard copy backup of your contacts/selfies — this Lighting-to-USB flash drive is a handy way to transfer files, at least for now. [More...]
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. Thanks to The Wizard of Oz, 60-second sand timers make him very anxious.