Get your Friday on, ya'll.
Status: $161,358 of $50,000 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: November 2014
Essentially like playing laser tag with swords, these light-up foam fighting sticks are like dueling with actual blades, only the hits are woundless. That is, unless you're hurt by the ping of points being counted against you. [More...]
Status: $11,938 of $10,000 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: October 2014
Standing by its "Grown Here Sewn Here" mantra, Boldfoot's line of patterned socks allow you to embrace the "Made In America" movement quite literally from the ground up. And they stand by the quality of their product, offering "insurance" on every purchase that promises a replacement pair should they rip, tear, or develop holes.
Status: $9,767 of $23,000 goal
Estimated delivery: July 2014
Give your pockets a break from that janitor's ring of keys you're carrying and swap it out with this ingeniously thin, efficient version that employs a 10-speed bike chain and touts itself as "the world's leanest keychain." [More...]
Status: $213,929 of $200,000 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: May 2015
The turnkey smarthome dashboard and security system you've been waiting for. This slick console enables you to control and monitor your place and pets on the go from your phone. Forgot to lock the door or turn down the A/C? No problem. Ran out in a rush and left all the lights on? Take care of it from the office. Plus, it's packed with a speaker, microphone, and HD camera to keep an eye on things throughout the day, as well as a motion detector and sensors that measure everything from temperature and air quality to light level and humidity, pinging you with an alert when something seems amiss.
Status: $193,752 of $100,000 goal—FUNDED
Estimated delivery: March 2015
Keeping plants alive and thriving is hard work, but the folks behind Edyn don't think it should have to be. Their two-part system is the cure for the chronically brown-thumbed, as it tells you what to plant, when to fertilize, and even automatically douses your greenery with the precise amount of water only when it senses it's needed. [More...]
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He can neither confirm nor deny any beer bong skills.