SwapBots’ New Kickstarter Campaign

 

In a world of crowd funding sometimes the concept products aren’t that great or innovate. Since there are so many campaigns that are launched daily they all start to blur together.

I do however get excited when a cool product campaigns and SwapBots caught my attention. I was intrigued! The concept was first conceived over a pint of beer, 18 months later they designed and manufactured prototypes of the toys with a demo of the associated augmented reality video game.

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JUISIR – Juicing With Zero Cleaning and More Juice

One of the biggest hassles of juicing is clean up. It is one of the key reasons why I don’t like juicing. I like the juice but not the huge mess that requires taking apart my juicer to clean it out fully. There had to be another way to juice. Introducing the JUISIR, the worlds first cold press juicer that requires absolutely no clean up. Continue Reading →

PolarPro Launches Kickstarter Campaign for WAVe: A Battery-Integrated Case for Wireless Headphones

 

Yesterday, PolarPro, developer of products inspired by adventure, kicked off its latest Kickstarter campaign for the WAVe, a  battery-integrated carrying case for wireless headphones. Safeguarded in the WAVe’s Napa leather clad protective shell, most wireless headphone models can be recharged up to 10 times off the integrated battery.  This is genius especially for me for two reasons. First, I use my earbuds or headphones at least 3 hours a day if not more and I hate when I get a low battery because the sound quality goes down the tubes. Second, it will make me actually put the headphones back in their case which I am horrible about doing. Normally I would just throw the headphones in my purse exposed to the elements and the black whole of my purse. Continue Reading →

Scollar Mini for Small Dogs and Cats

Scollar Mini is a smart cat and small dog collar built on an open hardware and software platform that includes GPS tracking with no monthly fees, a tappable display, up to 30-day battery life, On-collar magnetic portable charging, and expandable functionality. Continue Reading →

Ripple: World’s First Wearable Support Network

Even in a world of social media and smartphones sometimes your personal safety is still at risk. In fact I think social media makes it easier to put yourself in danger especially if you are “checking in.” I own mace and a lipstick taser but that only goes so far especially if your alone at night in a parking garage. Today I learned about a new technology that you can wear instead of scrambling through your purse to find mace or the taser.

Ripple Network Technologies, Inc. announced today the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a first-of-its-kind personal safety device and service, Ripple. Users have on-the-go, nationwide access to Tunstall’s professional monitoring team 24/7. Ripple users can discreetly signal their monitoring team for help with the click of a penny-sized Bluetooth wearable, designed by the creators of 360fly and Misfit Shine. Casey Pittock, President and CEO of Tunstall  Americas, stated, “We are excited to partner with Ripple to offer its customers a true solution to personal safety. Whether walking alone at night, meeting somebody new for the first time, facing immediate danger, or even traveling the country, Ripple’s device and service, utilizing Tunstall’s state-of-the-art response center, keep you one-click from the help you need.” Continue Reading →

Press Release: HyperDrive the World’s Most Compact and Fastest 50Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HYPER Showcases HyperDrive – World’s Most Compact, Fastest 50Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Hub for 2016 MacBook Pro – at Consumer Electronic Show 2017 Currently raising over $900K on Kickstarter. Turns 2 x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C Ports on MacBook Pro into 7 Ports – HDMI, USB 3.1 x 2, microSD/SD, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3 with Full Speed 100W Power Delivery Pass Through Charging.

Thursday, January 5th, 2017 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: Sanho Corporation (CES 2017 LVCC South Hall 4 Booth 35537) – manufacturer of the HYPER line of Apple and mobile accessories – will demonstrate at the Consumer Electronic Show 2017, a fully functional production unit of the HyperDrive which is currently raising over $900K and counting on Kickstarter. HyperDrive is a unique Thunderbolt 3 USB-C dongle specifically designed for the 2016 MacBook Pro. It is the first dongle in the market to utilizes two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports on the MacBook Pro to deliver the fastest 50Gbps bandwidth across 7 ports (HDMI, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C, microSD, SD, 2 x USB 3.1), virtually restoring all the ports found on the previous 2015 MacBook Pro model. The 50Gbps bandwidth allows all 7 ports to be used simultaneously, including connecting to a 5K Thunderbolt 3 Display and a 4K HDMI display at the same time. The Thunderbolt 3 port on the HyperDrive also supports up to 100W power delivery allowing the user can charge the MacBook Pro at full speed while using the HyperDrive. Despite its prowess and number of ports, HyperDrive occupies the smallest of footprint. Its highly portable compact size allows the HyperDrive to attach to the side of the MacBook Pro without any cables or obstruction, allowing the user to always have access to all ports at all times without the need to carry multiple cumbersome dongles. The same HyperDrive works perfectly with both 13” and 15” 2016 MacBook Pro.

“This is the adapter that Apple should have provided with the 2016 MacBook Pro to ensure backward compatibility with current non USB-C devices,” said Daniel Chin, CEO of Sanho Corporation. “Our vision was to create a dongle that replaces all other dongles, with all the popular ports from the previous MacBook Pro model, in the most portable form factor so that every 2016 MacBook Pro user will want to use it,” he added. “And we want to make it very affordable for everyone to bring usability back to their new 2016 MacBook Pro, which is why we are launching the HyperDrive via Kickstarter,” he concluded. Continue Reading →

WooHoo- The World’s First AI Based Interactive and Affordable Smart Home Hub

woohoo-picSmartBeings, Inc. announced today WooHoo, the world’s first AI based interactive and affordable smart home hub and platform, will be unveiled at CES 2017.

What sets WooHoo apart from it’s competitors that offer similar features and platforms?woohoo-specs

  • Integrated 360-degree HD Camera with Facial Recognition
  • Patent Pending 360-degree Spatial Sound System
  • 7-Inch Touchscreen
  • Built in WiFi BLE, Zigbee, Zwave and 4G LTE
  • Integrated and Intuitive WooHoo Smart Platform
  • Natural Language Processing Capabilities Enable the Device to Understand the User
Additionally WooHoo‘s HD camera with facial recognition allows multiple users to be registered by the device for customizable personal profiles on WooHoo’s Smart Platform. I think this is a big plus especially if you have roommates or kids that require different settings but also use the platform. The WooHoo also can act as a means of security, by sending you a notification that a user is unidentifiable, or, in an office, when somebody approaches the front desk.

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AirSelfie: The Pocket-Sized Drone with Camera for Smartphones

airselfie-collageOut of all the Drones I have reviewed or written about in the past couple years this concept and Kickstarter campaign is one of my favorites. Why? Admittedly there is a lot of selflie action in my life. I also have a big family and the AirSelfie would solve a lot family selfies problems plus no one would be left out of the photo.

What is the AirSelfie?

AirSelfie is the worlds smallest portable drone with a camera that is integrated into your mobile phone cover. It’s hard to believe, right? I had to watch the full video on Kickstarter to see how something this small can be integrated into your smartphone.  The AirSelfie’s 5-megapixel video camera and four propellers are enclosed in an Italian-designed lightweight (52g) aluminum case that measures 3.72 x 2.65 x 0.42 inches. Continue Reading →

New Kickstarter Campaign: M3D Pro- Affordable 3D Printer with Robust Feature Set

 

M3D Follows up Landmark Crowdfunding Campaign to Give Contributors Option to Pre-Order Latest Model

FULTON, MD (August 17, 2016) – Today, M3D, the leading consumer 3D printer manufacturer, announced its Kickstarter campaign to deliver the M3D Pro, a new offering designed to be the industry’s most reliable, feature-packed consumer printer yet. The company’s latest crowdfunding venture will appeal to its existing user base, as well as a new generation of enthusiasts and consumers looking to break into the 3D printing space.

The M3D Pro’s development was officially announced at CE Week 2016 in New York City. The printer is engineered to bridge the gap between consumer and commercial use, introducing industrial-grade features at an affordable price point of $500. Following the Micro 3D Printer, the larger, quicker and more advanced M3D Pro will deliver a reliable 3D printing experience derived from a number of innovations, retaining the ease-of-use and accessibility synonymous with the M3D brand.

“We confidently believe that the Kickstarter community is the community that truly understands and appreciates product innovation at its core,” said Michael Armani, co-founder & CEO, M3D. “When there is a true level of novelty at work, such as a printer that includes a feature set associated with high-end models but at a price point consumers can afford, the platform’s audience responds to it. We carefully designed the M3D Pro by incorporating direct customer feedback to show our audiences that we’ve heard them loud and clear. We’re dedicated to delivering a 3D printer that reaches a new benchmark of reliability and efficiency for both casual consumers and professionals alike.

The M3D Pro is the first 3D printer driven by two ARM-core processors and a network of more than two-dozen sensors. The new printer will also be outfitted with a heated bed option, outer dimensions of 10.5” cubed, and a much larger build volume – making it the most space-efficient and affordable consumer printer to hit the market. By rapidly pooling and fusing data, the M3D Pro maximizes the performance of the printer while also improving the overall printing experience through better consistency and reliability. This monitoring includes multiple measurements of speed, filament usage, temperature, and power levels. A standout feature of this sensory data allows the M3D Pro to recover from power outages by saving information as power levels drop off.

Highlights and tech specifications of the M3D Pro include:

Features

  • Heated Print Bed: An innovative tempered heated glass surface automatically adjusts temperature, providing a consistent printing experience and allowing for easy removal of printed objects
  • Large Build Volume: Print objects up to 7.8” tall or 7.2” x 7.2” wide
  • Embedded Recovery: The M3D Pro can recover from print failure, such as from power outages, pauses, and filament shortage or jams
  • Stand Alone Mode: M3D’s software will automatically start printing and transfer print jobs to an internal memory chip, allowing the print to continue without being tethered to a computer
  • Advanced Sensor Network: The world’s first dual-ARM processor system fuses data from more than two dozen sensors to provide industry leading consistency and reliability
  • Construction: Precision ground metal components, glass surface heated bed, durable ABS Frame
  • Accuracy: 25-350 micron layer heights, 0.40 mm nozzle extrusion
  • Print speed: Typically prints filament at 60mm/s, and travels at speeds up to 120 mm/s
  • Two-year warranty: the M3D Pro comes with a standard two-year warranty, ensuring customers are fully supported with the printer


Software and Third Party Support

  • Third Party Filaments: Compatible with all industry standard 1.75 mm filaments, including particle-filled materials and high-temperature materials (up to 270 C)
  • Third Party Applications: Accepts standard G-codes, making it compatible with most 3rd party applications
  • Free M3D Software: Available on Windows and Mac

To contribute to the M3D Pro Kickstarter, please visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/m3d/m3d-pro-feature-packed-3d-printer. To learn more about the product in its entirety, visit www.m3dpro.com.

Kickstarter Campaign: HUB by ekko

EkkoI am huge fan of crowd funding however due to its growing popularity sometimes some of the products aren’t that innovative. My outlook changed on this when I received an email about a new product on Kickstarter called the HUB.

Since I have been called the audio guru for all the sites I write for the HUB caught my attention. HUB is the first multi-user hi-fi audio streaming device that uses built-in Wi-Fi to stream hi-res, low-latency sound to any headphones or speakers. The HUB allows you to share real-time wireless audio with 4+ users and each receiver incorporates volume and mute functions. The HUB has two different sizes Mini and Full size plus it also comes in either silver or black (scroll below for the full specs chart). Continue Reading →