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Furenexo’s SoundSense is a simple, open-source gadget that helps deaf people stay aware of their surroundings

furenexo_soundsense People with deafness have plenty of ways to navigate everyday situations as if they had no disability at all, but there are still situations that present dangers unique to them — not being able to hear a smoke alarm or gunshot, for instance. SoundSense is a small wearable device that listens for noises that might require immediate attention and alerts the user when it detects one. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

July 12th

Gadgets

Art Mécanique kickstarts a mechanical watch with a few high-tech trimmings

ff97b5e32f6a48ead938e1c242f5d87d_original There is, to be sure, nothing new under the horological sun. However, by putting all of the old pieces together in new ways you end up with a watch that is both interesting and unique. Art Mécanique is a Swiss company that is crowdfunding a watch with a face made of concentric circles. The bottom half of the face is covered by a metal plate and you tell the time by looking at the top of… Read More

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John Biggs

July 7th

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First look: LifeBEAM’s artificially intelligent headphones offer a “Her” workout

LifeBEAM headphones Wearable technology company LifeBEAM has powered products for the Israeli air force and brands like Under Armour and Samsung. It’s now making its own product – wireless, artificially intelligent headphones. What does that mean, exactly? Co-founder Omri Yoffe says the new “hearables,” as he refers to these types of headphones, come with the ability to self-learn as… Read More

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Sarah Buhr

June 1st

Gadgets

Energysquare is a wireless phone charging pad that doesn’t use induction

Screen Shot 2016-05-31 at 8.25.03 PM Meet Energysquare, a thin charging pad made so that you don’t have to plug in your phone charger ever again. Energysquare doesn’t rely on induction like most wireless chargers out there. Instead, Energysquare uses a conductive surface as well as a sticker on the back of your phone. The company is currently doing a Kickstarter campaign. Read More

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Romain Dillet

May 31st

Gadgets

Gulülu turns drinking water into a game for kids

Gululu 2 Through the power of smart sensors and the magic of the cloud, parched children is on its way to become a thing of the past — at least, if the Gulülu team have anything to say in the matter. The company’s bottle, launching on Kickstarter today, is the newest, most high-tech weapon in the battle to get their kids to imbibe enough liquids throughout the day. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

May 24th

Gadgets

Mobile

Pebble 2 + Time 2 w/ built-in HR monitors & bigger screen, all-new 3G wearable Core unveiled

Pebble has just unveiled its latest smartwatches, and has done so in the most Pebble-like way possible, by launching a new Kickstarter project. The smartwatch maker has returned to the platform it used so successfully with the original Pebble, and the following iterations, with a true second generation Pebble and a second generation Pebble Time along with an all-new 3G wearable called the Pebble Core.

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Cam Bunton

May 24th

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This is the worst smartphone gadget to ever grace the internet

Sospendo Smartphone Holder
In a world of Bluetooth-connected fart trackers and hipster-friendly tinfoil hats, I am aware that describing a Kickstarter as "the worst" is a bold claim. But hear me out: from idea to execution to the innumerable GIFs littering the crowdfunding campaign, this particular wearable smartphone accessory ticks all of the boxes. At heart, the SOSPENDO combines two of the very worst things: selfie sticks and wearable smartphone holders. The SOSPENDO is, according to the press release, an "innovative, ergonomic hands-free device that will hold smartphones, tablets and GoPro cameras."

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Chris Mills

May 18th

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TrapTap maps speed traps and more

TrapTap TrapTap, which has raised over $200,000 on Kickstarter with about a week to go, alerts drivers to speed traps, school zones, speed zones, and red light cameras by blinking red, green, or blue. But it’s not a radar detector; it’s more like connected car training wheels. TrapTap says it has mapped every school zone and red light camera in 60 countries. You stick the little round puck… Read More

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Kristen Hall-Geisler

May 5th

Gadgets

Bitlock crowdfunded a smart bike lock in 2013. What happened next?

bitlock Two and a half years ago Bitlock set out to crowdfund a smart bike lock at a time when hype around connected devices was surging and goodwill in crowdfunding platforms was buoyant. Since then both categories have taken some confidence knocks and served up disappointments aplenty. So what happened? Did Bitlock ship, and if so, did its smart device live up to expectations? What problems did it… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

April 28th

Gadgets

The second-biggest Kickstarter project ever is also a spectacular fail

Kickstarter Coolest Cooler Fail
Remember the Coolest Cooler Kickstarter that became the most funded Kickstarter project in the summer of 2014? With more than $13 million in pledges, the Coolest surpassed the Pebble smartwatch by promising to become the high-tech cooler that the 21st century deserves. However, the company behind it failed to deliver the product on time. Fast-forward to spring 2016 and Coolest is asking backers who have not received their cooler to pay an extra $97 for “expedited delivery.”

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Chris Smith

April 15th

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