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The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp

balldur_h2 At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact from a Terry Gilliam movie—and that my friends is a good thing. In some ways, it is also reminiscent of boutique guitar amplifiers. In short, it is nice looking. Read More

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Jay Donovan

September 23rd

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Podo’s $50 Bluetooth camera makes smartphone photography fun again

screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-9-32-48-am After a smash-hit success crowdfunding campaign last year, Podo is back to do it all over again with the sequel to its Cruel Intentions-inspired camera. Turning any surface into an impromptu tripod with its sticky-backed superpowers, the $49 Podo already zoomed past its $50,000 crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter. Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

September 23rd

Gadgets

Fidget Cube is a brilliantly useless toy for nervous fiddling

fidget Do you have to keep your hands busy to think straight? Fidget Cube is a little device that lets you click, flip, roll, and slide its different buttons so you can stay calm. You can nab one for $19 on Kickstarter, and it’s supposed to ship in December, though every crowdfunded project seems to get delayed. Your startup’s next pivot? Should you quit your job? Is this the house you… Read More

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Josh Constine

September 8th

Gadgets

The Coros Linx is a smart bike helmet that makes sense

coros_profile1 While cycling apps are thick on the ground, a full gadget ecosystem is hard to come by. Seattle startup Coros is looking to change that with the Linx, a helmet-app combo (with handlebar controller) that lets you listen to music, take calls, get turn-by turn directions, and track progress made along your route. I’ve tried it, and this thing actually seems like a good idea. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

September 6th

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Mobile

This device fixes the worst thing about the MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro Graphics Card Upgrade
The best MacBook Pro money can buy right now is amazing. But it still can’t offer you the kind of gaming experience you expect from a computer, and the same goes for virtual reality. Apple might be exploring VR right now, and it’s likely that future MacBook Pros will have better graphic cards so they can handle more complex programs and games. But any existing MacBooks won’t be eligible for upgrades – after all, these are laptops. To fix that, one company has come up with a device that aims to give any laptop, including MacBooks, a huge boost: Meet the Wolfe.

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Chris Smith

August 26th

Apple

Ticwatch 2 team clarifies which apps its Kickstarter smartwatch will initially support

mobvoi ticwatch 1 The team beyond Ticwatch 2, the Chinese smartwatch project that has crossed $1.5 million on Kickstarter, has clarified the apps and services its wearable device will initially support. Read More

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Jon Russell

August 19th

Gadgets

This travel bag might make carry-ons great again

Nomatic Travel Bag Carry-on Luggage
For the longest time, I’ve been looking for the perfect carry-on bag. It needs to have plenty of available space so that you can easily squeeze in a few days’ worth of clothes, but also a decent numberof compartments for all my gadgets and the cables that go with them, as well as extra travelling accessories. Oh, and there must be space for shoes. I should be able to open it easily for security checks, and put it back together just as fast. Finally, I’d like to be able to carry it as a backpack most of the time, so my hands are free. Not a long or demanding list then! Luckily, it looks like Kickstarter is on it.

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Chris Smith

August 3rd

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Amazon will finally let you buy all those Kickstarters you don’t need

Kickstarter Amazon Store
Kickstarter is a fantastic way to get brand-new technology for cheap. But apart from the risk of being scammed, it's also quite unsatisfying. You pay your money, and a couple months later (if you're lucky!), something comes in the mail. It's the opposite of the two-day shipping satisfaction of Amazon Prime, in other words. So Amazon is trying to fix the problem by adding a dedicated section on its site for buying Kickstarter products.

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Chris Mills

July 30th

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Scuro’s titanium dive watch hits on all cylinders

77c24e7632b5ef6e63ec134ef2353d1d_original As TC’s resident watch hound I like to try to find you all a few interesting crowdfunded timepieces. What’s important to me, however, is the quality and the unqiueness of the piece. That’s why I like the perfect storm of crowdfunded watch magic called the Scuro. It is a massive dive watch with a unique design, titanium case, and automatic movement. Plus you get it for… Read More

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John Biggs

July 28th

Gadgets

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

New Glif on Kickstarter - 5-_DSC2138 Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but it was worth the wait; it’s a marvelously clever piece of engineering. I spent some time with the prototype to take a… Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

July 25th

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