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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

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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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Failed Kickstarter Wants Backers to Pay $97 for Faster Delivery On a Months-Delayed Project

Statistically speaking, most Kickstarters aren’t failures . But boy, when they fail, do they fail big.

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Chris Mills

April 14th

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Citizen scientists, you can now DIY your own DNA analysis with Bento Lab

bento-lab-compact-portable-affordable-dna-testing-lab-1200x630-c Want to know if you have the “athlete gene” or if you’re actually related to the weirdos who claim you as a family member? Get your collection tubes ready, citizen scientists, Bento Lab’s DIY DNA analysis kit is here and ready for the in-home lab. Normally you’d order a kit somewhere like 23andMe, spit in a tube and mail it off for results in six to eight weeks. Read More

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Sarah Buhr

March 30th

Gadgets

Face-plant into this airplane tray table pillow

Woollip You don’t have to be a circus freak contortionist to sleep on a plane thanks to Woollip. Now you can dive face-first into an inflatable travel pillow that’s made to sit atop your tray table. Woollip just hit Kickstarter for $30 and plans to ship in July. Most travel pillows sit behind your head or around your neck. But when you’re sitting upright, that makes you more likely… Read More

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Josh Constine

March 22nd

Gadgets

Mobile

These Tiny Magnets Could Stop People Stealing Bike Wheels

There’s lots of reasons why we can’t have nice things; when it comes to bicycles, it’s because assholes enjoy stripping them for parts, or stealing them outright. This project is trying to fix that, one oddly-shaped magnet at a time.

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Chris Mills

March 17th

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