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任何给定的时刻,网络上都会发生无数种不同的众筹活动。在Kickstarter或Indiegogo上漫步,您会发现那里不乏奇怪,无用和彻头彻尾的愚蠢项目 ,还有一些真正的宝石。我们已经淘汰了烦躁不安的旋转器和笨拙的iPhone手机壳,以解决本周最不寻常,雄心勃勃且令人兴奋的新众筹项目。请记住,任何众筹项目-即使是出于最佳意图的项目-都可能失败 ,因此在减少梦a 以求的物品之前, 请做好家庭作业

2月2日

圆形—智能环

在这一点上,智能环当然不是什么新主意,但是可以说这是迄今为止最好的一种。除了拥有我们期望从腕式可穿戴设备获得的所有必需的“智能”功能(诸如步距跟踪,心率监测和睡眠监测之类的东西)之外,它还足够小以至于不会妨碍您。这很重要。与我们过去看到的大多数智能戒指不同,该戒指实际上非常纤细谨慎。然而,尽管它的尺寸非常小,但它以某种方式包装了足够的电池电量,可以在两次充电之间持续整整两天。

Jollylook —复古风格的即时凸轮

即时摄影机现在风行一时。也许是昔日宝丽来时代的怀旧之情,也许这是我们在一切都是数字化的世界中对有形的潜意识的渴望的体现。谁知道。但是,不管背后的原因是什么,即时摄影机现在都正处于复兴之势。 Jollybook是这个蓬勃发展的子类别中的最新产品,它的美学设计比起这种潮流的宝丽来相机更具复古感。

火星地图-详细的火星地图

谁不喜欢一本好地图册?不过,这颗行星可能与您过去看到的行星有些不同,因为它与您和我所居住的一颗行星完全不同。该书的作者解释说:“火星地图册是同类出版物中的第一本,其中包含整个火星表面的惊人的详细地图。” “ Atlas由一组天文测绘人员设计,可让您释放内心的探索者,并了解红色星球直到您内心的满足。不再是科幻小说,现在您可以发现火星山脉,山谷和河床-其中许多仍未命名。”

最后一张纸巾-可重复使用的手帕系统

一次性物品正在使用渡渡鸟。它始于塑料食品袋。然后我们继续使用塑料吸管。最近,出现了一种消灭塑料器皿,保鲜膜甚至棉签之类的运动。现在,如果“ Last Tissue”(最后一张纸巾)问世了,那么砧板上的下一块将是像Kleenex纸巾这样的一次性擦拭巾。怎么样?为了实现这一目标,该公司开发了一种漂亮的可重复使用的手帕系统,该系统使使用老式的布手帕比以前更加方便和卫生。

湾—重新设计的垃圾箱

垃圾箱几乎没有经过精心设计。大多数只是为了容纳猫砂而制造的注模塑料盒。但是他们可以(而且应该)做更多的事情。这就是Cove背后的想法-一个精心设计的垃圾箱,带有集成工具(例如,铲子和扫帚来清理流浪的垃圾),解决了养猫和清理猫的现实问题。

一月26

Nebia by Moen —超高效淋浴

如果您现在还没有听说过Nebia,那您就生活在一块岩石下。该公司生产的疯狂花洒基本上比传统的花洒少使用65%的水,但仍能很好地浸透您,以提供适当的淋浴体验。在两次成功的Kickstarter活动之后,它又推出了第三代产品-这次是与Moen合作开发的。如果您在市场上需要节水的淋浴喷头,那就别无所求。

Glamos-基于激光雷达的手势控制

这东西看起来很甜蜜。归功于一些超级聪明的工程技术,它实际上是一块小小的电子积木,可让您在任何屏幕上使用手势控制-不管它是否“智能”。秘密?激光雷达:与自动驾驶汽车用来“观察”周围环境的技术相同。使用这项技术,它可以跟踪您的手在做什么,将这些动作转换为命令,然后将它们中继到您连接到它的任何屏幕上。很酷吧?

Bilby —防水硅胶头灯

这些天前灯是一角钱。它们几乎具有您可能需要的每种形状,大小和配置,并且无论您从事哪种运动,都可能有专门针对该运动而设计的运动–当然,除非您需要防汗的运动。几乎所有的人都配备了弹性织物头带,这些头带往往会吸收汗水,并随着时间的流逝而变得粗糙。但是不是这个! Bilby是100%的硅胶(并且防水!),因此不会吸收您的额头汗水。

Baha —铲式多功能工具

在户外/救生装备方面,多功能工具当然不是一个新主意,但是Baha铲子与您可能经常看到的Leathermans和小刀完全不同。这位怪兽的创造者没有将一堆工具塞进折叠刀的手柄中,而是决定将它们塞入铁锹的手柄中。结果是一种多功能的户外工具,具有21种不同的功能-大多数功能您根本无法获得像小刀一样小的东西。

Porfee-黑头吸尘器

这绝对是我在Kickstarter上遇到过的最糟糕但最奇怪的事情之一。您知道那些手持式面部真空吸尘器可以将黑头粉刺从毛孔中吸出吗?就是这样,但是在喷嘴中嵌入了一个摄像头,并配备了视频上行链路,因此您可以将其与手机同步,并实时观察黑头从皮肤中喷涌而出。是的,它甚至还具有社交功能,允许您记录剪辑并在社交媒体上共享。谁想到这是一个令人恶心的天才。

一月19

Platyball Elite —自动找平三脚架头

这是本周早些时候我们撰写的有关此小物件的完整文章的简要介绍。 “ Platyball Elite无需使用小的水准泡,而是使用了电子水准仪系统,该系统类似于某些数码相机内部的系统,它可以告诉您地平线何时弯曲。该电子设计允许通过背光屏幕访问水平系统。在晚上可以看到该屏幕,并可以选择放置相机的位置,以便从相机正面可以看到该屏幕。

电子水准仪不是三脚架头上唯一的奇怪功能。 Platypod说头部的设计是上下颠倒的,平移转盘在顶部而不是底部。即使三脚架支腿本身不完全处于水平状态,该开关也可使摄影师和摄像师沿直线平移相机。”

Tribotex传动—纳米技术传动修复

尽管数十年来技术专家一直在赞扬纳米技术的赞誉,但它实际上并没有真正影响到人们的生活。值得庆幸的是,我们的技术终于赶超了我们的想象力,并开始出现在现实世界中。举个例子吗? TriboTex推出的这种疯狂的新型纳米技术传动修复系统。它是少数基于纳米技术的产品之一,不仅实用,而且实际上可供普通消费者使用。通常,我会对此事持怀疑态度,但该公司的首款产品完全合法,因此在这里我没有理由怀疑它们。

Sinex —三合一笔记本电脑外壳

这是我多年来在kickstarter上看到的最简单但最出色的设计之一。由于其巧妙的结构,它是一种笔记本电脑保护壳,可以折叠成笔记本电脑支架,并配有软垫腕托。它甚至具有各种不同的尺寸,因此,无论您的笔记本电脑可能是多大尺寸,都可能有适合它的型号。

鲨鱼电动—电动滑板

如今,电动滑板一角钱,但是由于许多不同的原因,这看起来很有趣。首先,这是我们从Shark看到的第一个电动滑板,这是一家公司开始制造您在上面的视频中看到的异形轮的公司。其次,它显然也是游戏中最薄的棋盘,其速度/范围规格超过了目前市场上一些最受欢迎且受到好评的滑板。为我们着迷。

Foldyroll-手风琴式环保袋

如果您还没有扔掉纸袋和塑料袋,而是跳上了可重复使用的袋车行列,那么现在是时候为您的星球加油,并加入聚会了。可重复使用的袋子现在可以在附近的任何地方买到,所以此时您的借口为零。但是,如果您仍然在市场上需要一个可重复使用的袋子,那么这个袋子看起来很可爱。它具有手风琴式设计,可以折叠成有史以来最紧凑/最方便的形状。

十二月29

Onpark 3 —电动滑板

如今,电动滑板是一角钱,但它的一项功能使其可胜过其他功能:可更换电池系统。这意味着,如果您正在骑行而电池没电了,则无需寻找充电器就可以等到电池充满时再等待一个小时。相反,您只需单击一个新的单元格并继续骑行即可。坦率地说,为什么此功能在电动滑板上并不常见。

快闪森林-无人机造林小队

自工业革命以来,人类一直在与森林砍伐作斗争。尽管环保主义者做出了最大的努力,但世界每年烧毁的树木或比砍下的树木多砍掉约100亿棵树-这一问题对气候变化具有重大影响。环保组织数十年来一直在尝试(但未能)扭转这一趋势,但是Flash Forest认为在其他方面失败的情况下它可以成功。怎么样?通过招募一支种子轰炸无人机大军,以比以往任何时候都快的速度自主种植树木。

技能板— 360度平衡板

平衡板是一种了不起的培训工具,但是其中的绝大多数-基本上是放在圆柱体上的木板-只会教您如何从左到右进行平衡。但是,技能委员会是不同的。这个残酷的混蛋将您置于一个柔软的球体上,从而迫使您多用一些肌肉,以保持平衡并保持稳定。如果您想增强自己的核心肌肉并提高平衡能力,则值得一试。

Alfred-机器人AI助手

在过去的几年中,人工智能助手取得了长足的进步,但是阿尔弗雷德(Alfred)希望进一步提高自己的水平。他基本上是一个具有机器人身体的AI助手。这样一来,他就可以做Siri和Alexa无法做的事情-例如跟随您到您的公寓周围,了解他的环境,以及将图像和视频投影到您的墙壁上。这是一个好主意,很可能会为AI助手开启一个新时代

XEV Yoyo — 3D打印的电动汽车

这个很甜。这是一款仅由57个零件组成的3D打印电动汽车,与组成传统汽车的数千个零件相比,有了巨大的进步。从本质上讲,这使它的生产成本降低了,这使XEV能够以不到7,000美元的价格出售它。在规格方面,Yoyo的10马力电动机使它的最高时速达到了43英里/小时,而9.2千瓦时的电池组则提供了足够的汁液,可以行驶93英里。

十二月22

Mantour X-自平衡电动踏板车

这个东西是一个自我平衡的踏板车,但它并不是您惯常看到的自我平衡。它不是在骑车时为您平衡,而是在不骑车时在一个车轮上保持平衡。这样做的想法是,这使运输变得更容易,因为您实际上不必携带它。很聪明的东西!

JBL Reflect —太阳能耳机

如果您不必再为无线耳机充电,该怎么办?如果他们在您四处走走时可以自己榨汁怎么办?好吧,这基本上就是JBL的新Reflect耳机所承诺的。由于头带上覆盖了太阳能电池,因此据说这些电话每天只能暴露2.5个小时,因此可以无限期保持供电

Cameradactyl Bracopan — 3D可打印胶卷相机

这个项目很棒。过去几年,这位帅哥Ethan Moses一直在设计和销售令人惊叹的3D打印相机,现在他在Kickstarter上出售STL文件,以便其他人可以使用自己的工具和设备来构建它们。最好的?您只需花费1美元即可获得所需的所有文件和说明。这意味着他将需要很多人支持该项目,才能实现他的$ 12K融资目标!

Fingerbot —多用途物联网交换机

想要将您的房屋转变为连接互联网的智能家居,但又不想花大价钱升级您拥有的每个开关,恒温器和设备? Fingerbot适合您。它本质上是一个小的物联网模块,一端有一个粘贴片,而另一端有一个执行器。这个想法是,您可以将其粘贴到您已经拥有的东西上,并使用Fingerbot通过物理上拨动开关或按下按钮来远程激活它们。

Boost-动力冲浪鳍

当您可以在上面冲浪时,为什么还要划一下冲浪板呢?这就是Boost背后的前提,Boost是一种非常聪明的冲浪板鳍,配有推进器。在不使用时,鳍片的设计使您的电路板可以像在其他板上一样在水中滑行-但是,当您打开电源时,推进器会提供快速的动力提升,将您踢向前进。不再需要费力地划动冲浪,也不会因为缺乏速度而错过浪潮!

十二月15

草稿顶部—啤酒罐顶部去除剂

如果您是喝啤酒的人,则需要检查一下。您知道如果在盖子上戳个洞怎么可以更快地喝啤酒?那么草稿顶部使您可以将这个想法提高到一个全新的水平。这个聪明的小工具不仅可以戳洞,还可以完全去除罐头的顶部,有效地将罐头变成杯子。最棒的是,它可以做到这一点而不会产生任何锋利的边缘,因此您可以随意随意地随意摆动。

Ode Brew研磨机—变粗度咖啡研磨机

您需要$ 225的咖啡研磨器吗?可能不会。您可以在亚马逊上以30美元的价格获得通行证。但是,如果您是咖啡呆子,并且对质量和一致性很在意,则可能应该检查一下。凭借其创新的研磨机设计,Ode Brew研磨机使您能够决定研磨的大小,并每次都能获得可预测的精确颗粒。从本质上讲,这意味着您可以对制作的任何类型的咖啡都进行完美研磨-无论是法国压榨,倾倒甚至是浓缩咖啡。

EO Blaster —无化学清洗系统

如果您不必使用刺激性化学物质清洁台面怎么办?如果您不必再购买这些化学药品,而是可以使用神奇的装置将自来水变成仅用电就可以形成强大消毒剂的魔法,该怎么办?听起来很棒,对吗?好吧,这正是EO Blaster的功能。为了清洁房屋周围的事物,它使用了电解水-听起来像是总的BS,但实际上是合法的,它是日本开发的,用于消毒寿司店等高细菌环境,而不会引入有害化学物质。

Mova —拉链防水骑行裤

您知道运动员在比赛开始前有时会穿的折断裤子吗?那些由于其独特的设计而可以在不脱鞋的情况下穿上或脱下的鞋?好吧,Mova Cycling基本上采用了完全相同的想法,并将其应用于一套适合骑车人的雨裤。唯一的不同是,这条裤子不是用纽扣而是用拉链设计的-因此,不幸的是,您在锁好锁头并进入办公大楼后,不能胜利地脱下裤子。

百吉饼牛仔裤-邮寄定做牛仔裤

大约一年前,一家名为Bagel的公司以传统卷尺的创新方式席卷了Kickstarter。百吉卷尺代替了刻有标记的金属带,而是使用了一根线和一个数字读数来显示当前的扩展长度。现在,该公司又回来了一个新项目,该项目将上述卷尺技术用于特定目的:生成可以在线订购的量身定制的牛仔裤。观看视频-真是太聪明了。

十二月8

Space 3D-经济实惠的SLA打印机

过去,SLA 3D打印机价格昂贵,对普通消费者来说买不起,但是现在这种情况已经开始改变。很大程度上要归功于众筹平台(如Kickstarter和Indiegogo),在过去的几年中,这类打印机的价格已经大大降低,并且已经可以使用。如今,有一堆价格不到1000美元就能买到,而且目前正在开发中。

进入众筹领域的最新产品是Space 3D,这是一款价格实惠的SLA / DLP打印机,尽管在Kickstarter上的售价仅为600美元,但它具有一系列高端功能,通常仅在价格高于1,500美元的机器上才能看到。最值得注意的是,它具有绝对庞大的构造信封,可让您打印更大的零件并抽出更多东西

胶子-可编程机械手

如果您曾经梦想拥有一个类似于Tony Stark的JARVIS机器人的自动化助手,那么您可能应该立即停止正在做的任何事情,并在Kickstarter上查看Hexbot。与专门针对制造商和设计师的机器人辅助设备相比,Hexbot是一种机器人手臂,几乎可以用于家庭中的任何目的,从艺术项目到3D打印再到搅拌咖啡。它配备了计算机视觉和视觉处理技术,因此可以用于绝对大量的不同任务。

Diveroid-潜水通用智能手机套

如果您打算休假,并打算在该处潜水或浮潜,则很可能要在水中拍照。对于大多数人来说,这意味着您将为手机配备一个特殊的防水套,使用一次或两次,然后在一年后购买新手机时将其扔掉。 Diveroid提供了更可持续的选择。这是一款通用潜水表壳,可与任何智能手机配合使用,即使您几年后可能仍会拥有。

Diple — 1000倍智能手机显微镜

在这一点上,智能手机显微镜还不是一个新的主意,但这与目前的显微镜略有不同。所谓的Diple可以放大1,000倍。从功能上来讲,这意味着它足够强大,可以通过明亮的大智能手机屏幕查看单个细菌,血细胞等。您甚至可以捏和缩放以放大或缩小图像。很整洁吧?

Bullet SSD —钥匙扣大小的SSD

您知道您可能现在仍将钥匙链上破烂的旧USB驱动器保留吗?试想一下它是否更小,更快,更坚固,并拥有更多的存储空间。那几乎就是Bullet SSD了。这是一个微型存储设备,除了拥有高达2TB的存储空间外,还通过了IP67认证,这意味着它是防水和防尘的。它也被金属包裹着,因此在被扔掉以后的几年中,它仍然可以生存。

十二月2

Unocup —装有盖子的纸杯

一次性的一次性纸杯对环境不是很有害-但是随附的塑料盖呢?他们不是很好。因此,在逐步淘汰一次性塑料的过程中,一家名为Unocup的初创公司开发了一种解决方案:设计巧妙的纸杯,由于其独特的形状,它可以折叠起来以形成盖子。从根本上讲,不需要用仅需使用一次的塑料就可以在咖啡(或其他任何东西)上加满咖啡。

超级极简日历-重新设计的全年日历

这是本周精选中科技含量最低的产品,但实在太聪明了。这是一本以实用性和以人为本的布局的全年日历。与其将每月的时间显示在一系列不太理想的星期中,不如将它们分成四个五个工作日,每个星期之间有两个周末。此外,每个月的第一天和最后一天都有下划线,因此您可以轻松地发现一个月结束和另一个开始的时间。

Artiphon Orba-手掌大小的多乐器

几年前,Artiphon发布了Instrument(乐器),这是一种模糊的吉他形电子乐器,它使用户能够通过熟悉的吉他琴颈演奏几乎任何可以想象的声音,从而闯入了现场。这是一次巨大的成功,现在该公司又回来了另一台名为Orba的电子仪器。这个想法基本上是相同的,但是被缩小到一个更小,更开放的形式。

气候中性认证-环保产品认证

您知道杂货店中的某些物品被标记为“认证有机食品”或“无笼”或“非转基因食品”吗?为了获得这些标签,公司必须实际获得独立机构的认证,以验证公司产品是否符合某些标准。 Climate Neutral认证是添加到产品中的一项新认证,但它并未表示给定的产品或服务不含麸质或非转基因食品,而是表明该产品背后的公司已积极采取措施来抵消其碳排放的影响。操作。很简约!

Ever Ratchet-棘轮EDC工具

在众筹网站(如Kickstarter和Indiegogo)上,EDC工具的价值不菲,但这可以说是我见过的最好的工具之一。得益于巧妙的设计,它配备了棘轮的螺丝起子/扳手设置-这意味着您不必将其旋转一整圈即可拧紧螺栓或拧紧螺丝。当然,在小巧的小框架中还塞满了其他一些功能-包括撬杆和开瓶器。

十一月24

Epilog-癫痫追踪可穿戴

这东西真是太好了。从本质上讲,它是一种可穿戴式,由电池供电的EEG监视器,它可以跟踪您的全天脑电波,将该信息传送到智能手机,然后使用算法分析您的大脑活动并预测癫痫发作。显然,它不是为每个人设计的大众市场设备,而是专门为帮助癫痫患者而设计的。即使您没有条件,这仍然是值得支持的想法。

Ebo —机器人猫玩具

多年来,我已经在Kickstarter和Indiegogo上看到了很多所谓的“智能”猫玩具,但这可能是迄今为止最先进的玩具。除了标准功能(如四处行驶并鼓励猫追逐的能力)之外,它还具有环保意识传感器,可让其映射出房间并避免碰撞;还具有返回家中的功能,可确保始终充电,并且即使是内置的摄像头,也可以让您观看猫追逐时的情况。疯了!

Mellow Duo-物联网视频播放机

几年前,梅洛(Mello)提出了一个具有开创性的想法,席卷了整个烹饪界:一台连接互联网的soud vide机器,它不仅可以烹饪食物,还可以保持食物凉爽,直到您准备烹饪为止。这样,您可以在上班前将牛排浸泡在烹饪室中,整天保持凉爽,然后在回家之前轻按手机上的按钮开始烹饪。一切都非同凡响,现在他们又回来了,有一个更大,更糟的版本,带有两个烹饪室。这意味着您可以在两个不同的温度下烹制两个不同的菜肴,但要同时煮出它们。天才!

Seesense Air-先进的自行车追踪器

如今,自行车追踪器和其他防盗设备一角钱,但这是不同的。与大多数现有的追踪器不同(后者依靠月租费的蜂窝/ GPS连接,或者怪异的专有网络仅在您周围的每个人都拥有完全相同的追踪器应用程序时才起作用),它通过Narrowband IoT与您的手机通信,基本上,它可以像苹果的“查找我的iPhone”实用程序一样工作,但没有任何订阅或服务费用。

Segway越野摩托车—电动越野车

该产品尚未真正发布,所以我们对此并不太了解-但根据可用的视频素材和预览页面上的照片,我认为可以肯定地认为这件事会很棒是非常安全的。当然,这并不是有史以来第一款电动越野车,但它来自世界上最好的可骑乘技术制造商之一赛格威(Segway),这一事实令人兴奋。手指交叉,他们以实惠的价格出售它!

十一月17

Rumpl x Loki —旅行狗床

如果您需要狗用的睡垫,可以在网上轻松找到一个。只需前往亚马逊,您就会发现不乏用于使您的毛茸茸的朋友保持舒适状态的护垫,袋子和其他睡眠解决方案。但是,如果您打算带狗去旅行,那么寻找合适的犬用睡垫可能会遇到更多麻烦。问题在于,很少有(如果有的话)被设计为紧凑和便携式的狗睡眠系统。它们通常是用较厚的填充物制成,这种填充物很难压缩,因此不太适合放在背包中。鲁普尔决定改变这一状况。

Home沼气—后院沼气池

信不信由你,美国生产的所有食物中约有40%被浪费了。我们投入了各种时间和精力来生产它,但最终仍然要扔掉大量的它,然后将其发送到垃圾填埋场。这是非常浪费的,但是HomeBiogas背后的人们有一个解决方案。他们巧妙地设计了生物消化器(现在已经是第三代),您可以收集几乎所有可生物降解的东西-餐厨残渣,肉,油脂,油,蛋壳,草屑,甚至是小木棍或小块木头-并利用细菌进行转化将其转化为烹饪气体和液体肥料。太棒了吧?

Hyperjuice — 100W GAN充电器块

充电器砖可能是有史以来最不受欢迎的技术,但实际上这是非常可爱的。尽管不超过标准卡座,但它被称为Hyperjuice充电器,它能够传输100W以上的功率,并一次为4个设备供电。得益于被称为氮化镓的神奇材料,砖头的两个USB-A端口支持最新的快速充电标准,因此可以以极快的速度为设备提供电源。唯一的缺点?它将花费您70美元。对于壁式充电站而言,这是非常陡峭的。

拉链袋-可重复使用的食品储物袋

随着减少一次性塑料运动的兴起,数十家新兴公司争相向您出售可重复使用的常见一次性物品,例如吸管,饮食用具,购物袋,甚至Q-tips。十字准线中最新的塑料?邮编袋。您已经可以在亚马逊上找到几美元的硅版本,但是Twopillars的这一版本将事情推向了一个全新的高度。它有一个储物袋,可塞入其中的可重复使用的餐具,可重复使用的标签以及最重要的是终身保修。买到这个东西,您就永远不必再购买储物袋了。

暴风雨-先进的个人气象站

目前,家庭气象站已经存在了数十年,但“暴风雨”可能是迄今为止最先进的气象站。它几乎可以衡量您所能想到的一切。说真的它不仅是基本的东西,如雨水,温度和气压,还可以使用多种不同的方法来测量所有这些东西,从而为您提供最完整的实时天气数据集。令人惊讶的是,它无需任何活动部件,也无需电线即可完成所有这些工作。它是100%太阳能供电的,可以通过Wi-Fi将信息传输到您家中的基站。它甚至与国家气象局共享所有这些数据,因此它可以为一般预报做出更准确的预报。漂亮的东西!

11月10日

Focusbuds-提高生产力的耳塞

在任何给定的时刻,大约有成千上万的事物在争夺您的注意力。由于整天轰炸我们的所有消息,警报,电子邮件和通知,越来越长的时间专注于任何事情变得越来越困难。这正是Focusbuds旨在解决的问题。根据其创建者的说法,Focusbuds使用称为脑电图(EEG)神经反馈的过程监控用户的注意力水平。这是通过使用能够捕获这种大脑活动的嵌入式传感器以及对其进行分析的专有软件来实现的。然后,通过音频提示将所得的数据见解实时传达给用户。这样做的目的是保证耳塞将帮助您训练大脑集中注意力并阻止干扰。

漂流者-智能手机的第二屏

您的智能手机需要第二个屏幕吗?可能不是,但还是有人做出来了。这很简单。所谓的Castaway基本上是一种微型铬片,可塞入智能手机外壳。将手机放在手机壳中,它将与平板电脑链接,从而使您可以同时使用两个应用程序。

Fourneau Grande —工匠面包烤箱

不幸的是,用标准的厨房烤箱制作面包品质的面包几乎是不可能的-除非您使用的是Fourneau之类的东西。基本上就像是荷兰汤锅,为您在家中制作手工面包创造了理想的环境。新版本的Fourneau Grande是原始版本的较大版本,为您提供了制作更长,更大或形状奇怪的特色面包的空间。

大球体-银河系办公桌装饰品

2016年,设计师Clemens Steffin在Kickstarter上启动了他的“宇宙中的球”项目,创建了一个包含380,000个完美激光点的玻璃球,每个点代表一个完整的星系。然后,他的下一个项目旨在重新创建我们自己的银河系,每个点代表一个不同的恒星。现在他回来了,有了这个想法的更大版本,并且比以前更加艰苦详尽!

Snowfeet 2-滑冰鞋

这是DT的独家新闻稿人Kraig Becker:“乍一看,Snowfeet看上去非常像一双穿上类固醇的凉鞋。 Upon closer inspection, however, you'll soon notice that Snowfeet's straps look a lot more like a ski binding than anything you've ever seen on a flip-flop. Those bindings allow Snowfeet to accommodate any type of shoe or boot, then contract down to hold the footwear squarely in place. Once attached, Snowfeet are effectively skates that you can use on snow.” Sounds pretty awesome, right?

November 3

Gosun Flatware — flat-pack reusable utensils

As the movement to cut down on single-use plastic continues to pick up steam, there are dozens of startups clamoring to sell you collapsible/reusable straws and eating utensils — especially on Kickstarter. However, while these products are undeniably useful, they also aren't particularly convenient. You have to remember to bring them along wherever you go in order for them to be useful. That's what makes GoSun's new reusable utensils so neat. They're designed to pack up into a wallet-sized carrying case, so you can easily slip them inside a purse or wallet and have them with you at all times.

Ember — heated midlayer

Earlier in 2019, up-and-coming outdoor gear startup Sierra Madre launched a Kickstarter to fund the development of an innovative new insulated stuff sack called the Hot Pocket. To bring that product to life, the company developed a cutting-edge thermal panel that's both lightweight and highly efficient — and now it wants to bake that same technology into a heated midlayer. The Ember, as it's called is allegedly “10X more powerful than its competitors.” If that claim holds up, it'll be well worth the $259 its currently going for on Kickstarter.

Pillowdy — hoodie with inflatable neck pillow

Neck pillows have been a staple for air travelers for decades — but why do we only use them when we're flying? Wouldn't it be nice if you could have one at your disposal wherever you went, so you could catch a quick nap on the bus home? That's precisely the idea behind Pillowdy. It's a hoodie with a hidden inflatable neck pillow built into the hood. Whenever you need a quick siesta, just bust out the stowable blow tube and give it a couple of puffs. With less than a lungful of air, your neck pillow will spring to life and provide a place to rest your head.

Square off Neo — automatic chessboard

Here's a quick cut from our full article, which ran earlier in the week: “Measuring 14.72 inches by 14.72 inches and weighing just 3.3 pounds, the Neo is designed to be a cheaper entryway to Square Off's smart chess experience. It's controlled through an app on your phone, which connects to the board via a Bluetooth connection. From there, you can play against Square Off's built-in AI with 30 different difficulty levels. You don't just have to play against the computer though — the app also connects you to a world of real opponents. Send a challenge and the board handles the rest, transmitting your moves to their chessboard, while theirs are sent to yours.”

Owly Pack — modular backpack

Modular backpacks aren't necessarily a new thing at this point, but Owly Pack seems pretty remarkable. Thanks to its unique set of swappable modules, you can easily add or remove features as necessary to build out the perfect pack for your particular adventure. For example, if you're going on a quick and easy day hike and want to keep some drinks cold, you can zip in the cooler module. If you plan on camping where you're headed, there's a shelter module that contains a tent/hammock hybrid. And best of all? It's completely waterproof to boot.

October 27

Skytrek — smarter smart suitcase

Smart suitcases are all the rage these days. They come in a massive range of different shapes, sizes, and configurations, and each one addresses a different pain point that travelers often encounter. The latest addition to this burgeoning category is Skytrek — a unique smart suitcase that's equipped with some of the simplest and most ingenious features I've ever seen. In addition to an innovative vertical packing configuration, it's also designed to have a flat top when closed, so you can use it as a desk when you're sitting in the terminal.

Ilumee — short-throw 4K LED projector

Giant TVs are great and all, but they also tend to dominate whatever room you put them in. Even if they're not on, the big black mass of blank space practically begs you to hit the power button and fill the screen with some moving pictures. Projectors don't have that problem though. When they're off, they just chill there, minding their own business until you feel like watching something. The only problem? They're a pain to set up since they need dedicated mounting space multiple feet back from your viewing screen.解决方案? Short-throw projectors like Ilumee. Check out the video — this thing looks amazing.

Incharge 6 — keychain multi-charger

If you're anything like me, you probably keep a bunch of charging cables at your house, at your workplace, and probably even a couple in your backpack or purse just in case. Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to fiddle with all those cords, and could just keep one with you for every occasion? Well, that's exactly what the Incharge 6 is designed for. It's a 6-in-1 charging cable designed to fit neatly on your keychain, so you always have it with you. It's equipped with USB, USB-C, MicroUSB, and Lightning connectors, and is designed in such a way that you can swap those ends to create six different configurations.

Princube — handheld color printer

We covered this one earlier in the week, so here's a quick cut from the full article : “PrinCube is a handheld printer — rather than feeding a sheet of paper into a printer, the user moves the PrinCube across the paper one line at a time. Because the printer sits on the surface instead of using a paper tray, the PrinCube can print on more surfaces than just paper, including cardboard, leather, metal, plastic, fabric, wood, textured surfaces, and even skin for a custom temporary tattoo.”

Switchbot curtain — curtain-opening robot

Automatic curtains have been around for ages, but the vast majority of them require relatively complex installation processes before you can start using them. Switchbot is different. Thanks to its exceptionally clever design, all you have to do is clip it on your curtain rod and hit the On button. Once attached, it'll drive left or right along the curtain rod, pushing your curtains open or pulling them closed, depending on the direction. Pretty clever, right?

October 20

Eforge — 3D printer for electronics

Over the past several years, the number of materials it's possible to 3D print with has exploded. Gone are the days of being stuck with PLA and ABS; makers today have access to a huge variety of filament and material types, including (but not limited to) nylon, glass, wood, and even conductive materials. However, even with such an abundance of available materials, it's still fairly difficult to print ready-made objects — especially electronics. Eforge is an attempt to change that. With six different print heads and a range of electrically conductive materials, this beast is apparently capable of printing ready-to-use electronics — albeit fairly simple ones.

Mochi Robot — screenless coding for kids

Robots that teach kids how to code are a dime a dozen these days. Most are just a slightly different take on the same exact idea, but Mochi is special. Of all the coding robots we have ever seen on Kickstarter, it's arguably one of the best.为什么? Well, in addition to being outrageously simple and intuitive to use (it's designed for kids between 3 and 6 years old), it's also designed to teach them the fundamentals of coding and computer logic without using any kind of screen. This way, they don't have to stare dead-eyed into a tablet and can learn through a more tactile and hands-on process.

Tero — countertop composting device

It sounds crazy, but believe it or not, somewhere around 40 percent of all the food produced in the US is wasted. We put all kinds of time and energy into producing it, but we still end up throwing 40 percent of it away and sending it off to a landfill. It's incredibly wasteful — but Canadian upstart Tero has developed something to help. The company's eponymous product is essentially a countertop composting machine that takes all your food waste, breaks it down, and uses it to create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. It even has stink filters to make sure your kitchen doesn't end up smelling like rotten food. Pretty nifty, right?

Coolair — lightweight inflatable cooler

Coolers are arguably the most cumbersome piece of outdoor recreation gear in existence. Sure, they're easy enough to toss in the trunk of your car and fill up with beer, but what if you want to take one with you on a longer hike, or perhaps just down a short trail to the lake? That's where inflatable coolers come in. Coolair certainly isn't the first entrant into this category, but it appears to be one of the best — at least in terms of design. Check out the video above to get a peek at some of the exceptionally clever features on this sucker.

Solidteknics Oz — wrought-iron skillet

Cast-iron skillets are, in many ways, the best cooking implement ever. They provide supremely even and consistent heat, you can put them in the oven, and if you care for them properly, they'll last a lifetime. But they do have some downsides, too. In addition to being a pain to maintain, they're also ridiculously heavy. Luckily, Solidteknics has devised an ingenious solution to this problem by using wrought iron instead of cast-iron. The company's new line of pans is claimed to cook exactly like traditional cast-iron, but without being so heavy and unruly.

October 13

Adaptalux — flexible lighting for macro photography

If there's one thing Kickstarter is good for, it's super-creative photography accessories. The latest addition? Adaptalux Flash Arms — a hyper-specific yet totally ingenious lighting solution designed for macro photography. It's basically a xenon bulb flash system that lives on the end of a set of gooseneck-style flexible arms, which allows you to position them closer to your subject and theoretically get better shots. Stuff like this — exceedingly clever but too niche for any big manufacturer to chase — is precisely the kind of stuff that probably wouldn't be possible without crowdfunding.

Legion Solar 4 — simplified solar panels

These aren't your average solar panels. In addition to being completely plug-and-play (in other words, you don't need professional help to install them), they also come with a super clever inverter system that allows you to use grid-tied solar energy without any special permission from your utility company. “We created SolarRegulator, an artificial intelligence computer to contain generated energy behind your meter where the utility company does not own,” the company explains. “Energy production of each micro-inverter is controlled so that energy production is less than or equal to energy consumption, allowing you to generate your own electricity unrestricted. [Your] utility company only sees less consumption from you, not a grid-tied solar system. As a result, it is not necessary to seek interconnection permission pertaining to utility company-approved grid-tied solar systems.”

Orbi Marine — waterproof, 360-degree video glasses

360-degree cameras are a dime a dozen these days, but just like most action cams, you still have to hold them or awkwardly mount them on your body somewhere. That's less than ideal if you're trying to film while doing something active. Furthermore, very few of them are waterproof — but Orbi Marine aims to solve both these problems in a single stroke. It's basically a set of rugged, waterproof glasses with built-in cameras positioned at various points along their frame/body. So, in addition to allowing you to film totally hands-free, these spectacles can also go anywhere with you — including the lake. Just don't try to wear them to a fashion show!

Whistler — self-healing windbreaker

High-performance textiles have come a long way in the past couple of decades, and now gear manufacturers have a veritable boatload of different materials to choose from when designing stuff. There's super-lightweight stuff like Dyneema, insanely strong stuff like Spectra, and even waterproof stuff like GoreTex or Futurelight. But the material in Whistler windbreaker makes the aforementioned textiles seem like they're from the Stone Age. This sucker is made from something called HiloTech nylon — a material that has self-healing abilities. If it ever gets punctured, all you need to do is pinch the fabric around the hole and rub it between your fingers. Due to the material's unique construction, this slight bit of friction and heat will cause the fibers to bond with each other and fuse together again — thereby filling the puncture.

Zero Co — Low-waste household goods

Single-use plastic is going the way of the dodo. It started with plastic grocery bags, and then we moved on to plastic straws. More recently, there's been a movement to eradicate plastic utensils. Next, if Zero Co has its way, we'll ditch single-use containers for household goods. The company has developed a system of reusable containers paired with a subscription-based mail-in refill program. The idea is that instead of buying a new bottle of window cleaner, laundry detergent, or whatever, they send you new ones when you run out, and you simply mail in your empty containers.

October 6

Bijou — pocket-sized projector

Tiny projectors aren't a new thing at this point, but this one is remarkably small. Like, so small that you can comfortably fit it in your pocket. Yet, despite the fact that it's roughly the same dimensions as a deck of playing cards, it's also equipped with some damn decent features. For example, it uses a MEMS laser beam scanning technology that allegedly allows it to project images at greater distances than DLP projection does, with better focus, and also with deeper blacks. I'm not sure how much I believe these claims, but if the creators deliver on their promises, this thing is practically guaranteed to be awesome.

Hunt23 — prybar flashlight

Flashlights are a handy thing to have with you at all times, but most people will agree that lugging around a full-sized flashlight is a bit of a pain. More often than not, it's easier just to skip the flashlight altogether and just use an app on your smartphone. But what if there was a flashlight so small that you'd hardly even notice you're carrying it? That's where the Hunt23 comes in. In addition to being one of the smallest torches in the world, it's also equipped with a fully functional prybar on the end. So now, if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to pry staples out of hardwood flooring in the dark, you'll be prepared!

Tetracube — sustainable smartphone

Smartphones are a crucial part of modern digital life, but unfortunately, they're pretty awful for the environment. In addition to being filled with rare earth metals that can only be obtained through environmentally damaging mining operations, they also have relatively short lifespans and can leech toxic chemicals when discarded improperly. Tetracube aims to address all these issues.怎么样? With a phone that's guaranteed to last for at least 4 years.

Shine — automatic toilet cleaner

Cleaning your toilet is arguably the worst household chore there is, and as such, there are tons of different cleaning products that aim to make it easier and less of a hassle. Shine is the latest entrant into this long-standing product category, and it's got some neat tricks up its sleeve that help differentiate it from the rest of the pack. To clean your throne, it uses electrolyzed water — which sounds like total BS, but it's actually legit, and was developed in Japan to sanitize high-bacteria environments like sushi restaurants, without introducing harmful chemicals. Best of all, Shine is also voice-activated, so you can shout commands at it just like you do with Alexa.

Transformer Table 3.0 — expanding table and bench

This thing is brilliant. It's essentially an expanding table that, when fully extended, can accommodate 12 people — but that also collapses down small enough to be a table for two. The secret is a super clever rail system that's hidden underneath, and not only provides support for table leaves but can also extend to whatever length you desire. This is actually the third iteration of the Transformer Table, and it now comes with a nifty coffee table that you can store unused leaves in, or use as a furniture piece in its own right. Be prepared though: this thing ain't cheap!

September 29

Move — direct-to-consumer grocery service

You know how Warby Parker disrupted the eyeglass industry with a direct-to-consumer business model that cuts out the middleman (eyeglass retailers) and was, therefore, able to sell high-end glasses for drastically less than the competition? Remember how the same thing happened to the mattress industry when companies like Tuft & Needle and Casper figured out how to ship mattresses directly to your door? Well now, a company called Move wants to apply the same idea to grocery shopping. By cutting out the middleman, the company claims it can deliver groceries to your house for less than it costs you to buy them in a store. Now that's an idea we can get behind!

Doer — compact, portable toolshed

This thing is nothing short of amazing. It's basically a cross between a tool shed and a Swiss Army Knife. Inside, you'll find a cordless drill, a drill press, a scroll saw, a circular saw, a table saw, two kinds of hot wire cutter, a table sander, a mini lathe, a work light, and a lantern. Best of all, though, thanks to either black magic or extremely advanced Tetris skills, all of these tools somehow pack up and fit into a box no bigger than an average-sized cooler — which is why its creators are calling it “the most compact toolshed ever.” Shut up and take my money!

Keychron K4 — optimized wireless mechanical keyboard

Kickstarter has hosted hundreds — maybe even thousands — of keyboard projects over the years, and of all those projects, Keychron was behind three of the best. Now, the company is back with its fourth project: The Keychron K4. In the words of its creators, it's “ a 96% wireless mechanical keyboard. It has full-size functionality in a compact design with 100 necessary keys. It features two premium switch options enabling peak productivity, a great tactile typing experience, and a minimalist, unique, and sturdy design. With 15+ RGB backlights and a large battery capacity of 4000mAh, K4 is a power-packed keyboard for all keyboard enthusiasts.”

Mudita Pure — minimalist e-ink phone

At this point, it's no secret that screens are bad for our health — both mentally and physically. The science is pretty definitive: Focusing on things at a fixed distance for prolonged periods of time weakens our eyeballs and make our eyesight deteriorate, while blasting blue light into our rods and cones disrupts our natural circadian rhythms. And don't even get me started on how addicted we are to our phones. Mudita is an attempt to alleviate these problems. Instead of a bright, colorful screen, it uses an e-ink display that doesn't emit any artificial light. In theory, this should help you avoid too much blue light exposure, and also avoid the irresistible urge to check all those colorful notification icons.

Tilt Five — holographic tabletop gaming system

When it comes to augmented reality, everyone in the consumer electronics industry seems to be racing toward the same goal: The creation of an all-powerful, all-purpose set of AR glasses. But the thing is, AR doesn't need to be all-purpose. What if you applied augmented reality to a very specific use case? That's the idea behind Tilt Five, an innovative and highly specialized take on AR that focuses on tabletop gaming. I won't even try to explain any more than that — this is one where the pitch video paints a much more vivid picture than I ever could.

September 22

Printpen — handheld printer

Ever wished you could carry a printer around in your pocket? Probably not — but even though you never asked for it, somebody went ahead and created an inkjet printer that fits in the palm of your hand. Thing is, despite being so small, this printer is capable of printing things far larger than itself. Just wave it over the surface that you'd like to print on, and it will magically deposit ink onto it. It's like one of those label-maker machines, but supercharged and not limited to printing on tiny strips of paper.

Chasing Dory — compact underwater drone

Underwater drones are fairly common these days, but despite the fact that there are dozens to choose from, the vast majority of them are big, bulky, and likely a pain to haul to the beach. The Dory drone, however, is designed to be small and portable. Don't let its diminutive stature fool you, though — this thing appears to have all the same features and functionality as any other aquatic drone, including 1080P video capability, 8G of onboard storage, five thrusters for propulsion, headlights, and even smartphone controls.

Escape-S — self-charging smart suitcase

Practically all smart suitcases come with a built-in battery that allows you to charge your devices on the go. When those batteries run out, however, you'd better pray there's an outlet nearby, because the vast majority of smart suitcases still rely on outside power sources to fill up their batteries. The Escape-S is different. Thanks to a clever wheel design, this suitcase is capable of capturing and storing the energy you generate by rolling it. According to the creators, 10 minutes of rolling is enough to give your smartphone an extra two hours of battery.

Bundl — self-regulating heated sleeping bag

Do you need a “smart” sleeping bag? Probably not, but somebody built one anyway — and it's kinda awesome. Bundl, as it's called, is a heated sleeping bag designed with built-in sensors that monitor and regulate your temperature throughout the night, thereby ensuring that your level of comfort never fluctuates, no matter how cold it gets outside. It's more than just a heated mummy bag, though. It's also equipped with an unzippable footbox, armholes, and a device pocket, so you can wear it around camp like a goofy-ass poncho before you go to bed.

Axibo Pan/Tilt/Slide — AI camera controls for DSLR

Over the past year or so, AI-powered cameras that automatically track your subject have been on the rise, but up until now, they've typically been designed to work with lower-end cameras or smartphones. If you wanted to give AI superpowers to your DSLR, your only option was to build your own rig. Axibo Pan aims to solve that problem. It's basically a full-featured camera rig that gives artificial intelligence the ability to pan, tilt, and slide your camera for you — effectively turning you into a one-man video production crew.

September 15

Ecoflow Delta — battery-powered generator

We covered this one earlier in the week, so here's a quick cut from our full article : “If you've been looking for a portable power station to keep all of your devices charged and powered up while on the go, but have come away disappointed with the options, allow us to introduce you to the EcoFlow Delta. This charging station, which launched on Kickstarter last week, promises to deliver not only plenty of ports but an abundance of power too. So much so, that its designers claim it can even charge a Tesla.

EcoFlow's latest portable power station features an astounding six AC outlets, allowing users to plug in multiple laptops, LCD monitors, televisions, small appliances, and a wide variety of other items. The unit is also equipped with six USB ports, including two standard USB-A ports, two quick-charging 28-watt USB-A ports, and two 60-watt USB-C ports. It even has a 12-volt port (aka, a carport), giving the Delta the ability to charge up to 13 devices at the same time.”

Lifesaber — multipurpose electronic survival tool

Think of the lightsaber as an electronic Swiss Army Knife for outdoor enthusiasts. It can provide light, it can charge your gear, and it can even purify water for you. Hell, there's even a plasma arc lighter attachment that allows you to start fires in wind or rain. And the best part? It's equipped with a hand-crank, so you can power it up manually no matter where you are — rain or shine. The only thing it's missing is the ability to brew a hot pot of coffee

Haven — hammock/tent hybrid

Hammocks are all the rage right now in the camping/backpacking scene, but sleeping in a hammock isn't for everyone. If you're a side sleeper, a belly sleeper, or just can't sleep on anything but a flat surface, hammocks aren't ideal. That's where the Haven tent comes in. It's basically half tent, half hammock — so it brings the best of both worlds. It's suspended like a hammock, so it's easy to set up, but unlike a hammock, it's designed to hold an air pad and provide a flat surface for you to lay on. Best of all, there's also a built-in bug net, so you don't have to worry about being swarmed by mosquitos while you rest.

Encompass — half-mouth toothbrush

Tired of all the squeezing, scrubbing, spitting, rinsing, gargling, and flossing required to keep your pearly whites clean? For decades now, your only recourse from this mildly laborious task has been the electric toothbrush. But while these automatically oscillating tooth scrubbers are definitely a step in the right direction, they still don't remove all the tediousness and time consumption from the act of brushing your teeth. What if there was a way to get the same job done, achieve the same level of cleanliness, and do it in a fraction of the time?

Enter Encompass, the latest new-age toothbrush that (allegedly) finishes the job in a fraction of the time. Here's how it works: rather than the traditional toothbrush shape, Encompass employs a j-shaped bristle module that fully envelops one half of your mouth. From there, a pneumatic air system oscillates the bristles at high speed, allowing you to brush all your teeth — completely — in about 20 seconds.

Ferroflow — ferrofluid clock

Here's a quick excerpt from our full post, which was published earlier this week: “If everyone's favorite Marvel symbiote Venom was a clock, what would it look like? That may sound like a riddle, but it's not. It's a Kickstarter campaign. Simply called Ferrofluid Clock, it's an analog desk clock in which the hour and minute hands are made of an oily dark magnetic liquid, called ferrofluid, held in place by hidden magnets behind the face.”

“This magnetic liquid was invented by NASA in the 1960s to use as possible rocket fuel. Since then, many creative types have seized upon ferrofluid as a material due to its unusual, almost alien appearance and movement. Now you can use it to tell the time, too. (Note: the liquid used here, unlike NASA's original version, is non-combustible.)”

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