If you are a music fan, you may be interested in a new project that has turned up on Kickstarter for a music device called the Gramofon. Gramofon is a cloud music streaming device described as a modern jukebox. Your smartphone is used as the remote to control the music played. The music device is designed to be connected to the sound system or speakers of your choice.
Dart is a small laptop power adapter that is on Kickstarter right now looking to raise the money it needs to come to market. The Dart power adapter is a very small device designed to power a laptop from an outlet without taking up as much space in the outlet or your laptop bag as many units do. The Dart adapter can produce up to 65W of power and is aimed at thin and portable notebook users.
Kickstarter is full of success stories, if you know where to look, and honored in its hallowed halls is the Tubecore Duo, a sleek speaker for audiophiles that has recently been updated with additional details. If all goes as planned, the speaker will be sent out to backers this coming summer, complete with a beautiful wood body.
We have been following the Micro 3D printer closely since the project turned up on Kickstarter a few days ago. The project is for a very small and compact 3D printer that is also very inexpensive to purchase. The printer will sell for about $299 and will let the user print out all sorts of 3D creations. When the project first hit Kickstarter, it was looking for only $50,000 to come to market.
It's clearly a week for crowdfunding unusual printers, with multi-million raising home 3D printer The Micro followed by Zuta Labs Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, a shuffling printing puck small enough for your bag. Aiming for $400,000 on Kickstarter, the Zuta Labs printer is an apostrophe-shaped gadget that, rather than move a sheet of paper through it, physically roams across the page laying down ink as it goes.
Home 3D printer The Micro not only met its Kickstarter goal in eleven minutes, but after just a day the crowdsourced desktop fabricator has broken through the $1m mark. Demand for the simplified printer - reward tiers for which started at $199 for a unit when they ship, though quickly shot up to $299 - has made The Micro the most popular Kickstarter project on the site at right now, despite still having 28 days left to run.
3D printing may be the future, but it's generally a relatively expensive one, something startup M3D hopes to change with its compact The Micro model. Fresh to Kickstarter today - and already more than quadrupling its target of $50,000 in under an hour - The Micro is scaled to produce jewelry, custom toys, and other small objects, hooking up via USB to Windows, Mac, or Linux.
One of the things that many Android gamers have wanted is a game controller that will add physical controls to their smartphone or tablet for gaming. Playing games with the on screen touch controls isn’t ideal in many instances. Back in late 2012, a new Android gaming controller surfaced called Phonejoy.
At GDC 2014 we’re getting our very first up-close look and feel of The Chooseatron, a built-it-yourself mini-arcade kit. This is no ordinary video game, mind you, it’s a multiple-choice text-based adventure that works with a tiny printer and paper on which you’ll find your adventure printed. This is like printing your own Choose Your Own Adventure right before your eyes.