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The Elemental Watch – A fusion of case materials with high tech watchmaking

The Elemental Watch – A fusion of case materials with high tech watchmaking

Mechanical watchmaking is an old trade that requires traditional process. In today’s world, the watchmaking industry has adopted advance technology in manufacturing and material processing. Small brands, or what we call “micro brands” are also taking advantage of the internet and manufacturing tech on getting funds for their watch projects by utilizing crowdfunding like Kickstarters. There are many micro-brands on the crowdfunding sites, however there aren’t many that fully utilizing today’s manufacturing technology. We spoke to Nop Srinara, the co-founder of Vilhelm Watch to get an inside look of his watch project - The Elemental - an interesting watch project that uses multiple materials on a single watch case.

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Coolest Cooler wants more money to ship product to backers

Coolest Cooler wants more money to ship product to backers

There was a time where Kickstarter was changing the way we saw new products come to life. You'd put down your money, and if it got funded, it would be taken from your account, and you were confident that whatever you backed would show up on your doorstep at some point. Well the latest Kickstarter fiasco has one company asking backers to pledge more money, if they want to get the product they backed in any sort of reasonable amount of time.

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Somm wine dispenser learns what you like and keeps wine fresh

Somm wine dispenser learns what you like and keeps wine fresh

Wine lovers are always out for cool gadgets that will keep their wine fresh and ready to drink, which is exactly what the Somm wine dispenser that has landed on Kickstarter does. The device is designed to sit on your counter and holds special containers of wine called Sylos with 2.25L of wine inside. That is about the same amount of wine that you would find in three standard bottles.

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Trinus 3D printer is a robust all-metal design

Trinus 3D printer is a robust all-metal design

It's not uncommon for a cheap 3D printer to be made with cheap parts. Lots of plastic and assembly required are good ways to keep costs down for the manufacturer, but cheap parts mean a printer that it won't last as long for the end user. A 3D printer called the Trinus has turned up on Kickstarter and this 3D printer is affordable, but made using all-metal parts and higher quality constructing than you might expect. The Trinus 3D printer sells for well under $500.

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Slash 3D LCD-SLA 3D printer uses resin to make stuff

Slash 3D LCD-SLA 3D printer uses resin to make stuff

If you need or want a high-resolution 3D printer that can sit on your desktop, you better have some deep pockets because those printers often go for thousands of dollars. The cheapest of the sort is the MakerBot Replicator2 and it sells for $1,999. A new high-resolution 3D printer has turned up on Kickstarter called the Uniz Slash and it has better resolution at half the cost of that MakerBot and as much as a fifth of the cost of some others on the market.

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RokPak rugged solar dry box doubles as phone charger

RokPak rugged solar dry box doubles as phone charger

Going out into nature is risky business if you’re bringing your phone along. Whether you’re on the beach or in the middle of a forest, you’re faced with the dual challenge of protecting your phone and other small gadgets (a smartphone, for example) while keeping the battery charged. Enter the RokPak, a dry box that included a built-in solar panel and battery for on-the-go charging.

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Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

Monument is a personal photo storage and organization box

If you take bunch of photos and videos, you may find current storing options lacking. You can upload content online, of course, but not everyone enjoys using online cloud services, and there’s the monthly subscription issue…something typically required if you have thousands of photos and want to upload them in their original, full resolution. Enter Monument, a small box that works as a personal storage solution for storing and organizing content.

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RippleBuds mono-earbud is a nearly invisible wireless headset

RippleBuds mono-earbud is a nearly invisible wireless headset

There’s a new mono-earbud on the market, and its called RippleBuds. The earbuds are two individual units that can be used together or separately, and unlike an ordinary Bluetooth earpiece, the unit fits fully inside one’s ear, no extended microphone to be found. Despite the small size, RippleBuds’ creator says the unit offers noise blocking technology and features an integrated microphone for on-the-go phone calls.

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Oombrella connected umbrella reminds you to take it with you

Oombrella connected umbrella reminds you to take it with you

I think we can all relate to those days when the forecast is bad, but you forget your umbrella at home when you leave for the day. It's annoying to fight the rain when you walked out the door leaving your umbrella behind. A new connected umbrella called the oombrella may eliminate the chance of forgetting to take an umbrella with you.

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Lifepack gear bag has built-in locking cable, solar charger

Lifepack gear bag has built-in locking cable, solar charger

Many people work on the go, whether for their company or as a freelancer hopping from one gig to another. That means packing a lot of expensive equipment up into a single bag and taking it into the great outdoors…where it is vulnerable to thieves. Enter Lifepack, a new backpack aimed at on-the-go individuals; it features an integrated locking cable for securing the bag, and a solar charger for keeping devices juiced up.

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System Shock Remastered gameplay trailer looks nothing like 1994

System Shock Remastered gameplay trailer looks nothing like 1994

Back in the day one of the hottest games out there was the game System Shock. That game debuted in 1994 and was a first-person cyberpunk RPG; it still has legions of fans to this day. Night Dive Studios is a game developer known for buying up the rights to old games and launching them again and it is doing this with System Shock.

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Carv is a ski coach that slips into your boots

Carv is a ski coach that slips into your boots

Carv is a wearable device for skiers that is meant to be a digital ski coach. Carv offers users feedback typically reserved for elite skiers with an expensive and knowledgeable coach to watch and teach as they ski. The Carv sensor device is able to measure things like motion and pressure distribution and relays that data through earphones that the skier wears in real-time.

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