crowdfunded project

HAL 9000 speaker puts the iconic murderous AI in your house

HAL 9000 speaker puts the iconic murderous AI in your house

The market is teeming with recreations of famous props and items from fiction but few of those are accurate, sanctioned, or actually useful beyond being decorations. This HAL 9000 product line is all three. With Warner Bros’ blessing, the Master Replicas Group have recreated 2001: A Space Odyssey’s famous computer into a functional Bluetooth speaker. It is, in fact, so faithful that you might even think twice about letting it connect to your home network.

Continue Reading

GPD Pocket 2 makes another case for mini laptops

GPD Pocket 2 makes another case for mini laptops

The ill-fated netbooks were probably too ahead of their time. From ultraportables to the MacBook Air to Chromebooks, we can still see parts of the netbook DNA in modern laptops. But one niche device, in particular, bears the strongest family resemblance to these smaller than usual portable PCs. These mini laptops, if you can still call them that, are almost ridiculous. And judging by the reception of the GPD Pocket 2, still popular and slightly profitable as well.

Continue Reading

Looking Glass promises a holographic display with no headsets

Looking Glass promises a holographic display with no headsets

Virtual and augmented reality have created the need for a niche type of content creation, one that requires truly immersive 3D experiences. But while there are already tools for that, a bottleneck is created when you have to put on cumbersome VR or AR headsets just to quickly test their work. Wouldn’t it be great if you could actually see those right on your desk immediately? That would require a holographic display and that is exactly what The Looking Glass is trying to offer.

Continue Reading

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L promises more flexible luggage

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L promises more flexible luggage

Peak Design knows how to nail a great bag and a successful Kickstarter campaign, and so the news today that it has both is likely to cause waves in the backpack world. The Peak Design Travel Line is making its debut today, most notably with the Travel Backpack 45L, but also including a system of Peak Design Packing Tools that are intended to both work with, and apart from, the main bag.

Continue Reading

Mikme now also a USB mic for PCs, Silver version launches

Mikme now also a USB mic for PCs, Silver version launches

Many consumer electronics manufacturers launch products and virtually forget about them. That’s sometimes even more true for startups that launch on Kickstarter. There are, however, a few outstanding exceptions. nura just recently launched their nuraphone G2 firmware update that granted the old headphones new powers. Now Mikme is doing the same with an update that, almost ironically, turns the world’s first wireless for smartphones into a USB mic for PCs and Macs.

Continue Reading

HoloSuit makes Ready Player One’s haptic suit a reality

HoloSuit makes Ready Player One’s haptic suit a reality

Thanks to the well-timed and successful film adaptation of “Ready Player One”, virtual reality has gained even more mainstream attention. Ironically, it has also set up somewhat unreal expectations of what VR is and can do. Fortunately, there are some that are rising up to the challenge to actually make fiction real. Like startup Kaaya Tech whose HoloSuit could herald the way we control and feel in virtual reality.

Continue Reading

Boundary Errant Pack modular bag has space for everything

Boundary Errant Pack modular bag has space for everything

The affordability and portability of the latest breed of professional equipment and devices have ironically resulted in making us carry more things with us all the time. That, in turn, has often resulted in the purchase of specialized bags and packs that, unfortunately, can’t be used for other purposes or situations. That’s what Boundary’s new Errant Pack tries to solve. Not only does its modular design mean there’s a space for everything, it also means that it can be a bag for everyone and for every use case as well.

Continue Reading

Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch brings vertical mode orientation

Flip Grip for Nintendo Switch brings vertical mode orientation

A new Nintendo Switch accessory called Flip Grip brings a vertical orientation to the console. The device is intended for games that are best played in vertical orientation, namely some classic titles that are now available for the Switch but with an aspect ratio option designed for old arcade cabinets. The accessory is currently being funded on Kickstarter.

Continue Reading

Firefly wireless earbuds: ultra-fast charging, ambient mode, and more

Firefly wireless earbuds: ultra-fast charging, ambient mode, and more

AirPods were arguably the flashpoint for the truly-wireless earbuds industry. The market has seen models launched by big and no-name companies alike, some with nearly perfect functionality, others that are barely usable. Now that these wire-free earbuds are more common and competition is stronger, we're seeing makers pack increasingly useful features into their own offerings. Firefly is no exception.

Continue Reading

Purism Librem 5 privacy-focused Linux phone launching next year

Purism Librem 5 privacy-focused Linux phone launching next year

Thanks to the antics of some of your favorite, and not so favorite, tech companies, there has been a lot of focus and frenzy shed on privacy. If you really think about it, no one and nothing is safe from these corporate giants, from always-listening and sometimes-recording smart speakers to even your supposedly silent and deaf smartphone. There has never been a more opportune time for products that champion privacy and the user to come out of hiding. And, if all goes well, one such product will be available for purchase at the start of 2019: the privacy-focused, freedom-loving, Linux-based open source Purism Librem 5.

Continue Reading

POGs return as an augmented reality mobile game

POGs return as an augmented reality mobile game

POGs, the 90s game that enjoyed massive popularity, will return in the form of a mobile augmented reality game. The game comes from Compton Technology, which is seeking funding for its product on Indiegogo. The game will be free to play and is officially licensed by the World POG Federation.

Continue Reading

Bloxvox straps over your mouth to keep conversations private

Bloxvox straps over your mouth to keep conversations private

Bloxvox, a contraption you hold and/or strap to your face, wants to help quiet down the open office workspace, enable phone conversations in libraries, and keep private details private. The device, which is being funded on Kickstarter, is similar to the HushMe devices introduced last year, but designed to accommodate a user's existing headset rather than a proprietary one built into the unit.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 Next