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This Rite Press coffee pot takes the mess out of French Press

This Rite Press coffee pot takes the mess out of French Press

Coffee is serious business but, despite plenty of companies trying to bring traditional brewing methods into the 21st century, one has lagged behind: the French Press. The Rite Press aims to change that, though this is no internet-connected, Tweeting and HomeKit-enabled gadget for geekery's own sake. Instead, it's a thoughtful and effective upgrade to one of my favorite ways to make a cup of coffee.

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Qoobo therapeutic cat pillow with wagging tail now up for preorder

Qoobo therapeutic cat pillow with wagging tail now up for preorder

Back in October, Japanese company Yukai Engineering introduced a therapeutic pillow called Qoobo. Though it is a pillow, it has a big twist compared to other pillows: it is styled after a cat, including soft fur and a wagging tail. That makes Qoobo as much robot as it is cushion, one designed to give someone a sense of comfort without squeezing an actual living cat.

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PITTA modular drone doubles as an action and security camera

PITTA modular drone doubles as an action and security camera

A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funding for PITTA, a sphere-shaped multi-purpose camera device that can function as a drone, action camera, and more. According to the team behind it, PITTA is a "modular transformative drone," one that has mountable and wearable functionality as well as being aerial. That makes it a complete package of sorts, able to meet different needs at different times while maintaining a compact size.

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Drip by Kickstarter about to be the best Patreon alternative

Drip by Kickstarter about to be the best Patreon alternative

This morning Kickstarter Drip, or just Drip, emerged as a direct competitor to Patreon. The folks at Patreon made a community in which artists and creators of all sorts can obtain subscription cash in exchange for access to their creative projects and products. The folks at Kickstarter acquired the music patronage group Drip in March of 2016, and here in November of 2017 they've re-launched as a broader coverage service.

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SpinX robot is basically a Roomba for your toilet

SpinX robot is basically a Roomba for your toilet

Hate cleaning the toilet but not willing to hire a maid? Enter SpinX, a robotic toilet scrubber that does the nasty work for you. No, it's not a literal standing, scrubbing robot, but rather an attachment that stays affixed to the toilet, going to work when needed. The company behind the robot says this is the first toilet cleaner of its kind; whether it will prove to be as popular as the Roomba is anyone's guess, though.

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Peak Design redesigns revamp original Kickstarter accessories

Peak Design redesigns revamp original Kickstarter accessories

This week the folks at Peak Design released a new Kickstarter, this time re-doing a number of projects of the past. This newest crowd-funded campaign centers on three original accessories for high-end cameras: Capture v3, Pro Pad, and Slide. These three accessories work to keep big cameras safe and secure at the same time as it's available at a moment's notice.

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Gigaboom ultra-rugged Bluetooth speaker is bulletproof and crushproof

Gigaboom ultra-rugged Bluetooth speaker is bulletproof and crushproof

A new speaker has arrived on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, and it claims to be more durable than just about any other consumer-tier speaker on the market. According to the team behind Gigaboom, this speaker is essentially crushproof with the ability to withstand up to 4,000lbs of weight; it is also said to be bulletproof, though it's hard to imagine when that would come in useful for a portable Bluetooth speaker.

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Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Camera puts square images on film

Lomography Lomo’Instant Square Camera puts square images on film

Lomography is back with yet another instant camera, this one the Lomo'Instant Square Camera. As with past Lomography gear, the company is seeking funding for its product on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, where it explains that this camera produces old school print images alongside some modern features, including an LED exposure counter and more.

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LeEco-promoted Scooterboard is a 3-wheeled electric skateboard wannabe

LeEco-promoted Scooterboard is a 3-wheeled electric skateboard wannabe

LeEco has announced a new crowdfunding campaign for 'Scooterboard,' a motorized transportation device that is a cross between a 2-wheel scooter and a 4-wheel skateboard. The model aims to fill an electric scooter void that apparently exists in the U.S., at least according to LeEco. The Scooterboard features a three-wheel design, making it something like an electric skateboard, but without the greater risk of falling.

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Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters Nintendo 64 controller is for a new generation of fans

Retro Fighters has created a version of the Nintendo 64 controller designed for a new generation, as odd as that sounds considering the N64 console's retired nature, and it arguably features a better design than the original controller. The controller is targeted at diehard N64 fans who still play on their original console, not emulators. As such, this model has an N64 cable rather than USB, though the company says there are adapters available for using the controller with a PC emulator if you want that functionality.

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Professor Einstein robot is your own personal teacher

Professor Einstein robot is your own personal teacher

The average consumer can buy a robot that vacuums their carpet, cleans their grill, but how about one that exists solely to educate? Thus enters Professor Einstein, a personal robot measuring more than a foot tall with an appearance like the man after whom it is named. Professor Einstein offers various facial expressions, understands what you're saying to it, and responds to your queries. The team behind it claims their product is one of the 'most advanced' personal-tier robots currently available.

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Airdog ADII ‘all-terrain’ camera drone is for extreme athletes

Airdog ADII ‘all-terrain’ camera drone is for extreme athletes

The AirDog team is back with another AirDog drone, this one being called the ADII. The original model launched on Kickstarter back in 2014, and the latest model is no exception, with the company again seeking funding on the crowdfunding website. The AirDog ADII resembles the original model, but comes with suitable upgrades and an overall design intended for extreme athletes -- dirt bikers, mountain bikers, and more.

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