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Forget Google Maps: This glowing Compass Stone is straight out of anime

Forget Google Maps: This glowing Compass Stone is straight out of anime

A new product called Compass Stone has arrived on Kickstarter, and it's looking to change the way we use our phones for GPS navigation. The idea behind Compass Stone is simple: people should be looking up when traveling to their destination instead of staring at their screen the entire time. The way Compass Stone looks to accomplish this goal is interesting, to say the least.

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MagNeo magnetic USB-C adapter looks like something Apple would build

MagNeo magnetic USB-C adapter looks like something Apple would build

One of the things that I always thought Apple was smart for building was the MagSafe connector. Having tripped on a power cord before and broke a notebook, having a magnetic adapter that comes apart to prevent that sort of damage is a big deal. A new power adapter that is similar to MagSafe has landed on Kickstarter and it is called MagNeo.

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Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

Everlast Notebook is real paper and pen digital notebook that is erasable

If you write down lots of notes in a notebook there comes a time where you end up with full notebooks that you have to toss or file away somewhere. A new project on Kickstarter is a notebook for the modern age that still gives users the feel and ease of traditional paper and pen, but combines that with digital storage of anything you write or draw.

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HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hubs adds all the ports to Macs

HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hubs adds all the ports to Macs

Mac users know that the thin and svelte design of the latest MacBooks means that the connectivity options for the notebook are limited. You need a different dongle for just about anything you want to connect to the Mac. A new product called the HyperDrive has turned up on Kickstarter and it may be the ideal thing for MacBook users looking for expanded connectivity.

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Pebble Time 2 and Core cancelled amid Fitbit deal

Pebble Time 2 and Core cancelled amid Fitbit deal

We mentioned that Fitbit was reportedly close to buying some of the assets and people that were involved with Pebble early this month. Word has now surfaced that the financial woes at Pebble mean that the company is cancelling two of its products that lots of people backed on kickstarter. The Time 2 and Core devices have now been cancelled and sources say Pebble is planning to refund all Kickstarter backers.

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Root robot teaches coding in three stages of fun

Root robot teaches coding in three stages of fun

A new robot is on Kickstarter called Root and the purpose of this robot is to teach anyone from age 4 to 99 how to code using a fun and simple approach. Root is designed to drive on walls, tables, and magnetic surfaces and is able to make games and coding challenges that will reinforce computational thinking. Root can be programmed to perform all sorts of tasks.

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‘Underscares’ is an adult diaper for scaredy-cat gamers

‘Underscares’ is an adult diaper for scaredy-cat gamers

Have you ever played a video game so utterly terrifying that, post-shat, you wondered why you didn't have the foresight to put on a pair of adult diapers? If you happened to answer yes, the company behind horror game Outlast has the solution: Underscares, a pair of adult diapers with the game's logo, an ultra-mesh sewage suppressor butt-grid, and liquid-lock thigh portals. Yes, this is a real project.

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AirSelfie mini drone uses 5MP camera to take your selfie

AirSelfie mini drone uses 5MP camera to take your selfie

Taking a selfie from a distance greater than the length of your arm requires either a second person or a selfie stick...or, if a new Kickstarter campaign is successful, a small pocket drone. Called AirSelfie, this new drone is small enough to fit in your pocket or purse, and it features a small integrated camera for recording videos and/or taking photographs. If all goes as planned, the drone will start shipping in March.

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Boomphones Re-Up are headphones and a portable speaker in one

Boomphones Re-Up are headphones and a portable speaker in one

Typically if you want headphones for private listening and a portable speaker to share the music with a group, you need two devices. The new Boomphones Re-Up that have turned up on Kickstarter allow you to have both private and group listening with one device. Re-Up can be turned from headphones into a portable speaker at the press of a button.

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Freedrum lets you make real drum beats by air drumming

Freedrum lets you make real drum beats by air drumming

A new product called Freedrum promises to take air drumming to a whole new level, allowing anyone to create beats using a pair of smart drum sticks. You don’t need an actual set of drums to play them with Freedrum — rather, each stick is equipped with sensors and smart tech that works with your smartphone and a mobile app. The best part? You can put a pair of earbuds in and won’t have to hear anyone complain about your skills.

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Sevenhugs Smart Remote control anything you point it at

Sevenhugs Smart Remote control anything you point it at

Sevenhugs has a very cool remote control that is on Kickstarter and has destroyed its funding goal. The product is called the Smart Remote by Sevenhugs and this remote claims to be able to control any device you aim it at. The screen on the remote will adapt to the device you are aiming it at to give you control you need.

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TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

Winter is here in much of the world and that means it's glove weather. The catch with gloves is that many of them won't work with your touchscreen device leaving you having to pull off a glove in the cold before you can answer a call or use your smartphone. TAPS touchscreen Sticker with Touch ID promises to allow you to use any glove with any touchscreen device.

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