Tagged: hardware

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Imperial Sphericator Turns Food Into Pearls, Freaks3D is a Portable 3D Printer & Livid’s Mobile Music Maker

Featured Mailbox 8.2.15

For this week’s Crowdfunding Mailbox we have Imperial Sphericator, a device that transforms your food into “caviar”; Freaks3D, the worlds “first” portable 3D printer; and Minim, a pocket sized wireless instrument for music creation. 3D printing is pretty common today. It was not that long… Read More

FUNDED: Sensory Percussion, Software + Hardware Sensor That Understands Where And How You Hit The Drum

sensory percussion team

  Developed by music tech company Sunhouse, Sensory Percussion combines a hardware sensor that clamps to the side of drum with software to yield a new instrument that lets you control electronic sounds with your own drumsticks and drums. The device is now overfunding on Kickstarter after reaching its $80,000 goal, and… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: IndieVice Turns Your iPhone into a Camera for a Pro, Curb Provides Realtime Insight into Home Energy Use & My Paint Saint

Crowdfunding Mailbox 7.12.15

For this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox we have a really cool project for videographers, a new way to monitor home energy and a practical DIY solution for touching up paint – at home. First up we have IndieVice, hardware that turns your smartphone or GoPro into… Read More

Tile Gets $3 Million from Khosla Ventures. Tops 2 Million Finder Devices Sold

Tile on Keys

Crowdfunding success Tile has received a capital infusion from Khosla Ventures in the amount of $3 million. The “Series A extension” comes at a time when the young company reports it has shipped over 2 million devices as it closes in on its 2nd anniversary…. Read More

UPDATED – Tech Fight: inCharge Bolt vs. ChargeDoubler Both Claim “First” in Crowdfunding Battle

Boxing Gloves Fight Box

We all want to be able to charge our smartphones faster so when I saw the crowdfunding campaign for ChargeDoubler I thought this was a pretty cool campaign. The “original accelerator” claims up to 2X charging speeds for your iPhone or Android phone by allowing a… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Abode Home Security, Trinity Headphones & BevPod Slim Cooler

Featured Mailbox 4.26.15

Rewards based crowdfunding campaigns can be a stepping stone to an equity funding round.  Product validation of consumer interest is a great pitching tool when asking VCs, Angels or crowd investors to help fund your vision.  This is especially true in consumer tech as the line… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Watch 4 Channels at Once with 4SeTV, Elf Video Streaming Drone & Zero G iPhone Case

Featured Mailbox 4.12.15

I am counting the days as to when I can become one of the growing numbers of cord cutters and jettison my craptaculous Cable TV subscription from Time Warner.  Yes they suck.  1000s of channels that no one ever watches yet they charge me for… Read More

Interview: FluxMob Co-Founder Alan Tran Takes Charge: Kickstarting and Partnering with eBay’s Innovators Collective

Fluxmob Partners with Ebay

With an increasing number of start-ups launching with crowdfunding platforms, eBay has turned into a logical “step two” for entrepreneurs like FluxMob’s cofounders who are looking to expand their product’s reach.  Alan Tran and his childhood friend Justin Zito swiftly raised $90,253 in initial funds for their tech… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: LyfeLens Dash Cam, Coolbox Smart Toolbox & Viper for IoT

Mailbox Featured 5.22.15

LyfeLens is a 360º dash cam for your car.  Now some people may be a bit concerned about documenting their driving habits but for others having a dash cam that works when you are driving your car, and when you are not, could be a pretty… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: OphoKeys Music Keyboard, Piper Minecraft Toolbox & FlexCharger

Crowdfunding Mailbox 5.7.15

Learn. Play. Repeat. If you could upload to your cerebral cortex the ability to play any instrument you wanted –  everyone would do it. Unfortunately that is not the case. While some of us are “gifted”, others have “ability”, and most people just struggle along,… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Spark Electric Bike, UAMP Amplifier for Your Smartphone & Noocity Growbed Urban Garden

Mailbox Featured 2.29.15

There has been a lot of coverage regarding electric bikes the past couple weeks with the launch, and associated controversy, of the Sondors (né Storm) ebike. Sondors has successfully fended off their critics and remains one of the most funded Indiegogo campaigns ever. But now we have another… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Root GP3D Printer, CarVi Driving Assistant & ExoDrive MicroSD Smartphone Case

Mailbox Featured 2.8.15

The three crowdfunding campaigns for this weeks Mailbox include Root GP3D, an affordable 3D printer; CarVi smartech to improve your driving (or at least monitor it) and ExoDrive a case that adds memory to your smartphone when you run low. There have been many 3D… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Airtame Closes Seed Financing Round

You Guys Rock Airtame

Airtame, company that went from obscure Danish startup to crowdfunding hit, has closed a seed financing round for $1.4 million.  Lead investors included Danish investment firm SEED Capital and Libratone founder Tommy Andersen.  The new capital will be used to expedite a broad market release… Read More

Pono Pounded: Reviews Hammer Neil Young’s Digital Music Player

Linus Pounds Pono

The Pono Music player is the 4th most crowdfunded campaign on Kickstarter ever.  The project raised a respectible $6.2 million back in April of 2014.  Over 18,000 backers pitched in to support this product created by rockstar legend Neil Young.  Pono went on to raise… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Hive Smart Home, Campanion for GoPro & Safeti GPS Tracker

Featured Mailbox 2.1.15

Found in this weeks Crowdfunding Mailbox are Campanion, the perfect partner for your GoPro camera, Hive simple smart home automation and Safeti, a GPS locator device (with no contract fees!). The Internet of Things is fast approaching ubiquity. We are only at the beginning of… Read More

3Doodler 2.0 Becomes Kickstarter’s Most Successful Hardware Sequel As It Surpasses $1 Million in 10 Days

3Doodler 4

3Doodler 2.0, the reinvented model of the world’s first 3D printing pen, today became the first hardware product on Kickstarter to hit over $1 million in a second ‘sequel’ campaign. 3Doodler 2.0 smashed its Kickstarter goal on Thursday the 15th January, raising over $1 million in funding from the Kickstarter community in… Read More