Crowdfunding Now: Top 5 Back-to-College Items

With back-to-college season in full swing, parents and kids are looking for ways to succeed in academics and student life. Below are Crowdfund Insider’s top 5 back-to-school items we know everyone will love while hitting the books on campus.

The Defender: Smart Personal Protection

The DefenderColleges everywhere state that safety on their campuses is a top priority. Now parents won’t have to worry about their young adult kids being fully protected, thanks to a new device called, The Defender.

With on push of a button, the Defender goes into action to do the following:

  • Identify
  • Alert
  • Defend
  • Response

The Defender takes a photo, initial an alarm, and disrupts any attacker. It also connects to the iOS or Android app, which sends any photos, GPS location and other user authorized information to a 24/7 monitoring service. Medical alerts are also available and are deployed by sliding a separate button. Once initiated, the alert connects directly to a central station monitoring service to notify medical authorities.

In addition to the monitoring service, The Defender app will also alert 5 contacts for safety alerts and 5 contacts for medical alerts. The device will alert the contacts you have selected with an alert using text or email messages.

Blink: Wire-Free HD Home Monitoring and Alert System


Helping to protect not only residents but also their belongings, Blink is considered the first ultra-affordable, completely wire-free smart HD monitoring system. It is easy to set up and equally perfect for renters and homeowners. Create a system that covers your entryways and windows, monitors the garage, or keep a watchful eye on bedrooms.

The creators of the Blink noted that it was thoughtfully designed to make peace of mind easy and accessible. As soon as motion is detected, video starts recording and an alert is sent to the user’s smartphone or tablet, just so they can see exactly what caused the alert and decide how to react.

Blinks features include:

  • HD Video
  • Motion Detection
  • Instant Alerts
  • Live View
  • Instant On
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Night Vision
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Privacy Assurance
  • Status Alerts

TouchPico: Turn Any Surface Into A Touch Screen 


Useful for school and also recreation, the TouchPico is a tiny handheld project that turns any surface into a giant 80” interactive touchscreen. It is an interactive Android PC with projected touch interface and wireless streaming that allows you to

  • Project a 80” display to any flat surface
  • Use the infared Stylus to touch the wall as the project can read touch inputs
  • Interactive and two-way meaning you could use it to project Skype chat on a wall
  • Download any app from Google Play and use as normal

TouchPico offers pinpoint accuracy and functions a lot like the smartphone and tablet touchscreens you’re used to, simply by touching the stylus to the projected images. TouchPico is unique because it provides users with many versatile options. It’s for students, children, parents, teachers, dancers, businessmen, yoga enthusiasts, and gamers.

Nutlock: Outsmart Thieves. Protect Your Bike Wheels 


Ready to protect the transportation vehicle  that every college student loves, the Nutlock protects your bikes wheels from getting stolen. It replaces the existing fasteners with custom engineered ones that can only be removed with the unique key that comes in the Nutlock package.

It has been proven that any thief can steal at least a bicycle wheel with just a wrench in less than 30 seconds. Before Nutlock, you had to carry multiple locks to secure your entire bike. Now, there is no fears or wondering if your bike will be around when you get out of class thanks to it being secured by the flawless Nutlock.

Nutlock has multiple features, including:

  • Fits perfectly into the nut’s cutouts, providing up to 35 ft. lbs of torque.
  • Crafted of high-end, corrosion resistant German steel
  • Fits on any keychain so you can remove your wheels anytime

FitFIT: Fitness Re-Imagined


Making sure the horror stories of “The Freshmen 15” do not become reality, the FitFIT offers live fitness classes from the best gym’s and studios across the country and streams them to any persona device connected to the Internet.

With FitFIT, you can workout anywhere there is an Internet connect. You can stream the classes to any device no matter where you are. FitFIT is a fitness platform that combines the best offerings from any gym in the country into one portal so that you can explore a wide variety of classes when its convenient for you. You can also pick and choose what workouts you want to do, without all the hang-ups and pressure of actually joining a gym.

FitFIT is a perfect destination for hardcore fitness elite as well as the very casual fitness enthusiast. There’s literally something for everybody at FitFIT. Every class is 100% live from real gyms and studios and is streamed in HD quality video. Once a class has streamed live, its then available in a delayed live or video on demand format so you can take that same class on your schedule.

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