Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • Moon Pod: “A Zero-Gravity Beanbag for All-Day Deep Relaxation”

    Moon Pod: “A Zero-Gravity Beanbag for All-Day Deep Relaxation”

    Despite the best efforts of Jeff Musk or Elon Bezos, most of us have not made it into space. Which in turn means that most of us have not experienced the sensation of floating in a zero-gravity environment. But we can get just a bit closer in the near future, thanks to the Moon Pod.  The Moon […]

  • Sensorwake Trio: “Smell-Based Alarm Clock to Improve Your Day”

    Sensorwake Trio: “Smell-Based Alarm Clock to Improve Your Day”

    Waking up to a fresh scent wafting to your bedroom from your kitchen is one of the great underrated pleasures. In these futuristic cyberpunk days, you can get this sensation if you don’t even have a kitchen — all you need is a Sensorwake Trio, the next generation Sensorwake alarm clock that earns its new name by […]

  • Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Flopstarter: Crowdfunding for Extremely Bad Ideas

    Good ideas are sometimes said to be in the air, just waiting for some lucky brain to catch them and, hopefully, execute them in some way. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter have made it a lot easier for those ideas to be funded, but what about bad ideas? For them, there’s Flopstarter. Flopstarter is an evidently real […]

  • Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    Zen Float Tank: Float Your Troubles Away

    It seems like more and more often these days I feel like locking myself in some kind of suspended animation chamber. Unfortunately I don’t think that type of Farmerian stoning technology exists quite yet, but the Zen Float Tank looks like the next best meditational thing. The Zen Float Tank is billed as the “only affordable home […]

  • Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Hiuni: “A Smart, Connected GoTo Telescope”

    Stargazing is great but it leaves a little to be desired as a social, group activity. There’s a new kind of telescope now raising funds on Kickstarter that’s seeking to change that: Hiuni, which is a new smart telescope that’s engineered to give groups of people a simultaneous stargazing experience. Hiuni is a computerized telescope that’s […]

  • Time Since Launch Clock

    Time Since Launch Clock

    Have you ever had one of those life-changing moments that bisects your life between the before and after it happened? The next time you have one, or for one that’s already occurred, you can mark the seconds, minutes, hours, and days since it happened with the Time Since Launch Clock now on Kickstarter. The Time Since Launch […]

  • FinalStraw: “The World’s First Collapsible, Reusable Straw”

    FinalStraw: “The World’s First Collapsible, Reusable Straw”

    I think compared to carbon emissions and corporate pollution, disposable plastic drinking straws are probably a fractionally small part of what’s killing planet Earth. But I suppose every little bit helps, and now there’s FinalStraw to make it possible to use a single straw for your entire life, should you desire. Billed as “the world’s first collapsible, […]

  • Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster: A Nerf Gun Alternative for Adults

    Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster: A Nerf Gun Alternative for Adults

    I’ll never forget the humiliation I felt when I was ejected from the Reform Club in London. I smuggled in a standard Nerf blaster and fired several darts at my cohorts, only to be treated like some kind of an idiot in response. If only I’d had the Kobra-1 Foam Dart Blaster back then. The Kobra-1 is […]

  • Halospheres: A Desktop Toy That Spins 3600 RPM

    Halospheres: A Desktop Toy That Spins 3600 RPM

    If you’re sick of those boring, standard issue, low-velocity desktop toys, there’s a new class of toy now raising funds on Kickstarter. They’re called Halospheres, and their main function is a Tasmanian Devil-like top speed of 3600 rotations per minute. The Halospheres “extreme velocity desktop toy” doesn’t require batteries or plutonium or anything to hit those […]