Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • Polycade: “The Retro Arcade of the Future”

    Polycade: “The Retro Arcade of the Future”

    There are few things cooler to have in your house than an original arcade cabinet, but that coolness carries a high premium when it comes to the price you pay for one. As with seemingly every other quasi-problem of the world, technology has found an answer in the form of Polycade. Polycade is a video […]

  • Sparky Fire Starter Works in Windy or Damp Surroundings

    Sparky Fire Starter Works in Windy or Damp Surroundings

    Fires are wishy-washy things, that can go from starting accidentally when conditions are dry and hot to barely being able to exist at all when it’s damp or windy. Now, inventor Bobby Davis has come up with a way to start fires even in the aforementioned damp and windy conditions, and it’s called Sparky. Calling […]

  • Shard: For Bar-Quality Ice in Your Home Bar or Kitchen

    Shard: For Bar-Quality Ice in Your Home Bar or Kitchen

    Ice is just frozen water, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not a tricky thing to get exactly right. For proof, just try to mimic the perfectly clear large block (or other structure) of ice from a bar or formal event in your home. Odds are, the ice will be cloudy, and the whole effect will […]

  • Figment VR Turns Smartphones Into Virtual Reality Headsets

    Figment VR Turns Smartphones Into Virtual Reality Headsets

    As has been stated on this site many times before, the era of virtual reality has already begun, and it’s only a matter of time before it becomes second nature like smartphones and tablets have. Not everyone will be able to afford fancy VR headsets and other similar pieces of equipment, but Figment VR comes […]

  • Lampster: Illuminate Your Workspace With Character

    Lampster: Illuminate Your Workspace With Character

    A being from a dimension populated by walking and talking lamps who accidentally falls through an interdimensional rift and is trapped in a world he never made, it’s the Lampster. I made that origin story up (with apologies to Steve Gerber), but it’s an example of the kind of imaginative ideas this creative lamp can […]

  • HeLi-On Portable Foldable Solar Charger

    HeLi-On Portable Foldable Solar Charger

    If you have a Ray Randall-like urge to charge your devices with the power of the sun, there are a lot of options out there available to you, many of them featured on this very website. One of the most appealing is the new HeLi-On, which solves the common problem of solar chargers—how much space […]

  • Squire Pen: Minimalist Craftsmanship From Baron Fig

    Squire Pen: Minimalist Craftsmanship From Baron Fig

    People don’t use pens as much as they used to, but the people who do have standards of quality that are higher than ever. For them, there’s the Squire pen by Baron Fig, the same company that released the Confidant notebook a couple of years ago. It’s hard to describe the Squire pen without getting […]

  • Hummingbird Bike is Lightweight and Foldable (Video)

    Hummingbird Bike is Lightweight and Foldable (Video)

    Folding bikes aren’t new, but it’s a sad fact that most of them are too heavy to make their fold-ability really worthwhile, at least if there are any other transportation options available to you. But the new Hummingbird Bike represents more than one step in the right direction, since it’s extremely lightweight and portable. Constructed […]

  • ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Launches Comeback Kickstarter

    ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Launches Comeback Kickstarter

    It’s been 16 years since Mystery Science Theater 3000 went off the air and into deep space, but since then it’s had an unusually steady presence in pop culture. Its DVDs continue to sell, and various spin-off projects like Rifftrax and Cinematic Titanic continue to thrive, which means that in today’s comeback culture the creator […]

  • Gest: Wearable Technology for Hand-Based Computer Control

    Gest: Wearable Technology for Hand-Based Computer Control

    I don’t know this for sure, but I’m reasonably certain that tech companies have been promising gestural computer control technology since about five minutes after Minority Report came out more than 12 years ago. But that bar hasn’t quite been reached, at least until Gest came around. You wear Gest on your hand, and once […]