Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • 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 […]

  • Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Morsel Spork: The Spork, (Somehow) Upgraded

    Many have tried and failed to introduce new design elements to the classically innovative utensil known as the spork. There was Dr. Phineas Farocles in 1907, who perished in a laboratory fire while developing the cigarette-lighting spork. Then there was Ethel Beasley, an amateur inventor who died of electrocution in 1957 before perfecting the world’s […]

  • Skalpel: A Steak Knife That Looks like a Scalpel (Video)

    Skalpel: A Steak Knife That Looks like a Scalpel (Video)

    I’ve often wondered if surgeons ever feel tempted to use their tools for other purposes at home. I still don’t know whether they do or not, but I do know that there’s now a steak knife especially for those who have long desired to cut through a tough piece of meat with a scalpel. It’s […]

  • Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Avya: A Battery-Powered Steam Inhaler

    Whether it’s flu season, cold season, allergy season, it’s easier to tally up the portions of the calendar that don’t result in nasal congestion for big swaths of the population. New on Kickstarter is a device to help keep the ol’ nasal passages clear and functional: Avya from Aura Medical. Avya is purported to be “the only truly effective […]

  • Zanco Tiny T1: The World’s Smallest Functional Cell Phone

    Zanco Tiny T1: The World’s Smallest Functional Cell Phone

    I’ve alluded to it many times on this site and elsewhere, so I guess once more won’t hurt: Remember Derek Zoolander’s absurdly small cell phone? That gag came from a time when cell phones seemed to get smaller and smaller (rather than the opposite), but now it has once again come true in the form […]

  • PBspoon: A Spoon Designed Specifically for Peanut Butter

    PBspoon: A Spoon Designed Specifically for Peanut Butter

    There are few times where it becomes more evident that modern technology has completely failed humanity than when you’re trying to get the last one or two sandwiches worth of peanut butter out of the jar. When faced with this problem, many of us will simply give up and get a new jar, while the […]