Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • Avazzy: “The World’s First Instant Smoothie Maker” (Video)

    Avazzy: “The World’s First Instant Smoothie Maker” (Video)

    I thought we all learned our lesson from the Juicero debacle, but now some bold innovators are attempting to apply the same basic principle to the home smoothie maker. It’s called Avazzy, and I have to admit, given how much of a pain it can be to wash out a blender and keep your fridge stocked […]

  • Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    I’m a big fan of Brian Eno, whose specialty (or at least one of them) for the last few decades has been setting up music that creates itself with minimal direct guidance. So if anyone out there can forward this to him, I think he’d appreciate it: Oddball, a drum machine that also acts as a […]

  • Event Horizon Spin Coin from J. L. Lawson & Co.

    Event Horizon Spin Coin from J. L. Lawson & Co.

    Who can say why the market for novelty spinning coins appears to be booming? Perhaps it’s an illusion brought on by the need of lifestyle sites to constantly churn out more and more content, or maybe we just live in especially indecisive times. In any case, the latest such coin to come across my metaphorical […]

  • SupPorter: Kickstarter for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    SupPorter: Kickstarter for Nonprofits and Political Campaigns

    ‘Sup Porter is the name of a hip hop themed 1930s screwball comedy throwback script I’m working on, but it appears that I’m going to have to find a new title, because a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter for political campaigns and nonprofit organizations called SupPorter has launched. According to one of the site’s founders, part of the appeal of […]

  • TRIWA: Watches Made from Recycled Illegal Guns

    TRIWA: Watches Made from Recycled Illegal Guns

    The world would be a much better and more peaceful place if every gun was replaced with a stylish timepiece, don’t you think? TRIWA is a new Swedish watch brand that’s doing its small part to make that unlikely scenario come to pass, by making watches from melted down confiscated firearms. IM Swedish Development Partner is a […]

  • 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 […]