Tag Archives: Kickstarters

  • Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Qwest TV: A New Video Streaming Service for Jazz by Quincy Jones

    Producer and composer Quincy Jones has evidently wanted to start a TV channel dedicated to jazz and various other related forms of music for a while now. But he only recently got just such a project funded through Kickstarter: It’s called Qwest TV, and it’s now “coming to a screen near you” sometime in the […]

  • Cups Coffee: Coffee Pods Perfected

    Cups Coffee: Coffee Pods Perfected

    Keurig and other comparable single-serving coffee pod brands are mighty convenient, but they carry a host of inevitable downsides that go along with that convenience. From a coffee lover’s (and not an environmentalist’s) point of view, one of the biggest of those downsides is the fact that the coffee inside the K-Cups isn’t fresh – […]

  • Xcissor Pen: “One Mighty Scissors Hidden in Your Sleek Pen”

    Xcissor Pen: “One Mighty Scissors Hidden in Your Sleek Pen”

    There are plenty of multitool pens out there – this is one of them (hey, I’m not in advertising here). It’s the Xcissor Pen, which introduces a pair of scissors into the pen’s usual duties of drawing and writing in ink. It’s presented as a solution to an everyday dilemma – it’s normal enough to […]

  • Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Aire: An Indoor Flying Robot

    Personally, I’m only just now getting used to the fact that I can ask Alexa questions on my TV. But I know there’s a whole population of early adopters out there who are primed and ready for the next stage of smart home assistants, and for them there’s Aire, an indoor robotic assistant that earns […]

  • ‘Orbital Reflector': The World’s First Artistic Satellite

    ‘Orbital Reflector': The World’s First Artistic Satellite

    Artist Trevor Paglen has long specialized in incorporating science and technology into his work, with a particular focus on the United States’ various surveillance programs. His latest project, should it ever (literally) get off the ground, is a sculpture entitled Orbital Reflector, through which Paglen hopes to become “the first artist-museum team to launch a […]

  • ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    ALL Controller: “The World’s First Universal Gamepad” (Video)

    A universal video game controller is kind of like a perpetual motion device or a completely clean fuel source – a holy grail thought by some to be unattainable by science. But now it has been achieved – the ALL Controller, billed as “the world’s first universal gamepad” by its creators at Digital Depth. The […]

  • Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    This is just me, but my ideal penlight would be one modeled after the one used by The Shadow in his one-man war on crime. But since that probably isn’t going to happen, I’ll have to settle for the Apollo Penlight, a new penlight based on the ones produced for actual NASA astronauts on Apollo […]

  • Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Sandman Doppler: “The World’s Best Alarm Clock”

    Everyone hates getting up to an alarm in the morning, so a product that’s purported to be “the world’s best alarm clock” has either a very low or very high bar to clear, depending on your perspective on the matter. The Sandman Doppler is such a device. The Sandman Doppler seeks to earn its designation […]

  • HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    HuskeeCup: A Coffee Cup Made from Recycled Coffee

    We all remember the great coffee table book about coffee tables by author Cosmo Kramer, and now it appears that the recursive coffee-related product subgenre has a new entry. It’s called HuskeeCup, and it’s a coffee cup actually made out of recycled coffee husk. Recycled coffee husk and organic resin go into each HuskeeCup as […]