Every week I try to bring you the best projects I find on Kickstarter. This week I'm having a real problem narrowing down the list. Kickstarter has high and low tides and we are entering a high one now.
Note: I don't back every project that I recommend. I wish I could, but I can't. maybe I should create a kickstarter to get funds so I'll be able to back more projects...
The simplest most advanced wireless Multi Speaker for iPhone, iPad + Android ever in compact form. Touch the cap to elevate your sound!
As the name suggests, this is the second version of this product. The first one was born on Kickstarter (Goal: $125k, Pledge $938,771) and received well enough reviews. Some backers complained about sound quality, charging issues and pairing issues, but overall it looks like these are not the majority.
We can deduce that people like this product because this new version was backed within 4.5 hours (Goal: $90k, Pledge so far $425,344), and they have 25 more days to go at the time of this post being written.
What is it?
A blutooth speaker that can pair with your mobile device (iOS and Android) and be used to listen to music, podcasts, movies, and also to take calls. The design is compact and beautiful and the mechanism that reveals the speakers looks like it works really nice.
Why do I like it?
Mobile speakers are not new obviously, but this one gives me a few things I'm looking for:
- Compact and great looking Design (in form and factor)
- High Sound Quality
- Easy pairing with my iPhone
- The ability to sync it around the house while I move from room to room
- The ability to take it with me to lectures when I need to play Music/Videos
- additional smart functionalities (smart as in clever, not "connected to the web and thus called smart like every other device coming out from CES for the past 3 years")
Some other speakers give many of these functions but cost a lot, or they are cheap but give only some of the functionality. Anyways, I'm in and I think you should back it as well.
The ultimate iPhone protective case with a secure and hidden wallet at the at the touch of a button. iPhone 5S, 5C, 5.
iPhone covers are a million, if not a billion, dollar industry and as the years progressed we saw companies trying to do more with those cases. Some just make the case more durable and protective (to the extent of making your phone look like a tank or a stealth bomber), others create a battery pack that also works as a cover (like the really well designed Mophies). Yet other try to add simpler functionalities, like adding a wallet to your iPhone.
What is it?
So Push is basically a smart and compact wallet that allow you to store your credit cards with your phone, and with a simple push, to take out the credit card that you need (or grab some cash).
Why I like it?
They really gave some thought to the way people use their phones and wallets. The whole design is great and looks like it was created to be used with a phone, while keeping the basic functionality of the wallet - protecting your money and make it easier to carry around.
Theu already blow through their goal ($15l, Pledge so far $46,287) and unlocked the Android stretch goal. In a nut shell:
- Looks and feels good
- really protects your cards
- Keeps your cards safe from prying eyes
- easy to use
- also, protects your phone (bonus?)
This party will end in 5 days, so if you are looking for something like this, go and grab it.
Bloody, brutal, psychological terror is our goal. With your help, we can make "MURDER MILL" an unstoppable force of horror.
What is it?
Well, the synopsis reads: Four teens break into a local abandoned mill for a night of partying. They get more than they bargained for when they discover the truth behind the legend of "Murder Mill" and its connection to the recent town suicides.
Why I like it?
I love horror, and I love the short form. Kickstarter is a great place for ideas to come to fruition and these types of projects have good potential. I like the simplicity of the location and from what Im reading and seeing on the project page, these guys know what they are doing.
The goal ($1500) was past and (pledge $1,576 so far) and they do have 20 more days. They aren't asking for much and for that some you will probably get a good piece of content and also propel the idea of the "new patrons of the art". Kickstarter and sites like it are a situated correctly to reshape the way we look at and treat the arts.