Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where’s the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:
mui is a beautiful (and straightforward) interactive digital wood panel that aims to make digital living a more peaceful, subtle experience. Judging by our recent article on the top 12 most irritating things about technology, this philosophy is becoming more and more relevant as companies continue to enter the smart home space.
Bored with your current fine china? Can’t stop dreaming about the East River as a flowing pool of soy sauce? Well, City Plates are 3D printed porcelain plates that feature architectural and geographical landmarks from cities around the world. The New York City plate includes the option to flood the East River with the sauce of your dreams, so there’s that dilemma solved.
There are only five days left to support Jollylook on the Japanese crowdfunding platform Green Funding! The cardboard camera strips photography back to its essentials, while still allowing the full experience of adjusting the shutter speed, aperture, and even looking through a pop-up viewfinder. A need item for photography enthusiasts and collectors alike.
The creators of the Fidget Cube are back on Kickstarter with PIXL, a set of tiny magnetic cubes that essentially allow you to create physical versions of your MineCraft creations. We’re into it.
IAMRUNBOX has also re-entered the crowdfunding scene, this time with a bag that reaches a wider active audience instead of just runners and commuters—travelers. The Spin Bag features an easy-access laptop compartment right underneath the straps, the option for a waterproof TPU double coated polyester material, and an optional packing kit and camera bag to make life on-the-go a smoother experience.
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