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:
Manual is back on Kickstarter to reveal their 2019 Ceramics Collection, a sleek matte black set that features wooden lids and details. The collection is focused on everyday utility and includes vessels for storage, serving and even incense burning. Their Kickstarter campaign offers backers the option of pledging for a full set or individual pieces.
Zümi is an educational self-driving car kit to help teach kids and adults how to use and interact with AI, while also explaining how the hell autonomous vehicles actually work. After awhile, your Zümi will be able to recognize the faces of your loved ones (run) and navigate on its own (hide).
We love a good footwear startup, and Chicago-based CODDI seems to be delivering what the people want with their line of high-performance outdoor boots that don’t make you look like you’re about to go on a 10 mile hike.
Anti Ordinary A1 is a beanie that claims to be as strong as a helmet for snowboarders and skiiers. If this is true, it’s pretty awesome, but we’ll let you decide for yourselves!
Ever wanted a comprehensive map of the Milky Way? Now you can have one.
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