This project, which just went live last night, is on its way to the record books. The meager goal of $10,000 was completely obliterated as backers fiendishly flocked to the site with their monies. All it took was roughly seven hours for this Kickstarter campaign to raise over one million dollars. Now before you scroll down and peek, consider these kings of crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter.
Remember that hefty, tactical flashlight that was a hit at last year’s CES? Well, the Zerohour team is back again with the Relic XR, a slimmed-down, compact version of their first project. Yeah, I know, I totally missed my chance to get hands-on with the Zerohour Relic XR flashlight while at CES 2015. There was a lot going on all over.
If you own a lot of gadgets, you need a good bag to store and/or carry them all in. While most bags and backpacks available now provide padded slots for laptops and tablets, they don’t really offer much added protection for larger gear. That expensive DSLR camera and lenses is going to need its own kind of pocket. Accessibility helps too.
If you think that the latest tablets are only for fun and entertainment, then you’re missing out on an entire half of mobile power potential. It doesn’t take much to transform a device into something classy for productivity or work. You’ll choose to wear a well-tailored suit as part of professional business attire; pairing the right accessory for your Apple iPad Air 2 is just as important.
The Toddy Gear Pocket Toddy and Screenster Plush feature microfiber and silk material. Microfiber cleans and silk polishes, providing best of both worlds.
Even though external battery packs are nothing new these days, I still get excited over them. Especially when they feature something new or slightly different. Yeah, you can call me lame, but with all the energy I use up during the day, external battery packs are completely necessary.
I like to streamline my gear as much as the next minimalist, but there is a benefit to owning multiples of certain products. Power/data cables for mobile devices? You never want to run out of those. Speakers? Yeah, it’s cool to have a personal, portable one as well as a big, room-rocking unit. Bags? Absolutely.
With so many portable chargers on the market, it’s not often that one actually catches my attention for being unique. Such is the case for the Waka Waka Solar Powered Charger + Light. The charger itself is pretty standard: after being charged itself, it can power your smartphone and provide light; however, the Waka Waka has a humanitarian concept behind it that makes it a charger I can get behind.
Samsung exhibited a lot of pluck when going on record to announce the futuristic Galaxy Note Edge smartphone and even more experimental Gear VR… thing would be available for sale stateside by the year’s end.
By now, you might have a small collection of USB cables and wall adapters from all the mobile devices you’ve ever purchased. Power needs have changed quickly over time. It used to be that 5V/1A was good enough for just about everything, but that’s not really the case anymore. Bigger and more power-hungry smartphones and tablets have demands that reach up to 2.4A.
With all the gadgets and devices we own and use today, one can’t really go anywhere without a reasonable means to carry it all. Even a single jeans pocket is insufficient for the latest large-screen smartphones, let alone tablet, portable speaker, cables, and anything else. Besides, who wants to wear pants that bulge like that anyway?
Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.