Kickstarter is an online platform that helps bring creative projects to life. Through Kickstarter, artists, inventors, designers, filmmakers, and other creatives are able to get the funds and resources they need to make their dreams a reality. With an enormous global community, over 10 million people have already backed a project on Kickstarter. Every creator on Kickstarter has complete control over their projects and is given the opportunity to share it with the world and gain support from enthusiastic backers.
Kickstarter has become a hub for one-of-a-kind tech and gadget ideas from all over the world. With thousands of dollars already raised, here are three unique Kickstarter tech campaigns that you should know about.
The Shoka Bell and app gives bikers the option of choosing different ringtones to alert cars and pedestrians. Because the bell is a cycler’s most crucial safety feature, Shoka Bell allows riders to take safety to the next level. Shoka bell also doubles as a theft alarm, as well as a navigation device and cycling habit tracker. Additionally, it includes a front light and an impressive 200 hours of battery life.
Serious cyclers will love Shoka Bell’s ability to set biking routes, monitor progress, and avoid dangerous intersections. With over $85,000 already pledged, Shoka Bell is set to start shipping in March of 2017.
Alchema allows owners to craft their own hard cider using fresh fruit. Creators of the product consider the use of Alchema to be as easy as making a pot of coffee, while giving users unlimited craft cider flavors. The only down side is that it takes two weeks for cider to be ready for drinking, however it seems like the outcome is well worth the wait.
Alchema currently has almost 500 backers, contributing over $170,000 to the project. Those interested in getting their hands on an Alchema of their own can expect delivery in July of 2017.
Petcube Bites + Petcube Play
Petcube Bites + Petcube Play uses two Wi-Fi cameras that lets pet owners remotely care for their pets 24/7. One camera is used for treats and rewards, while the other is used for play and exercise. You can play with your pet by dragging or tapping your finger on the Petcube app, which will move a laser dot for pets to chase. Through Petcube bites, users can give treats any time of day, either through a pre-set schedule or on-demand.
Aside from the virtual playtime and treats, pet owners can also see and interact with their pets throughout the day. With night vision, you can even see what your pets are up to in the middle of the night. By using the push-to-talk feature, you can also chat with your pets as you would if you were home.
Petcube Bites + Petcube Play currently has over 1,500 backers raising over $215,000. Those who pledge can expect delivery in January 2017.
Kickstarter is always gaining new creators with impressive ideas. If you want to keep up with ever growing list of projects, check out their tech and gadgets page for new and innovative ideas.
Image via Flickr by rexhammock