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What Crowdfunded Project Has Screwed You Over The Hardest?

Crowdfunding isn’t the same as preordering. It’s a gamble at best. And with the Keryos Meteor coming out as one of the biggest crowdfunding fails in recent memory, we got to thinking: What other crowdfunding disasters have managed to slip under the radar?


The Defender: A Smart Self-Defence Wand To Get You Out Of Trouble

You probably have a friend that doesn’t feel safe in their neighbourhood at night. It might even be you that doesn’t feel all that secure when roaming the streets. You might have a small knife, pepper spray or even a gun in your backpack, satchel or purse to deter potential assailants. If any of this rings a bell, you might want to consider backing The Defender: a “smart personal protection device” designed to keep you safe in dangerous situations.


A Candle-Powered Speaker Keeps Playing Even When The Power's Out

Using a scientific phenomenon known as the Peltier-Seebeck or thermoelectric effect, where a voltage is produced via a device with contrasting temperatures, this Bluetooth speaker called the Pelty can run on nothing but burning candles. So the next time you lose power during a brownout, you’ll have both light and entertainment to pass the time.


Five Crowdfunded Projects That Defy All Logic And Reason

The online fund-begging havens of Kickstarter and Indiegogo (among quite a few others) are bursting with wild, fantastical visions of things once thought impossible. Some of them are awesome, some outlandish, some flat-out insane. These are but a few.


A Gorgeous Wooden Kitchen Scale That Masquerades As A Cutting Board

Successful baking requires strict adherence to a recipe and precise measurements, which is made easier with a scale at your disposal. But if the last thing you want is another ugly appliance cluttering up your kitchen counters, feast your eyes on the lovely GKILO scale (pronounced kilo) which when not in use looks like another wooden cutting board.


A Simple Silicone Sleeve Turns Your iPhone Into A Game Boy

The touchscreen generation might not know any better, but those of us who grew up with Game Boys know that physical control pads and buttons will always trump on-screen alternatives. Entire this slide-on silicone sleeve, called the G-PAD, that turns your smartphone into an even better handheld gaming machine.


Who Needs Towels When You Can Just Stand On A Full Body Air Dryer?

If you’ve yet to find a bathroom towel large enough to suitably dry you after a shower, the solution could be as simple as standing on this unique bathroom accessory for about half-a-minute. It looks like a weigh scale, but it’s actually a dryer that blasts you with warm air to quickly and thoroughly dry you without the need for a towel.


This Is The Power Glove Oven Mitt You Want To Buy

About a year ago we brought news of a Power Glove themed oven mitt that had anyone who grew up playing the NES excited to do some baking. But that version was made of heatproof fabric and while it looked convincing enough, it can’t hold a candle — or a hot tray of cookies — to this amazingly detailed silicone Power Glove oven mitt.


Your Smartphone's Touchscreen Can Read These Magical Business Cards

People complain about having to use antiquated business cards to pass along contact details, but they’re not going away anytime soon. So instead of complaining, the folks at TouchBase simply found a way to make business cards smarter. To access someone’s contact info, all you need to do is tap these business cards on your smartphone’s display.


Your Dog Could Talk Back With This Mind-Reading Headset

Some dog owners just get their pet. They can interpret every growl, yawn, and yelp the way a new parent can distinguish his or her child’s cry. But what if you don’t have that perception with your pooch? Enter No More Woof, the headset that wants to translate your dog’s thoughts into human-speak.


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