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The Latest Colour-Changing Smart Bulb Turns Life Into A Rave

Even the light bulb, one of the earliest electrical inventions, can afford to have tweaks made. With this Kickstarter bulb, use your smartphone to switch the light’s colour: anything from shades of white to Night at the Roxbury-invoking fuchsia. Imagine Hue that comes fully featured out of the box.


A Cup-Holding Device Mount Makes Flying Slightly More Bearable

Gone are the days when flying was like taking a luxury cruise. Passengers are now herded onto planes and into seats that barely leave enough room to breath. There are ways to make flying slightly more enjoyable, though, like a tablet mount called the Airhook that also holds a drink so you can leave your tray table folded away.


A Simple Magnetic Adaptor Gives Your Charging Cables MagSafe Powers

A magnetic power connector didn’t seem that revolutionary when first revealed, but over the years the Apple MacBook’s MagSafe connector has proven itself to be an invaluable feature. And as the Znaps magnetic adaptor shows, it would be just as useful for your mobile devices too.


The Smithsonian Is Finally Getting Crowdfunding Right

On Monday the Smithsonian Institution launched a Kickstarter campaign to preserve astronaut Neil Armstrong’s Apollo 11 spacesuit. Now with over $US420,000 raised and a healthy 26 days left, the campaign is on track to easily exceed its $US500,000 goal. But the Smithsonian’s road to crowdfunding success has been a long and bumpy one.


These Mathematical Scarves Are Designed By A Computer Algorithm 

These mathematical merino scarves designed with a computer algorithm are perfect for colder temperatures. It’s also making us wonder if we need to improve our coding skills.


Beach Towel Board Games You Play With Discarded Bottle Caps

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A day at the beach usually doesn’t involve board games because the sand will quickly gobble up dice, Monopoly hotels, and Scrabble letter tiles. But since building sand castles gets boring quick, someone’s created a series of board game beach towels that can be played with bottle caps, seashells, or even small rocks.


A Paper-Thin Solar Panel Can Charge Your Phone On The Go

Solar panels keep getting lighter and tinier — good news for rugged on-the-go types who can charge their devices on the trail with sun-fuelled chargers. And this particular solar charger on Kickstarter is so thin, you can slip it in your Lonely Planet while it feeds your phone battery.


A Pocket-Sized Frisbee Ball You Can Play Catch With

This Kickstarter toy looks like a rubber hockey puck or neon drink coaster, but it’s a tiny Frisbee-like disc you play catch with, capable of being flung 60m. I want one.


There Will Never Be Anything More Relaxing Than A Hot Tub Hammock

Think of the most comfortable, most relaxing place you’ve ever been. No matter where on earth that might have been, it can’t even begin to compare to how relaxing the Hydro Hammock must be. People love lounging in hammocks, and people love soaking in hot tubs, and finally the two have become one.


You Can Customise These Cardboard Pinball Machines However You Want

There’s a certain appeal to playing a pinball machine that even video game versions can’t perfectly replicate. And with these cheap miniature cardboard versions, pinball fans can finally customise their own machines using a glue gun, hobby knife and other crafting supplies at their disposal.


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