Kickstarter

  • Kickstarter: Triggertrap Universal Camera Trigger

    While most of us are satisfied with pressing the shutter release button on our cameras in order to take a picture, creative photographers use many methods to do it, from remotes to time-lapse rigs to tethered laptops. But many of these methods are complex, expensive, or both. This Kickstarter project aims to provide an affordable, hackable, and universal tool for telling your camera… Read More

  • The Infinite Loop Tablet Holder: Actually A Cool Idea

    Another day, another Kickstarter project. This time we have the Infinite Loop (lawsuit pending), a unique, looping tablet stand that allows you to stick your iPad, Kindle, or Xoom in almost any position – even over a car headrest. We then set about working through many different concepts and through this process it was found that the more versatile the design became, the more simple… Read More

  • The Opena iPhone 4 Case Hides/Showcases Your Drinking Habit

    Cool kids carry bottle openers on their key chain. But who has a key chain anymore? Furthermore, why do they need to drink and drive. Enter Opena, the Kickstarter-funded bottle opener iPhone 4 case. Yep, jump on the bandwagon now, save $10 off the retail cost in the process and reserve your spot as a cool kid from the future. There really isn’t any magic here. The Opena case simply has… Read More

  • DIY Geodesic Dome On Kickstarter

    Need a place to hide out when the apocalypse comes? Why not try a DIY geodesic dome! This Kickstarter project offers a $99 10-foot geodesics kit or a 14-foot model for $189. This isn’t really about shelter as much as it is about fun. I’ll let the folks at Effalo explain: Read More

  • LusionBloom: A Magnetic Vase For Your Next Weird Cocktail Party

    In the old days, pole-shaping meant something completely different. However, now it is a technique for attaching multiple arms to each other at odd angles that allows them to remain upright with a load without falling. The LusionBloom is a nice example of pole shaping and, more important, is a freaking vase that tilts to the side while keeping flowers and water upright. Perfect for… Read More

  • Help Save Aunt Beru And Uncle Owen's Homestead And Get A Nice Watch

    Uncle Owen! Aunt Beru! Uncle Owen! The Lars Homestead is the actual building used during the filming of Star Wars and it still exists – in a considerably diminished state – in Tunisia. The igloo house is now falling apart but a group of dedicated film buffs – and one watchmaker – want to return the home to its original, super sci-fi state. Read More

  • Since 2009 Kickstarter Funneled $60 Million To 24,000 Crowd-Funded Projects

    Kickstarter started as a way for bands to fund projects without asking for money from Grandma. Now it’s the go-to site for nearly any self-funded projects and the company recently surpassed the facilitating of $60 million in funding of random music albums, films, and gadgets created by ordinary people. At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC John Biggs sat down with Kickstarter’s Yancey… Read More

  • Kogeto Dot Panorama iPhone Add-On Spotted: TechCrunch Disrupt New York

    Wandering around here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, we came across a particularly interesting iPhone 4 add-on from Kogeto, in collaboration with Kickstarter. It’s called Dot, and it will totally change your perspective on mobile video, literally. The Kogeto Dot is a panoramic lens that captures 360-degree video, without sacrificing style or portability. This add-on from Kogeto comes in… Read More

  • The pHOLD Bike Mount: You Know, For Bikes

    True story: last week I was riding my bike and I reached down to my pocket to grab my phone to check the map. I saw a car coming around the corner and slammed on the brakes. A second later I was up, over the handlebars, and my phone bore the brunt of my fall. Luckily I had it in a case but, aside from my pride, nothing was damaged. That’s why I like this pHOLD thing. It’s basically… Read More