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Fidget Cube: tiny toy keeps your fingers occupied with buttons and knobs that don’t do anything (crowdfunding)

A lot of people seem to find fidgeting with pens, remote controls, and other gizmos with buttons, knobs and dials helps keep them calm and/or focused. But you might not always have a suitable plaything nearby. The Fidget Cube is a new crowdfunded product that’s basically a tiny vinyl box with instruments designed for fidgeting […]

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ChargeTech Plug is a 48,000 mAh battery with two AC wall outlets (for charging nearly anything)

Portable battery packs that you can use to recharge your smartphone are a dime a dozen. OK, not really, but there are plenty that you can buy for a few bucks or more. But what if you want to power your laptop on the go? Or a TV? Maybe even a microwave. There are big, […]

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What’s next for the Superbook? (LPX Show podcast)

When the folks at Andromium launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Superbook project in July, they were hoping to raise $50,000. They did that… and then raised more than $2.9 million additional dollars. Apparently they weren’t the only ones interested in an affordable accessory that lets you use an Android smartphone as if it were a […]

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WELT activity-tracker-in-a-belt hits Kickstarter for $99 and up

The WELT is a waist belt with built-in sensors for tracking activities… and for tracking your waist size. First unveiled as a Samsung C-Lab project ahead of the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, the WELT has now hit Kickstarter. The team of Samsung employees who developed the project have launched WELT as a standalone business and […]

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Sgnl watch turns your finger into a Bluetooth headset, hits Kickstarter for $99 and up

After showing off an early prototype of a wearable device that sends vibrations through your skin, allowing you to use your finger like a Bluetooth headset, the folks behind the Sgnl watch strap are launching a Kickstarter campaign. Early bird backers can reserve a Sgnl for a pledge of $99 or more, and the hardware […]

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Sony crowdfunds its second watch with an ePaper display (and strap)

Sony’s FES Watch is a wristwatch with a customizable look thanks to an electronic paper display that can show a variety of different watch faces, and an ePaper strap which can handle a variety of designs. Sony launched the original FES Watch using the company’s own First Flight crowdfunding platform in 2015 and began selling […]

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EOMA68 modular laptop/desktop raises more than $150 thousand through crowdfunding, here’s what’s next

The EOMA68 project is an effort to design a system of modular computing devices that use interchangeable PC cards. The processor, memory, storage, and operating system are all on a card that you can pop out of a laptop or desktop and replace with a different card. Theoretically any type of processor and operating system […]

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Superbook laptop dock for smartphones raises over $2.6 million, runs out of stretch goals

The Superbook is a device that looks like a laptop, but which is really more of a portable screen, keyboard, and battery for your smartphone. Plug a phone into the Superbook and you can run your Android apps on a bigger display with a desktop-style user interface complete with a taskbar and multi-window support. Andromium […]

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Crowd-developed Pyramid Flipper tablet hits Indiegogo soon

The upcoming Pyramid Flipper tablet will be sold by a company called Eve Tech. But it’s being designed in collaboration with Eve’s potential customers. Eve Tech has been working with members of its forums to choose the features that will be included in the finished product, and weigh the pros and cons of each. While […]

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Crowdfunded NexDock laptop dock for smartphones begins shipping to backers (Updated)

Want to use your smartphone like a laptop? Two popular crowdfunding campaigns have launched this year in hopes of delivering hardware that lets you do that. Andromium’s Superbook looks like an 11.6 inch laptop, but it uses you Android phone’s processor, memory, storage, and software. The campaign is still ongoing, but the team has already […]