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Meizu’s first US product is a crowdfunded wireless speaker

Chinese device maker Meizu is preparing to launch one of its first products for the US market. But it’s not one of the company’s inexpensive high-quality smartphones. It’s a wireless speaker called Gravity. Meizu expects to begin shipping the speaker in December, and you can reserve one for $169 and up through the company’s crowdfunding […]

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Peachy Printer turns sour: After crowdfunded $100 3D printer fails to ship, co-founder makes theft allegations

Several years before the makers of the OLO promised to deliver a $99 3D printer, there was the Peachy Printer. The founders of the project took to Kickstarter in 2013, hoping to raise $50,000 to produce a 3D printer and scanner. That product never shipped… and now we know why. Maybe. Peachy Printer CEO Rylan Grayston […]

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Is a smartphone without third-party apps really “smart?”

Want a smartphone that’s secure from prying eyes? The UnaPhone Zenith purports to be about as secure as it gets: Not only does the phone’s Android-based operating system lack the Google Play Store and other Google services… it prevents you from installing any third-party apps. The phone does come with more than 40 apps pre-installed, including music, […]

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CoWatch smartwatch users Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (crowdfunding)

There are plenty of smartwatches that support voice control. Most use Google’s Voice Search, Apple’s Siri, or whatever Samsung calls its Tizen-based voice recognition software. But the CoWatch is different: it’s the first watch to use Amazon’s Alexa voice service. You know, the one that powers the Amazon Echo line of products and Amazon Fire […]

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GPD Win handheld PC gets a hardware update ahead of launch (crowdfunding)

The GPD Win is a handheld computer with a 5.5 inch display, a thumb-sized keyboard, and dedicated gaming buttons. It basically looks like a cross between a tiny laptop and a Nintendo DX handheld game console. Chinese device maker GPD has been making Android-powered products fro a while, but a few months ago the company […]

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$99 OLO gadget turns your smartphone into a 3D Printer, raises over $1 million on Kickstarter

The developers of the OLO 3D Printer wanted to raise $80,000 through a crowfunding campaign for their $99 gadget that turns your phone into a 3D Printer. A few days after the project hit Kickstarter, it had raised about $1.3 million. It’s not hard to see why: this is probably the cheapest 3D printer money […]

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Ekko’s HUB streams audio over WiFi to up to 10 speakers, headphones (crowdfunding)

Want to share some music with other people in the same room? Just turn up your speakers. Want to do it without having everyone in the room listen in… or just want to use your favorite headphones instead of the lousy speaker built into your TV? Then you might need to run a bunch of cables […]

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Nextbit Robin phone for Verizon, Sprint is canceled

The Nextbit Robin is a $399 smartphone that raised more than $1.3 million through a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 and which started shipping earlier this year. The phone has decent specs, an unusual Android-based operating system that blends built-in storage and cloud storage for apps and data, and a unique design. One thing it doesn’t […]

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GPD Win is a handheld Windows gaming PC for $299 (crowdfunding)

As expected, GPD has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a new handheld gaming device. But unlike most of the company’s products to date, this new handheld isn’t an Android tablet. It’s a tiny Windows PC. The GPD Win is basically a laptop with a 5.5 inch display, an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, dedicated gaming […]

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Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ puts retro gaming in your hands (crowdfunding)

Want to play classic games on a handheld device? You can load up an emulator on your smartphone… but if you don’t want to have to fiddle with touchscreen buttons or connect a game controller with physical buttons there may be another option. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is a handheld game console that comes […]