Winter is upon us, but there are some hot crowdfunding campaigns burning strong.
One of our favorite things to do each month is get to know some great new products through crowdfunding and decide which we think have good potential for long term success.
We're starting the season off right by investing is some majorly kick-ass crowdfunding projects. We've done a lot of research for this month's products and decided on these to name just a few. We can't wait to see them come to market and hope you are just as excited. Do you support projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that you think might make it big? Follow along with our series here to see which projects we invest in monthly.
$67,348 pledged of $10,000 goal
Days to go: 2
The first soft strapped watch made with 100% all-natural wood. Designer, Lorenzo Buffa, and his company, Analog Watch Co. have spent the last year working on an all-natural flexible wooden watch. The project started out as a material exploration which led to sketching out designs, researching and experimenting with different woods, building prototype after prototype by hand, then working with various suppliers and a manufacturer to develop the final designs.
$35,408 pledged of $65,000 goal
Days to go: 14
BatteryBot is the world's first and only character-based rechargeable backup battery for smartphones, tablets & mobile devices. The idea came about from the question: Why does a simple functional device like a rechargeable power pack have to live in such a boring shell? ⅓ designer toy, ⅓ battery charger, ⅓ character the battery packs are the intersection of pop-culture meets consumer electronics.
$10,961 pledged of $5,500 goal
Days to go: 12
The humble wooden desk ruler hasn’t changed much in over a century. They are often unremarkable and overlooked objects that spend most of their lives in cluttered drawers. Cut/Once is the wooden ruler re-imagined with more function, beauty, & meaning. Carpenter-inspired and eco-sensitive, the project was started two years ago, with the desire to bring some dignity to the wooden desk ruler.
$6,152 pledged of $10,000 goal
Days to go: 14
We all know that we should exercise to stay fit, but many may us may not know the importance of incorporating resistance training (weights, bands, etc.) into our exercise routine. Whether it's losing weight, adding muscle, sports training, or just staying fit, resistance training is the most effective route one can take. Unfortunately, the gripping surfaces of most fitness equipment and weight training accessories are not optimized with regards to the mechanics of the human hand and wrist. These poor ergonomics inhibit full muscle activation and can potentially lead to a myriad of problems. This simple alteration allows the user to utilize their natural gripping power which promotes an increase in arm muscle activation while decreasing user discomfort.