Best Tech Kickstarter Campaigns
Kickstarter is a place for enthusiastic creatives to put their ideas out into the open and, as a result, potentially launch a project from doing so. Through a global crowdfunding system, anyone from around the world can fund the ideas which are posted and bring them to life; whether it be related to design, tech, music, art, and so on. As it stands, there are currently over 164,000 successfully funded projects on Kickstarter; but which ones are worth contributing towards? Here at Gear Hungry, we’re crazy about the tech industry, which is why we’ve put together 10 of the best tech Kickstarter campaigns which are worth getting involved with. It’s time to shape the future of tech with these awesome ideas.
eufyCam: The Wirefree Security Cam With 365-Day Battery
All homes should have some sort of surveillance system in place, but shockingly, 7 out of 10 homes don’t. Lack of security cameras in your home puts you at a far greater risk of suspicious activity and danger, so why aren’t people bothering to install a simple CCTV system? Well, the creators of eufyCam know exactly why, and they’re here to provide an answer.
The eufyCam cuts out all of the fuss which normal surveillance systems bring, meaning you can live your life stress-free, knowing that your home is in the safest hands possible. A favorite feature of ours, in particular, is the year-long battery life which this device holds, as well as the ever-so-clever face recognition. That’s right, you can officially say goodbye to replacing the battery every month and receiving false alerts.
- 1080p HD
- Face recognition
- Night vision
The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer
3D printing has taken the world by storm. Well, why wouldn’t you want to watch something you’ve drawn come to life right before your eyes? Like most of us, 3D printing is something we want to try, but the equipment needed suddenly makes the whole idea a far-fetched dream. That was, however, until The Micro came along. The Micro is the first truly consumer 3D printer to be made, meaning you can set it up at home and get to work with no difficulty at all. It is one of the most space-efficient 3D printers ever made, not to mention that it’s incredibly lightweight, too. It’s officially time to try something new and create hundreds of products which have been stored in your imagination.
- Compatible with all Microsoft, Mac & Linux systems
- Removable print bed
- Weights just 2.2lbs!
- The shape of a cube
eVscope | 100 Times More Powerful Than A Classical Telescope
There is so much undiscovered territory in the universe; it’s really quite overwhelming. However, for those with curious minds who wish to learn all about space and its many wonders, the eVscope may provide some relief. Unlike other standard telescopes, the eVscope will give you a far more HD image, rather than blurry blobs which may or may not just be specs of dust. The eVscope is 100 times clearer than any other telescope, meaning if you’re a space enthusiast, then it’s worth getting your hands on. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and an option for social sharing, you’ll soon be amazing others with your discoveries.
- Enhanced vision technology
- Compatible with smartphones
- Autonomous field detection for easy pinpointing
The Everlast Notebook
There once was a time where you’d walk into an office and find stacks of full notepads all over the place. Unorganized thoughts were everywhere. As we stepped further into a digital age, notepads were far less common to find; people were steering towards cloud-based technology to store their assets; both securely and easily. Although the majority of us have embraced this digital age with both arms, there’s still a large number of people who miss the satisfying feeling of putting a writing pen to paper. The Everlast Notebook is made for these people, combining both traditional and modern techniques to create a notepad like no other. The Everlast Notebook will take your notes or drawings and convert them into digital copies on the cloud. Not only this, but you’ll only ever need one per person, as the notes can be removed with a simple wipe of water.
- Machine vision sends your notes to the cloud
- Compatible with Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, Box, Slack and email
- Image processing & enhancing
- QR codes on all pages
Vector By Anki: A Giant Roll Forward For Robot Kind
You didn’t think we’d get through a whole guide about the future of technology without mentioning a robot, did you? Let us introduce you to Vector: the most funded robotics project of all time on Kickstarter.
If you’re a bit cautious about the world being taken over by robots, then we’d suggest skipping this section, but if you’re curious, then read on. Vector is currently the most advanced home robot to date, and also, the most affordable. He has been designed to help you out with small tasks and has the ability to hear, feel, see and think. Vector can provide answers to simple queries you may have and can even play games with you, become your personal alarm, tell you the weather and take photos. Everybody needs a Vector in their lives.
- Q&A technology
- Plays games with you (e.g.: Blackjack)
- Ability to hear, feel, see & think
Vi. The First True Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer
We’re continuing with the theme of having helpful assistants with this next feature, but this time around, it’s for all the fitness enthusiasts out there. The Vi is an artificial intelligence personal trainer which has been designed to support you throughout every stage of your fitness journey; no matter whether you’re a beginner or pro-athlete.
It can be hard to stay motivated when getting fit, but with Vi, you’ll always be kept on the ball. The main feature of this product is the bio-sensing earphones, in which your very own personal trainer will speak to you through. The smart technology within this gadget will inform you of the weather, check in with you on rest days, prep you for activities and give you fitness advice while exercising. If you want a fully functional plan which won’t let you down, then the Vi will give you exactly that; and so much more. A great fitness gift for any enthusiast.
- Made from sweatproof non-slip material
- Foldable design
- Real-time coaching
- Fast speech response
- Compatible with an app
Nura: Headphones That Learn And Adapt To Your Unique Hearing
If you constantly find yourself adjusting the volume on your headphones and never being satisfied with the end result, then say hello to Nura; a whole new wave of headphones. The Nura headphones learn and adapt to your unique hearing, taking just 30 seconds to understand your preferences from the outer ear right through to the brain. As everyone is wired so differently, these noise canceling earphones give you the chance to have a listening experience combined with both clarity and noise isolation. A listening experience like no other.
- Noise isolation
- Gel-filled tips for maximum comfort
- Digital, wireless & analog
- Custom sound to prevent damage
POWERUP DART – App Controlled Paper Airplane. With Tricks
If playful gadgets are your guilty pleasure, then you’ll like where we are heading with this next Kickstarter campaign. The Powerup Dart may not add any value to your day-to-day life, but it will provide you with a whole lot of fun; that’s for sure. You didn’t know you needed an app-controlled paper plane until now…
Paper planes are all fun and games until they get crumpled and lose their ability to fly. The Powerup Dart, however, can be used for hours on end without any hindrance. In fact, it gets even better, as a smart control device is attached to the Powerup Dart, meaning it can perform a whole range of tricks, too! Simply connect the PowerUp dart with its accompanying app and you’ll be ready to take it to new heights, quite literally.
- Quick charge
- Pairs with Bluetooth
- Available in several designs
Nebula Capsule II: World’s First Android TV™ Pocket Cinema
This next campaign is for everyone who owns an Android and loves the idea of a home cinema. Titled as the world’s first Android TV box that fits in your pocket, the Nebula Capsule II is here and ready to give you a viewing experience like no other. This product looks nothing more than a pint-sized portable Bluetooth speaker, but when projected onto a blank space, your jaw will drop. Whether you feel like watching a film or playing a game, you can now do so anywhere with ease through HD display. You’ll never be stuck on things to do when you have one of these nifty devices.
- Pint-sized (portable)
- Projects 3 hours of cinema in just 1 charge
- Super-fast USB charging
- Universal connectivity
- Compatible with Google Assistant
Prynt: The First Instant Camera Case For iPhone And Android
Prynt, the first instant camera case for iPhone and Android, is the perfect product for those who like to keep memories close. Simply take a snap on your phone and watch it come to life in seconds through the printer which is disguised as a phone case. There are no hidden catches, either, as this case doesn’t require Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to get working. This means that you can create wonderful memories no matter where you are, at the simple click of a button! The amazing technology doesn’t stop here, either, as you can also scan photos and watch a video version come to life on your phone… did Prynt get inspiration from Harry Potter, by any chance?
- Compatible with both iOS and Android
- Augmented reality
- Available in pink, white and blue
- Portable and lightweight
- No ink cartridges required
Shape The Future
We hope that these Kickstarter campaigns have got you excited for the future of tech. There’s no greater feeling than contributing towards something which has the potential to be a worldwide phenomenon; wouldn’t you like to get your hands on it before anyone else does?