Every week we’ll list the 7 coolest products currently available for backing on Kickstarter. This edition features a bluetooth enabled padlock, DSLR camera remote, battery-less bicycle light and more.
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1. The Floyd Leg - Make a table out of anything: reclaimed old doors, planks, an advertising sign.
The Floyd Leg is a project started by Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell after they had trouble building legs for a custom table. They realized that by creating durable, metal legs that could latch on to anything, people could put together beautiful pieces using reclaimed materials such as old doors and planks. Perfect for a makeshift table or interesting decor in your house.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/957579505/the-floyd-leg
2. Rumpl Blanket
Wylie Robinson and Nick Polinko set out to create a better blanket using materials rooted in the outdoor industry. The result was a super-durable, warm, and water resistant blanket with a wide range of uses. Ends January 18th.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gorumpl/rumpl-the-worlds-best-blanket?ref=discovery
3. Maxstone – Control your DSLR camera with your iPhone.
William Griffith created a wireless remote that attaches to your DSLR camera. It allows you to control a number of functions directly from your iPhone and frees you from being behind the camera to take a photo. Has controls for delayed snaps, timelapses, lost cameras, etc.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/702400282/maxstone-iphone-your-camera?ref=discovery
4. TEO – Bluetooth enabled padlock.
Keyless, bluetooth enabled padlock that can be locked or unlocked from anywhere using your smartphone or other device. The amazing thing is that the bundled app can allow you to ‘share’ the lock with other people. Say you want to allow your friends to use a remote cabin for a weekend – you can set the lock to be unlocked for two days from anywhere. Through March 7th.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/804149834/teo-the-future-of-the-padlock-is-here?ref=discovery
5. Duo Coffee Steeper
A beautifully designed, yet extremely functional coffee maker. While it holds a unique shape, coffee quality is of the utmost importance. Project runs through January 30th.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1347010534/duo-coffee-steeper?ref=discovery
6. Jump – Self Charging Phone Charger (Does that make sense?)
Jump is a usb charger that charges itself once it senses your device’s battery is full. It then turns into a portable charging station that will give an iPhone up to a 30% boost unplugged. The project runs through February 13th.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nativeunion/jump-the-first-charging-solution-that-fits-your-li?ref=discovery
7. Magnic Light iC – Contactless and battery-less bicycle light
The Magnic Light is an amazing bicycle light that doesn’t require setup or a battery. It clicks onto your bicycle wheel and uses the movement of the tire to generate electricity to power the light. Project runs through January 31st.
Kickstarter Page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dynamodirk/magnic-light-ic-intelligent-contactless-bicycle-dy?ref=discovery