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Angel wearable health sensor


Link to Indiegogo campaign.

Of the many fitness trackers we’ve seen on crowdfunding sites such as the Misfit Shine, and …FitBark, none have offered concrete health benefits beyond the general data logging that gives you some idea of how active you’ve been and if it’s okay to get the Value Size fries.

In addition to fitness and performance tracking, the new “Angel” project plans to actually save lives.
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SHADOW: Project Update #3

Link to original review

SHADOW reached its goal of $50k and still have 37 days to go.

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SHADOW: An impassioned plea from the creator

Maybe it’s me, but the spiritual mystery, awe, and fascination pervading the marketing for this product screams scam.  Needless to say, the following email did not help:

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Zendure battery copied on Indiegogo

If you took a look at some of the new campaigns on Indiegogo recently, you might have noticed a familiar project:


We’ve talked about Zendure before, but these aren’t the same guys.

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i-Lusio iPad Hologram


Link to Indiegogo.

Since even long before the Holodeck, humans has been hankering for a way to handle holograms. i-Lusio claims to do that with their new iPad accessory, but it prompts the question “what exactly is a hologram?”

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SHADOW – An alarm clock with dreams of grandeur

shadow_title_20_sept_2013Link to Kickstarter

SHADOW – it’s dark, formless, and a lot less interesting when you shine some light on it.

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Tangeez – Tangible Lights


Link to Kickstarter

Who doesn’t like LEDs and LEGO bricks?  Tangeez offers a little of both with stackable blocks that change colors as you stack them.  Better still, they’re made from recyclable plastic.

But what about the batteries?

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Got a few comments on the LockedUSB post from a few days ago from the project’s creator.  Had a little back and forth, and decided to republish it here.

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Lapa – A homing beacon for your valuable junk


Link to Indiegogo

The Claim:
Are you human?  Do you occasionally lose things?  Does it suck when you do?

With the power of social networks and other fashionable buzzwords, you can spend money rather than get your shit together!

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ZENDURE crush proof batteries RESPONSE

Got an email from Zendure regarding our coverage of their project.  Bryan their CEO has clarified some of our concerns.

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