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July 3, 2017

Crowdfunding project of the week: LAER laptop sleeve keeps all your devices charged

It’s Sunday and this means we are ready to bring you another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’, where we highlight some of the hottest tech coming from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. There’s no time to waste, so let’s jump right in.

Other featured campaigns: 

Flipp is a “beautiful and simple” music remote UrbaNext turns any bicycle into an electric one GObyLIVI makes any bike, scooter or motorcycle smart

Keeping devices alive has become one of our biggest worries. This is exactly why I don’t mind carrying horrifyingly bulky battery cases or packs around. ARROE has something else in mind, though. They want to turn your laptop sleeve into the ultimate [...]

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June 6, 2017

How not to launch a Kickstarter campaign for a new app

I’m by no means an expert when it comes to Kickstarter. If you asked me to predict the good investments based purely on their pitches, I’d struggle. At the same time, there are some projects that display such blatant warning signs that I could confidently rule them out.

Take the Where Is My Phone Kickstarter project. Created by Mirza, this is described as an “extremely simple and elegant solution for lost and stolen smartphones.” It’s a phone-tracking app, for which the creator is seeking £1,000 in funding to get off the ground.

Now, before I get into details, let’s first have a look at this project’s main image — what you might think of as the storefront for [...]

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May 5, 2017

This Banana Phone is ridiculous… but so awesome!

I was often made fun of for using an LG G Flex. One of the many jokes was that its curved body made it look like a banana. My friends would mock me and act like they are calling someone using actual fruits. Now it’s time for me to get back at them with the actual Banana Phone.

Interested? This banana-shaped device is available on Indiegogo and can be had for as low as $40. That is a very low price for a phone, right? That’s because this isn’t exactly a phone. The Banana Phone essentially works as a Bluetooth communicator. It connects to your phone wirelessly and doesn’t work as a standalone device.

It really doesn’t do much, but it is a fun novelty. In fact, [...]

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March 27, 2017

Crowdfunding project of the week – LookOut Charger is a security camera disguised as a power brick

It’s Sunday, and here at Android Authority that means we are ready to bring you yet another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’. This is where we highlight the hottest tech from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?

Other featured campaigns:

Keyboard Mod for Moto Z lofree keyboard offers a classic design with modern tech Professor Einstein robot is the coolest digital assistant

Today we are taking a look at a very interesting security camera that is disguised as a charger. The LookOut Charger can keep an eye on your home and family by simply being plugged into the wall, making it undetectable and raising no suspicions. By the way, it [...]

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