What did cool inventors do before there was Kickstarter! Not familiar with Kickstarter? Well Kickstarter is an online version of Dragons’ Den, except that instead of 4 scary business people you’re submitting your crazy plan to the internet. If the internet likes you, they’ll give you money towards the project in exchange for perks. So if your idea is good you will likely get the funding you need to create.
Which is exactly what happened to these awesome Kickstarter projects, which means they’re now all available to order:
Coolest’s 21st Century Cooler
Ever had a party and thought “I need a cooler with an in-built blender, USB charger, bluetooth speaker and cutting board”? Well then the Coolest 21st Century cooler is the Kickstarter invention for you. This invention originally looked for $50,000 but actually raised $13.3 million.
The Micro 3D Printer
The Micro 3D Printer Kickstarter was an invention aimed at allowing the general public to afford a 3D printer. This project was another that had a low target of $50,000 but made an astonishing $13.4 million. You can now buy the printer worldwide starting from $349.
Exploding Kittens Playing Cards
Why play snap when you could play Exploding Kittens?! Which is exactly what the Kickstarter community thought when the $10,000 target got smashed by the internet pledging $8.78 million. The game itself is pretty simple – players keep taking cards until someone finds an exploding kitten. That player must diffuse that exploding kitten using another card or they’ll lose the game.
The Pono Musicplayer was a kickstarter for people who adore everything in HD. Why? Because it lets you listen to music as it was meant to be listened to i.e. at whatever quality the artist recorded it at. You can get yours for $399 with a 64 GB hard drive.
Dash Wireless Headphones
The Dash Wireless Headphones sound amazing. These $299 headphones have a heart rate monitor, 3.5 hours of battery life and an impressive 4 GB of internal memory that means you can go for a run without the need for your smartphone. The first deliveries of these are expected in October.
Sense Sleep Monitor
Do you worry about your sleep pattern? Well so does the internet apparently as this Kickstarter, which had a target of $100,000, reached $2.41million. The Sense Sleep Monitor will cost you $129 and will monitor both your REM and non-REM cycles as well as the noise level, temperature and light level in your room. It will then give you a sleep rating and suggestions for better sleep.
Prynt’s Instant Camera Case
Fan of the idea of Polaroids? Well the Prynt Instant Camera Case from Kickstarter has the same kind of idea as it allows you to print photos directly from your phone’s case. This $129 case (available for both Android and Apple) doesn’t run on ink so you’ll never run out either.
The Neeo Thinking Remote
The Neeo Thinking remote is one of the most successful smart home projects on Kickstarter. And no wonder! This awesome little gadget will allow you to link up all your home entertainment and control them from one ‘brain’. It will even recognise your touch.
Trunkster Zipperless Luggage
Zips are so passe, which is why this Kickstarter project for sleek zipperless luggage was so popular. This snazzy little design even has it’s own inbuilt digital scale and USB port. It will cost you a hefty $395 though.
Powerup 3.0 Smartphone-controlled Paper Airplane
This Kickstarter gadget is all about having fun – just who wouldn’t want to have a remote controlled flying airplane?! You make your standard paper airplane from an A4 piece of paper then just attach the powerup pack and you control your creation from a smartphone app. Order yours for $50.