Last week we saw some amazing Kickstarter projects, but you know these awesome campaigns never end. There’s a plethora of innovators making what could become the next big thing in tech. Today we take a look at our very favorite Kickstarter campaigns of the week.
Will you be backing any of these? Let’s check them out and see if they are worth your support.
Radian 2: the ultimate time lapse and panning tool
Any photographers in the house? Those of you who enjoy the art of capturing moments will be getting trigger happy after taking a look at the Radian 2. This thing is the ultimate tool for making beautiful time lapse videos, but that’s not all it can do. The Radian 2 can also be used for pans, motion and camera control.
Your camera can be easily mounted on this tool, which ten allows you to control movement. And because it connects to the camera, it can actually control it and request actions (such as shooting an image every few seconds as the Radian 2 is turning).
You can control it via Bluetooth or USB. You need to see this thing, guys. All early bird specials are gone now, but you can get your own Radian 2 for as low as $220.
CHIP: a $9 computer!
Want an affordable computer? You will be hard-pressed to find anything cheaper than CHIP. This little device is a whole computer that can connect to any screen via composite, HDMI or VGA. It also supports WiFi and Bluetooth for connecting to your networks and peripherals.
But how powerful can this little thing be? Well it’s quite capable for a $9 computer. It comes with a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. It’s clearly made for geeks, so it’s no surprise to see the CHIP runs mainline Linux.
The coolest part is that they even sell a GameBoy-like device called Pocket CHIP that you can connect CHIP to, essentially turning it into a handheld PC. You guys need to see this thing! It is totally awesome.
CoBattery: solving the battery life predicament
Aren’t you tired of being tethered to the wall? Shortened battery life is an issue the industry needs to fix, but so far we haven’t gotten too far. The only real solution is to stick bigger batteries into devices, and manufacturers don’t often want to do so.
We have seen manufacturers like Mophie create battery cases. CoBattery is taking on a similar approach, but it’s not quite the same. The CoBattery case actually allows you to swap external batteries. This means you can just swap them as your battery keeps dying.
The guys at CoBattery make their case by saying they haven’t plugged in their devices in about three months. They simply charge the batteries and keep going. Sounds tempting, right? Now, the case is not a looker, but it will definitely change the way you look at charging.
The case supports the iPhone 5, 5s and 6. All early bird specials are gone, so you will have to pay at least $75 to get your hands on one of these cases.