We recently came across the Sensordrone project on Kickstarter, and frankly, it looks pretty awesome. With the sensor hardware that connects through Bluetooth to your device, checking the carbon monoxide levels in an area, natural/artificial lighting, and even your BAC is made possible. The hardware comes with a ton of various sensors onboard which is what makes some of the following things possible:
- Air quality
- Breath alcohol
- Color matching
- Non-contact thermometer
- Weather monitoring
- Crowd sourced Sensor Data
- Games (totally new concepts)
- Flatulence (use gas sensors for both serious and not so serious measurements)
- Totally new applications/Multi-sensor mayhem!
To receive a beta of the Sensordrone you only have to donate $99, which isn’t too bad. The project has already reached its goal, so this will in fact come to fruition. Does checking your BAC before you drive home from the bar interest you at all?
Cheers Isaac! <3
Another handy looking Kickstarter project has caught our attention, this time taking the form of a thumb-drive equipped with an HDMI male piece called Pocket TV. Once you plug the drive into your TV, you’ll be greeted by the stock Ice Cream Sandwich interface, allowing you to download Play Store apps, and have the Android OS right on your TV. Controlling is made easy with a custom remote and there will also be an app for Android and iPhone devices that will allow control of the TV that way too. (more…)
Chameleon has taken to the ever-present Kickstarter to get their project up and running, and has another update with how things are coming along to whet our appetites. These are the guys behind the Blackberry Playbook’s UI and they are taking a different spin on Android tablets and their interfaces. Their latest video shows off the selection of their widgets across their easily dividable interface. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds can be added and moved around very easily, and look good while doing it. The project is still pretty far away from their goal on Kickstarter, but you can get the application itself for as low as $5, or more if you’re looking to donate to the project. (more…)
You may be looking at the greatest microUSB cable ever invented (at least on video). It’s called the Limb.al and is the latest KickStarter project to build up a ton of buzz across the web. As you can see from the image above, this bad boy is bendable yet sturdy, so that it can hold your device in almost any position. Using the Limb.al, your phone can float upright, face upside down, sideways, or even standing on your desk as a smartphone stand. And think, if you had a car USB charger, you could plug this in and have a car mount instantly. Who would have thought that a microUSB cable could be so much fun?
This KickStarter project is set to be funded in 14 days, so if you want a Limb.al, you better act fairly fast. A cable for an Android phone will run you $17. (more…)
Kickstarter is once again the landing place for another exciting project that a lot of readers here can benefit from. The Wallee M is a case that is being designed for the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus that includes neodymium magnets in the molding that connect securely to wall mounts that can be placed almost anywhere. It looks pretty sleek as far as cases go which is good in our books.
For as low as $40 you can back this venture and get yourself one of the cases alongside one magnetic holding disc. There are plans for a desk dock that pivots and even a suction cup car mount as well. From the looks of things however, the case seems to be trimmed to fit the Galaxy Nexus, chin and all. So unless people speak up it looks like this will not work with the extended battery. Even then, what do you think about sticking rare-earth magnets onto the back of your electronic smartphone?
If the smartwatch game has yet to impress you, then I recommend that you take a look at one of the hottest Kickstarter products we have seen in a long time called Pebble. We have been personally following Pebble for the last week or so, watching it go from having a goal of $100K, eclipsing that in a few days, and then completely blowing the hell up thanks to some press coverage and viral internet buzz. In less than a day last week, it topped $1 million from backers, then hit $2 million, and finally, over the weekend cracked the $3 million mark. Again, this project started out with a $100K goal and is now well over $3 million. (more…)