World’s smallest flashlight, markers made from air pollution and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Still worried that smartphone signals will fry your brain? What about your manhood? Spartan boxer shorts can prevent it from happening by blocking over 99 percent of wireless signals.

That’s just one of the awesome ideas we have in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got the world’s smallest flashlight, ink made from air pollution, a cute little personal assistant robot, and more.

Twitterrific for Mac, guitar training LEDs and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Twitterrific for Mac is making a big comeback with all kinds of awesome new features, but it needs your support! Help bring back one of the best Twitter clients on desktop by making a pledge through Kickstarter.

This week’s Crowdfund Roundup also includes an awesome keychain case for your Raspberry Pi Zero, an LED training kit that promises to teach you guitar in record time, and more!

Privacy screen protectors, solar gadget chargers, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Worried that prying eyes are reading your sexts on the subway? You can make your iPhone’s display unreadable to everyone but you with a Peek Screen 2.0 protector.

It’s just one of the awesome projects in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got a solar-powered lantern doubles as a phone charger, the world’s first non-contact sleep monitor for babies, and more!

Take iPhone deep sea diving, bring MagSafe back to MacBook, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Your iPhone 7 is already water-resistant, but it’s not designed for deep sea diving. Fortunately, LenzO is, and it’ll let you snap stunning pictures in water up to 100 meter deep.

It’s just one of the awesome picks in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got an adapter that brings MagSafe back to your MacBook, a wearable Lightning cable that you won’t lose, the world’s smallest 4K action camera, and more!

Tiny iPhone attachment projects bedtime stories on walls

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Moonlite uses your smartphone flash to project illustrated bedtime stories.
Moonlite uses your smartphone flash to project illustrated bedtime stories.
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Natalie Rebot tried reading bedtimes stories to her 3-year-old daughter, but they didn’t hold her interest. So one night mom pulled out her iPhone and used the flashlight mode to create shadow play on the bedroom walls.

The nightly ritual stirred young Chloe’s imagination. The gears in mom’s head started turning, too, and before long, Rebot had designed a smartphone attachment that uses the camera flash to project a story on walls and ceilings.

Retro gaming on the go, laser keyboards and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Incredible new gadgets often go unnoticed on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We round up the best ones each week to help them get the funding they need to become reality.

This week, we’ve got an awesome handheld emulator that lets you play your favorite retro games on the go, a laser keyboard that’s super-versatile, a tiny device that adds Bluetooth connectivity to your existing headphones, and more!

Enjoy greater game control with this iOS gamepad

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GameSir's M2 GamePad is the company's first iOS-dedicated hand controller.
GameSir's M2 GamePad is the company's first iOS-dedicated hand controller.
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It didn’t take Super Mario Run and its nearly 3 million downloads on day one in the iTunes Store to recognize how serious iOS users are about gaming.

App developers submit hundred of games each day to Apple for iTunes and with a dizzying number of iOS games available, there is an equally impressive number of accessories companies making gamepads for mobile games.

One, GameSir, will debut its first iOS-centric hand controls at next week’s CES in Las Vegas after five years of developing gamepads that have been well received among Android users.

iXtra case brings more storage and battery life to iPhone

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This smart case will boost your iPhone in more ways than one.
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You can never have too much storage or battery life with your smartphone. The iXtra case adds more of both to your iPhone, with up to 128GB of built-in memory and up to 2,000mAh of additional juice.

It could be the perfect iPhone case, and you can claim yours now on Kickstarter.

Headphones with AI, super smartwatches for kids and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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You can find some incredible new gadgets on Kickstarter and Indiegogo that often go unnoticed. We’re rounding up some of the best every week to help them get the funding they need to become a reality.

This week, we’ve got super smartwatches that keep your kids safe, incredibly intelligent headphones with artificial intelligence, a device that measures your nutrient levels, and more!

Affordable slow-mo camera lets you stop a speeding bullet

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High-speed video capture usually requires high-spending. But this fast and furious camera can be yours for less than $3,000.
High-speed video capture usually requires high-spending. But this fast and furious camera can be yours for less than $3,000.
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David Kronstein fell in love with the capture of high-speed video while a teenager watching Mythbusters. He wanted one of those expensive cameras so bad and thought he had a shot at one in 2006 when an Olympus i-Speed 2 started at a bid of $150 on eBay.

When the bidding surpassed his college budget, Kronstein said, “Screw it, I’ll build one.”

Ten years later, he not only built the camera, he is making it available to average consumers at a tenth of the usual price. (High-speed cameras used in laboratories and TV production studios average around $25,000.)