Gorgeous keyboard brings the typewriter feel to Mac and iOS

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Penna is the retro keyboard you've been waiting for.
Penna is the retro keyboard you've been waiting for.
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Still miss the deafening clunk and iconic design of an old typewriter? You can bring it back with Penna, a gorgeous retro keyboard for Mac and iOS.

Packed with Cherry key switches for a firm click, a macro bar for frequent shortcuts, and up to six months of use on just two AA batteries, it’s the old-school keyboard made for modern machines that you’ve been waiting for.

Neat chipboard wallet is cheap, green and functional

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No animals were skinned for the making of this wallet.
No animals were skinned for the making of this wallet.
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A designer who sets out to reimagine men’s wallets must accept certain time-honored limitations. It has to be shaped to fit in a pants pocket and hold cash and credit cards of a standard size.

No matter the material, color or whether you like your cash folded in half, thirds or tucked in a clip, the look is relatively predictable.

The Chipwallet provides a fresh experience – the user must assemble it themselves.

Ultra-thin laptop stands, finger heaters and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Ever felt your hands are just too cold to type efficiently? We have an answer for that! It’s called Heatbuff, and it’s an infrared heater that sits behind your keyboard to keep your fingers toasty.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got a device that turns your smartphone into a tablet, an ultra-portable laptop stand, a battery pack that requires no cables, and more!

Superscreen turns almost any phone into a tablet

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And it's affordable!
And it's affordable!
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Your iPhone is packing all the power it needs to be a tablet; it’s just lacking the big screen. But a team of designers and inventors from California are hoping to change that.

Superscreen harnesses the power of your smartphone and wirelessly turns it into a tablet. It has its own speakers and headphone jack, built-in Bluetooth connectivity, and it uses 70 percent less battery life than your phone itself.

Hidden features give wallet its Fantom name

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The Fantom Wallet by Ansix Designs stays slim even as you pack it with cards and cash.
The Fantom Wallet by Ansix Designs stays slim even as you pack it with cards and cash.
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There’s a reason so many wallet projects flock to Kickstarter. A lot of people carry wallets — and everyone seems to be irritated by at least one feature that doesn’t work for them.

A group of mechanical engineers out of Canada think they have come up with a design that’s sure to satisfy any wallet user trying to avoid pocket bulk and identity theft. The Fantom, the latest wallet design to come to Kickstarter — as of Wednesday morning, anyway — shuns traditional materials and forms for a futuristic case that holds credit cards, cash, coins and yet somehow remains slim.

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!