Are you the kind of nostalgic soul who looks back at the Underwood, Remington, and Smith-Corona typewriters of yesteryear and sigh plaintively? Yet are you simultaneously a modern tech nerd, who couldn’t go without the conveniences afforded by an iPad or iMac? Well, then, the Qwerkywriter — an 84-key keyboard that looks just like a vintage typewriter — might be just the thing for you.
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Whether you believe Apple’s claim that it “invented” apps or not, there’s no doubt that the concept of downloadable mobile apps have had an enormous impact on our lives since the App Store first opened its digital doors back in 2008.
Now a new documentary Kickstarter project aims to tell that story, with the aid of the developers who helped the revolution to take place. Called App: The Human Story, the documentary has currently raised $37,769 of its stated $100,000 goal, with 28 days still to go.
If you’re looking for a way to charge your Apple devices in the simplest, most hassle-free way possible, you may want to check out the new Kickstarter project, MOS Reach.
Acting as an extension of the traditional wall outlet, MOS Reach is a rectangular device that includes a standard socket alongside two 3.1 amp USB ports — giving you enough power to charge both your iPhone and iPad simultaneously.
The Kickstarter campaign for Hyper’s iStick, which surpassed an original goal of $100,000 in just three hours, is currently racing toward $1,000,000 with only eight days left.
With so much interest in the iStick, a USB flash drive with a Lightning connector, we had to take it for a test drive. Watch our video to see what you think. You can keep an eye on Hyper’s Kickstarter, which ends June 17, here.
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Your Ouya just got a little creepier thanks to the developer of creepy platforming game, Whispering Willows. The trailer (below) shows protagonist Elena as she searches for her missing father through innovative environmental puzzles and supernatural obstacles.
“[Elena] must harness the powers of her heritage,” writes developer David Logan on the Kickstarter page, “utilizing astral projection and other ethereal abilities to find her father before he, too becomes lost to the hopeless morass of the Willows estate.”
If that (and the trailer below) doesn’t have you dusting off your tiny Android-powered gaming cube, we don’t know what will.
This comic book project is set on a horror island of solitude, billed as "Lovecraftian inspired by Japanese folklore."
Barobot holds 12 full-sized bottles and knows 1,000 recipes. So you can tend the party, instead of remembering what’s in a Negroni sbagliato.
For just $12, iCorners give your iPad minimalist protection with tough, clear polycarbonate.
Punk Pizza Tee
We gave up on T-shirts expressing our inner soul. Until we saw this project from freelance photog George Powell.
Back the blues from Mission Denim and get premium, built-to-last dungarees that will be on heavy rotation in your wardrobe.
Mixed Animals are sort of Mr. Potato Head 2.0. These super softies come with magnetic interchangeable parts. Making your dreams of an elephant demon come true.
We’re already breaking out the popcorn for this movie, an "electric fairytale" that follows a day in the life of street hooker Stereo, lo-fi cowboy Analog and a wordless drifter.
Bikers Against Child Abuse
Probably the only redeeming thing about Bad Grandpa was the scene with Bikers Against Child Abuse. This photo project documents the faces behind the organization.
You Are Here - Coast to Coast
This project combines our love of old maps and urban icons. Starts with Portland, Oregon, with plans to spread from sea to shining sea.
Send photographer Ben Panter to Toronto and he’ll produce some of these cool cyanotype pieces. Kick in just $25 for a print.
Castor double-flavored toothpicks
Now you can get the grit out with Castor, a line of toothpicks that comes in dueling flavors like Habanero & Honey, Bacon & Maple and Raspberry & Wasabi. Classy.
As warmer weather hits even San Francisco, we’re pooling our beer money for a robot bartender. And some wasabi-flavored toothpicks. Our ever-expanding crew could use some of these modular Modos bookshelves and stools, too. There are so many things on Kickstarter that we want — jeans, maps, comic books — that we’re sharing our wish list with you.
Even cranky futurist Jaron Lanier supports Kickstarter — it “turns consumers into a priori funders of innovation” and we’re pretty sure that translates into robotic cocktails for everyone.
Is it a stills camera? No. Is it a video camera? No. Is it something between the two? Correctamundo! The OTTO is a “Hackable GIF Camera” that uses a Raspberry Pi brain to make animated GIF pictures.
Upcoming.org – the artsy-fartsy, Apple-loving community Yahoo tried to kill – has pulled itself out of the cold clutches of death with its own Kickstarter project.
And it only took 90 minutes.
Like the world’s largest therapy session, social media is all about sharing our emotions. The team behind new Kickstarter project The Feeling Skin are hoping to build on that idea by combining a new social network based on emotion with a funky smartphone case, designed to help you stay in touch with friends.
The app lets you record short Vine-style videos, to which you can add either a “Mood Up” or a “Mood Down” emotion. A Mood Up, for instance, might be arriving at the airport for your holiday, while a Mood Down could be trudging to work in the rain on a Monday morning.
These videos can then be posted to the app’s network, along with Twitter and Facebook, for your friends to see.
What makes The Feeling Skin a bit different is its accompanying case designed for the iPhone 5/5s — which works with the app and glows different colors depending on your friends’ mood, thanks to a built-in LED. In addition you can ask your friends how they’re doing throughout the day by touching a “pulse” button on the back of the case.
Next time some jerk mimes playing the world’s smallest violin at something you said, just whip out the miniscule Fretpen guitar, bellow something defiantly rock-themed at them, and relish in their stunned silence as you headbang triumphantly while shredding your way through Van Halen’s Eruption!
Yes, I see how it may seem as if I’ve let my rock fantasy get a little out of hand. But I strenuously maintain it’s completely appropriate when introduced to the FretPen, a tiny-yet-playable guitar that connects to an accompanying app on the iPhone via low-energy Bluetooth, then rocks out with customizable effects.