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!


POMO WAFFLE is a smartwatch designed to help kids understand responsibility and become more independent. It encourages your children to carry out chores, lets you keep track of them when they want to wander off on their own, and exercises their creativity.

Parents can use the watch’s schedule feature to remind kids when it’s time to play, do their homework, or go to bed. Its “Take Me Home” feature helps them find their way back using simple directions, and the SOS feature lets them alert you when they need to.

Parents can also locate kids via their watch, and set up a safe zone that children cannot wander out of without you being notified. There’s also a useful in-class mode that ensures the watch isn’t distracting when children are at school.

POMO WAFFLE has already surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter with 23 days left to run. You can score one for your little one right now with a pledge of $109.


Vinci claims the be the world’s first smart headphones with artificial intelligence baked in. They controlled by your voice and connect directly to the cloud, so you don’t need to connect to a smartphone to enjoy your tunes. You don’t even need to take your phone with you.

That’s because Vinci doesn’t just have Bluetooth, but also Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. It plays nicely with services like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Amazon Music, and has us to 32GB of on-board storage that you can use to store your favorite tracks.

Vinci also serves as a fitness tracker and heart rate monitor. It charges wirelessly and boasts active noise cancelling technology. It’s like no pair of headphones you’ve ever used before, and you have 9 days left to claim yours for just $99.


Your iPhone might have optical image stabilization now, but there are still times when you might end up with shaky video. FlowMotion is a smartphone stabilizer that hopes to change that by enabling you to shoot super smooth cinematic videos.

FlowMotion promises to eliminate camera shake entirely. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket, and it ships with an app that boasts features like auto follow technology, so your iPhone’s focus never switches to the wrong subject.

FlowMotion is compatible with both Android and iOS, and it lasts around 3 hours in between charges. You can mount it to a camera mount or carry it around on the extension pole, which comes included in the early bird packages on Kickstarter.

Before the project ends in 28 days, you can get one FlowMotion stabilizer with a grip, high-capacity battery, USB charging cable, tripod mount, and travel case for $199.

Vitastiq 2

Vitastiq is the world’s first personal gadget that lets your measure your own nutrient levels. The intelligent pen can be pressed against fingers to measure the current status of the 26 most important vitamins and minerals in your body.

Vitastiq connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and feeds its results back to an app that lets you keep track of all your readings. It has also surpassed its funding goal on Indiegogo, but there’s still time to claim yours for $99.