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!


LenzO is equipped with an optical dome lens that helps you make the most of your iPhone’s iSight camera under water. It also boasts a selfie lens, color filters, and dual tripod mounts — and it’s rated for depths of up to 100 meters.

What’s really great about LenzO is the controls on the front of the case, which give you complete control over your iPhone’s touchscreen under water. Go claim yours on Kickstarter now with a pledge of $229.


Still mourning over the death of MagSafe? MagNeo brings it back to your MacBook or MacBook Pro. Simply plug the adapter into your machine’s USB-C port and you have a magnetic connector that doesn’t just charge your notebook, but syncs data, too.

What’s more, because MagNeo uses USB-C, it doesn’t just work with MacBooks. You can also use it with smartphones, tablets, and just about anything else with a USB-C connector. You can order yours from Kickstarter with a pledge of $35.

Memo Box Mini

How often do you forget to take your medication? According to Tinylogics, 50 percent of patients fail to take their medication as prescribed, and 20 to 60 percent fail to keep up with their regimen over time. That’s why they designed the Memo Box Mini.

This tiny little box holds your pills and connects wirelessly to your smartphone. Using the accompanying app, you can get reminders when medication is due, keep track of the pills you’ve taken, and find your Memo Box Mini when you misplace it.

The app can also alert you when you might be double-dosing, and share data with family members. You can get yours now at early bird special pricing of just $20 on Kickstarter.


Why is it you can never find a Lightning cable when you need one? With NiftyX, the search is over, because your Lightning cable is always around your wrist.

NiftyX is a stylish leather bracelet that has a Lightning or micro-USB cable built into it. It supports a charge of up to 2.4A and syncs your data, too. There’s also a “LifeSaving” version that has a 210mAh battery built-in for emergency charging when you need it most.

You can pre-order your NiftyX bracelet on Indigogo now. The basic model is available for $18, while the LifeSaving version with built-in battery is $18.


If you find your GoPro is always getting in the way, you need Alpha, the world’s smallest action camera. It records in super-sharp 4K resolution at up to 120 frames-per-second, and supports slow-motion video so you can capture all the action.

Alpha also offers integrated image stabilization, a brighter lens for better performance in low-light, and an HDMI port for instant playback on your TV. You can record video for up to four hours in between charging, and prices start at just $199 when you pre-order from Indiegogo.