Flying iPhone cases, sleep-improving headbands, and more

Flying iPhone cases, sleep-improving headbands, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


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Snapping selfies with a drone has never been easier, thanks to SELFLY, the autonomous drone that’s also an iPhone case.

It’s just one of the awesome projects in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got an intelligent headband that promises to improve your sleep and your dreams, a smart dog collar that can detect things like disease and stress, and a 21st-century turntable.


Dragging around your drone doesn’t have to be difficult.

SELFLY is a drone and an iPhone case in one. It’s just 9mm thin, so it easily slips into your pocket or bag. If you pop the back off it, you have an autonomous drone equipped with its own 8-megapixel camera that lets you snap aerial photos.

Because SELFLY is autonomous, it hovers by itself. You can use an app on your iPhone to move it around and as a viewfinder for the drone’s camera. The device was designed to help you snap better selfies, and it can snap up to 20 images or fly for five minutes before it needs charging.

The early-bird SELFLY kit is available from Kickstarter now for $89.


Trouble sleeping? Check out the iBand+, a headband that helps you sleep better — and could also bring you better dreams.

iBand+ senses your brain waves “with laboratory level accuracy,” and tracks body movement, heart rate, and temperature. It then analyzes this information before intelligently delivering audiovisual signals that help you fall asleep faster and induce lucid dreams. It can also wake you up more naturally.

You can claim your iBand+ on Indiegogo with a pledge of $169.


If your records have been sitting there for years collecting dust, you need LOVE, the world’s first intelligent turntable. Unlike traditional record players that spin your record under a needle, LOVE itself rotates around it. And it gets even better!

LOVE also connects to your smartphone, allowing you to control playback, skip tracks, and enable things like shuffle with the touch of a button. You’ll also find controls on LOVE itself if your smartphone isn’t close by.

You can pre-order your LOVE turntable on Kickstarter with a pledge of $299.

Jagger & Lewis

Ever wondered what your dog is up to when you’re not around? Or whether it might be hungry or in pain? Wonder no more, because with Jagger & Lewis, all that information is at your fingertips.

Jagger & Lewis makes your dog’s collar smart. Its special sensors track your dog’s behavior and activity, and let you keep an eye on everything via your smartphone. The data gets fed into a special algorithm that can detect things like hunger, thirst, sleep deprivation, disease and stress. Pretty incredible, right?

To grab yours and give your dog a better life, support Jagger & Lewis on Kickstarter with a pledge of $119 or more.


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