Twitterrific for Mac, guitar training LEDs and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Twitterrific for Mac, guitar training LEDs and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


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!

Twitterrific for Mac

Yes, Twitterrific for Mac already exists — but it has gone without regular updates since 2013. This project hopes to fund a big new reboot that will be available in 6 to 7 months.

The new app will include features like a unified home timeline, support for multiple accounts, muting, themes, live streaming, timeline syncing with iOS, and lots more. With a pledge of $15, you’ll get the final release as soon as it’s available. Pledge $30 and you’ll get the final release plus access to beta builds, a copy of iPulse 3 for Mac, and a sticker pack.

Pi Zero Ali Keychain

If you like to take your Raspberry Pi Zero everywhere with you, then you need the Pi Zero Ali Keychain. It’s an aluminum Pi Zero case that’s small enough to carry around on your keys — and it’s super cheap.

For just £13 (approx. $16), you can get a “naked” CNC machined aluminum case with a lobster clasp key ring. For £15 (approx. $16), you can get the same case anodized in black or red. Shipping is scheduled to begin in May, and this project has already reached its funding goal.


Taking notes has never been easier with Senstone. This tiny little gadget attaches to your clothing and lets you record voice notes on the go with a touch of a button.

Senstone promises to be five times faster and more convenient than any smartphone app. It automatically converts your notes into text, adds tags and location data, and then syncs them with your Android or iOS device. It will also sync with third-party notes apps, while its standalone mode means you don’t even need a connected smartphone to create a recording.

You can claim your Senstone with a pledge of $120 — 17 percent off its final retail price. Shipping is scheduled to begin this September.

Fret Zeppelin

Always wanted to learn to play the guitar? Now you have no excuse not to start. Fret Zeppelin promises to teach you to play in record time using an innovative LED system.

The kit comes with light strips that you place along the frets on your guitar. The lights then show you where you need to place your fingers, while a companion apps listens to what you’re playing and recognizes when you’re ready for the next note. When you’re done learning, you can use the LED lights for cool light shows at your next gig.

Fret Zeppelin starts at $199 and is estimated to begin shipping in October.


ChargeWrite claims to be the world’s coolest pen. You can use its built-in ballpoint to write on paper, its stylus to interact with your smartphone or tablet, and its integrated flash memory to stores photos, videos, documents, and more.

ChargeWrite has a 650mAh battery that lasts up to five hours in between charges, and you can top it up by plugging it into the Lightning port on your iOS device, or the micro-USB port on your Android. Claim yours now with a pledge of $29.