Gaming smartwatches, concentration headphones, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


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If you still feel like smartwatches have no use, how about one that’s designed for on-the-go gaming? Gameband is built to be the most powerful wearable you can buy, with long-lasting battery life and expandable storage.

It’s just one of the awesome projects included in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got a beautiful mechanical keyboard inspired by traditional typewriters, headphones that help you concentrate, and more!


Inspired by traditional typewriters, Lofree is a wireless mechanical keyboard that’s compatible with Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android. It boasts round, backlit keys that are a joy to type on; auto sleep/wake; and a Mac keyboard layout with media shortcuts.

Cult of Mac has already obtained a unit, which we’ll be reviewing this week. In the meantime, you can get your own by supporting the campaign on Indiegogo with a pledge of $74.


Mindset isn’t just a pretty pair of headphones; they also help improve your concentration. Using EEG sensors that measure activity in your brain, they alert you when your concentration drops and over time, help you train your mind to tune out distractions.

They also promise premium sound, active noise-canceling, Bluetooth connectivity, and a design that delivers long-lasting comfort. You can pre-order yours today through Kickstarter with a pledge of $189. Shipping is scheduled to begin in December.


Still not sure what smartwatches are for? How about ultra-portable gaming?

Gameband is the first smartwatch designed specifically for gamers. It features a “kick-ass” processor, a high-resolution display, a large battery, and expandable storage that help make Gameband one of the most powerful wearables money can buy.

Plug it into your computer using the USB-C cable and you can load it up with games that will keep you entertained on the go. You also get other smartwatch features, like notifications, fitness tracking, Amazon Alexa integration, and lots more.

Secure yours today with a pledge of $149 or more.


Designed with creatives in mind, Lindlund is a modern ruler that aims to bridge the gap between physical and digital. It does everything you would expect a good ruler to do, and negates the need to carry more than one for different purposes.

Lindlund has four different units of measurement on one side: inches, centimeters, picas, and ppi. You can use it not only for basic measurements, but also to measure typography, and pixels-per-inch when sketching digital interfaces. It’s ideal for designers and developers.

Lindlund is built to last out of aircraft-grade aluminum, and will be available in Luxe Silver and Midnight Black. A single ruler is yours for just SEK 180 (approx. $20) if you make a pledge through Kickstarter today.