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Suit of the future, first automatic toothbrush and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


The world's first automatic toothbrush.
Photo: Amabrush

Crowdfund Roundup bugDid you know that you’ll waste 108 days in your lifetime just brushing your teeth? But not with Amabrush, the world’s first automatic toothbrush, which promises to give you an even better clean in just ten seconds!

It’s one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have the last suit you’ll ever need, a sticker that lets your MacBook’s trackpad do more, and a robot that will pull your weeds!

X Suit — the last suit you’ll ever need

If you’re fed up with ironing out creases and frequent trips to the dry cleaners, you need the X Suit. It’s liquid and stain repellent so you don’t have to worry about spills, wrinkle-resistant so you don’t have to worry about ironing, and stretchy so you don’t have to worry about tearing.

The X Suit packs 12 pockets with zips for keeping all your valuables safe. It’s fitted by the “world’s best” Italian tailors, with an odor-proof lining that will keep you smelling fresh. It ships with its own travel bag, with or without a hood.

X Suit really is “the suit of the future,” and it can be yours with a pledge of $299 through Kickstarter. Shipping is scheduled to begin this October.

Amabrush — the world’s first automatic toothbrush

Yes, you read that right. Amabrush is the world’s first automatic toothbrush, and it claims to give you a full clean in just ten seconds. It cleans all your teeth at once using a method recommended by dentists, and removes 99.99 percent of bacteria.

Its creators claim Amabrush can save you 100 days of your life that you would normally waste with brushing, and promises not to damage your gums. It’s completely waterproof and charges wirelessly, and it lasts up to a month in between charges.

It’s sounds too good to be true, but Amabrush has already raised more than double its funding goal with 30 days left to run. You can pre-order yours through Kickstarter for €69 before shipping begins this December.

Nums — transform your MacBook’s trackpad

Your MacBook’s trackpad can do more with Nums. It’s an ultra-thin glass film that not only protects your trackpad from scratches, but also adds number keys, shortcuts to your favorite apps, and more.

Simply stick it to your trackpad, download the companion software, and use Nums to input digits and open apps with just a swipe. You can continue to use your trackpad as normal, and thanks to Nums’ design, it will feel even smoother.

Nums is compatible with the 13- and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pros, the 13-inch MacBook Air, and the 12-inch MacBook. You can claim yours through Kickstarter with a pledge of just $32.

Tertill — the solar-powered weeding robot

So you’ve saved time by not cleaning your suit and brushing your teeth, but you can save even more by using technology to weed your garden. Tertill is a solar-powered weeding robot that you never have to worry about.

It lives in your vegetable patch or flower garden and charges itself, then go on the hunt for pesky weeds and pulls them out. It’s weather-resistant and doesn’t use any chemicals, and it connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth to let you know how it’s getting on.

You can claim your Tertill with a pledge of $249 through Kickstarter, but bear in mind that you’ll have to wait until May 2018 for delivery.

LAER — the laptop sleeve that charges all your devices

LAER is a smart laptop sleeve that can charge all your gadgets on the go. Its built in battery can top up almost any device over USB-C, MagSafe, or Qi wireless charging. It uses TrackR technology that lets you locate it if it ever goes missing, and it’s Bluetooth-enabled.

LAER lets you charge almost anything without carrying multiple adapters everywhere you go. It comes with either a 5,000 or 20,000 mAh battery, and an adapter that will let you charge it up no matter where you are in the world.

With a pledge of $160 through Indiegogo, you can have it all — the sleeve, both batteries, a sling bag, and the Qi wireless charger. For the basic package with the sleeve and a 5,000 mAh battery, it’s just $100.


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