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Super-smart rings, secure GPS trackers and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


ORII smart ring
ORII is a smart ring that's actually smart.
Photo: ORII

Crowdfund Roundup bugMaybe smartwatches aren’t your thing, but what about an impressive smart ring that lets you take calls, interact with virtual assistants, and more without being too intrusive?

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have the world’s first graphene headphones, a fidget spinner that you can connect to your smartphone for ultra-cool LED effects, and more!

ORA — the world’s first graphene headphones

If you want extraordinary audio quality, don’t buy ordinary headphones. Check out ORA, the world’s first headphones that use advanced nano-materials to deliver high-performance sound. They’re equipped with patented GrapheneQ membranes and promise unparalleled fidelity.

ORA headphones can be connected wired or wirelessly to all your favorite devices, and thanks to an embedded MEMS microphone, they can also be used for phone calls and to interact with virtual assistants. There’s also a trackpad for controlling media playback with gestures.

Thanks to their graphene and leather lambskin design, ORA headphones aren’t cheap. But are they worth the premium price tag? Find out by pre-ordering yours through Kickstarter now with a pledge of CA$399.

ORII — the voice-powered smart ring

Forget clunky Bluetooth headsets and heavy wireless headphones. ORII, the voice-powered smart ring, is all you need to take calls on the move.

Yes, it’s a ring that lets you make and receive calls, interact with virtual assistants like Siri, and view incoming notifications from your smartphone. It’s designed to ensure that only you can hear the audio, and it’s splash-proof, so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet.

Step into the future by bagging your ORII smart ring through Kickstarter with a pledge of $99.

Spinneroo — the connected fidget spinner

You can’t go anywhere without seeing a fidget spinner these days. The fad surely won’t last long, but before it does out, here’s your chance to get your hands (fingers?) on a connected fidget spinner that’s slightly more entertaining than the rest.

Unlike cheap and flimsy options, Spinneroo is machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and high-speed ceramic bearings. It’s also packed with LEDs, and when you pair it with your smartphone, you can control its color and pattern output. You can even set it to display LED messages.

Spinneroo will begin shipping in November, just in time for Christmas, and you can claim yours through Kickstarter with a pledge of $55.

goTele — the private GPS tracker

This little gadget lets you track user locations in real-time over a private network, so only you have access. You can use it to stay connected, send messages, and SOS signals using long-range radio technology, even when your cellphone has no service.

It’s the perfect device for outdoor wanderers. Take it to places where cell service is non-existent, or so overloaded that you simply cannot use it, and never worry that you’ll be stranded without a connection to the rest of the world.

goTele can be pre-ordered through Indiegogo now with a pledge of just $79.

LifeBattery AIR — the battery designed with Apple in mind

Designed to perfectly match your favorite Apple devices, LifeBattery AIR is a 27,200mAh battery pack that charges everything. You can plug in USB Type A and Type C cables, and even traditional AC plugs. Use it to top up your MacBook, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and more.

LifeBattery AIR comes in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold color options, boasts QuickCharge 3.0 technology, and has built-in protection to prevent overcharging, short circuits, and more.

LifeBattery AIR can be yours this December with a $179 pledge through Indiegogo.

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