Advanced wireless earphones, 8K VR and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

Advanced wireless earphones, 8K VR and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


Freecube Crowdfund Roundup
The modular command center.
Photo: Freecube

Crowdfund Roundup bugBuild your ultimate command center and have easy access to power outlets, USB ports, Bluetooth audio, and more at any time with Freecube.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have smart bike lights that’ll keep you safe on the road, advanced wireless earphones, an ultra-immersive virtual reality headset, and more!

See.Sense Ace — the smart bike light

See.Sense ACE is a bike light that uses artificial intelligence that reacts to every moment of your journey, making cycling safer and simpler. The light improves visibility when you need it most, and ensures you’re seen on the road.

Ace connects to your smartphone to provide things like theft alerts and cycling stats, and supports custom flash patterns. It has a super-bright 150 lumen bulb at the front, a 125 lumen bulb at the back, and ten hours of run time in between charges.

Ace can be yours with a pledge of £44 (approx. $58) or more through Kickstarter, and it is scheduled to begin shipping next June.

Freecube — the modular tech command center

If you can build Lego, you can create a modular tech command center with Freecube. Put all the technology you need within easy reach by customizing and upgrading your unit to suit you. It promises to be the best way to organize your mobile life.

Freecube can give you USB and power outlets, a wireless charging pad, a Bluetooth speaker, dynamic LED lighting, and more. Stack up to six modules together to form the smart hub of your dreams, and never worry about having to find power outlets or cables again.

Freecube is available in a number of different configurations out of the box, starting at $39. You can pre-order yours through Kickstarter now before they begin shipping next month.

Fluent Forever — learn to think in any language

You can’t speak a language fluently if you can’t think in that language. Fluent Forever is the app built to help you do just that. It starts by teaching you pronunciation first, then vocabulary and grammar. You can then jog your memory using helpful flashcards.

Fluent Forever will initially be able to teach Spanish (Latin America), French, German, Italian, Russian, and Korean. Later, it will offer Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, and Chinese Mandarin.

You can support the app’s development, bag a one-month full subscription, and a 33 percent discount for life by pledging $40 through Kickstarter. The app is scheduled to make its debut next August.

Pimax — the world’s first 8K VR headset

The most immersive virtual reality experience is one in which you forget you’re using virtual reality. For that, you need a great display with indistinguishable pixels. That’s exactly what you get with Pimax, the world’s first VR headset with an 8K display.

Not only is Pimax sharper than existing headsets, but it also offers a 200-degree field of view, which means its display is wider than others, too. This makes VR even more amazing, and minimizes the effects that can cause motion sickness.

Pimax will require a PC capable of playing virtual reality content. If you already have one of those, you can pre-order the 8K model now for $499. There’s also a 5K model priced at $399, and both begin shipping in January.

Eoz Air — advanced wireless earphones

By now you’ve probably accepted that the headphone jack isn’t coming back and you need a decent pair of wireless earphones. Eoz Air promises to be the most advanced money can buy, with high-resolution audio, Bluetooth 5.0, and instant pairing.

They’re designed to be comfortable to wear and incredibly durable, with batteries that last up to 52 hours in between charges. They come in colors that will match your iPhone, and with a charging case that offers 48 additional hours of play time.

They’re also cheaper than AirPods! Pre-order yours now for $99 before they begin shipping in February.

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