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Wireless MacBook chargers, smart routers, and more [Crowdfund Roundup]


AmpliFi lets you access your home network from anywhere.
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Crowdfund Roundup bugIf you need to access your home network from anywhere in the world, you need the incredible AmpliFi Kit. It provides fast and stable Wi-Fi all around your home, and provides an encrypted gateway to your network from anywhere.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have a wireless charger for MacBook and MacBook Pro, a high-quality speaker that’s small enough to fit in your pocket, and the ultimate Apple Watch companion.

MagC — wireless MacBook charging

Still missing the MagSafe connector? With MagC, you can charge your MacBook wirelessly so you don’t need a connector at all. It’s designed specifically for Apple notebooks, and it uses the same Qi charging standard packed into the latest iPhones.

MagC is made up of two parts; a cover that clips onto the bottom of your MacBook and plugs into its USB-C port, and a charging Deskpad. Magnets are used to perfectly align the two, and while you’re working away, your notebook is constantly being topped up.

You’ll never have to worry about charging again! And because Deskpad uses the Qi standard, you can also use it to juice up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. Claim yours through Kickstarter today to take advantage of early bird pricing of just $139.

AmpliFi — take your home network anywhere

How many times have you been away and needed access to a file on your computer at home? AmpliFi lets you access your home network from anywhere in the world. It connects to any Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection, then creates an encrypted gateway to all your data.

The AmpliFi HD Router is used to run your home network, with dual-band 802.11 ac 3×3 MIMO Wi-Fi for the fastest possible connection. The AmipliFi Teleport, a portable hardware extension, provides a remote connection from anywhere.

Combined, the two eliminate Wi-Fi dead spots around your home, allowing all your devices to enjoy a fast a stable network connection. And for a limited time only, you can get the whole AmpliFi Kit with a pledge of just $199 through Kickstarter.

Totm+Travl — the ultimate Apple Watch companion

Don’t travel with a whole bunch of accessories for your Apple Watch when you can combine them all into one. Totm+Travel is a stand, power bank, and home automation trigger that’s small enough to take anywhere.

It’s made out of sustainable wood and designed to look clean and simple. Its built-in battery can keep your Apple Watch charged for up to a week, and when it’s topping up, it holds your Watch in nightstand mode so you always know the time.

What’s really clever about Totm+Travel is that it’s also connected. You can pair it with your iPhone to view battery status, get charge reminders, and view your charging history. You can also use it to trigger home automation tasks.

For instance, Totm+Travel could turn off all the lights in the room when you place Apple Watch down to charge, then turn them on again when you take it off. It’s the ultimate Apple Watch companion, and you can order yours through Kickstarter now for €69 (approx. $80).

Mini-O — the powerful, pocket-sized speaker

Mini-O puts a party in your pocket. It’s a compact speaker that promises high-quality, stereo sound, and it’s small enough to slip into your jeans. It’s built to be sturdy and also doubles as a smartphone stand, and it connects to almost any device over Bluetooth.

Mini-O weighs just 72 grams, and despite its tiny form factor, it has high-resolution audio and 6 Watts of power. What’s more, you can combine two Mini-Os using the dual speaker connection feature for even louder music at 12 Watts.

You’ll get up to six hours of play time from a single charge, which should be enough to keep any spontaneous party going. And if you ordered your Mini-O through Kickstarter now, you’ll pay early bird pricing of just $55.

Puro — the smartphone sterilizer

Did you know your smartphone can pick up all kinds of germs every day? It could be home to pneumonia, e.coli, salmonella, flu, and more. But not if you clean it with Puro, the gadget sterilizer that destroys more than 650 germ types in just six minutes.

Puro uses O3 Enhanced Oxygen for sterilization, so there’s no need to worry about liquids, harmful UV rays, or harsh chemicals. That means it’s great for cleaning almost anything you can fit inside it — not just your phone. What’s more, it doubles as a charger, so you can top up while you clean.

Puro has a transparent window around it, so you can see your phone while germs are being destroyed, and an indicator light that lets you know when the process is complete. If you order yours now, you’ll get it for $89 — $60 off its retail price.


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