MacBook battery cases, graphene power packs and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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MagC Boost for MacBook
Use your MacBook for 24 hours in between charges.
Photo: MagC

Crowdfund Roundup bugIf you’re not getting enough use out of your MacBook in between charges, you need the MagC Boost, the world’s first MacBook battery case. This baby will keep you going for more than 24 hours before you need to plug in again.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have an amazing graphene battery pack, carbon fiber webcam covers, and more!

Carbon Fiber Webcam Cover — hide your face from hackers

Carbon Fiber Webcam Covers
Hide your face from webcam hackers.
Photo: Kickstarter

If the internet has convinced you that you should be covering up your webcams, this Carbon Fiber Webcam Cover is the best way to do it. It’s small (just 1mm thick), discrete, and easy to install on any Apple device, and with a 3M adhesive backing, it’s ultra-secure.

Many already cover their webcams with tape, but this is impractical. It’s difficult to remove when you actually do want to use your webcam, and it leaves sticky residue. The Carbon Fiber Webcam Cover opens and closes easily, so you can leave it on at all times.

The Carbon Fiber Webcam Cover will start shipping next month, and you can secure yours today with a pledge of just $11 through Kickstarter.

MagC Boost — the world’s first MacBook battery case

Apple has been delivering excellent battery life in its notebooks for years, but many users still require more. That’s why MagC developed Boost, the world’s first MacBook battery case, which offers more than 24 hours of use in between charges.

The case packs ultra-slim lithium polymer batteries to avoid adding to much bulk to your notebook. Intelligent charging means it knows when your MacBook is plugged into the wall and it can start drawing power to top itself up.

MagC Boost for the 12-inch MacBook can be yours for as little as $99 with early bird pricing, which is 60 percent off its final retail price. Claim yours on Kickstarter today before shipping begins this June.

Apollo — the world’s first graphene power bank

Power banks now come in all shapes and sizes, and almost all of them rely on the same battery technology. That’s the battery technology we’ve been using for years that’s insanely slow to charge. But not Apollo, the world’s first graphene power bank.

Apollo has a 6,000mAh capacity, which is enough to charge an iPhone X to 100 percent twice over with a little juice left over. It boasts fast-charging technology with USB-A and USB-C connectivity, and supports USB adapters for charging almost any device.

What makes Apollo really special is its graphene battery, which charges insanely quickly. You can go from 0 to 100 percent — the full 6,000mAh capacity — in just 20 minutes. It’s ideal for those always on the move who need backup power in an instant.

You can pre-order your Apollo on Kickstarter today at early bird pricing of just $49. It is scheduled to begin shipping this March.

iA Writer for Windows — the clean writing app

We wouldn’t normally include a Windows app in a Crowdfund Roundup on Cult of Mac, but we’ve chosen iA Writer because of its popularity among iOS and macOS users. Now its developers want to bring it to Windows with your support.

iA Writer for Windows will be just as spectacular, with the same great features, and it’s on track to launch next month. It provides you with a clean and focused space for writing to help eliminate background distractions. It supports Markdown which makes it great for drafting websites of blog posts, or even composing a complete novel.

A pledge of $19 is enough to get you a copy of iA Writer for Windows as soon as it starts shipping. $40 will also get you a mention in the About section of the app for the first year.