This affordable Apple Pencil rival works with any iPad

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SonarPen
SonarPen costs less than a third of Apple Pencil.
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If you do any kind of writing or sketching on your iPad, you should use a stylus. But you don’t need to spend $99 on an Apple Pencil. SonarPen is the affordable “smart pen” every iPad owner needs. It’s accurate, practical, and it never needs charging.

Keychain Game Boys, iPad smart pens and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Plux
The AirPower alternative that won't break the bank.
Photo: Plux

Crowdfund Roundup bugApple’s upcoming AirPower charger is expected to cost a small fortune when it finally makes its debut (who knows when that will be). But there are more affordable options — like Plux, which also charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously.

It’s just one of the awesome ideas in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We also have a retro game console that’s small enough to carry on your keychain, an affordable “smart pen” for iPad, and more.