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Navigating the world of crowdfunding can be overwhelming, to put it lightly. Which projects are worth backing? Where's the filter to weed out the hundreds of useless smart devices? To make the process less frustrating, we scour the various online crowdfunding platforms to put together a weekly roundup of our favorite campaigns for your viewing (and spending!) pleasure. Go ahead, free your disposable income:
Pantyhose are cheap for a reason: slip into a new pair in the morning and you'll likely have a hole somewhere by the end of the day. Sheertex pantyhose are made of the same fibers as bulletproof vests and are virtually indestructible. Their updated design features a control top and comes in three nude shades.
If you're a film photographer looking to up your game or try something new, check out Reto3D. The triple-lens system takes three half-frame images simultaneously from three different angles, while an accompanying app lets you seamlessly stitch the results into GIFs. Best of all? The $80 Early Bird price tag makes it super accessible.
Parents looking to cut back on screen time should give TIMIO a go. The portable audio player uses magnetic disks that kids can easily swap out themselves for hours of happy listening. The curated content ranges from nursery rhymes to vocabulary lessons, so it can appeal to babies, toddlers, and beyond. The multilingual platform is available in English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch, with more languages under development.
Sleek, modern upgrades of classic mid-century watch design never get old. Topo, the latest from Danish brand Bulbul, is made of the best and most resilient components available: Italian leather, Japanese-made movements and a steel mesh band produced in Pforzheim, Germany.
Oregon turned 160 earlier this year and to celebrate 84 East partnered with the iconic Pendleton Woolen Mills to create "the most Oregon gift ever"—a wool-cotton blend blanket that proudly bears the state seal and will keep Oregonians cozy and warm for generations to come.
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