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:
Teplo aims to be your personal tea master. The connected teapot is powered by a database of hundreds of tea types, each with a custom brewing time and temperature. The on-button doubles as a heart rate sensor that will know when you're stressed and adjust your brew so you get a more calming cup.
The first book to tell the story behind the 1972 Munich Olympics identity, developed by Otl Aicher and his design team, Dept. XI. Their immense output included designing everything from print materials and signage, to the stadium decorations and souvenirs.
Mozzarella, blue cheese, cheddar, feta, Swiss cheese, cream cheese, provolone—Fromaggio lets you make all these cheeses (and more!) right at home. After the initial investment, you should be able to make your favorite cheeses at a fraction of what you're used to paying in stores.
Kinflyte's three-piece set includes a wire-free bra, a built-in bra top, and high-rise underwear—a trio of better essentials that feature a hidden compression system to promote body alignment and help you achieve better posture.