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:
Kick your meal prep up a notch with the Artisan Revere Chef's Knife made of Elmax powder steel—a material generally reserved for industrial use and Special Forces soldiers. The ultra-thin blade (just 0.01 inches!) will help you breeze through mise-en-place and get to what really matters: enjoying the food.
Sleeping outdoors is great, but waking up freezing in the middle of the night is never fun. The battery-powered Hot Pocket lets you preheat your sleeping bag and provides on-demand heat throughout the night at the push of a button.
The sleek Minaal rolltop bag features a clever full-length front zipper and multiple stash pockets. For days when you don't want to carry a full bag, the campaign is also offering a lightweight crossbody bag that manages to fit a surprising amount of stuff.
Carivino is a portable, insulated wine bottle with a few tricks up its sleeve: it comes with a built-in aerator and two wine glasses nested in its base (the tumbler portion attaches to the stem via a small magnet).
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Eric Strebel's latest design is the multi-purpose Alfred Backpack Hanger, which doubles as a tablet and cell phone charging station and a key hook.