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:
The Dryceratops jar lid combines solar panels and a small fan to turn a simple mason jar into a food dehydrator. Use it to make your own dried fruit snacks, teas, homemade seasonings, and more!
In addition to the navigation features that made the original SmartHalo a hit, the redesigned SmartHalo 2 has a 250-lumen front light, a brand new alarm system, and a 1.5 inch OLED display in the center that displays the rider's speed in real time, fitness metrics, wayfinding notifications, weather alerts, and more. It can even tell you how many C02 emissions you saved by opting to ride your bike.
The sleek, countertop MicroFarm doesn't take up much space and lets you harvest a fresh crop of microgreens in just a week, using only damp paper towels and an outlet to power the grow lamp.
If growing microgreens isn't quite your speed but you still want to exercise your green thumb, check out the FYTA Beam. The sleek sensor and accompanying app keep track of the critical factors impacting your plants: soil moisture, nutrition levels, light intensity, humidity, and temperature.
The Dullo pillow features two design innovations. First, a "center crater" creates a subtle depression to cradle your head and allow your neck to maintain its natural position. Also notable, the space between the top and bottom pillows is designed to increase airflow and keep night sweats at bay— but it also creates a perfect spot to put your arms next time you can't resist a nap at your desk.