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 Cubo AI baby monitor stands out from the crowd with a unique set of features: it uses face detection technology to alert you if your baby's face is covered and also includes security camera technologies that let you set up "danger zones" around the house and let you know whenever your baby is getting too close. Vigilant parents will most likely be impressed by the 1080p HD Sony Night Vision Lens which offers unprecedented clarity. The camera comes with automatic photo capture capabilities so you won't miss any adorable moments.
If pour over is your go-to coffee method, you no longer have to settle for less when you're traveling. The Pakt Coffee Kit has everything you need for your ritual (including an electric tea kettle!) in a sleek, black carrying case that weighs less than four pounds and takes up about as much room as a pair of shoes in your suitcase.
Remember Mark Zuckerberg's sleep box and the eager commenter who jumped at the opportunity to take his idea into production? Well, in less than two months, he crafted a campaign for the Zucklight Sleep Box, which was fully funded in mere hours. You can opt for the Lite version, which is a faithful rendition of Zuckerberg's design, or upgraded options with wireless charging and environmental sensors.
The Mikme Pocket audio recorder & clip-on microphone is designed so that anyone can capture professional-quality sound—without the need for a ton of bulky equipment.
Laptop users in need of more screen real estate should check out the TRIO monitor system. The add-on screens can rotate up to 270 degrees, which will come in handy for taking your work presentations to the next level.