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:
Chef and avid outdoorsman Adam Glick partnered with Messermeister to develop a full range of portable, professional-grade cooking tools. The collection has everything you'd need to whip up a meal on your next adventure, including the only full-size, folding chef's knife currently on the market, a fillet knife, a peeler, a multi-functional eating utensil, and a compact cutting board. Everything is housed in a handy carrying case and backers get to choose between maple wood or rustic burlap for the handles.
If you want to pare down your kitchen tools, this smart cutting board comes with a built-in scale, timer, a knife sharpener, and a built-in disinfecting UVC light that kills most germs within one minute.
These easy-to-use Trill sensors provide a simple way to incorporate touch interfaces into your next project.
Cute Little Fuckers is one of the first sex toys to get Kickstarter's stamp of approval in a long time, and that's largely because of their social impact mission. Designed to be gender inclusive and encourage a "light-hearted, affirmative" approach to sex, each toy is made of medical-grade silicone and features five vibration speeds. "This is activist work in an adorable package," the campaign says.
Korin's latest anti-theft bags are made out of even more resistant fabrics, include a charging system, and TSA locks, among other features.