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:
This reusable straw is made out of silicone so you can be sure it will never get soggy on you mid-drink. It comes in a range of sizes—there's an extra-wide one for smoothies, milkshakes, and even Boba—and includes a handy carrying case and cleaning tool.
The Rally Pack is a rugged backpack made to accompany you on all your adventures—even if they get a little extreme. It combines the look of a vintage rolltop with versatile features that make it ready for modern life. (Note: The campaign video is on the long side, but worth a view.)
The MillRight Mega V claims to be the best value, affordable yet high-performance CNC. It can be used as a CNC router, plasma table, or hybrid depending on your needs.
Designed to make aquatic exploration accessible to anyone who is interested, the features on this small but mighty underwater drone make it capable of swimming with even the big fish.
Here's an updated take on the thermometer that can measure your temperature in mere seconds and keep track of your data over time.