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:
You don't need any musical experience to have a lot of fun with Orba. Described as "a cross between a gaming controller and a half a grapefruit," this "new kind of musical instrument" combines a synth, looper, and MIDI controller with a variety of touch and motion sensors (you can tap, stroke, or shake it to make different sounds) so you can experiment like a pro.
There's no shortage of coffee brewing solutions on the market but this Danish design features some thoughtful details to help you achieve the perfect brew. The designers tweaked the April Brewer over a period of two years before finalizing the product and taking it to the World Brewers Cup 2019 in Boston, where it made the highest-scoring cup in the competition.
With 2020 right around the corner, usher in a more organized year with this minimal calendar that makes it easy (and aesthetically pleasing) to track projects and keep goals in sight.
If your resolutions involve streamlining your workspace, consider this mobile workstation. It comes with a laptop power bank, a multi-functional pad, and a range of accessories to help you get work done whether you're at the office or on the go.