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 intricately machined brass and aluminum desktop toy looks very satisfying to use and allows for a wide range of fidgeting.
Made of a durable, water-resistant fabric and welded instead of sewn, this seamless wallet can hold up to 10 cards and is even machine-washable.
Only a few days left to score this popular magnetic gel pen that comes with a fun self-aligning mechanism, an anti-roll body, and the option to include an integrated ruler.
This candle set comes with a series of sculptural bases and seeds so when you're done burning the candle you can transform the container into an herb garden.
At any given time you can find a backpack on Kickstarter that claims to be the "perfect everyday carry." GULU's campaign caught our eye for its backstory: designed by the design director of North Face, each bag boasts a long list of organizational bells and whistles and is put together in Uganda by former captive child soldiers turned skilled artisans.