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 Jollylook Auto looks like a vintage bellows camera but prints on trendy Fujifilm Instax film. It comes with automatic exposure and flash but the manual focus controls and aperture settings will give you a little more control than you'd typically get with an instant camera.
Less clunky than its competitors, the Bilby headlamp is waterproof, USB-rechargeable, and uses a simple toggle clip to comfortably adjust the strap size. It achieves a maximum of 400 lumens but includes a variety of light settings—a wide beam, spot beam, reading light and more—that can each be further customized with four levels of brightness.
The Flushbrush debuted last year on the British TV show Dragons' Den where it received a £50,000 investment. The main selling point is a removable, replaceable silicone head that is stored inside the toilet under the rim, so water passes over it with every flush. The handle stands on a minimal base that has a built-in magnet to keep it secure.
Turn your habit-building efforts into art with the Keep Track poster. It comes with 210 stickers of various colors that you can ascribe to different habits. Once you've completed your goal for the day, you can place a colored sticker over a gray space until you've filled in the entire field. At the end of the process, you'll be left with a framed, geometric poster and constant reminder of how you can achieve anything, one step at a time.
Katbox is a modular kit for cat habitats. You can build a simple "den" (pictured above) or add on to create various configurations that can provide both a source of comfort and adventure for your pet.