8 High-tech crowdfunding campaigns that have blown our minds in 2019
Crowdfunding platforms, including Kickstarter and Indiegogo, have become a hotbed of exciting new technology. Here are some of the best high-tech crowdfunding campaigns we’ve seen so far in 2019.
- Why is crowdfunding so popular? For creators, it’s a great way to take pre-orders and gain exposure. Meanwhile, backers get access to cutting-edge products.
- Which is better, Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Both have strong points. Kickstarter is the slightly bigger platform; Indiegogo allows pre-orders to continue after the campaign.
- What have been the best high-tech crowdfunding campaigns? Keep scrolling to see our top picks of 2019 and visit our crowdfunding category for more!
In times past, the flow of new tech was controlled by a few big companies. Smaller competitors stood little chance, and consumers had to wait while new products were polished for retail. But in recent years, crowdfunding platforms have completely changed the landscape. Via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, consumers can back creators to the tune of millions, and receive the latest inventions in return.
Here are some of the most impressive examples of high-tech crowdfunding projects to drop this year.
FITO Tap Pro Advanced Translation Earphones
They might look like AirPods, but the Tap Pro earphones do much more. Along with music, they provide live translations in over 30 languages — perfect for regular travelers. (Raised: $65,420)
Price: $99 USD
HUDWAY Drive Portable Heads-Up Display
This small device connects to your phone to display turn-by-turn navigation in your line of sight. HUDWAY Drive can also display weather, the ETA to your destination, a compass, your eco-driving index, and more. (Raised: $129,037)
Price: $149 USD
FUELL Fluid Long-Range Commuter E-Bike
Most e-bikes can only provide 30 or 40 miles of assistance, at most. In contrast, FUELL Fluid has a range of 125 miles. This means you can commute from out of town, cruising along at 28 mph. (Raised: $690,272)
Price: $2,299 USD
Pilot Era 8K 360° Compact VR Camera
This remarkable pocket-sized camera lets you take 360-degree photos and videos at 8K resolution. The Pilot Era is great for creating VR content, and it works perfectly with Google StreetView. (Raised: $180,771)
Price: $1,799 USD
BassMe Wearable Subwoofer
If you love bass-heavy beats, you need to try BassMe. This wearable device adds a physical kick to your music, just as you would experience in a club. It’s also great for gamers, who can feel every explosion. (Raised: $63,413)
Price: $133.42 USD
DoBox Mini All-in-One Wireless Hub
This wireless hub lets you attach accessories to your iPhone or iPad via Wi-Fi. It has 32GB of built-in storage, USB-C, Ethernet, two USB ports, a microSD memory card slot, audio out, and HDMI. (Raised: $30,363)
Price: $99 USD
Genius Pack Supercharged Carry-On Luggage
With a built-in 10,000mAh battery pack and two external USB ports, Genius Pack helps you stay connected on the go. It also has a hard polycarbonate shell and multiple internal pockets to keep your kit organized. (Raised: $467,290)
Price: $239 USD
Zendure Passport GO GaN Travel Adapter
Speaking of travel — this tiny adapter lets you charge your devices in 200 countries around the world. Thanks to a gallium nitride construction, the GO adapter also produces less heat than most similar products. (Raised: $123,717)
Price: $34 USD
High-tech crowdfunding campaigns
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