The Coolest Inventions To Back On Kickstarter

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Craft beer at home
01 Nov 2015

Craft beer at home

Love beer, hate going to bars, and hate the mass-produced booze sold at convenient stores? Solve all your beer problems with the Pico, a machine that helps you brew your very own craft beer, right at home. 

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A day-to-night jacket
01 Nov 2015

A day-to-night jacket

Brunswick Park jackets promises to take you from the gym to the office and to the bar, all while looking smart and feeling fresh. Made from merino wool, the jacket is stretchy, breathable and absorbent, and even has a handy wrist compartment for you to keep all your essentials like cards and cash. Best part — you don’t have to dry-clean it, it’s entirely machine-washable!

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An arm that can create anything
01 Nov 2015

An arm that can create anything

Meet the MakerArm, a high-tech system that can 3D print, draw, fasten screws, engrave, and even ice a cake. This is great for designers or engineers, but if you have cash to spare (contributing $999 and above gets you a MakerArm) this would also be a cool tool to have at home for those finding an outlet to create.

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Smart jewellery
01 Nov 2015

Smart jewellery

We’re big fans of the Apple watch, but everyone and their third cousin has one by now. Want wearable tech that’s a little different? Back the Eyecatcher, a smart bracelet that does everything a smart watch does and a little more. It sends you call and text notifications, connects to your maps, social media and favourite news sites, and — fashion mavens will love this — allows you to change up its display, according to what you wear. Wearable tech that’s chic, functional and customisable? We’re so onboard.

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A password generating book
01 Nov 2015

A password generating book

Choosing a complex and secure password for all your accounts  that is not ‘password’ or ‘123456’ is probably one of the most real #firstworldproblems around. That’s why we really love the Enigmaze Password Generating Grid System Manager, a paperbound journal that helps you come up with different complicated passwords for all your accounts through a simple crossword puzzle-esque system. For even more security, the notebook comes with an invisible marker and UV light keychain to deter snooping visitors.

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An origami lamp
01 Nov 2015

An origami lamp

The Folding Lamp, as its name suggests, is a lamp made to resemble origami, with perforated lines where you can fold and personalise the look of your lamp. We know, it’s not the most life-enhancing invention ever, but wouldn’t this elegant, minimalistic light-source look great in your living room?

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The answer to all your cracked phones
01 Nov 2015

The answer to all your cracked phones

Fellow phone-droppers, you know you want/need/must have this. The Loopy is basically a phone case that comes with a silicon loop at the back that you can slip your finger into, thus preventing your phone from slipping through your fingers. Another simple solution to a first-world problem we really love.

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The snore eliminator
01 Nov 2015

The snore eliminator

If you’ve been told you snore by more than three people, you might need the Nora. Snoring occurs when your airways narrow as you sleep, so the Nora consists of a bedside device that analyses your sleep patterns and detects snoring, and a pillow insert that moves the pillow to allow your throat muscles to move back to its natural position so you’ll stop snoring. 

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A bottle that makes your drinks taste more expensive
01 Nov 2015

A bottle that makes your drinks taste more expensive

With the Oak Bottle, you won’t have to splash out on expensive aged wine, sprits and beer ever again. It’s specially designed to maximise the area that the beverage is in contact with its oak surface, so your drinks are infused with that wonderful oaky aroma and flavour in just two to 48 hours, instead of years. Back this if you want to impress your friends at a dinner party with aged wine that you actually bought from the supermarket.

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A pad for your laptop
01 Nov 2015

A pad for your laptop

Want to do your work at a park? Won’t be a problem with the LapPad. This mobile desk can hold your laptop, tablet and smartphone and comfortably sits on your lap so you can work on that project anywhere. Made with bamboo, the portable workstation also absorbs heat emitted by your laptop so your thighs don’t get fried as you use your lappie.

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Crowd-funding is probably one of the biggest things to come out of the Internet in recent years, and we’re loving it. It’s a great way to support emerging business and innovative ideas, plus be one of the first to own the newest thingamajigs in town. Looking to back someone up with a small donation? We found 10 of the coolest contraptions on Kickstarter.com, one of the biggest and oldest crowd-funding websites around, to get you…well, kick-started.

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