The Coolest Tech on Kickstarter

From wearables to product design to other strange and wonderful inventions, this is the tech we want to see developed in the near future. Leave it to the geniuses on Kickstarter to come up with devices that will change how we think about technology right now.

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We have to take a moment to appreciate all of the creative genius that comes out of Kickstarter. Home to some of the most inventive minds on the planet, the crowdsourced platform helps projects that will make our lives better, more fun, or more beautiful come into being. Think of all the inspired design projects, truly dope clothing brands, and amazing video games that would never have gotten the legs to be developed without Kickstarter funding from random backers across the Internet. No other platform shows off the power of the people so well.

That’s not to say that every Kickstarter project will ultimately change the world. There are plenty of reasons why we’re not donating to your Kickstarter, whether you’re jumping on the Internet bandwagon or you’re literally funding the impossible. And let us not forget the guy who somehow raised $55,000 to make a potato salad. (Yes, that really happened.) Like most social platforms, Kickstarter breeds idiocy alongside genius, sometimes to hilarious results.

For every #struggle project on Kickstarter, however, there are impressive proposals that truly shine above the rest and actually deserve funding. Kickstarter even labels some of their favorites in each category to help you find the best of the best. After the potato-salad incident, Kickstarter seems to have tightened up its submission process, and that’s created an even higher bar for projects — which we’re not complaining about. Instead, we go to Kickstarter for inspiration or to see what the future might bring. Check out our list of some of the Coolest Tech on Kickstarter, and if you feel inspired, break out that credit card and become an early backer yourself. Hey, maybe someday you’ll tap into your creative genius and start a successful Kickstarter project of your own.

PITTA - Transformative Autonomous 4K Selfie Drone

Elecjet Apollo Power Pack: Elecjet’s Apollo Power Pack is a #portable charger that uses graphene batteries. You can fully charge its 6,000mAh battery in just 20 minutes using a 60W charger. It has USB-C, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 charging ports. You can get it…

— theawesomer (@theawesomer) December 30, 2017

Arc - Minimal, Dimmable LED Bulb

Minimalist design, maximum efficiency, ARC is a dimmable statement LED light bulb tested in space. #startdet #startup #ledlamp #led #pendant #home #space #dimmable

— Startdet (@startdet) January 29, 2018

ARC: The Ultimate Minimal, Dimmable LED Bulb

The Swedish design team behind FLYTE previously created a levitating lightbulb, and for their new project on Kickstarter, they actually flew an LED bulb 100,000 feet into space with a weather balloon to see if it would survive. It did. Needless to say, the team has rethought LED lights to make them more desirable, affordable, and durable — this is one bulb virtually anyone could use.

Fund it on Kickstarter here.

This project actually looks pretty legit. EVO Planner: The World's First Personalized Flow System is popular on @Kickstarter!

— Celtic Surfer (@Celtic_Surfer) January 29, 2018

EVO Planner: The World's First Personalized Flow System

Everyone from celebrity bloggers to struggle influencers seem to recommend journaling as a key to success, but the EVO team has created an app-integrated and personalized planner that lets you achieve individual success based on what makes you happy. Using a personality test and your daily routine, this app helps you feel like you’re achieving even if you’re not crammed with work. Jury’s out on whether it works or not, but the concept is a lot smarter than working yourself to the grave.

Fund it on Kickstarter here.

The Sound Reactive LED Mask

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We’re calling it — this is what everyone will be wearing at Coachella 2020. No matter how you feel about music festival trends, this LED mask from Outline Montreal is undeniably cool (and also kind of creepy in a really good way). The mask reacts to the music, with neon-colored lights that dance to the beat. It definitely beats flower crowns. 

Fund it on Kickstarter here.

#kickstarter OneManBand: OneManBand (OMB) - A New Way to Play Guitar [$704946.0] [2636]

— Funded! (@_funded_) January 28, 2018

Shower in style with music and phone-shower control with Livin's new @Kickstarter >

— BiggerCake (@Bigger_Cake) January 28, 2018

FITT360 - The First 360° Neckband Wearable Camera

Linkflow Inc. has come up with a new way to capture 360 video that doesn’t even involve using your hands. This clever device is worn around your neck, and it captures 360 degrees of wherever you are. It’s perfect for action sports or just a hands-free insight into your daily world.

Fund it on Kickstarter here.

Belle: AI Doorbell That Talks to and Handle Your Visitors
Recognize, talk and instruct your visitors, live streaming and advanced motion detection at your front door 24/7, Alexa compatible.#Yerha #smart #door #bell #technology #safetytips

— Yerha (@yerhacom) January 24, 2018

Belle: AI Doorbell That Talks to and Handle Your Visitors

Waiting 45 mins for your Seamless order to arrive can cause real doorbell anxiety, and the Netvue team might have been inspired by waiting for takeout when they came up with this device. This A.I. doorbell talks to your visitors, can let in scheduled arrivals for you, and also allows you to FaceTime people on your doorstep through your phone. Now you don’t even have to get off the couch to get your food.

Fund it on Kickstarter here.

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