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A Look At The Nifty MiniDrive – Alternate Storage for Your MacBook Air/Pro?

10 more days to go and the Nifty MiniDrive have generated over US$300,000 in pledges on Kickstarter.  Is the Nifty MiniDrive the true alternative storage solution for your MacBook Air/Pro? Watch the following video and judge it yourself.

Source – Nifty MiniDrive

July 23, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Kickstarter, Mac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Video | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spike Keyboard Protective Case for iPhone Now On Kickstarter

The guys at SoloMatrix actually put out three variations of the Spike.  The Spike1, Spike 2 and Spike 3.

Spike¹ is a combination keyboard and protective case that can be easily and securely installed in a matter of seconds. You can effortlessly rotate the bottom section of the case with the keyboard, to the back or the front of the iPhone, for storing in either typing or full-screen mode.  We’ve also hinged the keyboard, so you’ll always have quick access to the full-screen even when typing.

This model is priced in the same range as the majority of ordinary iPhone cases. This means that even for many users that don’t feel they need a keyboard, it is so affordable that it’s tough to pass up. And once they try it, they’ll soon realize the advantages of real tactile keys even though they feel they are proficient typing on the touchscreen.

Spike² is our premium version keyboard and case combination. It differs from Spike¹ in user convenience features and overall appearance. Its industrial-strength case not only protects your iPhone, but incorporates a unique and specially-designed asymmetrical 360 degree hinge. This hinge enables you to quickly toggle the keyboard on and off the screen for full-screen access while you are typing.  In addition, it also allows you to fold and stow the keyboard in a flush pocket in the rear of the case when you’ve finished typing and return to the full touchscreen to run all those apps that you will probably never use more than once or twice.  At a touch of your fingers, it can instantly be brought to the front to bang out a quick text message, email, or even type your first novel comfortably!  And to make sure you are always in style, it features a beautiful, brushed metal accent band around the perimeter of the case.

Our Limited Edition Spike³ is for those of you that appreciate the very best. Similar in design to Spike², but with an all-aluminum, antenna-neutral case including the TypeSmart keyboard that is easily stowed out of the way when not needed.  We are CNC machining these right here in the USA from aerospace grade aluminum and anodizing them in at least two great colors, Neutron Gray and KickStarter Green, we anticipate a couple more anodized colors to come. To make it truly personal for you or someone special, we’ll custom engrave up to 30 letters on the back of the case.

For more information on the different pledges and their production keydates, head over to their Kickstarter page here.

July 8, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, Kickstarter, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

Chameleon – An Alternative Home Screen for Android Tablet Now on Kickstarter

Chameleon replaces the standard Android Home Screens and App Launcher with one that isn’t just more useful, but more beautiful as well.

You can set up multiple Home Screens with your own layout of widgets and apps, giving you the most relevant information that you want, when you want it. So whenever you unlock your device, you are presented with the Home Screen that is immediately valuable to you.

Your apps, your content. When you need them, where you need them.

Chameleon Home Screens can be set up based on GPS locations, WiFi networks and time ranges, allowing you to define which Home Screen is the most relevant for the situation. Patent Pending

For US$5, you can get the app before its formal launch on Google Play.  Hop on over to their Kickstarter page, link here and check it out for yourself.

May 20, 2012 Posted by | Android, Applications, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pic of the Day – Carry Your iPhone in Your Bra

I know what you are thinking but this thing is for real.  This is the JoeyBra (http://www.joeybra.com/) which is now a Kickstarter project.  Not only can it carry a phone, but also an ID, credit card, and a key.  For more, check out their Kickstarter page here.

Source – JoeyBra

April 29, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, Kickstarter | , , , | Leave a comment

Nifty Sushi Roll Maker- SushiQuik – 50 Hours Left on Kickstarter

Click image to see video on Kickstarter page

Found this nifty sushi roll maker on Kickstarter, the SushiQuik.  The basic kit (US$30) is pretty cool and comes with the training frame which let you know how much sticky rice to use for each roll, the non-stick rice paddle and the SushiQuik Roll Cutter and you’ll also get the recipe ebook which includes 25 recipes.  The project deadline is 50 hours away and they are still a bit off from their pledge goal.  Take a look and see if this interest you and maybe you can help to get this project off.

Source – SushiQuik

April 22, 2012 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Food, Gadgets n Gizmos, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Hottest Kickstarter Project Ever – Pebble – E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android

Definitely the hottest project ever. Pebble have received a pledged of over US$1.875M, yes M for million already with still 35 days to go. Definitely the hottest item and will be the most talk about item this year.  Check out the video for what it can do and if you’re an app developer, check out their SDK and jump onboard quick for this baby is making it into the big time in no time. There’s so much info to cover and I’m not going to repost anything off their Kickstarter page, just click over and marvel.

Source – Pebble Kickstarter Page

April 14, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Android, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iOS 5, Kickstarter, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bendi – The Flexi iPad Stand – Now on Kickstarter

Yet another great Kickstarter project. Bendi is an iPad stand exactly like no other stand, and probably the only one you’ll need. Bendi works wherever you want it to work: on a table, on your desk, in the car, or in a meeting. It even works with all the major tablets, not just the iPad. Bendi comprised of three parts, a strong suction device to hold the iPad, a bendable arm and either a magnetic (cost extra) or clamp base to suit your needs. The Bendi is seeking a pledge goal of US$5,000 on Kickstarter and have so far doubled that already.  The lowest pledge for a Bendi is US$55, is that worth it? you be the judge. For more details, head over to their Kickstarter page linked here and check out the following video.

Source – Bendi on Kickstarter, Canal de Javier

March 24, 2012 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPad, iPad2, Kickstarter, Tablet | , , , , | Leave a comment

Awesome Kickstarter Project – LandingZone – The Docking Station for the MacBook Air

LandingZone (US$159) is a docking station for the MacBook Air and is now a Kickstarter project.  The LandingZone features -

  • Total of 4 USB 2.0 ports; no need to attach a separate USB hub
  • Built in 10/100T Ethernet port; no more dongles for the Ethernet or fumbling with the cable
  • Built in Mini DisplayPort capable of driving resolution up to 2560×1440
  • Built in locking port compatible with all the Kensington Locks; now you can secure your MacBook Air
  • Two models to support either the 11″ or 13″ version of the MacBook Air (2010 or later)
  • Beautifully designed and engineered for simplicity, elegance, reliability and functionality (patent pending)
  • Comes with US power adapter which accepts wide range of input voltage (100~240 Vac)

Check out the introduction video on their Kickstarter page, link here.

December 2, 2011 Posted by | Accessories, Apple, Kickstarter, Mac, MacBook Air | , , | Leave a comment

   

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