Posts Tagged "KickStarter"

Product of the Week: RollingFWD Vibrating Foam Roller

October 9, 2015
3D Innovations

The RollingFWD high-tech vibrating foam roller is for athletes, physical therapy patients and anyone looking for alternative recovery methods after a full-body workout. Most of us are familiar with the traditional foam roller as a way to work out tightness and knots; RollingFWD is adding vibration for the additional benefits of increasing blood flow while simultaneously reducing pain.

The inventor behind RollingFWD has developed this product based on his own experiences with injury and physical therapy. With RollingFWD he has combined multiple therapeutic activities into a single product. “Everyone deserves the best therapies available to feel good and perform at our highest potential. RollingFWD’s mission is to help all of us (professional athletes, weekend warriors, fitness & wellness enthusiasts) take care of our bodies and continue to do the activities we love.”

After three years and six prototypes the team behind RollingFWD has perfected their product design. The time and commitment already invested, coupled with extensive market testing, shows that RollingFWD is ready to become a leader in this niche market.

Learn more about RollingFWD on Kickstarter and the official website.

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Product of the Week: LumiPocket LT

October 2, 2015
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Makers this one is for you! The compact LumiPocket LT is a resin-based 3D printer, laser engraver and PCB etching machine that is ready to take your project to the next level. This machine is extremely versatile and eliminates the need of purchasing multiple machines for a single project.

lumi“It is more than just a high quality, resin based 3D Printer: it is also a fast PCB etching machine, and a Laser engraver that can work with many different materials.” The LumiPocket LT is completely autonomous, which means that once you have completed a printing/engraving/etching job within the software, you can simply insert the SD card into the LumiPocket LT and it will do all the rest, turning off after the work is done.

In addition to the full functionality of this product, its compact size also makes this product stand out. It measures a mere 20 x 12 x 38 cm, and weighs less than 2Kg. It was also designed to consume an extremely low amount of power, using less that 5W. While the 3D printer market might be crowded, the product design behind the LumiPocket LT helps it stand out from the competition.

Features Overview:

  • Light-curing, resin-based 3D printing. This type of 3D printing is fast and provides higher quality than FDM 3D printers, specially with 3D models with small details.
  • Fast PCB etcher. Insert a presensitized PCB board into LumiPocket LT’s special tray, import your PCB files, and watch it etch your PCB that is then ready to be developed.
  • Compact laser marker & engraver. Engrave many different materials using the integrated UV laser. This feature is very useful for creating business cards, QR codes, coasters, and much more.

Learn more about the LumiPocket LT on Kickstarter or the official website.

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Product of the Week: LIVV Headphones

September 25, 2015
3D Innovations

LIVVTruly innovative products are usually those that solve a common, everyday problem experienced by many. Livv Headphones do just this. Many of us are active in our daily lives, and need products that can keep up, however when it comes to headphones most still leave much to be desired. We can either choose earbuds that easily fall out of our ears or bulky over-ear headphones that usually have wires and are substantially heavier, and thus are not ideal for a workout. Livv Headphones are designed to fill the headphone market gap.

“Founder and former NFL Player Mark Clayton set out to revolutionize the way we use athletic headphones. Plagued by never being able to find a pair that would survive his rigorous NFL workouts he realized a need for a true durable, athletic headphone for athletes and active people alike.” Livv Headphones are designed to give you the freedom to move, while taking the music that inspires you right along.

Features of Livv Headphones:

  • Patented SureFit band. This lightweight band applies the perfect amount of tension providing unrivaled functionality.
  • Truly Wireless. Livv has combined an 8 GB MP3 Player and Bluetooth 4.0 functionality to finally free you from wires, making the use of your cellphone during activity truly an option.
  • Waterproof. Fully waterproof and dust-proof. Now you can be free from worrying about sweat or water.

The research and attention to detail that has gone into the development of Livv Headphones is evident throughout its exceptional product design. Livv Headphones were developed with a clear purpose, true freedom.

Learn more about Livv Headphones on Kickstarter or the official website.

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Product of the Week: Bruvelo

September 18, 2015
3D Innovations

Millions of people start their day with a cup full of warm coffee. Turning the coffee pot on and listening to it quietly brew is a soothing morning routine. The rich aroma fills your home with comfort. However, Dustin Sell, the founder of Bruvelo, found that the coffee many of us sip on, from traditional coffee pots, is sub-par. The strength of the coffee is lacking, which means that lovely cup of coffee is not living up to its true potential. After many attempts and a cancelled Kickstarter campaign, Mr. Sell has built a coffee maker that rivals gourmet coffee shops.

bruvelo“The Bruvelo is more than just a coffee maker, it’s a fully integrated pour over brew system that was developed with one objective in mind – to brew the best cup of coffee possible. With a built-in grinder and perfectly optimized ratios, temperatures and steep times the Bruvelo sets the bar on single-cup coffee makers. Its incredibly compact and beautiful understated product design saves precious counter space.”

Bruvelo goes one step further and is automating your morning by syncing its brew time with your morning alarm, through a smartphone app, or simply click ‘Brew’ when you wake up. Either way, it will be ready when you are.

The thoughtful design behind this compact coffee maker puts it in a league of its own. The research that went into brewing a single cup of amazing coffee shines through the details Grind particle size, water ratio and the perfect brew temperature are all meticulously factored into the product design. The enduring dedication and passion of Mr. Sell is evident in the Bruvelo.

Learn more about Bruvelo on Kickstarter and the official website.

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Product of the Week: Orange Screw Ground Anchor

September 8, 2015
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The Orange Screw is the ultimate ground anchor and your new outside adventure companion. “Orange Screws will secure pets; anchor RV awnings; hold tarps over boats, ATVs and firewood; as well as ensure tents and sunshades stay put.” This ground anchor can be used in any environment, and its design ensures that it is capable of orangescrewwithstanding unpredictable weather conditions. Those wind gusts are no longer an issue when your tent is secured with the Orange Screw.

In terms of its product design, the Orange Screw is made with 100% recycled materials, completely rust proof and manufactured here in the United States. Also, the Orange Screw comes in two different sizes to meet your various outdoor needs. It’s light-weight and compact size makes it easy to add to your backpack or camping gear for your next adventure.

Learn more about the Orange Screw Ground Anchor on Kickstarter or the official website.

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Product of the Week: MonoShot

September 4, 2015
3D Innovations

We rely on the functionality of our smartphones more and more, and the exceptional quality of photos that can now be taken with a smartphone has rendered many cameras obsolete. Getting the perfect shot or video is what many of us strive for, and it can be much more challenging than it sounds. Enter the MonoShot. The MonoShot is an “ultra-portable, custom monopod with attachments for any surface, situation, or device; and includes a hands-free shutter remote”. The MonoShot is both convenient and economical.

MonoShotThe MonoShot is built to work with your smartphone or GoPro. The device is compact and can fit into your bag, which makes it handy for an afternoon hike or day at the beach. Additional features include:

  • Ultra Durable: Designed out of machined aluminum and hardened steel, the MonoShot was built to shoot in all kinds of terrain.
  • Bluetooth Shutter: Works with all devices, so you can easily take hands free photos and videos.
  • Universal Design: The unique smartphone holder allows the MonoShot to accommodate all makes and models of smartphones with ease.
  • Selfie Mode: Mount the video head on the bottom of the MonoShot, and you have a Selfie Stick that extends up to 5 feet.

The fantastic product design of the MonoShot and attention to detail sets the MonoShot apart from its competition.

Learn more about the MonoShot on Kickstarter and the official website.

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Product Design Collaboration Leads to Crowdfunding Success

August 31, 2015
3D Innovations

2.pjacksonCrowdfunding has fundamentally changed the way we develop and launch products. Individuals now have the power to obtain funding and commercialize an idea in less time. However, like any endeavor, unexpected challenges arise and it is necessary to be prepared.

From our experience, having a Product Design firm involved with the design process earlier in the campaign, or if possible, prior to launching will help crowdfunding companies establish themselves and their products. Entrepreneurs do not want to find themselves in the position of raising the necessary capital through crowdfunding, but then having no idea where to actually begin. A Product Design firm can negate this and make sure you are adequately prepared for what lies ahead.

What to expect… An engineering partner will properly test and validate the design, evaluate the sustainability of the design and make sure the product can be successfully manufactured. Also, they will be able to assist with not only developing the idea, but developing an entire project plan, from design to prototyping and manufacturing. From there, the Product Design firm can assist with additional design factors that make assembly and packaging more efficient — resulting in cost savings. It all boils down to showing the crowdfunding community that you are prepared and committed to the successful launch of your product.

Below are three additional reasons to choose an engineering partner for your next crowdfunding campaign…

Proper Product Development Procedures

There needs to be a synergistic approach to the product development process, allowing the entrepreneur to provide feedback while the engineering partner ensures that the design meets manufacturing requirements. Engineers will be able to develop and update the product design models and provide prototypes reflecting design changes for testing and validation purposes.

Managing Supply Chains

Managing supply chains is a critical factor. A lot of crowdfunding companies who have raised capital and need to move into the manufacturing process are not aware of the many pitfalls that can arise, and experience delays in fulfilling their orders because they lack the knowledge and experience in working with manufacturers — who are often overseas. Many entrepreneurs often rely on the first (and only) manufacturer that they meet, and fail to fully evaluate other manufacturing companies. A Product Design firm has the knowledge and experience to connect you with reputable supply chain partners.

Increased Focus on Core Activities

With an engineering team focusing on the design and development of the product, more focus can be given to other areas of the business. The current team can concentrate on marketing, business development and all other areas necessary to build a successful business brand.

Collaboration with a Product Design firm can help you successfully develop and commercialize your next great product idea.

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Product of the Week: Coolmore Desktop Air Cooler

August 28, 2015
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coolmoreRunning the air conditioner in your home keeps the temperature low, but your electric bill skyrockets. The Coolmore is a portable and eco-friendly air cooler, cooler and fan that can drastically cool down small areas. Many people find that they don’t need to cool down their entire home to feel comfortable, but instead just the area they are in (bedroom, desk, couch). The intent of Coolmore is not to replace AC, instead it is designed to assist AC and boost its performance while keeping your home cool and saving on your electric bill. “The less the AC works, the less it consumes energy and therefore costs less money and produces less carbon.”

The Coolmore’s sophisticated design blends seamlessly into your home decor. While traditional fans and air coolers are functional, they are not aesthetically pleasing and hard to move from room-to-room. The Coolmore is designed to look like a small speaker and is small enough to fit comfortably on your work desk or a nightstand. Also, the Coolmore is powered through USB, so you are not tied to a traditional outlet to operate it. With such thoughtful product design, it is easy to see why this product has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal.

Learn more about Coolmore on Kickstarter or the company website.

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Product of the Week: The BumBee Seat

August 14, 2015
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The flexible and fun design of the BumBee Seat makes it an ideal companion for your summer activities. This recreational utility seat is the brainchild of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, and seamlessly blends functionality and creativity. “The ‘BumBee Seat’ is a fun new product design that is the ultimate seating gadget on wheels for your garden, office and home.”

bumbeeWhether you spend the long days of summer tending to your garden or are hard at work restoring a car in your garage, the BumBee Seat is designed to ease the tension on your back and knees. The BumBee Seat features…

  • Comfortable memory foam seat and wings for your things (drinks, snacks, products, tools, gloves and smart phone).
  • Patented adjustable RUSS (recreational utility seat system) folding leg strut design. Use the BumBee Seat in the up position or fold flat for low level use or easy transport or storage.
  • Four wheels that include locking brakes makes the seat both safe and stable.
  • Weighs only 19 pounds and easily folds flat and can be stored in the trunk of your car for your on the go adventures.

The multi-faceted design and attention to detail are just a couple reasons why the BumBee Seat Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its original funding goal. Learn more about the BumBee Seat and check out videos of it in action on Kickstarter.

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Product of the Week: Lumenati Cinematic Smartcase

August 5, 2015
3D Innovations

The Lumenati Cinematic Smartcase (CS1) is putting a modern twist on an old classic. Utilizing exemplary product design, coupled with digital technology and the ease of a lo-fi classic camera, the Lumenati CS1 takes your film making to the next level. The CS1 quickly transforms your iPhone into a full fledged camera that is easy to hold and ergonomically correct. “Cinematographers simply pop their device into the Lumenati CS1 just as grandpa would load an 8mm film cartridge. The lightweight, portable unit allows anyone to frame and film a steady, stable shot with the pull of an intuitive trigger.”

While the Lumenati CS1 makes shooting film a breeze, it goes a step further and simplifies the entire editing process through the Lumenati app. From the app you can edit your film and then quickly upload it to your social media communities.

product design cs1Features of the Lumenati CS1…

  • Well designed ergonomics for a steady shot.
  • Simple, intuitive trigger. No more missing the shot.
  • Cold shoe to add mics, light, handles and accessories.
  • Focusing eyepiece that delivers in bright/low light.
  • Swap 58mm lenses. Wide, fisheye and telephoto.
  • App allows for manual control of exposure and focus.

Filming and editing videos has never been this easy. The Lumenati CS1 is making quite a splash on Kickstarter and it’s easy to see why. The fantastic design of this device along with its very reasonable price point  makes this a great gift for the cinematographer in your life.

Learn more about the Lumenati Cinematic Smartcase on Kickstarter and the official website.

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