Entries in Kickstarter (101)


SXONE iPhone 5 Case Made Out Of Stone

iPhone cases come in a wide variety of materials including hard plastics, flexible silicone rubbers and thermoplastics, aluminum, wood and leather. But one abundant material has been left out from this group until today. A an upcoming British case manufacturer by the name of SX-One is looking to revolutionize the case industry with the SXONE - the world's first iPhone 5 case made out of stone. It's literally a case that's as hard as a rock, yet machined to Incase Slider-like case specifications to be used as a minimalist protective case with very unique marble texture and patterns that'll disguise your iPhone as being a part of your stone countertop. Known for adapting to cool temperatures, the 'stoneafide' SXONE case offers a unique earthy feeling Fred Flintstone would have approved of.

And although the SXONE stone case is made from an artificial blend of stone that's easier to machine into the necessary shape and curves of an iPhone case, the end result is a stone case that's lighter than natural stone yet retains its natural properties. SX-ONE does warn its SXONE stone cases are prone to damage if dropped from a high altitude of undefined height. It's highly likely for stone to chip and even crack when faced with impact, leading us to believe that stone and glass-made protective iPhone cases aren't going to be anything more than a short-lived niche. The SXONE stone case is available to be pre-ordered on Kickstarter in three different stone colors for the iPhone 4/S and iPhone 5 for $49 and $52 (estimated), respectively.


High Quality All Around With The T-Sound X Bluetooth Speaker

We have come upon another gem on Kickstarter in an “Apple-esque” bluetooth speaker. It all starts with the build quality when it comes to the T-Sound X and the body is made of high quality aluminum with an Apple outlook finishing. On the surface are six capacitive touch buttons, similar to the technology found on the iPhone, and appear and disappear when you use it or leave it alone. On the inside, the T-Sound X comes built with Bluetooth 4.0 for any device you are using and uses proprietary drivers along with a passive radiator inside the body for high quality sound that doesn’t slack off on bass. With the specially designed antenna that can cover up to 60 feet and the 10 hour lithium battery life, the T-Sound X could last longer and reach further than even your phone could. No bluetooth available? No worries because they have a 3.5mm stereo input to connect directly to your device and weighing in at roughly 0.7 lbs, you can take this anywhere as a compact and powerful speaker. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, you can pledge $75 and secure yourself one or spend $99 and get the limited edition that includes a free laser engraving and a protective case. 


Luxi Light Meter For The iPhone

Photographers know that light is one of the most important aspects in taking great shots and many use a light meter to make sure they get most accurately exposed photo. The problem with this is that Light Meters are expensive and difficult to use and many times they may not be on you when you need it. Enter the Luxi Light Meter for the iPhone, a portable and easy to use device that clips onto the rear camera of your phone. When used with the free app, it can help you determine the best settings for your DSLR camera and is just as accurate as more expensive Light Meters available on the market. Accessories like this are what make the iPhone so versatile and for $19 this is something that any photographer, amateur or serious, should not pass up. 


Gekko Stand Looks To Be The Only Stand You’ll Ever Need

Kickstarter continues to be a breeding ground for great and innovative products for your favorite gadgets and Gekko Stand hopes to be the next. As a designer, Dwight Houser became sick of the stands and mounts available on the market due to their “one-trick pony” like functionality. Enter the Gekko Stand, a multi-function stand+mount that works with just about any device, anywhere. It uses a NanoSuction pad that allows it to stick to any flat surface and won't leave any sticky residue behind when finished. Use it as a mount for your smartphone while driving or turn it into a stand for your tablet when stationary. The adjustable arm is made up of several ball and socket joints that can be put together or taken apart to adapt to your specific situation. It's like an adult lego accessory for your gadgets. For non-flat surfaces, a clamp can be used and with an entry price of $30, this product is too good to pass up. Gekko Stand is less than $1000 from reaching its project goal on Kickstarter and will be funded on March 15th. 


Elevate Your iMac Or Thunderbolt Display With The Apogee Monitor Stand

Companies like Twelve South have built their entire business on accessories for Apple products. Powerslide Labs looks to do the same with their first product, The Apogee Monitor Stand. Built entirely out of aluminum, it has the look and finish of a something Apple would build themselves. It is designed to elevate your iMac or Monitor to allow for an ergonomic viewing angle. On the bottom of each of the legs are “grippy feet” to allow the stand to stay in place and keep from scratching your table. It comes with a built in cable management system to keep your desk looking clean and neat. Optionally, you can also order one with 3 built in USB 3.0 ports that is located on one of the front legs. The Apogee Monitor Stand is currently raising funds on Kickstarter and you can pledge $69 to get yours when it becomes available.


Kickstarter Launches iPhone App

As a creative outlet for people to help fund and follow new projects, Kickstarter has finally released a full featured iPhone App. As soon as you open it, you are presented with three options in Discover, Activity, and Profile. Discover lets you find new projects using a variety of search functions including: Staff Picks, Popular, and by category. If you like something you see, clicking on the project will show you a description, video, and pledge information. Activity will allow you to track the projects you have backed and inform you of updates to them. The Profile tab will allow you see the projects you have you backed, past and present, and allow you to make changes to your profile. Overall, the app is simple and streamlined yet full featured enough to allow you to use it without having to sacrifice any facet of the website. Kickstarer for iPhone is free now on the App Store.


Wally. A Reimagined iPhone Wallet.

Don’t like carrying so much in your pockets when you go out? Look to the Wally iPhone wallet to help you out. Most iPhone cases on the market that dual function as a wallet are bulky and limit access to your phone. Wally is a slim, stick-on leather pocket that fits on the back of your iPhone via micro suction instead of glue or magnets. It uses a discreet pull-tab to accommodate 3 cards and is handcrafted with premium Italian leather in the USA. The Wally comes in black and brown and works for the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5. Funding is already at more than double the original goal and starts at $40 on Kickstarter.