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July 29, 2015

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4 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week - July 29nd, 2015

 

It's Wednesday at BiteMyApple and you know what that means - we're giving you the latest, most exciting Kickstarter projects this week!

 

nipi : The “SMART” SOLAR POWERED COOLER

This is nipi. It's more than a cooler. nipi is a charging hub. It's a security deposit box. It's a sleek accessory.

What Is Nipi?

It's more than a cooler. nipi is a charging hub. It's a security deposit box. It's a sleek accessory. It's an all terrain vehicle and, with ice retention technology which keeps ice frozen for six whole days, its the ultimate way to have even more astonishing adventures.

Developed by a group of outdoor enthusiasts after conventional coolers failed to live up to their off-the-grid expectations, nipi is a seriously innovative cooler, designed to make getting away from it all more comfortable, more convenient and more chic. Sporting a sleek, minimalistic design, nipi walks (or rolls along) that often-tricky line between style and substance.

Beautiful and epically functional, the cooler looks good and offers an extraordinary range of functions, even for adventurers seizing the moment in the middle of nowhere... 

Stay Cool

Sand, mud, gravel, stones – where you lead, nipi follows, with specially engineered wheels that can take whatever your adventure throws their way. 

The cooler's oversized wheels make light work of all terrains, while its comfortable, telescopic handle and lightweight design make this high performance cooler impressively portable. Beach, BBQ, festival, the races – nipi is the ultimate companion for every expedition. 

With a wealth of “21st century survival” features, (including an illuminated, lockable storage are that protects your valuables) you could almost forget that, at its heart, nipi is an exceptional cooler.

Utilising cutting-edge ice retention technology, nipi's LED lit, 50 quart cool storage area preserves ice for six days, thanks to a double insulated lid and super thick walls. This ultra cool technology is so smart it doesn't require a charge to remain ice cold, whatever the weather. 

As of writing the Nipi has begun its campaign with $12,489 raised out of initial $60,000 goal. There are still 41 days to go, so get moving!

The super early bird specials are gone but you can get in for $195.

Estimated delivery date: March 2016

Nipi

 

HELIX: Wearable Cuff with Stereo Bluetooth Headphones

The Helix is the first wearable with headphones on your wrist. In a sleek form, Helix ensures that fashion and tech are always at hand.

What Is the Helix?

Fashion and functionality are the principles on which the Helix was created. Helix solves the problem of dealing with tangled and easy to lose headphones. What do you do with your headphones when they aren’t plugged in?

Instead of keeping them in your pocket or purse, access them in a fashion-forward cuff for easy convenience. It can take minutes to unravel earbuds. With Helix, you’ll plug in your headphones in just seconds.

Helix was designed for people who are always on and always in style. We want to create something unique for music-lovers, tech users, and smartphone mavens.

The goal is to deliver an incredible sound experience in a wearable that’s on the cutting edge of modern fashion trends and to make carrying headphones convenient and fashionable. The discreet, miniature compartment inside Helix accomplishes just that.

Why Should You Back The Helix?

Amidst the wearables market, which is overflowing with fitness trackers, biomarkers, andsmart watches, there has never existed a complementary accessory allowing you to effortlessly keep your headphones with you at all times—until Helix. 

A headset is something you want with you wherever you go. Most of us just throw headphones into something we carry with us and later spend hours untangling them. Helix is an elegant solution to this problem. Instant connection to music, podcasts, or phone calls becomes a reality.

We’re all “always on” in this digital age. According to a PR Newswire study, on average we use headphones for four hours a day. The majority of those surveyed had 3 or more pairs of headphones with 48% using them every day.

Constantly taking the extra time to deal with earphones is an unnecessary waste. Traditional wired earphones can be hard to carry and untangle. Say goodbye to inconvenience and stay connected. Effortlessly store your headphones with Helix.

 

The Helix has almost met its funding goal of $100,000 - they're at $86,099 with 50 days to go. We see this one being funded :)

You can still get in with us early birds for $99.

Estimated delivery date: December 2015

Helix

 

WATCHme - Cute Apple Watch charging stand

WATCHme is a charging stand that will turn your smartwatch into a cute little monster.

About WATCHme

The WATCHme (Watchus cyclopus) is a newfound species, a (h)armless cyclops monster that was endemic to Vivien Muller’s office, east of France in the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia.

WATCHme has been selectively bred for months for various behaviors, cord management capabilities, and physical attributes.

It has no external ears and has very poor eyesight, however, it can be greatly improved by peculiar spectacles called « SmartWatch ».

The domestic WATCHme performs many roles for people, such as decorating a bedside, companionship, and charging a wearable technology.

A farmed WATCHme will be released at the end of year if a large adoption campaign succeeds.

  • WATCHme is a cute little charging stand for your smartwatch.
  • It allows you to manage your official Magnetic Charging Cable.

As you can tell, this is a pretty straightforward project.

The WATCHme has 21 days to go and so far, they've achieved €9,218 out of their €20,000 goal.

You can get the WATCHme for as little as €19!

Estimated delivery date: December 2015

WATCHme

 

Bevel - 3D Photography for any Smartphone or Tablet

The world's first attachment that captures genuine 3D photographs

What Is Bevel?

The first accessory of its kind, Bevel turns your ordinary smartphone or tablet into an amazing 3D camera.

Because we say so much with pictures. We use photographs to make people laugh, to tell stories, to express our emotions, and to preserve our most cherished memories.

When it comes to communicating visually, photos are great and video is even better. But the problem is we don’t live in a flat, two-dimensional world. It’s not our native dimension. When we communicate with ordinary photographs, we’re never really telling the whole story because the fact is, a photograph just isn’t the whole picture. But together, we can change that.

3D photography is possible, and we want to make it happen right now. We just need your help, to be the first to start creating and sharing amazing 3D photographs.

What Makes Bevel Special?

Bevel is the world’s first attachment capable of capturing real 3D photographs on any smartphone or tablet. Other 3D attachments create the illusion of 3D by enhancing the depth of an image, but fail to capture a file that you can actually use.

You can even use Bevel for 3D printing. That's why we call it Genuine 3D™ photography.

How Does Bevel Work?

Bevel uses an eye safe laser light, and the existing camera on your Android or IOS device, to capture photographs in a whole new dimension.

    Simply plug it in, and pan the person, place or thing you want to capture. Bevel creates beautiful 3D photographs that you can use in amazing ways.

    What Can You Do With Bevel's Genuine 3D™ Photos?

    With the Bevel app you can do everything you do with ordinary photos. Post your 3D pictures on facebook, instagram, tumblr, twitter or any social network.

    Use the Bevel app to share directly to friends or upload and share them online with a link. Save them and even use them for animation, video game design and 3D printing.

    With 28 days left to go, the Bevel has just about hit the halfway mark of their funding goal ($200,000) with $87,924 raised.

    The original early bird specials are gone but you can get yours for $49!

    Estimated delivery date: December 2015

    Bevel

     

    BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

    In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

    Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers and the site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

    July 22, 2015

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    4 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week - July 22nd, 2015

     

    It's Wednesday at BiteMyApple and you know what that means - we're giving you the latest, most exciting Kickstarter projects this week!

    ZNAPS -The $9 Magnetic Adapter for your mobile devices

    ZNAPS is a specially designed magnetic connection adapter for your mobile devices. Connection is just a snap away.

    What Are ZNAPS?

    ZNAPS is a simple yet perfect solution to prevent frayed charging cables, tripping over cable resulting in smashed phones, pointless fiddling to plug in cable in the dark, water damage through charging outlet, and more!

    This innovative magnetic charging adapter will make your life just a bit more convenient.

    How Does ZNAPS Work?

    ZNAPS supports charging process as well as data synchronization and it’s designed for both Lightning cable (iPhone) and Micro-USB cable (Android).

    ZNAPS Features

     

    As of writing ZNAPS has raised a staggering $1,010,348 out of initial $120,000 goal, and there are still 23 days to go.

    To back this project, it'll only set you back $11!

    Estimated delivery date: November 2015

    ZNAPS

     

    Lumos - A Next Generation Bicycle Helmet

    The ultimate bicycle helmet with brake lights and turn signals to help cyclists stay safe and visible on the road.

    What Is Lumos?

    It shouldn't be difficult or inconvenient to take care of your basic safety as a cyclist. Yet we frequently forget or misplace our lights, and drivers are often frustrated at the difficulty in both seeing and predicting where some cyclists want to go on the road.

    Lumos is a next generation bicycle helmet that addresses these issues. Featuring integrated brake and turn signal lights, Lumos helps you more effectively communicate your intentions to drivers and people around you.

    Lumos Features

    Integrated lights

    Have you ever left the house or office without your lights? Or maybe you’ve had your lights stolen? Thanks to Lumos, as long as you have your helmet, you will always have your lights with you. 

    Red lights at the back of the helmet are arranged to form a triangle, a commonly used warning symbol on the road.

    White lights in front are arranged in a distinctive pattern in order to make you stand out better, whether it is from a driver's rear or side view mirror, or from a car coming in the opposite direction.

    Turn Signals

    Have you ever wondered whether the car driver behind you understands (or even sees) the hand signal you just gave?

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you felt it was more important to have both hands on the handlebars than to continue holding out your hand to signal?

    We did. Thats why we made turn signals an integral part of Lumos's design.

    You activate the turn signals via an included wireless remote.

    Once activated, bright yellow lights on the helmet turn on to form an arrow on the back, and a dash from the front to indicate the direction you wish to turn. Just press the button again to turn the signal off. 

    Automatic Brake Lights

    Lumos comes with an integrated accelerometer. It senses when you slow down, and automatically turns all the rear lights bright solid red to signal that you are braking.

    The brake lights activate any time you slow down so that you don’t have to think about it.

    Rechargeable Battery

    Lumos comes with an integrated rechargeable battery inside. Recharge with the included micro USB cable just like you would with your phone. If you use Lumos for 30 minutes every day, each charge will last about a week.

    The Lumos project met its funding goals in the first day. The project continues to succeed with $345,646 raised so far!

    The original goal was $125,000 and there are still 22 days to go.

    You can still get in with the second wave of early birds, at $99.

    Estimated delivery date: May 2016

    Lumos

     

    E1 Camera. 4K UHD interchangeable lens camera

    4K UHD. Smallest form factor camera. Supports all Panasonic/Olympus MFT lenses and incredible low light performance.

    About The Z Camera E1

    Z was founded in March, 2013 by a vibrant team of digital imaging and information technology experts. We love to dream, create images, create video and push the boundaries of electrical engineering. Our goal is to separate ourselves from traditional photo and video products by rethinking things from the ground up.

    “After spending years in the camera industry, I realized that most companies are much more interested in cutting costs of their current products than investing in developing new ones and listening to what people want," said Jason Zhang, engineer and creator

    The Technology Behind The Z Camera E1

    E1 from Z is the smallest 4K ultra-high definition camera with an interchangeable lens system.

    The E1 is Wi-Fi 802.11N, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and Ambarella A9 image processor equipped. 


    Easily capture cinema-quality 4K 4096x2160 video at 24 frames per second or ultra-high definition video 3840x2160 at 30 frames per second with H.264 compression.

    Advanced 3D noise filters using motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF ) technology reduces noise and jitter.

    This allows for incredible low-light performance with the camera’s ability to shoot at up to 102,400 ISO while maintaining high image quality, up to 6400 ISO.  


    Support For A Variety Of Lenses

    The E1’s micro four-thirds lens mount can handle a wide range of AF (auto-focus) lenses available from brands such as Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Leica and Sigma.

    It also supports a variety of existing MF (manual-focus) lenses. In lieu of bulky DSLRs, E1 allows users to travel with an arsenal of lenses to capture the highest-quality footage possible.  

    The Z Camera E1 has been successfully funded, with $210,192 raised compared to the original $42,000 goal.

    You've got 24 days left to get in on this project!

    Though the original early bird specials have all been claimed, there are still a few spots to get your own E1 for $599.

    Estimated delivery date: November 2015

    Z Camera E1

     

    auris bluMe: True Hi-Fi Bluetooth Music Receiver

    Stream the highest-quality audio wirelessly from your smart device to any sound system. Enjoy ultimate freedom with the longest range.

    What Is The bluMe?

    Auris bluMe has been designed to transform your audio experience, seamlessly blending your current digital music technology with your classic audio equipment.

    Its a true high fidelity Bluetooth music receiver that streams high quality audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone, computer or tablet to any music system or powered speakers.

    bluMe allows you to enjoy all of your high definition digital music with all the clarity, crispness and full emotional impact your legacy Hi-Fi audio system can deliver.

    It's a super high fidelity component that brings out the full sound quality potential that is hidden inside the Bluetooth protocol.

    Why Use Bluetooth?

    With a reputation for poor sound quality and limited operating range, why would we chose Bluetooth over various other wireless audio options such as Airplay, Sonos, etc.? The answer is access and compatibility.

    Every modern smartphone, tablet and laptop comes Bluetooth equipped, providing instant compatibility for all. It doesn’t need additional drivers, software, apps, or to be within the range of a wireless router.

    Bluetooth is a familiar technology to everyone and its ease of use and convenience is proven by the surging popularity of portable Bluetooth speakers today.

    bluMe Is Made For Audiophiles

    bluMe is more than a Bluetooth music receiver; it’s also a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC).

    Digital tracks are simple sequences of code.To turn this code into a signal that speakers can recognize, you need digital-to-analogue converters (DACs for short).

    Poor quality DACs can lose detail in the conversion process. Auris tested countless DACs over many months and in the end decided to work with the world-renowned 'Miracle DAC' AK4396 by AKM, a top of the line high fidelity DAC usually found only in top shelf audiophile home audio and home theater systems.

    It’s a true 192kHz 24-bit upsampling DAC sporting a high SNR of 120dB and is well regarded for its impressive low noise and low distortion characteristics. in short, this means that the sound you hear is crystal clear, rich and retains a wonderfully full dynamic range.

      The bluMe just hit its funding goal, they're at $23,394 compared to $20,000 goal and there are still 43 days to go!

      The original early bird specials were available at $99 but those are all gone. You can however still get in at $119.

      Estimated delivery date: November 2015

      bluMe

       

      BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

      In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

      Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers and the site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

      July 15, 2015

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      4 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week - July 15th, 2015

      It's Wednesday at BiteMyApple and you know what that means - we're giving you the latest, most exciting Kickstarter projects this week!

       

      Scriba - a new stylus designed for comfort and control

      A stylus that puts creative control back in your hands. With a flexible body and dynamic squeeze motion it responds to your every touch

      What Is Scriba?

      Scriba is a new stylus designed around the natural movements of your hand. With a flexible body and dynamic squeeze motion.

      Scriba responds to your every touch, empowering you with the freedom to express your creative self.

      Scriba's natural user interface provides greater control over your entire creative process. 

      What sets Scriba apart is a seemingly simple idea for a new type of stylus.

      The stylus should be designed around the user, rather than merely adapting a historic form that evolved to contain pencil lead or ink. 

      Scriba has been sculpted around the hand.  The unique form has been designed for intuitive use, complimenting the hand’s natural movement and grip.

      What Sets The Scriba Apart

      A new means of interaction 

      With a distinctive and unique form, Scriba has been crafted to the natural grooves of the hand. We studied the grips and hand movements and developed a new ergonomic shape that feels comfortable and intuitive.

      Greater Control

      Whether it’s conveying emotion with a flourish, or highlighting form with contour lines, controlling line weight is critical for good design. Scriba enables you to adjust line weight instantly, fluidly, and accurately.

      Convenience

      Scriba can also detect if you are drawing lines of consistent weight and with Smart-Lock, automatically fixes the line-weight for you.  With a full depress, Scriba resumes the free-flowing drawing mode.

      Interact with ease

      Capture, develop and communicate ideas anytime, anywhere. With one squeeze, Scriba comes to life, allowing you to rapidly capture ideas. 

      Six Months Battery Life

      Scriba has the longest battery power of any stylus. Featuring an unprecedented 35 days of continuous use or 6 months on stand-by, Scriba rarely requires to be recharged.

      Robust yet beautiful

      With a seamless and sleek body, Scriba’s ultra-compact design is both light and durable. Crafted from a single mould of high quality polymer, Scriba has been designed to be light and durable. 

      Scriba is built to reduce hand fatigue and improve grip. Its silicone tactile areas make Scriba the perfect tool for both rapid sketching and prolonged design.

       

      The best possible canvas 

      The brush is only part of the painting. We have designed Scriba.Draw - a dedicated app specifically built to optimise Scriba’s utility and range of control in a minimal drawing interface that lets you focus on your creativity without distraction.

      Compatibility 

      Scriba is built on an open platform. We have created an SDK to allow developers to integrate Scriba into a range of fantastic apps that will be available when your Scriba is delivered later this year.. In time this will expand the possibilities of this truly multi-functional input device.

       

       

      As of writing the Scriba has raised €7,410 out of initial €65,000 goal with 29 days to go.

      Early bird specials are still available for  €65!

      Estimated delivery date: December 2015

      Scriba

       

      Solar Paper, the world's thinnest and lightest solar charger

      World's first solar charger that can be placed inside your note or planner. It is a paper thin and ultra light weight solar charger

       

      About The Project

      Solar Paper is the world’s smallest 2,5W, 5W, 7.5W, 10W solar chargers. When it is sunny it can charge an iPhone 6 in about 2.5 hours. It has the similar charging speed as a wall charger.

      With the world's top technology present inside, the result is highly efficient solar panels. It means that it can generate more energy than any other solar panels that are the same size.

       

      Which Version Of The Solar Paper Should I Choose?

      With different sizes available, you want to make sure you select the Solar Paper option that best suits your needs.

      First, check the output of devices’ wall charger. If it is 5W (5V,1A. iPhone 3,4,5,6, Galaxy S1,2,3, note1 and etc.) and the place you live

      always has strong intensity of sun light, 5W Solar Paper will be good enough to charge your smart phones at the same charging speed

      as a wall charger.

      But if you live in a place with weak sun light and lots of fog, then I would recommend 7.5W, which will charge devices well even on a

      cloudy day. 10W is even better, but it also costs more. So for 5W devices, 5W or 7.5W Solar Paper is ideal. 

       

       

       

      The Solar Paper project has crushed expectations, with $252,076 raised so far! The original goal was $50,00, and there are still 36 days to go.

      You can still sneak in at the special $69 price, the Solar Paper will retail for $120.

      Estimated delivery date: September 2015

      Solar Paper

       

      Power Tube: Your Smart, Portable & Powerful Phone Battery

      A phone charger with JuiceSync App for battery analysis, diff alerts, selfie shutter and PowerPoint slide controller functions & more!

       

      We have also developed JuiceSync Smart App for easy battery monitoring and management in terms of hours, percentage; battery temperature, battery location and distance. Moreover, supported by Bluetooth® 4.0 Smart technology, you can use Power Tube 3000 as,

      • A Selfie Shutter 
      • PowerPoint Slide Controller!

      Be prepared and be in charge of your everyday life with Power Tube 3000!

       

      More about Power Tube 3000

      Power Tube 3000 is a compact and all-in-one portable charger with built-in original Lightning connector for charging and male USB connector for recharging. Rather than logging into JuiceSync App, there is an indication light to show the battery level as well as the charging status.

      • 3000mAh

      3000mAh battery capacity allows 1.5 times for iPhone 5s full charging and 1 time for iPhone 6. It is your immediate energy support so you will not miss any important moment!

      • Built-in Charging Cable (Lighting OR Micro-usb)

      Built-in Lightning cable (OR Micro-usb cable) eliminates your concern of missing cable! Simply plug into your phone for charging at anytime anywhere!

      • Built-in USB for Recharging 

      Built-in USB connector makes recharging convenient and easy! When the Power Tube battery level is low, plug it into power supply and there is it!

      The project has been successfully funded, with $18,808 raised compared to the original $10,000 goal. You've got 29 days to help them hit their stretch goals!

      Though the 'super early bird' specials are all gone, some 'early bird' specials are still available at $34.

      Estimated delivery date: October 2015

      Power Tube 3000

       

      Lumenati CS1: The World's First Cinematic Smartcase

      The Lumenati CS1 pairs with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s to create a classic film camera.

      What Is The Lumenati CS1?

      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 andfilm a steady, stable shot with the pull of an intuitive trigger.

      A cold shoe allows filmmakers to attach lights, microphones and extra handles for sport shooting. The real-time viewfinder allows WYSIWYG capabilities even in bright light, a feature that is elusive to modern mobile devices. Lenses can be swapped to shoot in wide angle, fisheye and telephoto. 

      Compatibility

      The Lumenati CS1 is currently compatible with the iPhone 6 model. However, backers will have the option of being delivered either the iPhone 6 model or the iPhone 6s model (releases October).

      Image Quality

      The iPhone is already an incredible camera, but the ergonomics were never designed for film making. That's where we come in. The CS1 enhances the iPhone camera by creating the ability to attach lenses for numerous different shots. Additionally, the CS1 enables the addition of filters, handles, microphones, and lights, which greatly enhance the overall quality of the filming experience. Place it onto a tripod for completely steady and beautiful video.

      • Auto & Manual Focus 
      • f/ 2.2 aperture  
      • Five-element lens 
      • Backside illumination sensor 
      • Sapphire crystal lens cover 
      • Auto image stabilization 
      • Exposure control 
      • Hybrid IR filter

      The CS1 still has a bit to go in order to achieve funding, they're at $53,0725 compared to $75,000 goal with 28 days to go.

      The early bird specials are gone, but you can get in at the 'indie' level for $199 (retail will be $249).

      Estimated delivery date: February 2016

      Lumenati CS1

       

      BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

      In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

      Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers and the site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

      July 08, 2015

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      4 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week - July 8th, 2015

      It's Wednesday at BiteMyApple and you know what that means - we're giving you the latest, most exciting Kickstarter projects this week!

       

      Light Pulse Electroluminescent Charge & Sync Cables

      6 ft. Electroluminescent Visible Current Charge and Sync Cables. Illuminate your Mobile and Gaming Devices.

       

      What are Light Pulse Charge and Sync Cables?

      Light Pulse Cables are electroluminescent charge and sync cables that use patented visible current technology to show the rate at which your device is charging. See your device’s charge level from afar with the electroluminescent light flow: 

      1. When your device is power hungry, the current will move quickly. 

      2. When your device is almost fully charged, it will slow down. 

      3. When your device is fully charged, the light will shut off.

       

      Available In Different Colors

       

      As of writing the Light Pulse has already raised $18,182 compared to the initial $15,000 goal with 53 days to go.

      Early bird specials for Lightning cables are still available at $30.

      Estimated delivery date: December 2015

      Light Pulse

       

      olloclip Studio: an integrated Mobile Photography System

      See it. Shoot it. Share it…

       

      About The Project

      When the olloclip first launched on Kickstarter four years ago, the concept of mobile photography was just starting to take shape and since then over a million lenses have shipped!

      It's this evolution that prompted the creators to take the next step and develop a new case and line of accessories that not only provide a specific function, but whose design is systemic to the creative process itself.

      Introducing olloclip Studio for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

      The olloclip Studio system is the combination of an all-new, more protective case design that incorporates an integrated mounting solution (patent pending) and a series of mobile photography accessories.

      Both the case and accessories are designed to intuitively work together the moment you pick them up.

      Unlike many of today’s modular mobile grip systems, olloclip’s Studio components seamlessly work together so you can focus on capturing the opportunity in front of you and not on building a rig. 

       

      Why Are They Coming Back To Kickstarter For Funding?

      "When we set out to pursue our dream four years ago, the Kickstarter Community was with us every step of the way. You validated our vision, provided valuable feedback and collectively, you helped us offset the costs of bringing such a product to market. 

      Today, we are looking to further expand our vision from a lens solution to a complete mobile photography system. olloclip Studio represents a significant production cost and being a small business, the opportunity for growth is only attainable through your generous support. This project alone represents over 7 new and complex tooling configurations that must be designed and built. 

      More importantly, we can’t imagine partnering with anyone else other than Kickstarter to explore what is possible in mobile photography – you’re part of our DNA."

       

      The olloclip Studio has already raised $74,243 out of their $100,000 goal, with 24 days to go.

      Pre-orders start at $35!

      Estimated delivery date: September 2015

      olloclip Studio

       

      Sphericam 2, the 4K 360º Video Camera for Virtual Reality

      The perfect 360º camera for Oculus Rift. The first ever to offer GLOBAL SHUTTER capture at 60FPS and 4K spherical vision.

      What Is The Sphericam 2?

      Sphericam 2 is a spherical, 360º camera that allows you to capture absolutely everything around you in high resolution without any blind spots.

      You can watch the resulting videos on a VR Headset (like Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or Google Cardboard) or on your iPad, tablet, PC or mobile phone.

      The Critical Missing Link in VR

        With the likes of Oculus Rift and Samsung outbidding each other to create the the best VR viewing platforms, there is a critical part of the puzzle still missing - how do you create stunning VR content in the first place?

        Most cinematic VR creation attempts so far have been, well, less real and more virtual.

        Think blind spots, uneven stitching and mismatched white balance from unsynchronised sensors.

        There just aren't many people who want to go through the months of training required to operate 6 sports cameras stuck together, and the tremendous amount of tricky post processing that is needed to make such footage watchable.

        Thankfully all that is a thing of the past. With Sphericam 2, we are VR ready.

        Sphericam 2 has been designed to deliver the specific resolution and frame rate of today's VR Headsets such as Oculus Rift and Gear VR: 4096x2048 pixels at 60 frames per second.

        The Sphericam 2 has already surpassed their original $150,000 goal, with $165,272 raised!

        Some early bird specials are still available at $1,399 with 22 days left to go.

        Estimated delivery date: December 2015

        Sphericam 2

         

        Dot - World's Smallest Bluetooth Headset

        Impossibly small. It virtually disappears in your ear. Listen to music anytime.

         

         

        The Dot has eclipsed the original $30,000 goal by raising $106,663 and there's still 29 days to go!

        You can get the Dot mono early bird special for $59 and the Dot stereo at $79.

        Estimated delivery date: December 2015

        Dot

         

        BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

        In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

        Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers and the site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

        June 30, 2015

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        4 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week - June 30th, 2015

        This week we're looking at 4 extremely exciting, newly launched projects.

        We've got an update on an old favourite that we covered before and a few other projects that will blow your mind. We recommend you go fund these projects immediately, because the early bird specials are sure to go quickly!

        Weather Point 2.0 - The World’s Smallest Weather Station

        Weather Point is an individual keychain weather station. Measures temperature, humidity, UV, atmospheric pressure on your mobile device.

        We at BiteMyApple absolutely adored the original Weather Point and are happy to support this updated version.

        What Is Weather Point 2.0?

        As we like to call it "your individual and personal weather station", Weather Point 2.0 is actually an innovation in weather monitoring and measuring.

        Dimensionally small and convenient to carry around in your daily activities, it is functionally more than helpful due to the facts that works as thermometer, humidity meter, UV index & atmospheric pressure meter and it is compatible with your mobile devices . Supports iOS & Android .

        At any moment , at any location , Weather Point 2.0 provides you with temperature , pressure, UV and humidity measurements.

        Cute and elegant, stylish, fashionable, convenient and very necessary piece of your daily outfit to help you go throughout your day without rainy or any other weather surprises. 

        Simply plug it in, read it and you are all set to go!

         

        As of writing the Weatherpoint 2.0 has already raised $76,982 compared to the initial $25,000 goal!

        Pre-orders can still be had for only $19 with 23 days to go.

        Estimated delivery date: October 2015

        Weatherpoint 2.0

         

        Floating Record™ Vertical Turntable

        High-Performance Vertical Turntable with Full-Range Stereo Speakers. Built in Chicago.

         

        What Is The Floating Record?

        The Floating Record is a high-performance turntable that plays your records vertically through built-in, dynamic, full-range stereo speakers (or via RCA line out). We reimagined turntable technology that uses audiophile-grade materials and components. The result is a visually and mechanically sound way to experience vinyl music.

         

        Vinyls Take Up A Lot Of Space

        Traditional record players take up a lot of space and require additional components such as pre-amps, amps, integrated receivers, speakers and all the necessary cables. However, the Floating Record’s integrated design allows it to beautifully fit into most environments with ease.

        Full Range Stereo Speakers

        The Floating Record comes with a dynamic, full-range audio system. We use two Tymphany 2” neodymium speakers driven by a 15w per channel digital amplifier. The speaker cavities incorporate tuned bottom porting to offer superior bass response. We achieved the best possible sound without compromising aesthetics or performance.

        The Floating Record has raised a staggering $809,213 as opposed to the original $50,000 goal and there are still 27 days to go!

        Most of the early bird specials are gone, but you can get yours (in walnut) for $349 - the Floating Record will retail for $449

        Estimated delivery date: December 2015

        Floating Record

         

        Silk by Saffron - Smart LED Lighting - Bring Sunlight Inside

        Silk by Saffron is a smart LED bulb that automatically adjusts its color temperature so you get light tailored to your circadian rhythm.

        The Problem

        Artificial light has consequences - mainly that it confuses your internal clock. From the lights at the office, to the lights at your home, all of these things affect your hormones and the functionality of your body.

        The Solution

        The Silk Light is a smart LED bulb that automatically adjusts its colour temperature throughout the day so that you get light tailored specifically to your biological internal clock!

        The Silk Light features:

        • Quick & Easy Setup
        • Autonomy (no babysitting required)
        • Flexibility (the Silk app allows for scheduling and zoning)

         

        With 37 days to go, the Silk has raised $25,831 out of their original $100,000 goal.

        Early bird specials are available for $99 - this gets you 3 bulbs and a bridge.

        Estimated delivery date: January 2016

        Silk Light

         

        3DSimo Mini - The ultimate creator's tool

        The 3DSimo Mini is the ultimate creator’s tool. Designed to be more than a 3D pen, it prints, solders, burns and cuts.

        This project is pretty straightforward! The 3DSimo Mini does:

        3D Drawing

        3D Printing - There are no limitations on materials and thanks to adjustable temperature and speed. You can draw with a variety of materials (1.75mm width strings) including: Laybrick, ABS, PLA, PETG, HIPS, FLEXI, Laywood, Thermochrome, and Flourescent. See the differences below.

        Soldering - You can set the device temperature to up to 490°C depending on the melting point of the metal you choose to use.

         

        Cutting Into Foam Materials - Setting the right profile on this extension piece allows you to cut into Polystyrene, Depron, EPP, Foam, Balsa and thin Plexiglas and rubber-like materials.

        Burning - With different extension piece you can choose change settings to guarantee the best burn for both wood and leather.

        With 24 days to go, the 3DSimo Mini has raised $30,143 compared to their original $70,000 goal.

        There are still a few early bird specials available for $89 - the 3DSimo Mini will retail for $129!

        Estimated delivery date: January 2016

        3DSimo Mini

         

        BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

        In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

        Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers and the site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

        June 24, 2015

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        4 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week - June 23rd, 2015

        This week we're looking at 4 projects that are all about technology on the go.

        Whether you're on the move constantly, travelling or, if you just want to have flexibility with your mobility, then you'll like these projects.

        We at BiteMyApple love innovation and creativity in all forms and these projects certainly fit the bill.

         

        Makey Makey GO: Invent Everywhere, Invent Now!

        Tech is going Bananas! Slip'n Selfie, Dog-o-Phone, Flappy Jello. Invent on the GO!

        In the picture above you'll find Makey Makey GO connecting a banana to laptop. While the look and feel is as simple as peeling a banana, the intricate sensors and circuitry were engineered by PhDs from MIT.

        Makey Makey GO is the World’s First Invention Kit that goes with you everywhere.

        Makey Makey GO gives today’s tinkerers, dreamers, and makers mobility—allowing them to invent anytime, anywhere.

        What Can I Make?

        That’s up to you! The main thing is that Makey Makey GO turns the world into a giant construction kit—because world-changing ideas don’t always happen in a lab or at school. Sometimes they happen in the shower, on the playground, flying a kite, or sitting under an apple tree.

         

        As of writing the Makey Makey GO has raised a massive $155,545 compared to the initial $10,000 goal!

        Pre-orders can still be had for only $19. Back this project today and start creating!

        Estimated delivery date: November 2015

        Makey Makey GO

         

        LUMOPACK | The Fastest Charging Portable Battery Pack

        Invest in a faster, safer, and longer-lasting product. LUMOPACK will change your expectations of charging!

        What's The Deal With LUMOPACK?

        Portable electronics (i.e. smartphones) have gotten exponentially better with each passing year. Successive generations feature better CPUs, cameras, screens, and cellular signals, which all place an increasing strain on the battery.

        The development of batteries has not kept pace with our portable electronics. This led to an increased demand for battery packs. However there is a problem within the battery market.

        Too often, battery packs differentiate themselves through their PACK (form, style, and gimmicks), instead of the actual BATTERY. Lyte has focused on what matters most—the science of the battery cell.

        Ever wonder why your old laptop or phone dies soon after it’s charged up to 100%? It’s because you’ve used up your cycle life.

        The standard batteries today last about 300 cycles, with most leaders in the industry maxing out at 500 cycles. However, this number is only at its most ideal conditions, which is usually never the case.

        In comparison, even with faster charging, the LumoPack can sustain 1000 charge cycles, that’s 2-3 times the industry standard today!

        The LUMOPACK has raised $91,399 as opposed to the original $50,000 goal and they've got an extended goal at $100k!

        You've got 6 hours to back this project!  (You can still get in as an early-ish bird for $79.)

        Estimated delivery date: October 2015

        LUMOPACK | The Fastest Charging Portable Battery Pack

         

        TRASENSE MOVEMENT: The Smartest Daily Tracker for Under $30

        The MOVEMENT delivers the same tracking functions as the industry leaders at a fraction of the cost.

        So What Is THE MOVEMENT?

        1. A lightweight and comfortable bangle that is simple yet elegant in form and function. 

        2. An incredibly power efficient piece of hardware with a standard seven-day use time. 

        3. A connected app that provides insights and action-oriented data.

        It’s always great to know what you have been doing, and it’s even better to know how you can make small tweaks everyday to make big improvements in your habits and health.

        The third generation LYTICS app for THE MOVEMENT not only provides the normal data points, but also provides data visualization that helps you understand how to stay on track to hit your targets.

        With 14 days to go, the MOVEMENT has raised $23,808 compared to their original $12,000 goal.

        You can still get in for as low as $18 (plus shipping) and they've recently added a stretch goal at $45K!

        Estimated delivery date: August 2015

        TRASENSE MOVEMENT

         

        The AGUA. A totally new way to carry your camera!

        It's not just a bag, it's not just a strap, It's AGUA! A super-protective, quick-draw, fully-adjustable revolutionary camera carrier.

        3 Reasons Why The AGUA Is One Of The most Versatile & Functional Camera Carriers Out There:

        1. Drawing a camera from most rain-proof bags is slow and awkward while AGUA enable to quick-draw so fast you will never miss a shot!

        2. The AGUA provides excellent protection for the camera against severe weather conditions, according to the international IPX3 standard.

        3. Say goodbye to your old camera strap… One of the AGUA's unique features is the fact that the camera is attached to the bag with quick-release buckles, including a failsafe connection. This method eliminates the need for the original camera strap because the AGUA's strap is used to carry the camera itself.

        The Details

        The AGUA provides excellent double-layer protection against water and impact thanks to an outer layer of waterproof tarpaulin in matte black.

        Additionally, a padded inner layer of Neoprene and Lycra offers smart design that allows carrying it in many ways while keeping your gear secured and ready to shoot.

         

        The Different Available Models:

         

        With 6 days to go, the AGUA has raised an astonishing $133,131 compared to their original $20,000 goal.

        You can back the project for $55 or $60 (depending on the size desired) - all the early bird specials are gone.

        Estimated delivery date: November 2015

        The AGUA

         

        BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

        In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

        Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers and the site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

        June 11, 2015

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        TROBLA | WOODEN SMARTPHONE AMPLIFIER

        TROBLA is a beautiful wooden amplifier for smartphones that looks and sounds great

        and it doesn’t require any electronics or batteries at all! Crafted by Slovenian furniture manufacturer Tok Tok, the sleek amplifier is built in wood and features a hollowed chamber where sound travels smoothly guided by a cone, audibly enhancing your smartphone’s sound in style. Say goodbye to that dreaded low-battery symbol.

         

         

         

        Source BlessThisStuff 

        BiteMyApple is a platform that brings together innovators and consumers.

        In addition to being a one-stop shop for the latest Apple tech accessories on the market, we want to keep you informed on innovative Kickstarter projects.

        Helping these projects come to fruition benefits us all as consumers.

        The site was built as a platform to facilitate creativity, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

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