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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.

 

 

 

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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.

June 11, 2015

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The original Elevation Dock and its predecessor were all about the details

Elevation Dock 3

and Elevation Dock 3 is no different. With a wider design to fit the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, the third iteration of Elevation features a CNC-milled design that’s accommodating to devices with or without cases, an identical gorgeous bead blasted finish as all aluminum Apple products, and an official Lightning cable for reliability. It also permits the same fast, one-handed docking and undocking thanks to its hefty build combined with a NanoPad underside, which grips your desk or other smooth surface thanks to tiny, invisible air vacuums that keep it firmly affixed.

 

 

 

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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.

June 09, 2015

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3 Kickstarter Projects You Should Back This Week, June 9th, 2015

This week we're focusing on projects that aim to streamline the technology that permeates our daily lives.

These projects will change the way we communicate and interact with our environment.

We at BiteMyApple find these advancements to be incredibly exciting, and we're sure you will too!

 

The Light Phone

A credit card-sized cell phone designed to be used as little as possible. The Light Phone is your phone away from phone!

 

Calls forward, distractions don't. Light enables simple contact without unwanted rings, dings and pings.

  • Light is a credit card-sized phone that works with your existing phone.
  • It's designed to be used as little as possible

With Light, everything but the phone itself has been stripper away. The only essential connection that the user needs is what remains.

 

As of writing the Light Phone has raised $366,233 compared to their original $200,000 goal.

Pre-orders can still be had for $100! All of the early bird specials (unless you buy 4 at a time) are gone.

Estimated delivery date: May 2016

The Light Phone

 

Here Active Listening - Change The Way You Hear The World

HERE IS A WIRELESS INTERACTIVE LISTENING SYSTEM

Through two truly wireless, in-ear buds and a smartphone app, Here allows you to instantly control real world audio so you can hear what you want to hear - no matter the situation - and be fully immersed in your audio environment.

Here does not stream or play recorded music. Instead, the Digital Signal Processor (DSP) inside Here acts as a studio in your ears by providing you with a volume knob, equalizer and effects to transform real world audio.

Use this “remote control for your ears” to have an optimal listening experience every time.

HERE PROVIDES AUDIO CURATION TOOLS FOR EVERY LIVE ENVIRONMENT

Here has been engineered to give you control of any and all live listening experiences: Suppress the jet engine on an airplane. Reduce a baby crying. Boost the bass at a club. Live mix a concert by adding reverb. Enhance your senses and personalize every listening experience.

HOW HERE WORKS

The technology used in Here is fundamentally different from any audio technology that has come before it. Here uses a variety of signal processing algorithms that target specific frequency ranges to modify sound as it enters your ears.

Each Here bud captures incoming sound waves, processes the audio, and then plays back the desired result with no perceivable latency (i.e. in under 30 microseconds). 

 

With 21 days to go, the Here campaign has raised $378,283, eclipsing the original $250,000 campaign goal!

You can still get in as an early bird for $199, the Here will retail for $249.

Estimated delivery date: December 2015

Here Active Listening - Change The Way You Hear The World

 

Phree - Make the world your paper

 

Phree™ is the world’s first unrestricted, high resolution, write-virtually-anywhere mobile input device.

We live in a world of screens. But writing or drawing on them isn’t always spontaneous and doesn’t always feel natural, especially if they’re put away somewhere.

Screens are useful, sure. We love our screens, too. But sometimes, they’re just too limiting.

Phree lets you write, draw, annotate, and express yourself in countless other ways. On virtually any surface.

Phree™ will easily connect to all your devices: phone, tablet, laptop, TV…anything with a Bluetooth connection.

Phree is compatible with software and apps like Office, OneNote, EverNote, Acrobat, Google Handwriting Keyboard, Viber and more. 

So you can instantly sketch or jot down ideas, notes, thoughts, email addresses and phone numbers...whatever crosses your mind!

With 16 days to go, the Phree has raised a crazy $730,929, dwarfing their $100,000 original goal.

The Phree is  still availablem starting at $168. All the early bird specials are gone!

Estimated delivery date: April 2016

Phree - Make the world your paper

 

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 05, 2015

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Here Active Listening - Change The Way You Hear The World

Use two wireless buds and a smartphone app to control what you hear and how you hear it.

Whether you’re reading on the metro or at a concert, there are many reasons why you’d want control and curate the sounds you hear. Doppler Labs’ Here Active Listening lets you do just that using two wireless in-ear buds plus a smartphone app. It won’t replace your existing headphones nor does it aim to: Here instead acts as a sort of equalizer and suppressor on your hearing by employing various technologies, for instance cutting out the sound of a jet engine, of a baby crying, or boost the bass at a show as you see fit. It also features a real world volume control to modify the magnitude of ambient noise, augments reality with sound effects or preset filters at your discretion, and fits away in its charging case which holds enough power to refill Here twice.

 

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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.

June 04, 2015

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BiteMyApple Product Spotlight: FLYTE

The product spotlight is a new weekly addition to our blog in which we place the spotlight on exciting upcoming or existing products that you'll (soon) find at BiteMyApple!

Pre-order the FLYTE starting today.

FLYTE - Levitating Light

FLYTE is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air.

With FLYTE, the lightbulb has been set free.

So, What's The Deal With FLYTE?

How Do I Make FLYTE Levitate?

Gently lower the bulb over the center of the magnetic base.

The LEDs will start to light up and you will start to feel an upward resistance. 

When the bulb is positioned exactly at the center of the base, you will feel a gentle release.

The electro-magnets will automatically center the bulb in position. Slowly let go of the bulb and it willl lock in position, light up and rotate slowly. 

 

Designed in Sweden, the FLYTE base is made of sustainable sourced oak, ash and walnut.

FLYTE is designed to look good, feel good and last a long time.

Energy efficient LEDs rated at about 50,000 hours are used. That's 12 hours a day for 11 years! 

How Does FLYTE Work?

Wireless power transfer transmission has been around since the days of Nikola Tesla.

With FLYTE, Tesla's tech has been combined with magnetic levitation to open up a magical world of possibilities.

Power is transferred wirelessly from the base to the bulb.

The wireless power module transmits about 5V and is completely safe and harmless. Edison and Tesla are finally friends.

Estimated shipping date: October/November 2015

You can pre-order the Flyte here.

 

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.