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

     

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    Chris Johnson
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    1 Comment

    Lonnie Carlislde
    Lonnie Carlislde

    August 03, 2015

    I want one.

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