One of the world’s largest crowdfunding platform ‘Kickstarter’ is known for aggregating several amazing products since its inception in 2009 with a mission to “help bring creative projects to life”. This NewYork-based company has received more than $1.9 billion in pledges from more than 9 million backers. It has funded about 257,000 creative projects from various fields such as films, music, comics, games, technology etc. Today, we bring you 5 such products that hogged the limelight on the platform.
1. PIMAX 8K: World’s first 8K VR Headset
Pimax 8K is a cutting-edge virtual reality device designed for VR futurists. This product addresses and reduces one of the key visual shortcomings of VR technology called screen door effect. It has been built to support mainstream content available in the market while offering the largest field-of-view (FOV) of 200° which is closer to matching the natural FOV of humans (220°) and the highest resolution (2*3840×2160). This makes it simpler for users as they use their peripheral vision instead of constantly moving their head for an intuitive experience.
2. GRAVITY: The Weighted Blanket for Sleep, Stress, and Anxiety
Gravity is a health technology company dedicated to naturally improving physical and mental well-being through research-driven science. We’re all addicted to the smartphones and research shows that it takes a minimum of two hours to recover from the distractions. Gravity uses the power of proprioceptive input otherwise called “deep touch pressure stimulation”, a well-regarded therapeutic method that stimulates pressure points on the body linked to improved sleep, mood, and relaxation.
This simulation results in a reduction in cortisol levels and an increase in serotonin production thereby decreasing heart rate and blood pressure. The grid-like pattern of the blanket evenly distributes poly pellets to specifically target pressure points throughout the body which could be used even while reading a book or meditating.
3. PEBBLE: E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android
Pebble is the first watch built for the 21st century. It connects to iPhone and Android smartphones using Bluetooth, alerts with a silent vibration to calls, emails, and messages. It is a minimalist yet stylish product that blends into everyday life.
Setting Pebble up is as easy as downloading the its app onto the phone. All software updates are wirelessly transmitted to Pebble. This water-resistant product can be used for multiple purposes, has a rechargeable battery which keeps it going for more than a week and is designed to fit any 22mm watch bands!
4. COLLAR PERFECT: The Perfect Transforming Ironing Solution
Collar Perfect was invented to end the frustration of conventional ironing. It allows quick touch-ups in places that are otherwise difficult to iron and is the only on-the-go, on-the-body solution, yet is versatile enough to transform itself for traditional ironing applications when needed. Perfect perfectly speeds up the ironing process through spot treatments of the garment and promises to remove frustrations around the ironing board.
5. LARQ BOTTLE: Water Purification in a Self-Cleaning Bottle
The LARQ bottle is a reusable, rechargeable, insulated water bottle that cleans itself and the water filled in it. It combines the power of the sun with the advances of the digital age. The UVC LED chips in LARQ are smaller, more energy efficient, less toxic (mercury free), and more economical. With digital purification from UVC light, both water and bottle can be purified at the touch of a button.