Crowdfunding

Mar 232015
 

WonderCube For iPhone And Android - 8 Tools In One Small Cubic Inch KeyChain Gadget
While we constantly feature cool crowdfunding projects here at CoolPile.com, it’s not that often we we’re really blown away by these gadgets! Some concept are not that new, some are recycled ideas, some add few to no new features and so on … But hey, didn’t Steve Jobs once said that “Creativity is just connecting things“?

ALSO READ about the Quickie – The iPhone And Android Pocket Charger.

Well … today we’ll show you a simple keychain gadget that really impressed us! The WonderCube is based on Jobs’s simple concept of connecting simple things to solve a bigger need! And the WonderCube does this amazingly well!
Just imagine a simple cubic inch keychain gadget that instantly allows you to use up to 8 iPhone or Android essentials. The WonderCube packs a built-in Micro USB or Lightning cable for easy data transfers, easy backups or charging your phone on the go; a phone stand to help you keep an eye on your phone while working at your desk; OTG (On-The-Go) USB storage to expand your phone’s memory via Micro SD cards; emergency battery charger (a 9V battery is required as power source) as well as a LED torch to light your way in the dark.

The WonderCube is in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure one for an early bird price of $49 US (that’s $20 US less than the regular price). The project already reached it’s funding cap and the delivery is scheduled for August 2015.

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Mar 212015
 

Volvorii Timeless E-Ink Smart High Heels!
Make sure your shoes always match your outfit with the Volvorii Timeless Smart Shoes!
The Volvorii Timeless heels are available in black and white tones, sport a modern streamline design with front and back fastener anchors for additional accessories. The smart shoes feature an embedded flexible electronic paper display, a wireless rechargeable battery and Bluetooth connectivity and allow you to choose the outer pattern of the shoes via free iPhone and Android apps.

ALSO CHECK the Hakes Mojito – The Different Shoe Design and the GPS Shoes by Dominic Wilcox.

The Volvorii Timeless smart shoes are in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure a pair for an early bird price of $249 – delivery scheduled for December 2015.

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Mar 162015
 

Quickie - The iPhone And Android Pocket Charger
With smartphone manufacturers focusing aggressively on increasing phone screen sizes and resolutions as well as pushing more and more new features that require our phones to always stay connected to the internet, no wonder no one I know is able to finish a full day on a single battery charge!

So what’s the solution? Well, some of us have a second charger at work, some carry a wall charger in our bags, some carry a power bank while other always have an USB cable on them and use any free USB plug they find around! Of course, you can get an a wall charger plug case or an extended battery iPhone case, but those aren’t the slickest and most beautiful cases in the world, aren’t they?

Here’s a cool alternative solution for this problem: the Quickie Pocket Charger. Designed in two versions (for iPhone and Android), Quickie is a 1050mAh power bank which fits in your jeans coin pocket and can to charge your iPhone or Android device at a rate of 2A. Basically, you’re getting about a half charge on an iPhone 6 or a third of a charge on any of the larger Android devices (Samsung Galaxy series, LG G series, HTC One, etc ..) in less than 30 minutes. While getting an extra half charge might not seem much, it might be just enough to finish your day, and, giving the Quickie’s compact and portable format, I am sure it will come in handy when you’re out of juice and need to get some quick directions, place a call or check what your friends are doing on social media!

Quickie is in crowdfunding mode at Indiegogo and you can secure the iPhone or Android versions for an early bird price of $19 US.

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Feb 272015
 

Neptune Duo Smartwatch With External Screen - The Hub And The Pocket Screen
While most smartwatch manufacturers, including the big names like Motorola, Samsung, LG and even Apple, focus on using the smartphone’s processing power to do all the job and only allow basing interaction and info display on the wrist satellite, Montreal based start-up Neptune (the guys before the Neptune Pine we featured earlier) proposes a totally different approach – the smartwatch is the main gadget and the screen is secondary!

The Neptune Duo comes with two parts: The Hub wrist bracelet running on Android Lollipop and featuring a 2.4-in curved touchscreen, a quad-code processor, 64GB of storage, 1,000mAh rechargeable battery, a speaker and a microphone as well as 3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. Basically, the HUB is a fully functional Android device capable of placing and answering calls, writing emails, messages and SMS, surf the internet, GPS navigation and everything else a regular device can do!
The Neptune Duo‘s second part it’s a 5-in 720p Pocket Screen which features 2MP front and 8MP rear cameras, ads an extra 2,8000mAh internal battery which can also be used as an external power pack and serves as screen extension to the Hub. The Pocket Screen connects to the Hub automatically (check the video to see it in action) and can not be used on it’s own being a simple display accessory to the main smartwatch device.

The Neptune Duo smartwatch can be pre-ordered and will set you back between $498US and $798US (higher the cash-down, bigger the savings) with delivery by the end of 2015.

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Feb 262015
 

Moggles Or How To Transform Your Smartphone Into A Virtual Reality Headset
There was a time, not too long ago, when playing with Virtual Reality gadgets such as the Oculus Rift was not a cheap hobby!
But things change, and, as technology advances with big leaps, such cool devices become more and more accessible for reasonable prices!

ALSO CHECK the X4 First Person View Quadcopter By Hubsan Hobby and the Parrot Bebop Drone With Skycontroller Range Extender.

The Moggles is another example of cool gadget that just a few short years back was reserved to fat wallets! The Moggles is a Virtual Reality Console that relies entirely on your smartphone’s processing power and gives you a 200” 3D screen with 360 degrees head tracking, anywhere you want! So how does it work? First grab your iPhone or Android devices and install any of the 120+ apps and games available for Google Cardboard; insert your phone into the Moggles VR Console, mount the headset and you’re ready to roll! The content plays on your phone, the headset ads a bit of visual and audio magic and you find yourself immersed in the beautiful work or virtual reality!

The Moggles work with all iPhone models and Android devices between 4-in and 5.7-in, sport custom made adjustable aspherical lenses for +- two dioptres and IPD, allow Augmented Reality apps usage via the phone camera, feature side openings for earphones and, when not in use, fold into a small sized portable package for easy transportation.
The Moggles are in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure a pair for an early bird price of $79 US.

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Feb 192015
 

Portable Minimalist Ergonomic Laptop Stand ... In A Tube
More and more people change their desktop computers and go for portable notebooks everyday! Actually, with all the power available in modern laptops, I can barely imagine why would you go for a desktop … unless, of course, you work in those niches that require huge amounts of processing resources like video/audio editing, construction planning and architecture, 3D animation, gaming, etc …

Laptops are the perfect compromise – light enough to allow you to work from everywhere while packing just enough power to do your light office work, surf the net, check Facebook and Youtube or enjoy some light gaming. But there’s a hidden danger that comes packed in every laptop! And that danger is called “ergonomic working position” or better said “not ergonomic working position“!

And this is where gadgets like the 3-in-1 Laptop Stand Tube come into the game to help you enjoy the increased portability of a notebook while still keeping a healthy, ergonomic working posture. The Stand Up Stand is made of anodized aluminum and weights only 7.2oz (that’s 204.12gr) – just a tad heavier than the iPhone in your pocket, has an ingenious modular design which can raise your laptop to the perfect working height, transform it into a stand-up working desk as well as help you better interact and type on tablets and big smartphones. When not in use, the Stand Up Laptop Stand can be easily dismantled and stored inside it’s main component – the Tube – for easy transportation.

The 3 in 1 Stand Up Stand in a Tube is in project mode at Kickstarter and will set you back a reasonable $49 US. The project funding cap was already reached, which means the stand will safely be delivered in April 2015.

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Feb 062015
 

OctoFire 8 USB Hub Or How To Charge And Interconnect 8 Devices At Once
Skiva Tech’s OctoFire is a high speed USB 3.0 hub designed to help you quickly charge up to 8 devices at the same time as well as to interconnect them and allow data file exchanges between all connected gadgets. Just perfect for any office, conference room, home or even smaller public places.

ALSO READ about the LowKey iMac USB Stand and the iStick Desktop Organizer we wrote about earlier.

The OctoFire sports 8 rapid charging USB 3.0 ports that can charge your devices at a rate of 2.4 Amps per port (12 Watts) – that’s enough to speed-charge even the hungriest tablets around, fast data transfers of up to 5Gbps between devices and with Windows or Apple laptops and desktops, smart detection of connected devices as well as optimal current for each connected gadget to assure a safe charging rate. The OctoFire works on 110-240AC international electric grids and it’s compatible with iPhone, Android phones and tablets as well as iPad, iPod and any other USB powered gadgets.

Skiva Tech’s OctoFire is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can secure a unit for an early bird price of $66. The project already reached it’s funding cap and it’s set for delivery in April 2015. Check it out …

$66 | BUY NOW
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