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Acme Made Charge iPhone case hides a Lightning cable inside kickstand

The last time we heard from Acme Made, the company was in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for its Ergo Book iPad case. That project was successfully funded, and now the San Francisco-based designers are working on a new campaign. This one is for the Charge iPhone case, and it's already reached...

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BRUVELO would be your iPhone-powered coffee powerhouse

What is it with Apple fans and coffee? Perhaps it's the fact that you can totally "geek out" on the process, the beans, the hardware and so on. Add your iPhone to the mix and you've got Apple-loving Coffee Nerd Nirvana. BRUVELO is a coffee maker and companion iOS app, currently on Kicktarter,...

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ComfortWay Travel Case: International data roaming for $2/day

Up to now, international travelers have had a few very expensive options for using data roaming off of their carrier network. You could just leave everything on your iPhone turned on, then pay an arm and a leg for all of that bandwidth you chewed up sending Vines from the Parthenon to your friends...

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Gmail for Mac by Zive seeks to make the perfect desktop Gmail client

Gmail users have long desired something better than Apple Mail and more user-friendly than the Gmail web client to send, receive and organize Google Mail messages on their Macs. That goal is closer than ever to fruition now that Zive has kicked off its Kickstarter campaign to put the finishing...

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3 fun crowdfunding campaigns, including a "Smart deodorant applicator"

I'm not doing my usual crowdfunding roundup for a few weeks, but thought I'd give you a few fun Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns to whet your appetite for being a backer. First, here's a project that I thought was a joke when I first heard about it. ClickStick is billed as "The World's First...

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The sad, frustrating story of crowdfunded products that never ship

When it comes to crowdfunded projects, I have to admit that I'm very lucky. Every project that I've backed -- five in all -- has eventually shipped product. Although some of those products failed to meet my expectations from the Kickstarter or Indiegogo hype, I felt that I paid a fair price for...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Taking a break

Hey, crowdfunding fans. I just wanted to let you know that your weekly crowdfunded project list is on hiatus until November 6 due to a previously scheduled trip that I'm currently on. On November 6 I'll be back with another list of Kickstarter, Indiegogo and independently-run campaigns seeking...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Smart Yoga mats and dumb-looking pyramids

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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Avid Watch sports smartwatch launches on Kickstarter: A first look

Fitness wearables are the hot thing now, with a surprising number of new entrants rushing into the world where only Fitbit used to tread. Today, Vancouver-based AvidSport launched a Kickstarter campaign to get a new sports smartwatch called Avid Watch into production and in stores by April of...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: A hybrid smartcam, a robot to play with your pets, and more

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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INSIDE TRACKS: A stunning smartphone-enabled coffee table book

Longtime readers of National Geographic magazine can't help but remember the 1978 story about a young woman named Robyn Davidson who trekked across the Australian outback accompanied by her dog and four camels. As you'd expect from Nat Geo, there were stunning photographs with the story taken by...

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Crowdfunding roundup: A Bluetooth boombox, smart lamp speaker and more

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Unbreakable smart door locks and powerful purses

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Sound Prizm, Addams Family, and Notion

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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Crowdfunding Roundup: Nano edition

Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven't reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is designed to give readers a heads-up on projects...

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