Some of the best new tech around is coming from crowdfunded projects. Here are five great examples that you can grab now at 9to5Toys Specials.
The HUDWAY Glass Heads-Up Navigation Display converts your phone into an awesome heads-up display for driving directions. The image is 20% larger than on your smartphone, and it works with any HUD-based navigation app. It means you can keep your eyes on the road, and it’s only $50.
Crowdfunding total: $704,235 on IndieGoGo.
Using power from the sun, the LuminAID PackLite 16 Inflatable Solar Light gives you a light in the dark for up to 16 hours. This durable, waterproof light folds up small in your bag and inflates for diffuse light around the campsite. It is the perfect emergency light for adventures, and you can grab one now for $17 (Orig. $25).
Crowdfunding total: $279,743 on Kickstarter.
The Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack was built with 3D virtual reality in mind. As the pilot, you get a live bird’s eye view from this tiny quadcopter. It’s perfect for aspiring drone racers or anyone who has a fascination for what it feels like to be in flight: and the Micro Drone is now just $145 (Orig. $215).
Crowdfunding total: $3,594,067 on IndieGoGo.
The durable Bomber Barrel Duffel Bag Complete Set is the ideal way to carry your everyday essentials. This water-resistant bag is built to last, and it comes with a mini travel kit. Currently available for $70 (Orig. $200), you won’t find a better overnight bag for the money.
Crowdfunding total: $430,393 on Kickstarter.
You can call and text from the Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch, while the sports app measures all your fitness metrics. You can also set reminders, flick through your notifications, and check your location via GPS. For a low-cost wearable, it offers an incredible blend of features and looks for $170 (Orig. $200).
Crowdfunding total: $2,085,491 on Kickstarter