David Teie invented species-specific music in 2009, which
earned him a nod from The New York Times for the number one idea of the year. Now he’s come
to Kickstarter with an album scientifically proven to elicit positive emotional
responses from cats. It sounds vaguely similar to the classical score for a
high-brow indie film. The cats in your life obviously have good taste in music—they’ve just
never heard anything this good yet.
Gest is a wireless wearable device that fits over your hand,
allowing you to control your computer, tablet, or phone. Anything you can do
with a mouse or keyboard, you can do with Gest. You can literally type out a
novel by tapping on your desk. Plus, it’s the closest you’ll get to Luke’s
bionic hand in Star Wars V, except you can have it in 2016.
The AirBolt is a next-gen luggage lock that unlocks with
your smart phone. Don’t worry about losing your bag—AirBolt uses a crowdsourced GPS
tracking network to tell you exactly where it is. What about luggage
thieves? Just hit the button to set off the built-in security alarm, and watch
as justice prevails.
The World’s Greatest Beanie is a light gray hat. It’s knit
out of Alpaca yarn by the talented craftswomen at Krochet Kids Peru—an ethical
knitwear company that’s all about having a positive social and environmental
impact. And given that heather gray matches with literally everything, it’s the
only winter hat you’ll ever need.
The FlyKly Smart Ped is the perfect kick scooter for the
urban commuter. It’s got an electric motor that helps propel you further with
each kick and giant 16” wheels that will smooth out any ride. If you need to
hop on public transit, The Smart Ped folds up in a matter of seconds.
Doko Roko is a 16-bit stylized “vertical action platform”
game, meaning it’s a bit like Mario, but you’re wielding an enormous sword. Arm
yourself with various magical weapons, battle demons, and get help from
friendly inhabitants you meet on the way. If you’re a fan of classic 2D gaming action,
you should definitely check out Doko Roko. Visit the Kickstarter page right now
and watch the video to see the artwork and experience the music. Pledge right
now to get a backer-exclusive sword!
We all know the age-old conundrum—claw machines are
infuriating, yet mechanical claws in general are awesome. The Gravity XS is a
mechanical claw keychain that you can pick things up with for fun, or
convenience. Drop your sock behind your laundry machine? Don’t want to bend
over to pick up a chicken drumstick you just dropped on the floor? The Gravity
XS can get it! Now the entire world is your own personal claw machine.
The Norlan Whisky Glass is scientifically proven to improve
the taste of a good whisky. Ridges in the bottom of the glass increase the
oxidization as you swirl it around, improving the whisky’s quality and making
it more aromatic. The glass looks baller, the whisky tastes better, and the
whole package is designed to give you the best experience possible while
sipping on a bit of the harder stuff.
It’s easy to pay for food in a take out box, but who knew you can grow your own produce in one? From the makers of incredible hot sauce (and BackerKit staff loves hot sauce) comes Take Out Grow Kits. Show off your green thumb!
The Xpand Lacing system lets you turn any lace-up sneaker
into a slip-on. The zero-memory elastic laces are held tight with tiny anchors
that let you get in and out of shoes without tying or untying a single knot.
Let’s face it. If you could get away with wearing velcro shoes past the age of
5, we’d all be sporting velcro kicks right now. The Xpand Lacing system returns
that convenience to lace-ups and nobody can tell that you’re using them.