This week on Kickstarter Tuesdays, I am talking about two projects most geeks/nerds should love!
Vampire Proof: Smart Mobile Charging
Vampire Proof is the 1st patented mobile charger, smart charging for a mobile world. Did you know that chargers continue to suck energy and cost you money even when you are not charging your device. This is called vampire energy loss. And this waste of energy equals 20% of energy wasted around the world each year. It also contributes to extra CO2 being released into our atmosphere. It also wastes around $256 billion dollars each year, that is extreme!
Around 10% of everyone’s annual energy bills is wasted on vampire energy. Vampire Labs created the first patented Vampire Proof charging solution that eliminates vampire energy loss. They need your help to get this device to everyone using a mobile device. The device comes in four colors and works by eliminating the power connection when a device is not charging. The device comes with 2 USB ports and international compatibility.
They have spent years conceptualizing, designing, testing, and patenting the Vampire Proof technology. Backing their campaign will enable them to produce the 1st patented Vampire Proof charger on a mass scale. In turn, you will be able to stop vampire energy loss, saving money on your energy bill, and leaving a smaller footprint. Saving energy that is otherwise wasted is just smart. As with any new technology, they’ll continue to face doubters, naysayers, and global manufacturing obstacles. However, they continue to move forward because they’re passionate about their focus and vision and trust that smart people like yourself want to make a difference.
As of March 11th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $9,851 of the $18,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 30 days left to reach the $18,000 goal. For a pledge of $25, you will get a Vampire Power Charger, phone call from one of the founders, and a shout out on social media. For a pledge of $45, you will get a Vampire Power prototype charger, phone call from one of the founders, and a shout out on social media. To learn more about the Vampire Proof Charger, and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vampirelabs/vampire-proof-get-off-the-grid-smart-mobile-chargi
Learn more at: http://vampirelabs.com/
AyraBall: Play 5 Sports With World’s Most Fun Ball
Babak Forutanpour and the team has spent over a year working on building a real business, not just a pitch based on 3D renderings. They have taken AryaBall to numerous shows, fairs, schools, and they believe they have worked most, if not all the kinks:
- Through building and testing of numerous prototypes
- Extensive prior art search to ensure they are not infringing on the work of others
- Contracts and bids in place for contract manufacturing
- Understanding that their products need to pass all safety tests (e.g. lead levels, etc)
- Consideration of all hidden costs (shipping, packaging, legal, support…)
AryaBall allows anyone to play soccer, football, baseball, golf, and flying disc at the beach or park with just one convenient ball and bat! The toy is for all ages, AryaBall and Bat are made of a dense, yet soft rubber-like material to be both safe and durable enough for active play on grass and sand. To open the balls, their patent-pending design requires you to gently push together ball halves and twist to disengage locks. The seam between the ball halves will not be as visible as that shown in the video. The final football will also be bigger based on emails that are coming in!
They have found a great manufacturing partner and are ready to create the multi-cavity steel tools needed to make AryaBall and AryaBat a reality. Please help them reach their minimum order size. At AryaBall, their passion is to help parents turn their kids on to as many sports as possible, as early as possible, in hopes of promoting good health, teamwork, and tenacity so they can lead full and meaningful lives. Please visit their website www.aryaball.com to learn more about how they are trying to get kids to play at least 60 minutes a day outdoors. They thank you for your support!
As of March 11th, this Kickstarter project has raised around $22,000 of the $35,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 16 days left to reach the $35,000 goal. For a pledge of $55, you will get the AryaBall and AryaBat. For a pledge of $75, you will get the AryaBall, AryaBat, and a Arya Monster T-shirt. To learn more about the AryaBall and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aryaball/aryaball-dad-designs-fun-5-in-1-sports-ball-and-ba?ref=popular
Learn more at: http://aryaball.com/