Crowdsourcing Weekends: PowerMe, The Pizza Book, Jurni Suitcase


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This is Crowdsourcing Weekends! This post highlights three different crowdsourcing projects I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

PowerMe

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PowerMe is an all-in-one cable. It has multiple functions that make it an essential gadget for everyone.  PowerMe can charge any microUSB or lightning device by taking power from most devices; it can also move files between devices, like photos, videos etc.  Plus, thanks to the USB adapter, when you’re home you can use PowerMe as a classic microUSB or lightning charging cable.  PowerMe can charge any microUSB or lightning device and can take energy from almost any microUSB smartphone or tablet.

Thanks to the OTG technology, PowerMe can take energy from most microUSB devices, including smartphones and tablets; if you are used to mid or high end devices, you don’t have to worry about compatibility issues.  Mobile devices are all around us, and every device is a potential power source.  You can take energy from your friend’s phone, or share yours if someone needs it!  Their lightning adapter is crafted to fit PowerMe specifically.  They designed it to guarantee a visual continuity between the connector and the adapter and to be tight when plugged into the connector, so you will not lose it on the road.  However, since PowerMe follows the industrial standards, any other microUSB to lightning adapter will be fine too.

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As of November 29th, this project has raised around $15,000 of their $10,000 goal. This project only has 39 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $11, you will get one PowerMe device.  For a pledge of $20, you will get two PowerMe devices.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/powerme-turn-any-device-into-a-power-source#/

The Pizza Book

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Around 10 years ago, Mike received something special from an old friend – a pizza dough recipe. He worked on it for a while, and eventually passed it along to Aaron.  This pizza recipe was so awesome that Mike started to write a cookbook around it – how to make the dough, some ideas for pies that you could make, stuff like that. He shared it with Aaron, who was already completely obsessed with the recipe. Aaron took it and evolved it further, writing notes, and testing as he went.

Since then, three babies and a podcast were born, and the idea to revive “The Pizza Book” seemed like a really good one. They were getting together every week to work on their podcast and share their ideas and visions, and this gave them an excuse to finally make the book a reality.  A cookbook about pizza is a chance to show off some of their favorite flavor combinations, cultural inspirations, personal quirks, and more. This cookbook lets them share so much more than just the recipe for the dough itself – it’s a chance to really have fun with it.

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As of November 29th, this project has raised around $34,000 of their $28,000 goal. This project only has 19 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $24, you will get one e-book copy.  For a pledge of $42, you will get one signed book and one e-book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/980466739/the-pizza-book

Jurni Suitcase

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Jurni is a carry-on suitcase for the next generation of young connected travellers. With a quick access pop-out pod, a seat to rest on, in-line wheels to glide-along and flexible storage solutions, Jurni makes travel a breeze.  Jurni is for young people who know what they like, and what they want most now is having space to call their own. Jurni is the perfect carry-on suitcase for the next generation of connected young travellers. With a quick access pop-out pod, a seat to rest on, in-line wheels to glide-along and flexible storage solutions, Jurni makes travel a breeze.

Jurni has modular, cabinet style storage with an adjustable dividing shelf for maximum flexibility, all of this protected in a durable hard plastic shell.  Jurni comes equipped with a portable pod, that can be popped in and out of the suitcase easily on the road, allowing you to keep the essentials close at hand.  Breeze through queues; sit-on, rock-on or glide-on your Jurni, while immersed in your own world – listening to music, sharing or surfing – you won’t even notice you’re waiting around.  They created Jurni because they want to give teens the independence they crave and the stability they need. Most importantly, they want to give them the room to be themselves,  be it on holiday, while they travel, or staying away from home.

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As of November 29th, this project has raised around $98,000 of their $30,000 goal. This project only has 37 days left to raise as much as it can!  For a pledge of $99, you will get one Jurni suitcase.  For a pledge of $179, you will get two Jurni suitcases.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/jurni-the-ultimate-sit-on-carry-on-suitcase#/

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