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15 smart crowdfunding campaigns you may want to back this week


Every Friday, we’re taking a look at some of the smartest, most innovative projects that have caught our attention on Kickstarter and Indiegogo over the last seven days. 


Revolar

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This personal security device, which is just about the size of a quarter, provides simple yet discreet location information that calls for help when in need. Revolar is currently seeking $75,000 on Kickstarter.

Tiko

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This Delta-style 3D printer is breaking the mold with its “unibody” design and consumer-friendly price. Tiko 3D is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Friday Smart Lock

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This sleek and futuristic smart lock provides users with wireless and keyless entry into their homes. Friday Labs is currently seeking $75,000 on Indiegogo.

Genesis Uno and Duo

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This pair of 3D printers provide Makers with large build volumes, ease-of-use and high-quality prints — all without breaking the bank. X3D Machines is currently seeking $45,000 on Kickstarter.

Parva

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This new synthesizer combine the classic warmth of old-school analog synthesis with the convenience of modern-day digital control. Futuresonus is currently seeking $50,000 on Kickstarter.

Skylight

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This touch-enabled, Wi-Fi-connected digital frame lets users send photos to their loved ones’ homes in seconds. Skylight is currently seeking $30,000 on Kickstarter.

Intellisocket

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This smart socket allows users to monitor, control and record their energy usage at each outlet throughout their home, right from their phone. Intellisocket is currently seeking $499,000 on Kickstarter.

Advicy Drive

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This wearable device can detect drowsy driving and prevent people from falling asleep while behind the wheel. Advicy Drive is currently seeking £70,000 on Kickstarter.

Cordless 3D Print Finishing Tool

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This rechargeable, open-source tool features a hot knife, needle and scooper attachments to remove defects from 3D prints. Maker Isaac Porras is currently seeking $10,000 on Kickstarter.

Wakē

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This alarm can intelligently wake an individual up with their own personal sunrise and sounds, while their partner continues to sleep. Lucera Labs is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Loxet

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This device serves as a proximity lock, an anti-theft protection and sharing device for vehicles. The Loxet team is currently seeking $25,000 on Kickstarter.

Onion Omega

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This Arduino-compatible development board features built-in Wi-Fi and runs full Linux. Onion is currently seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter.

Appkettle

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This smart kettle allows users to set the temperature, monitor the process and ensure optimal heating. Appkettle is currently seeking £165,000 on Kickstarter.

Neobase

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This encrypted device lets users create their own private social network, where they can decide exactly what to share and who to share it with. Neone is currently seeking $100,000 on Kickstarter.

Creek

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This smart hub is more than Wi-Fi clock, but a security monitor, a home automation system,  a baby monitor, a fast charger and more. Lark-wi is currently seeking $12,500 on Kickstarter.

Did you happen to miss last week’s notable campaigns? If so, you can check them out here.

Friday Smart Lock turns your smartphone into your house key


Friday Smart Lock combines cutting-edge design, functionality and security.


Given the rise of connected devices in and around our homes, it’s no surprise that a number of smart locks have begun to populate the market. However, none may be as aesthetically-pleasing as the recently-launched Friday Smart Lock, which comes in a variety of materials like steel, porcelain, bronze and wood to match any decor.

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Crafted with a focus on both design and connectivity, Friday is said to be the first lock offering both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support right out of the box. This allows users to open their door remotely via its accompanying mobile app, which is available for Android and iOS. That same dashboard also provides users the ability to grant temporary, one-time access or permanent privileges to visitors, directly from their phone. In the same breath, users can retrieve log files to see activity as well as cancel rights at any time.

“The Friday Smart Lock is perfect if you are renting out through home rental services  such as Airbnb or Homeaway. Instead of handing out physical keys, you can grant  time definite access via the app / web, giving you peace of mind of who has access to your home,” its creators write.

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Friday is installed directly inside a door, and will immediately send a notification to an owner’s phone in the event someone tries to get inside. As the brainchild of startup Friday Labs and architectural firm BIG, the lock is packed with AES-CCM cryptography, among several other security elements. What’s more, it can be seamlessly integrated with existing Apple HomeKit and Thread technologies.

Another notable feature is Friday’s compact size, which is believed to be the smallest of any retrofit smart lock on the market today. Measuring roughly 3 inches x 2 inches, the unit won’t draw any unnecessary attention to a front door.

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Those wishing to learn more or adorn their homes with a Friday Smart Lock should hurry over to its official Indiegogo campaign, where the team is seeking $75,000. If all goes to plan, shipment is expected to begin in September 2015.