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Tail Light LED System Keeps You Safe… On A Horse


Unless you live in a rural area, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about horses. But it’s a fact that lots of people still ride them and often share the road with passing motorists. Unlike mechanical vehicles, horses don’t have tail lights… until now. The, well, the Tail Lights system is a kit with LED lights that attach to a horse’s tail and breast collar. This way the rider and his steed is visible from both sides. They come in multiple colors, are remote controlled, will flash in multiple patterns and brightness levels, and will run for 9 hours on a 4 hour charge. Getting them on your horse is a simple:

The Tail Lights Rider series attaches to the base of the tail with our patented Tail Lights tail wrap. Just wrap, clip and GO!

For anyone whose life consists of riding away into the sunset, the $155 pledge to own will seem like a bargain.


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The Loud Mini Is A Car Horn For Bicycles


Cycling is great, both for the environment and for yourself. But it’s not without its dangers, not the least of which is how hard it is for motorists to notice you even exist. We tend to be primed to detect other cars, and mostly, to hear other cars. Well, the Loud Mini is a small horn that you attach to your bike, but that sounds just like a car horn, and is just as loud at 125dB! At the press of a button you’ll emit the same kind of sound motorists are used to hear when an oncoming car wants to signal potential danger; they’ll break instinctively, before even knowing where the sound is coming from. This is exactly the sort of reaction a vulnerable cyclist is looking for, and can make the difference between an uneventful trip to the grocery store and a detour to the emergency room. A single charge will last up to 4 months, or 480 seconds of honking. It’s weather resistant, is easy to mount, and weighs only 410 grams. With a $149 pledge, you can get one in black.

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From The Bike To The Plane: Wheelrider Is A Bike-Mounted Carry-On Suitcase


You go everywhere on two wheels… except maybe to the airport. For that, you bow down to reality, and stash your suitcase in the trunk of a car and get a ride. But if you get the Wheelrider, you don’t have to compromise. It’s the world’s first solar-powered travel carry-on motorcycle top-case. The smaller sized version fits in an airplane’s carry-on compartment, but won’t have enough room for your helmet. Helpfully, there is a larger one that does, but that one won’t fit overhead. It has wheels, a telescoping handle, and even a solar panel to charge your electronics inside. If you opt for the smaller version and are wondering what you’ll do with your helmet, know that the base comes with a 5mm Steel Cable Lock, so you can securely attach your skull protector on the bike and leave it behind. It’s made of a solid polycarbonate exterior, but also comes in carbon fiber if you’re feeling fancy. Prices start at a $190 pledge at the moment, although the company is quite far from being fully funded right now. If it reaches its goal, delivery should happen in June of 2016.


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WiperSwiper Squeegees Your Car Window As It Rolls Back Up


We have a rule: no lowering the car windows for at least two hours after getting a car wash. Doing otherwise means streaks that you can’t get rid of without physically getting out of the car and wiping them. For anyone obsessed about keeping their vehicle clean, this is a reality. But now with the ViperSwiper, those days may come to an end. It’s a strip of rubber that you install on the outside of your car, sandwiched between the window and its regular rubber lip. The ViperSwiper then squeegees your window clean as you roll it back up, getting rid of any streak marks that would normally be there after a wash. It does require self-installation, but it seems pretty straightforward and requires no tools other than a scissor. And it will need changing every 3 to 6 months, like regular wipers. Fortunately, it’s pretty cheap, at $20 for two 40 inch strips that you cut down to size. If the Kickstarter funds, you can expect them by February 2016.


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The Aquabook Is A Water Bottle That Fits In With Your School Books


Most water bottles are sold to sports enthusiasts who like to stay hydrated during their workouts. Or to regular people who simply want to have some H2O handy. But the Aquabook is a little different. Shaped a little bit like a book, flat and rectangular and the size on an A5 sheet, it is meant to fit perfectly in a backpack or carrying case already full of books and papers. Cylindrical bottles will obviously take up a whole bunch of room and leave empty, inefficient spaces in your bag. The Aquabook carries 25 ounces of water, is made of BPA-free plastic, comes in 5 colors, and ships with cleaning tabs and brushes to ward off bacteria. It’s a €20 ($22USD) pledge to get your own, and you’ll have to wait until February 2016 to get yours.


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Mogees Turns Just About Anything Into An Instrument


Finding yourself always tapping away on surfaces, creating a beat from stuff that wasn’t meant to be musical? Well then, Mogees is just for you. It’s a special vibration sensor that attaches to anything, and allows you to map different vibration patterns to different instruments. This way you can turn your living space into a whole percussion set. You first have to program the app and tell it which vibrations correspond to which instrument (eg. tapping with open palms on a door could be the snare drum, using the knuckles could be the high hat, and hitting it with a key could be the kick drum), it’ll then recognize the vibrations and communicate the signal to your phone, which in turn emits the corresponding sound. Imagine sitting at your desk at work and kicking out a whole drum set by tapping on your drawers, your stapler or anything else that comes to mind. It sounds ridiculous, but you really have to watch the video to see the potential.

It’s not limited to drum sounds, incidentally. Mogee outputs MIDI signals, so you can map just about any instrument to your vibrations and get creative. It’s a fully-funded Kickstarter, and a £96 ($147) pledge will get you one with delivery in November!

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Best Paper Plane Ever: PowerUp FPV Transforms Your Useless Toy Into A Live-Streaming Drone

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Throwing a paper plane around is great when you’re about 6 years old, but it gets stale quickly as an adult. Unless of course you outfit it with the PowerUp FPV kit. It’s a super lightweight camera-and-propeller rig that keeps your plane up in the air for up to 10 minutes per charge, going at speeds up to 20mph, with a range of up to 300ft. That in itself is great, but what’s truly amazing is that the PowerUp FPV kit also has a 360 degree camera that can transmit an image back to the operator in real-time! Amazingly, it can be controlled with Head Mounted Display gestures, an in-app gamepad, or better yet, Google Cardboard. Yes, not only do you get to see what’s straight ahead, but you can look around as you fly! Features also include an Auto-Pilot mode for easy flying, using a 3-axis compass sensor, 3-axis gyroscope sensor, 3-axis accelerometer and a Barometer.

The product is a collaboration with Parrot, who already has tons of experience with their own drones, so there’s a good chance this will be a quality product. It’ll be priced around $200 with early bird discounts when the project launches on Kickstarter in three weeks.

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Meater Is The World’s First Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer


You know, a well-done steak is also known as “overpriced beef jerky”; anything above medium-rare is just a travesty. Now, it’s true that you can avoid ruining a beautiful cut with an array of tools: experience as a cook, using fancy techniques like sous-vide cooking, or getting a meat thermometer. Bringing some innovation to the field of thermometers, Meater bills itself as “The World’s First Truly Wireless Meat Thermometer”, and has enough features to make its purchase palatable. Each thermometer connects to your smartphone and instantly transmits the internal temperature of the protein it’s inserted into. Simply tell the app what you’re cooking, and as soon as it’s reached its desired internal temperature, you’ll get a notification. Gone are the days where you have to stay by your food’s side, obsessing over whether it’s ready, freeing you to entertain your guests or prepare some other dish.

The electronics won’t overheat since they’re insulated by the surrounding meat, so you can safely use the probe in the oven or on a grill. The external probe even monitors the ambient temperature, perfect for smoking or long BBQ roasts where maintaining the external cooking temperature is extremely important.

It’ll cost you a $59 pledge for 1 Meater probe and its charger, or $148 for the Meater Block (which provides multi-storage for the probe, Wifi range extension, as well as a display) and two probes.


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The Looblade Is A New Take On The Toilet Bowl Brush


They say that when something isn’t broken, you shouldn’t fix it. But improving isn’t the same as fixing, and the Looblade creators make some good points about why their design is an improvement on the venerable bathroom staple: the toilet brush. For one, it’s made from flexible silicone TPU elastomer material that doesn’t trap bacteria as brush bristles tend to do; to clean it you simply shake it before re-inserting in its holder. The material itself has anti-microbial properties that are said to kill 99.9% of germs. Additionally, the cleaning tip features 8 spiralling blades that perform a kind of squeegee action as they’re being inserted at the bottom of your bowl, cleaning both faster and more efficiently. The lack of bristles also mean you won’t get any disgusting dirty water drips as you carry the Looblade back into its holder. All in all, it’s an interesting design that totally justifies the $23 asking price. It’s a Kickstarter, so you will have to wait until December of this year to get yours if you decide to purchase.


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