With so much talent in the channel, it can be difficult to sift out the freshest gear and potential tech giants of tomorrow.
Each month PCR rounds up the latest crowdfunded projects from Kickstarter and Indiegogo that have caught our eye. This month’s we’ve got a data storage device, a drone, an e-ink notepad and a laptop stand.
Cubbit Cell data storage
Cubbit believes it has unlocked the next evolution of data storage with its distributed cloud concept.
Like Dropbox, iCloud and other conventional cloud storage services, Cubbit lets you access and share your data from anywhere in the world. But unlike the cloud, Cubbit is not based on any centralised data center. Its makers say this allows for an “unprecedented set of advantages for the user”, these include no fees, expandable storage of up to 4TB just by plugging in any USB hard drive, zero-knowledge encrypted – so that no one can access your data, and an ecosystem that is 10 times greener than conventional clouds based on data centers.
The node of this network is the Cubbit Cell, which connects to your router to immediately give you 1TB of cloud space. Thanks to its cryptographic architecture, it’s mathematically impossible for Cubbit or anyone else to look at your files.
Your data will be protected by AES-256 encryption, a military- grade protocol used by the US government to protect top secret files. The encryption key is generated client-side and never known to Cubbit or anyone else.
For more information visit http://kck.st/2XsB1YW
Micro Drone 4.0
“When we started building our 4th generation drone, we wanted it to be small, smart, capable of autonomous flight, able to capture smooth video, and priced affordably under $200,” says drone maker Extreme Fliers.
What the company ended up with is the new Micro Drone 4.0 quadcopter, which has been designed solely for the masses and promises to bridge the gap between “cheap drones that owners are disappointed with and expensive professional-level drones that everyday users do not need or are scared to fly”.
Micro Drone’s out-of-the-box features are easily upgraded with artificial intelligence. The standard hardware-based features allow you to get flying quickly, safely, and conveniently with Micro Drone 4.0 while its upgradeable features powered by Neurala computer vision AI software enables intelligent tracking, smart modes, and autonomous maneuvers.
It comes with a full HD aerial camera, image processing by Sony, electronic image stabilisation, wireless streaming by Qualcomm and onboard memory.
For more information visit https://igg.me/at/microdrone4/x
MobiScribe e-ink notepad
The MobiScribe aims to combine the simplicity of reading and writing on real paper with the ease of access of digital notes.
“Why is it that even in the digital age, so many students, editors, artists, business people, doctors and lawyers would rather print out dozens of pages in order to write on them? No one likes killing trees, but most of us just simply do our best thinking on paper,” says MobiScribe.
“People prefer paper. It just feels right. It is how we learned to be productive in school, and it is how our minds enter a creative space that is free from distraction. This is ever more the case now when Netflix and Youtube apps are a finger-length away from productivity applications.”
Writing and reading with the Mobiscribe promises to feel and read like true pen-to-paper, whilst also offering up easy note- sharing and access. Specs include a 6.8-inch screen, anti-glare, pressure-sensitive stylus, touchscreen, Android apps, multi-format support, Wi-Fi and extremely low power consumption.
For more information visit https://igg.me/at/mobiscribe/x
MOFT laptop stand
While the laptop is a game-changing device, some find that its low screen positioning and fixed keyboard forces them into awkward postures, potentially causing neck and shoulder pain as well as diminished comfort.
With traditional laptop stands often being too bulky to carry around, MOFT has designed one to be as portable as the device itself. Weighing a mere 2.3 oz and only 1/9-inches thick, the MOFT is a self adhesive stand that attaches directly to the bottom of a laptop and stays with the device wherever it goes.
The MOFT stand is constructed with unique PU and fiber glass material and can hold up to 18lbs. It is compatible with a wide range of laptops, fitting any device up to 15.6-inches.
What’s more, the stand is equipped with two elevation adjustments, making it easy to find the ideal height and comfort. The high-lifting mode applies a 3-inches elevation to your computer screen at a 25-degree angle while the low-lifting mode raises the device by 2-inches at a 15-degree angle.
For more information visit http://kck.st/2Qxl1jI
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