Top 12 Gadget Campaigns of 2012

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Crowdfunding has provided an incredible place for inventors to showcase their creations, test market demand, raise funds, and bring their ideas to life. The result of this has been everything from life-saving technology to cool gadgets that you new knew you wanted until now. These are 12 of Indiegogo’s best gadget campaigns from 2012:

Yellow Jacket iPhone stun gun case

Yellow Jacket iPhone stun gun case

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The name of this campaign says it all. Now, instead of getting your iPhone stolen, you could use it for self-defense.

 

Feed Your Pet from Your Phone with Pintofeed.

Feed Your Pet from Your Phone with Pintofeed.

Location: Pasadena, California

Can’t make it home during the day to feed your pet? Pintofeed connects to WiFi, so you can make sure your pet gets fed wherever you are — just by using an app on your smartphone.

 

BugASalt – The Final Push

BugASalt – The Final Push

Location: Santa Monica, California

Who would have guessed that a salt-shooting shotgun to kill flies would have raised over half a million dollars? The crowd wanted a replacement for their old fashioned flyswatters though, and that’s the power of this platform.

 

Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker

Misfit Shine: an elegant, wireless activity tracker

Location: San Francisco, California

It’s over five-and-a-half thousand contributors (and counting) were clearly drawn to this incredible device’s design, touch connectivity, and numerous health benefits.

 

MUSE: The Brain-Sensing Headband

MUSE: The Brain-Sensing Headband

Location: Toronto, Canada

Ever wonder what’s really on your mind? The Muse headband allows you to monitor your brain’s activity — and has limitless applications in gaming, appliances, and more.

 

popSLATE — Second Screen Case for Your Smart Phone

popSLATE — Second Screen Case for Your Smart Phone

Location: San Francisco, California

When it comes to the iPhone, two screens are better than one, right? The popSLATE case creates a second, e-ink screen on the back of your phone that is fully customizable via an app.

Robot Dragonfly – Gaming & Photography

Robot Dragonfly – Gaming & Photography

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Whether you’re a photographer, gamer, or spy, there are potential applications for everyone with this dragonfly-like aerial drone.

 

StickNFind – Bluetooth Powered ultra small Location Stickers

StickNFind – Bluetooth Powered ultra small location Stickers

Location: Davie, Florida

The combination of these Bluetooth stickers and a smartphone radar app should start helping people lose their keys and their cats less often!

 

ReadyCase

ReadyCase

Location: Los Angeles, California

The iPhone can do a lot of things. With the ReadyCase though, it’s about to get even more powerful.

 

GravityLight: lighting for developing countries.

GravityLight: Lighting for developing countries.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Kerosene lamps are a prevalent light source in the developing world, but they’re notorious for their toxic fumes. This team from the UK set out to develop a light that could be recharged, even at night. Instead of the sun, they chose gravity to help them do it.

 

eMAKER Huxley 3D printer kits

eMAKER Huxley 3D printer kits

Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

This campaign led a number of successful 3D printer projects on Indiegogo that allow you to print objects. Their creative power is a pretty good metaphor for crowdfunding itself!

Fanado Goes Mobile

Fanado Goes Mobile

Location: Los Angeles, California

Margaret Atwood led this campaign to create an app that connects fans directly with the talented artists they love. They sailed past their goal, and someone claimed a $10,000 perk that will earn themselves a spot in one of Atwood’s upcoming novels!

 

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