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February 8, 2016 · In The News

In the World This Week: Keeping Your Enemies Home & Your Caffeine Closer


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With no big company announcements this week, we can just let our campaigns shine. And these awesome campaigns have probably followed Slava Rubin’s great advice.

Many people drink coffee because besides getting them amped for the day, it’s also a nice ritual and it tastes pretty good. Some people are all about efficiency and are looking for a continuous caffeination without having to waste time to pause and drink. The wait is over – a bracelet called Joule, which is indeed a unit of energy, will keep you awake by transmitting caffeine through a patch. The campaign is already halfway to its goal with a month to go.

Joule caffeine bracelet

While you’re all jacked up on your Joule caffeine, don’t forget that texting while driving is not the only stupid phone thing that gets people in accidents. Ask Siri to “TEXT MOM” and she will answer “NEXT SONG” and it’s a whole mess. Radiomize has created a steering wheel cover that you can connect to your phone so you don’t have to take your hands off of it. I promise that if you rear-end a BMW because you’re trying to change your Spotify playlist to impress the new friend in your car you will be very, very embarrassed.

It’s pretty obvious that the sun is warm. And it’s also true, but perhaps less obvious, that sometimes it can be really sunny and also really cold. We talk a lot about using solar panels to create electricity, but there are other ways to use the sun in a more efficient way. ThermalTech has created jackets that are actually pretty cute. Their technology can warm you up by raising your temperature a whole 18 degrees just by using energy from the sun with no fancy in-between steps. Maybe if I get one I’ll magically become good at snow sports and as good-looking as the people on the campaign page.

ThermalTech solar powered jacket

Film Crowdfunding News

Where We Stand follows a Mormon feminist activist, a former stay-at-home mom who is fighting for the Mormon Church to allow women to be ordained. In the filmmakers words: “The film is not just for Mormons. It is not just for feminists. It is for anyone who has questioned what it means to believe and to belong.” Sounds like something that anyone can relate to.

Where We Stand film

Where are they now? Indiegogo Success Story

I’m not a parent, but I have done my fair share of babysitting so I understand how annoying it is to deal with carseats. Mifold is almost too good to be true: it’s a booster seat that can be folded to only be slightly larger than an iPad. It is just as safe as a regular booster seat, and so much easier to deal with. After seeing their campaign, the founders of King Digital Entertainment casually sent the Mifold campaigners a LinkedIn message about investing $1.5M. Congratulations team!

Mifold booster seat

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