A roundup of top crowdfunding gadgets for Indiegogo Year In Review 2022
December 26, 2022 · IGG, In The News, Lists, Products

The Top 10 Crowdfunding Campaigns of 2022: Indiegogo Year In Review


Note: These are the top crowdfunding campaigns with the most funds raised as of 12/20/2022

2022 was a fantastic year for crowdfunding! We’ve discovered so many exciting inventions, ideas, and innovations that it’s hard to summarize them all in one place. There’s been a lot of support for the green tech space, plus new gadgets designed to improve personal productivity and home living. 

Read on as we take a look back at  the top crowdfunding campaigns of 2022. These are the campaigns that have launched and raised the most funds from our Indiegogo community of backers in the past year. You’ll find a widescreen home projector, an electronic bike, a scooter, and gaming devices. There is also an innovative electric watercraft and a backup power system that stores solar energy, allowing you to save on your electricity bills.  

These top campaigns represent the diversity and creativity of our Indiegogo community. Our team is proud to support innovators and creators with new ideas ready to disrupt the world as we know it. This year in tech and innovation crowdfunding brought glimpses of the future, and we can’t wait to see what 2023 has in store!

You can still continue to support some of the campaigns that made the Top 10 of 2022 by joining their fundraising efforts. Remember that crowdfunding is not the same as shopping — some of these products are in various stages of development, and some aren’t ready for shipping yet. You can also look for our Trust Proven Badge to help you decide if you should back a crowdfunding campaign; these campaigns have a demonstrated history of managing multiple campaigns on Indiegogo and fulfilling perks to their backers. 

10. OliveMax: 3-in-1 Hearing Aid Earbud & Tinnitus App

  • $1,144,710 USD
  • 3,353 Backers
  • California, USA

OliveMax is a multi-functional device that combines the capabilities of a hearing aid, earbuds, and tinnitus app into one compact package. The hearing aid aspect of OliveMax utilizes advanced noise-canceling technology and customizable sound settings to amplify and clarify sounds in the environment, making it easier for users to hear and communicate with others. The device also includes a built-in microphone that allows users to control the volume and sound settings through their smartphone.

In addition to its hearing aid capabilities, OliveMax also functions as a pair of earbuds with high-quality speakers that deliver clear, crisp sound. The tinnitus app aspect of OliveMax uses relaxation techniques and sound therapies to help alleviate tinnitus symptoms and improve overall well-being. With its 3-in-1 design, OliveMax is the ultimate solution for anyone looking to improve their auditory health and well-being.

9. ENGWE X26 All-Terrain E-Bike: 62 Mile Longest Range

  • $1,251,744 USD
  • 620 Backers
  • Kowloon, Hong Kong

The ENGWE X26 is an all-terrain e-bike ready to power your ride on a paved road or mountainous trails. This high-powered bike offers a 1000W motor and top speeds of 31 MPH, making it possible to ride through snow and sand. It comes with two 1,373 Wh batteries, ensuring you can power up to 62 miles before requiring a recharge. 

The creators of the ENGWE designed the bike with your safety in mind. It contains a triple-shock suspension system and solid fat tires that absorb any surprises you hit on the road. You’ll also have a set of hydraulic disc brakes that ensure you can stop quickly and front headlights and a rear brake light helpful for night travels.

The ENGWE offers three modes that users can choose from — sports, normal, and assist. Sports mode is best for individuals who need an extra boost when climbing up hills or working up a sweat, while the assist mode is perfect for riders on flat roads or open terrain. 

Finally, an LCD panel at the front of the bike alerts you to the current speed and battery life. so you’ll always know the details of your bike’s performance and usage.

8. SIRUI: The Most Affordable 2x Anamorphic Solution

  • $1,295,893 USD
  • 729 Backers
  • Verona, New Jersey, U.S.

Professional and amateur photographers everywhere are celebrating Sirui’s 2x Anamorphic lens. The lens offers a 35mm-Wide FOV alongside a 100mm-Shallow DOF. The 35mm-Wide FOV is perfect for shooting architecture, buildings, landscapes, and tight spaces, while the 100mm-Shallow DOF suppresses the background and offers a sharp focus for portraits and weddings. 

You can mount the Sirui on various cameras, including RF, L, E, and Z-Mounts, alongside professional cinema and FF mirrorless cameras. Weighing just two pounds, it’s much lighter than similar lenses that can weigh over nine pounds. 

Sirui is focused on revolutionizing the lens market and has a strong research and development team dedicated to advanced technologies and modern equipment. The company has received numerous awards, including the German Design Award 2018, CES 2019, and NAB Show 2019.

7. Segway SuperScooter GT Series: Perform the Future

  • $1,744,226 USD
  • 448 Backers
  • Seattle, Washington, U.S.

The Segway SuperScooter GT Series is revolutionizing the electric scooter market. Built for the thrill-seeker in everyone, the scooter offers top speeds of 43.5 MPH that you can reach within a few seconds. Its specs include dual 1500W motors, a dual suspension system, and 11-inch tubeless self-sealing tires. You can count on its 5.5-inch hydraulic disc brakes and range of up to 55.9 mph to keep you moving through rough terrain, gravel, or smooth, open roads.

Segway includes a 1,512Wh high-performance battery with a multi-layer cooling system, protecting the rider while delivering maximum power. You’ll also find six modes: Park, ECO, Sport, Race, Boost and Walk. Each mode operates at different speeds and power levels, allowing users to customize their ride according to the terrain.

The SuperScooter GT Series is perfect for individuals riding at night or in the daytime and offers brake lights and turn signals to ensure user safety.

6. XFoil – Electric Carbon Fiber Surf & Hydrofoil

  • $2,014,540 USD
  • 389 Backers
  • Fremont, California, U.S.

The XFoil three-in-one versatile watercraft allows users to surf, foil, and stand up paddleboard (SUP) on the water with the support of a high-powered electric motor. It can withstand conditions in lakes, rivers, and oceans with its 6,000W, 8HP motor and long-lasting battery that runs for up to 75 minutes before needing a recharge. The XFoil has a range of up to 25 miles and can reach speeds greater than 30 mph. 

XFoil supporters can progressively learn to ride the watercraft. As they become more accustomed to it, they can move from riding on their belly to fully standing for a ‘full fly’ experience. At just 66.5 inches long, the board is shorter than most children’s surfboards and is easily transportable in a mid-size sedan. 

There are multiple safety features to protect contributors, including overheat protection, a battery management system, and a self-rescue mode. You won’t find a more exciting water ride than the XFoil!

5. AYANEO AIR: First Ultra-Thin OLED Windows Handheld

  • $2,028,978 USD
  • 2,048 Backers
  • Shenzhen, China

The AYANEO AIR is an extremely lightweight Windows handheld gaming device that delights gamers with its seamless yet robust design. Weighing in at just 398 grams and with a width of 18mm, it packs in the AMD Ryzen 7 5825U processor for high-speed gaming. Users will enjoy a 5.5-inch full-color OLED screen perfect for gamers seeking ultra-fast, ultra-strong performance. 

The AYANEO AIR comes in four colors: Aurora White, Polar Black, Sakura Pink, and Bright Silver. Its curved body is elegant, slip-proof, and resistant to dirt and fingerprints. It can run 3A games smoothly, requires low power consumption, and includes a high-powered cooling system to prevent overheating.

As a gaming enthusiast, you can’t go wrong with the AYANEO AIR!

4. AYANEO 2: Completely Different AMD 6800U Handheld

  • $2,956,114 USD
  • 2,186 Backers
  • Shenzhen, China

The AYANEO 2 is a video gamer’s delight. Offering a full-glass screen and peak performance with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, you won’t find anything else like it on the market. It also comes with a 50.25Wh Ultra High Capacity Battery, allowing for long games without recharging. 

The AYANEO 2’s Ultra HD definition provides a stunning display with 1900 x 1200 resolution, 323 PPI high pixel density, and 400 nits of high brightness. Supporters can choose between Starry Black or Sky White. There are no visible screws on the device, which integrates minimalism and precision to set new benchmarks for gaming devices.

3. Philips Screeneo U5 Ultra-Short Throw 4K Projector

  • $3,841,900 USD
  • 1,984 Backers
  • Tolochenaz, Switzerland

Movie lovers everywhere are coveting the Philips Screeneo U5 4K projector, which offers an ultra-vivid screen size of up to 150 inches when placed a few inches from your wall. You’ll enjoy a 4K UHD screen with REC709, HDR10, and Dolby Vision that provides the perfect viewing experience with high-definition colors. Included are 2,200 ANSI Lumens, making viewing a pleasure during the daytime or evening.

The Philips Screeneo U5 comes with DTS HD and Dolby Atmos sound system, allowing for a genuinely cinematic experience. Moreover, you don’t need a huge room to enjoy your projector. The Philips Screeneo U5 provides a large screen size even when placed just inches from your wall. 

The Philips Screeneo comes with AndroidTV built-in, giving you access to your favorite screening apps, including Prime Video, Disney+, and HBOMax. You can also connect your favorite devices directly to the multimedia player, including your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or gaming device. 

You won’t need to worry about the projector taking up too much space in your room. Its compact size is just 12.8 inches by 5.94 inches tall, and it weighs just over 21 pounds.

2. GPD WIN Max 2 Handheld Gaming PC 4G LTE AMD 6800U

  • $4,858,904 USD
  • 3,583 Backers
  • Shenzhen, China

The GPD WIN Max 2 is a gaming lover’s dream. This handheld gaming device, complete with high-resolution graphics and a bezel-less display, offers high-powered performance you won’t find anywhere else. Supporters can choose between an Intel 12th generation or AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor offering 16 GB of RAM. With a screen size of 10.1 inches and a 67Wh battery, you won’t find a better-quality gaming device.

The GPD WIN Max 2 comes with a highly efficient cooling solution, including a large turbofan and double heat pipe. Its four speakers offer surround sound, and you can connect to Wifi at speeds of up to 2402 Mbps. You can use multiple slots for storage expansion and charging, including a USB4 that supports eGPU and 100W PD charging, HDMI 2.1, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1, and USB Type-C, SD, and microSD. 

The backlit keyboard offers two levels of brightness, five notification LEDs, and a precision touchpad. The system lasts up to three hours before requiring a recharge. Recharging is speedy and can reach 50% in only 20 minutes.

The GPD WIN Max 2 can fit a variety of scenarios, including gaming in a chair, two-handed gaming, and gaming with an external monitor. You can also switch it to office mode when you have work to take care of. 

1. BLUETTI AC500 & B300S – Home Backup Power Station

  • $14,121,937 USD
  • 2,538 Backers
  • Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

The BLUETTI AC500 & B300S took this year’s spot for top projects in 2022. Its expandable power system harnesses solar energy to ensure you have electricity, even when you’re experiencing power outages or simply out on a camping trip. The system directly integrates into your home grid by a transfer switch during a power outage or for regular use. You can significantly reduce your electricity costs when you run your appliances with the AC500 or take it as an electricity supply source on your next RV trip.

The system is entirely modular, allowing you to combine multiple units. At maximum capacity, the BLUETTI AC500 & B300S can support your household for up to six days. It also runs heavy-duty electronics, including air conditioning systems, heaters, and ovens. Multiple outlets can handle almost 99% of devices, including the L14-30 and TT-30. 

The BLUETTI has a fast charging system, allowing you to fully recharge your system in as little as 1.5 hours, depending on the modules chosen. It also comes complete with an app you can use directly from your smartphone to monitor its charge and power usage.

2022 was the Year of Tech and Innovation Crowdfunding at Indiegogo

New ideas for a better and brighter world will only continue to get more exciting over here at Indiegogo, thanks to our community of innovators and support from backers. We’ve enjoyed this year of impressive crowdfunding campaigns, and we can’t wait to see what 2023 brings. 

Explore more of our new gadgets and crowdfunding campaigns here to add to your wishlists for next year!