Bristly Lets Dogs Brush Their Own Teeth

This toy entertains your pooch while also improving their oral hygiene

Pinning your dog down to brush his or her teeth isn’t fun for anybody—between their painstaking reluctancy and your own guilt—but ignoring their oral health isn’t possible. Dental bones and other chews can help, but they don’t often get into those hard-to-reach places. Fortunately, a Kickstarter launched recently with a solution to the double-fault dilemma: a toy that’s dedicated to cleaning a dog’s teeth and …

Three Tech-Forward Backpacks

Currently crowdfunding, these bags are utilitarian and future-forward

Utilitarian and tech-forward backpacks for the daily commuter—or the adventurous, conscious traveler—are a dime a dozen. In order to stand out, brands must design thoughtfully, listen carefully, and work quickly. The ever-changing balance of life, work and travel makes meeting the needs of a contemporary consumer more difficult, but when a brand does it, instant demand is unsurprising. On Kickstarter, there are plenty of backpacks …

Make Beats by Bouncing the Oddball Drum Machine

Funding on Kickstarter now, a product that's part musical toy and part tech device

Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the Oddball is many clever entities, crammed into a palm-sized sphere. Part toy, part musical instrument and part tech device, this invention is a drum machine that can be bounced to make different sounds. Almost any surface can be used—simply bounce the Oddball (the lighter you bounce, the more delicate the sound) and sensors inside translate noise via Bluetooth to a …

Wearable X Expands Their Smart Yoga Gear Collection

Four new designs and a men's range now funding on Kickstarter

After a successful launch last year, NYC-based start-up Wearable X is expanding its collection of smart yoga apparel—debuting a men’s line and four new designs on Kickstarter today. With woven-in technology, Wearable X’s washable apparel styles (including the original Nadi X leggings) identify the yoga moves the wearer is attempting. Through sensors, a paired iPhone app and a device called The Pulse (that attaches to …

Kickstarter + For Freedoms’ 50 Billboards in 50 States

Public art through the largest creative collaboration in US history

Known as “The 50 States Initiative,” an epic artistic undertaking has started its funding process now on Kickstarter. The brainchild of For Freedoms, an artist-led non-profit organization founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, the initiative plans to unveil 52 different billboards, one in every US state, as well as Washington DC and Puerto Rico. It isn’t a partisan activation in any way. Rather, …