Are you ready for summer to end? We’re not. Which is probably why we’re living in the past over here, reliving our favorite memories by recounting August 2021’s top crowdfunding campaigns. Though I suppose we can take solace in the fact that the August 2021 top crowdfunding campaigns can help us zoom into fall, with an eBike for literal zooming, a gaming console for being cozy indoors, and a sleek smartwatch to help us count the minutes until we can start putting up our Halloween decorations.
Friendly disclaimer: These products are in various stages of development, so you’ll have to be patient about receiving them. Crowdfunding isn’t shopping, and it can sometimes take months to receive a perk from a campaign you’ve backed. But we’re not concerned about that, since we’ll be over here relaxing in the last of the summer sunshine while we wait.
Grab a lemonade and a sunhat: We’re looking at the August 2021 top crowdfunding campaigns.
Odin: The Ultimate Gaming Handheld
- $524,525 USD
- 1,699 backers
- Shenzhen, China
This powerful new handheld device, designed with the retro gamer in mind, is giving the most popular gaming consoles a run for their money. Running Android and powered by some of the latest mobile internal hardware, the Ayn Odin will pack enough punch to run the most demanding of mobile games at top settings without breaking a sweat, while also being able to emulate 3D consoles. This lightweight handheld promises to be a contender for the hearts and thumbs of serious handheld gamers the world over.
SuperBase Pro: Fastest Recharge IoT Power Station
- $557,619 USD
- 363 backers
- Palo Alto, United States
Spiderman is always yammering on that with great power comes great responsibility, so we figure why not combine power and responsibility from the get-go? The SuperBase Pro 2000 is designed to get you through a blackout, making it a responsible addition to your climate change survival gear. You can charge the SuperBase Pro at up to 1,800W from an adequate AC outlet or generator, or use your solar setup to get the same superfast performance you’d get from conventional charging. That’s one hour for an 80% charge, and two hours for a full charge. You can then use it to power a dozen products, including heavy-duty appliances.
Fiido X Folding Electric Bike
- $1,363,038 USD
- 1,268 backers
- Kowloon, Hong Kong
Fiido X has innovated on traditional eBikes by creating a streamlined, minimalist aesthetic. It has a lighter and sturdier body than traditional eBikes, and provides easy-to-use pedal-assisting power and intelligent cycling control. And the folding design allows you to easily pop it in your car or store it in your apartment. The company was founded in 2016 and has already delivered more than 300K Fiido electric bicycles to customers worldwide. This is Fiido’s second Indiegogo campaign — they launched Fiido D11 on Indiegogo last year. And in the time since, they’ve taken all that backer feedback to create the Fiido X, an even better and more streamlined eBike. The future of eBikes starts here.
The first Bugatti Smartwatch
- $1,625,042 USD
- 1,459 backers
- Linz, Austria
French automaker Bugatti has introduced its first collection of smartwatches, the Bugatti Ceramique, and each watch mirrors the unrivalled precision, artistry, and technology synonymous with Bugatti hyper sports cars. The three new smartwatch models are named in tribute to some of the brand’s most iconic hyper sports cars of the 21st Century, and they can track your activity for 90 different sports while also measuring the level of oxygen in your blood, your acceleration, and so much more.
- $428,868 USD
- 289 backers
- Hong Kong
We like to keep things light around here if we can. Which is why when we hear about an eBike that’s much lighter than other eBikes, we’re all ears. Or, I guess, all legs? Thanks to its aero aluminium alloy frame, the full weight of the Tenways eBike is only 15 kg, which is 40% lighter than the industry average of 25 kg. It features a Gates Carbon belt drive and one of the smoothest pedaling experiences you can get on an eBike. It’s a great eBike for people who value rideability and want an affordable, minimalist eBike that will help them commute in urban areas.
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