Crowdfunding roundup: affordable custom molded earphones, seamless wireless charging, more


Rather than make you sift through all of these projects, we’re tracking down the best or most notable crowdfunding projects from around the web and delivering them to you in a simple roundup. If there’s a project that you’ve backed – or even a project that you founded – be sure to leave a link below so it can be considered for the next roundup. Check out our complete list of roundups here.

Decibullz: Easy and Affordable Custom Molded Earphones (Kickstarter project)

Earpods were supposed to be the earbuds to win them all, but we all know that they still manage to fall out of some ears and the lack of noise-canceling capabilities is a huge loss. With Decibullz, these buds are made of “thermoplastic that makes the molding process remarkably simple.” By using your stove or microwave, you can heat up the material in water then shape it to your ear. Re-shaping is just as easy.


The early bird pledge is all gone, but you can grab these for just $39+.

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PanoPal – the quick & easy way to get the perfect panorama (Kickstarter project)


Since the feature was introduced alongside iOS 6, millions of people have taken panoramic photos using their iPhones. Yet, taking these long pictures can result in cut-off portions at the top or bottom due to shaking or unsteadiness. The PanoPal aims to tackle that problem with a remote-controlled rotating device. Rewards that include the PanoPal start at $45.

iQi Mobile – Seamless Wireless Charging for iPhone (Indiegogo project)

This device simply amazes me and, to be honest, I have a hard time believing it’s real. Connect a slim device to your lightning port, slip it into the back of your iPhone’s cover, and boom – you have a wireless charger for your phone. The early bird bundle is gone, but you can get the “Koolpuck charger” and the iQi mobile for $65+.

The Motion Synth: Turn Movement into Music (Kickstarter project)


Using this $68+ grip and the AUUG app, you can control synths and harmonies using your hand movements. The best demo of this technology is at 1:33 in the video. Live performances with this device could be the next generation of vocal performance, if it lives up to its promises.

Circuit Scribe: Draw Circuits Instantly (Kickstarter project)

This project has been making the rounds on Reddit and social networks since it seems so futuristic and straight-forward. Using a pen with special ink, you can draw circuits that dry instantly. The project’s description discusses the use cases, which include education and prototype testing.

Honorable Mentions

FOLDIO – The 1st foldable studio for Smartphone

Notch: Movement Capture Anywhere Anytime

foaster: The best dock since sliced bread

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  1. Jacob Kamile - 9 years ago

    Would love for you to have a look at my 3D Printing app PixelPrint Studio, currently on kickstarter @

  2. mattrobinson654 - 9 years ago

    I’m actually pretty impressed with the iQi – the best feature being its ability to slip behind almost any soft-case.

    Can’t wait for mine to arrive, especially since you save on the retail price if you invest now on Indiegogo!

  3. Yiu Yin Yau - 9 years ago

    love a Kickstarter regular post like this. Thanks Scott!