HOBOROLL is a project currently up on Kickstarter. Made from 30D siliconized nylon, the HOBOROLL features 5 compartments which allow for easy separation of items. An additional internal zippered pocket allows for secure storage of smaller items such as keys, ID cards, etc. It opens up from both ends and secures using anodized aluminum fasteners in addition to a drawstring with high draft collar.
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AirDog is a quadcoptor equipped with a GoPro camera designed to follow the operator. The operator achieves this by wearing a specialized ‘AirLeash’, a device that tracks movement and sends control commands to the AirDog unit. The AirDog was developed for Action Sports such as surfing or motocross, to further sports videography. It’s currently up for funding on Kickstarter, where it has already exceeded its funding goal.
KLAX is a multitool axe head currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The KLAX is made from steel plate (or titanium) cut with a water jet and machined. Most models attach to a handle using a clamp system. The most advanced model includes the following tools:
- Five wrenches
- Hex bit driver
- Lanyard hole
- Axe blade
Think laser tag, but with foam swords, and you have a pretty good idea with Sabertron is all about. Sabertron employs an accelerometer to detect when and what the sword has impacted. Wireless communication between blades shares this information, which in turn tells the blade when a player has lost health, measured by LED light strips on the handle. The core of the blade is made of ultra-durable polycarbonate plastic, being near indestructible while weighing less than a pound with the foam blade cover. Currently up for funding on Kickstarter, they’ve (unsurprisingly) already reached their goal, but contributing opens up special deals and pricing as usual.
Bullet Casing Valve Stem Covers are currently up for funding on Kickstarter. Made from spent .40 cal casings, they are outfitted with standard 4.3″ x 3″ x .05 stem caps to fit most common vehicles tires. The final product will be available in Silver or Gold tone, with backers having the option of color.
The Bison Bag is a combination sleeping bag and hammock currently up for funding on Kickstarter. The Bison Bag is made from 170T polyester with a pu coating. Rated for 55 degrees, the filling is polyester microfiber 220gsm. The final product will come with nylon cord and carabiners for mounting.
Gunwebsites has designed 7.62×39 and 7.62x54r spam can Velcro patches, yet found the borders were “off” and decided to gauge interest “as-is” by holding a funding campaign on Kickstarter. The campaign was successful enough that they even expanded the line to include a 5.45×39 spam can patch. Although the campaign has reached its funding goal, there are still backing rewards available for those who are interested.
Aescent is a company that currently has a project up on Kickstarter: ‘The World’s Most Comfortable Tent’. The ‘World’s Most Comfortable Tent’ is a 4-man domed tent with an integrated 6-inch inflatable base attached via zipper access. The inflatable base is designed using an intertwining system of tubes, which limits the ability of air to be unevenly displaced, unlike traditional air mattresses built using a bladder-like construction. The tent is also designed so that it can be used without the mattress, for such times when weight conservation is a must. The tent is still in the prototype phase, and the finalized design is planned to include the addition of internal storage pockets and high-grade aluminum tent poles.
Emer Equipment’s Modular Urban Backpack is a 20-liter urban pack with included German-made magnetic coupling hardware. The pack incorporates padded and fleece-lined internal laptop and tablet pockets, and two weatherproof exterior gear pockets. The exterior of the pack is made from Cordura nylon, and the interior is lined with Cordura nylon. It is currently up for funding on Kickstarter.
Project creator Benjamin Summerfield is looking for funding to create this EOD Bomb Suit Figure. The figure will come unpainted with snap assembly, moving joints, interchangeable hands, and a mortar accessory. Funding is going towards a 3D printer, which could lead to additional figures in the future.
Featuring an injection-molded body made from PC/ABS, a closed cell foam base, and an open ended M5 hex nut, the Zipmount is a simple yet effective mounting solution for GoPro series cameras. All that is required is a zip tie to secure it to any number of compatible surfaces. Two zip ties can even be used to mount it at a 45 degree angle.
There is currently a Kickstarter page up for a fully-automatic rubber band machine gun. CNC machined from birch plywood, it has a total capacity of 672 rubber bands, launched from 16 barrels at a rate of 14 shots per second. The trigger mechanism is electric, powered by 5 AA batteries. The finished product will come with a display rack and 700 spare bands.
Snooperscope is a wireless Night Vision camera for mobile devices running iOS and Android software.
Ledge Pants are Liquid-resistant, stain-proof, wrinkle-resistant pants that are equally at home outside or in the office. The fabric features a high elastane content of 10%, so the pants move with the wearer. They’re also highly sturdy, and have extra deep pockets with a cut on the side for easy access. The project is currently up on Kickstarter, with men’s sizes in mind; once the goal is reached women’s sizes will be considered.
Prometheus Lights’ Beta QR is billed as the “World’s First Quick-Release AAA Keychain Flashlight”. It features a Nichia 219 High CRI LED, which provides a CRI (Color Rendering Index) of 90+; for comparison, daylight scores a perfect 100 on the index. Three aluminum finishes will be offered. A fourth copper finish has a unique 3 mode driver that features an extra-low “moonlight” mode. Additionally, its extra-high mode is 40% brighter when compared to the high modes of the aluminum finished lights.
The Juggernaut Case is a military grade rugged wearable case and mount for mobile devices designed to allow users to bring their smartphones to the field to enhance communication capabilities. The case itself is waterproof, dustproof, and shock and drop proof. It features hardened anti-glare glass screen protection, and offers quick phone insertion and removal. Available mounts for the Juggernaut Case will include sternum-strap and MOLLE/PALS chest straps, a forearm mount, and a back pack mount that attaches to any backpack shoulder strap in a vertical position. Juggernaut Cases are currently available for a variety of Motorola and Samsung mobile devices.
Z.E.R.T. and 32 Celsius are trying to fund a 2014 calendar featuring girls in zombie camo slaying the undead, with twice Emmy nominated makeup artist, Kelly Belmonte, behind the zombie makeup.
Obviously, it’s not a spatula made of bacon, but rather a spatula patterned to look like bacon; kitchen camouflage if you will.
It’s part of the ‘GIR: Get It Done’ line of spatulas, kitchenware made for men. Here’s what the creator had to say about them:
“They are unibody silicone, and indestructible. There is a pro size that can legitimately knock someone out if you hit them on the head with it (field-tested).”
The line is currently up on Kickstarter, where enough funding will result in spatulas in all sorts of colors, including the bacon pattern, and sizes mini, skinny, ultimate, and pro.
Schnelle Keys and tools are a project currently up on kickstarter for keys that also function as tools. Made from 17-4PH steel, the keys come as blanks and in two styles – Schlage SC1 and Kwikset KW1; the purchaser is required to have a locksmith with carbide key cutters to grind the keys to match their locks. As can be seen in the image above, the keys would be available with heads featuring either a variety of hex wrenches or a variety of flat head or Phillips head drivers.
Featured on opposite ends of the image are the Schnelle pocket tools. Made from 304 Stainless Steel and Titanium-6Al-4V, the pocket tools feature tools including: socket driver, screw drivers, hex wrenches, bottle opener, pry bar, rough file, nail notch, and box opener.
Ti2 Para-Binder is a series of titanium carabiners and multi-tools for everyday carry. The body of the para-binders are made from grade 5 (6Al4V) titanium. Dependent on the model, the para-binder is pulley, cleat, cinch, bottle opener, bit driver, wrench, pry bar, and box opener. True to its name, the para-binder is designed largely for use with paracord, and is not load rated for climbing.
Hex is the world’s first personalized smartphone controlled nanocopter. It comes in a kit that snaps together and requires no soldering; the designers provide many custom shells, and even more designs can be 3D printed by the user. The platform is completely open source and is compatible with Arduino, so it’s easy to change the source code and/or hardware to specify it for different tasks. The app used to control Hex is free, and uses Bluetooth 4.0 for efficient long distance communication.
Marketed as ‘The Last Pair of Athletic Shorts You’ll Ever Need’, OLIVERS are designed as high-performance near-universal athletic shorts. The base fabric is a 87% nylon/13% spandex blend, water repellent with a four-way stretch. Ballistic mesh pocketing is a 66% nylon/34% spandex blend and will resist against punctures from keys and other sharp objects. The drawstring is made of mil-spec paracord with custom rubber endcaps for ease of tightening the waistband. Because the initial stretch goal was reached, the OLIVERS will be available with both an 8″ and 11″ inseam, the latter being the “tall guy pattern”.
A spiritual successor to the SOCOM games headed by the original series’ creative director and staffed by members of the teams behind some of the most popular modern war franchises of today? What’s not to love?
The Ti2 Sentinel line is a successful Kickstarter project for a series of “titanium cache system[s] to insure safe storage for essential items.” Made from corrosion-resistant grade 2 titanium, the Ti2 Sentinel features a three-piece design with two removable ends each with a water tight o-ring seal, fluted ergonomic grip areas, and a large ring slot to accommodate a wide range of clips, rings, and lanyards. The Sentinel is available for pre-order in 3 diameters and 8 variations with a ceramic media tumbled “stonewashed” soft matte patina finish or PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) hardcoat for additional protection and a darker finish.
For, the maker of the Grenade Bottle Opener comes his latest project, the WTF keychain. The WTF, which stands for ‘Wrench That Fits’, features wrench sizes in 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 13mm. Additionally, it also features a pry bar, side dimples that function as a ruler and grip, and can be used effectively as a gear tie. It will be available in titanium and aluminum.