Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Every cyclist shares the same fear: no matter how tightly you chain down your bike, someone could still try to steal it and run off with it. Finally, Bisecu on Kickstarter claims to have a solution. Bisecu is a bicycle smart lock that pairs with your phone via its bluetooth-enabled app. The lock attaches to your wheel and syncs up to your phone. When you travel a certain distance away from your bike, it automatically locks the wheel in place, preventing it from moving. Once you move close to your ride again, Bisecu unlocks itself. In extra good news for paranoid cyclists, the lock can't be cut from the outside, so bike thieves who think they're clever won't be able to slice anything open. If someone happens to tamper with your bike, the app will immediately notify you on your phone so you can stop thieves in the act. The lock itself will even sound an alarm. For fitness … [Read more...] about This lock will alert you as someone steals your bike
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Finding the right outfit to be comfortable temperature-wise all day is nearly impossible — you dress in layers for the morning chill, yet you're sweating by the end of the day. Ugh, life. Engineers are catching on to this annoying dilemma — the idea of personal temperature regulation has seriously exploded within the past year. As we saw with the Aircon personal air conditioning watch, the notion of something wearable to help regulate your body temp is starting to go mainstream. Meet Embr Wave, the Kickstarter project for anyone who has ever been "too hot" or "too cold" in a room full of people who feel just fine. SEE ALSO: This scratch-off map is the perfect gift for wanderlusts Embr Wave looks like a super sleek watch or bracelet, but it has some insane tech behind it. At the touch of a button, the wearable device sends out either a cooling or warming sensation through … [Read more...] about This Kickstarter project is like a thermostat for your body
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Though the smartwatch phenomenon exploded a number of years ago, it seems as if the "new and improved" features have come to a slight halt: we've seen alarm clocks, phone notifications, activity tracking, etc., but what come next? The answer may very well be solar power. Introducing LunaR, the Kickstarter project that's looking to create the world's first solar-powered smartwatch. SEE ALSO: This Kickstarter project could help audit energy usage in your home The LunaR boasts a number of cool features that come standard with smartwatches: it can monitor your sleep patterns, set alarms, track your movement activity, and can connect with your messages and social media notifications. "Solar powered" may sound like LunaR can only be charged during daylight hours, but the watch has been engineered to charge in artificial, indoor lighting as well as outdoor light, so you'll … [Read more...] about LunaR launches solar-powered smartwatch via Kickstarter
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. In a time where everything from your phone to your fridge has an internet connection, InvizBox emerged to protect you from the vulnerability that can come with being connected all the time. The InvizBox was a simple subscription-based device that you plugged into your router. It routes all traffic over to its anonymous Tor network to help protect your web surfing from prying eyes. It was quite the step in online security, and now it's leveling up on Kickstarter. The InvizBox 2 takes your secure web surfing a step further by encrypting all of your traffic. Setup is as simple as plugging it into your router and letting it do its thing from there. It also promises to provide faster internet speed for all of your individual devices, so the people in your house never have to worry about butting heads over the WiFi again. Parents can even set parental restrictions to protect their kids from … [Read more...] about Online privacy and security device InvizBox is getting an upgrade with help from Kickstarter
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Tabletop gamers tend to be an obsessive lot. We hoard games like a dragon hoards treasure. There's no reason you have to be as haphazard when it comes to storage though. SEE ALSO: The creators of Exploding Kittens are back, and now they're fighting babies The Gamefolio system is designed to help even the most disorganized gamer fit all of their board games, card games, and RPGs into one universal storage container. After a first successful run on Kickstarter in 2016, the team behind Gamefolio is back with their 2.0 version. It's bigger, better, and more versatile than ever. The term Gamefolio applies both to the whole system and the individual units, which is a little confusing but bear with me. The individual Gamefolios look like laptop cases and are built to hold your games. While game boxes can be bulky and vary wildly in size — these are modular and sleek. They all fit … [Read more...] about Hey board game hoarders, it’s time to get your sh*t together
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Temperature is everything when you're preparing food. Not only does it affect the taste, but it's also a big part of food safety. For example, did you know that chicken and poultry should hit 165 degrees Fahrenheit before serving? Or that pork needs to be cooked to 145 degrees Fahrenheit? Knowing the temperature of your food is essential. This new kitchen thermometer on Kickstarter looks to be a must-have for both professional chefs and people who are just trying to follow that recipe video they found on Facebook. It's completely digital and can measure your cooking down to the decimal point, so you can keep a close eye on temperature changes. Feel free to simply stick it in and calculate, since the numbers always flip upright no matter how the tool is placed. Perfect's thin, water-resistant probe is easily cleaned between cooking sessions. When you're not using it, … [Read more...] about Don’t know what temperature you should cook chicken? You need a meat thermometer.
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. Artists, designers, and cosplayers rejoice. This new Kickstarter project is looking to make printing leap off of the page and bring it to just about everywhere you need it to be. SPoE is an open source printer that can print from any of your devices onto any surface you need. Instead of a traditional feeder that you put paper through, it prints directly onto to your desired surface, running along the area on its built-in tread system. This fancy machine uses different cartridges that can print on clothes, wood, metal, poster boards, and even windows, just to name a few. It can handle smaller designs on a shirt to larger print jobs like banners and boxes. The printer itself is lightweight and portable, so you can bring it to all of your projects. Take a look at SPoE's Kickstarter page to find out how it works and drop a donation. Image: Mashable … [Read more...] about Print on anything, anywhere with this portable printer
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. E-bike technology isn't exactly new — we've seen multiple scattered across the Internet for a few years now, all claiming to be the best. But there's one issue that engineers can't seem to get past: range anxiety. For long-distance travelers, the ability for an e-bike to stay up and running for a significant number of miles is the number one factor when making such an investment. A team from Ukraine has been working since 2015 to solve this dilemma, and they didn't just beat the previous distance limit — they obliterated it. We're talking about a distance limit that can compete with an electric car. Meet Delfast, the Kickstarter funded e-bike that can go for 236 miles on one charge. SEE ALSO: The CrossHelmet on Kickstarter might as well be from Stark Industries Yep, you read that right: You can ride this puppy for 236 without a single worry. With a max speed of 35 … [Read more...] about Why pedal when this electric bike can do it for you?
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If Instagram influencers are any indication, it seems like everyone is drinking more water these days. While that's great for our collective health, it's also one more thing we have to lug around every day, since only a monster drinks out of disposable plastic water bottles. SEE ALSO: Forgetting to hydrate is no longer an excuse with this smart water bottle Between hitting the gym, going to work, running errands, and getting drinks with friends, you've got a busy life. It's easy to lose track of all of the stuff you have to take around with you and when you start adding liquid to the mix it gets tricky. Yeah, you could shove a water bottle into your bag, but then you run the risk of leaks getting all up in your phone and wallet. This Kickstarter is flipping the script by making a water bottle that serves as an organizational hub. The Rushpack consists of a stainless steel, … [Read more...] about Stay hydrated and organized with this carry-all water bottle
There are those who are cooking purists, the people who want to chop everything by hand, carefully braise a piece of meat, and generally stay hunched over the stove for the whole process. Then there are those who think (ahem know) that tech is here to make our lives better, easier, and more efficient. Enter the MasterSous, a Kickstarter project that promises to help you make delicious home-cooked meals at the push of a button. The MasterSous is essentially a Swiss Army cooking appliance. Its versatile design and numerous cooking settings allow you to cook just about anything in your recipe book. Simmer, sear, sauté, deep fry? MasterSous has got you covered. Oh yeah, and it will also stir for you. Image: MasterSous Just think about the precious time you'll get back: caramelize onions, make homemade risotto, even scramble eggs, all without hovering over the pot. It's all programmable too, so you can set the duration and frequency based on what you're making. You can set … [Read more...] about The MasterSous is a multipurpose cooking device that will even stir for you