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  • Seinxon card finder’s misleading claims

    Seinxon card finder’s misleading claims

    We came across the Seinxon card finder that has raised over USD 100,000 so far with misleading claims.

  • Novabot lawn mower robot delayed or scam?

    Novabot lawn mower robot delayed or scam?

    With the repeated delays for the Novabot lawn mower robot, is it another scam? Or is the delay due to production issues due to a lack of experience or pure bad luck?

  • Conga robot lawn mower

    Conga robot lawn mower

    After the suspension of Lawna for being a potential scam, Conga robot lawn mower takes on this product category but it also looks like a scam.

  • Is iContact Camera a scam?

    Is iContact Camera a scam?

    The iContact Camera basically tries to help you maintain eye contact with your camera. There are several similar products the market already. Is it a scam?

  • RoadWayve LED car message display

    RoadWayve LED car message display

    A reader sent us a request to write about the RoadWayve LED car message display. It has yet to deliver after 3 years.

  • Yarbo yard robot

    Yarbo yard robot

    We have seen several robots for the lawn, including Lawna (turned out to be a scam), and Luba (also looks like a scam). How does Yarbo fare?

  • Lawna mower suspended by Kickstarter

    Lawna mower suspended by Kickstarter

    We looked at Lawna mower previously and there were so many red flags that we are pretty sure it’s a scam. Kickstarter has suspended the campaign.

  • IT’S REAL Bluetooth cassette player

    IT’S REAL Bluetooth cassette player

    IT’S REAL Bluetooth cassette player looks good, and real. But is it the, uh, real deal?

  • Previously suspended OMLAMP is back

    Previously suspended OMLAMP is back

    We are rather surprised to see OMLAMP back on Kickstarter. They ran another campaign last year that was suspended by Kickstarter seemingly due to fraud.

  • KAVVO teeth whitening kit

    KAVVO teeth whitening kit

    With so many similar products out in the market, is the KAVVO teeth whitening kit innovative or is it a scam?

  • iZYREC sound recorder

    iZYREC sound recorder

    The iZYREC sound recorder looks like a Tile. At such a slim form factor, it is highly portable and could be a sound recorder that becomes an EDC item.

  • Loona petbot

    Loona petbot

    After the success of their previous campaign Clicbot, Beijing KEYi Technology is back with another interactive robot called the Loona petbot.

  • Is the Lawna mower smart or a scam?

    Is the Lawna mower smart or a scam?

    There are so many red flags with the Lawna smart lawn mower. It is most likely a scam campaign that raised over USD 555,000.

  • Is LensHD a scam?

    Is LensHD a scam?

    LensHD looks like a scam. We did some digging and uncovered a series of scams linked to the group behind LensHD.

  • Oleap Pilot open-ear headphones

    Oleap Pilot open-ear headphones

    Oleap Pilot makes bold claims, and we would have preferred if they were more upfront with the team members and company name. It also cites a patent we can’t find.

  • CarrGenie wireless Carplay & Android Auto adapter

    CarrGenie wireless Carplay & Android Auto adapter

    CarrGenie looks like a Kickstarter scam. The company is not verifiable and the team is unable to prove that the product works as advertised.

  • Sgast walkie-talkie bone conduction headphones

    Sgast walkie-talkie bone conduction headphones

    The Sgast walkie-talkie bone conduction headphones is either a scam or a very badly-handled campaign. We are inclined to think it is the former.

  • SunnySide lunch box solar-powered heating & cooling

    SunnySide lunch box solar-powered heating & cooling

    The creators of the SunnySide lunch box promised to send out the campaign surveys for weeks, but backers are left waiting. Is this yet another scam?

  • Cinera Edge financial woes and poor product reviews

    Cinera Edge financial woes and poor product reviews

    Cinera Edge provided an update as their personal HMD headset start to reach backers after almost two years.

  • DearBuds SE wearable ear humidifier

    DearBuds SE wearable ear humidifier

    DearBuds by Linkface is an ear humidifier incubated by Samsung. The previous campaign was cancelled. How would they fare in this new campaign?

  • Fingerbot Sense smart switch by Adaprox

    Fingerbot Sense smart switch by Adaprox

    Fingerbot Sense by Adaprox is a smart switch that is SwitchBot clone that rolls out products with slight differences to rinse-and-repeat their crowdfunding success.

  • Cinera Edge personal cinema HMD headset

    Cinera Edge personal cinema HMD headset

    Cinera Edge has raised $1.6 million from crowdfunding but their personal cinema HMD headset has yet to be delivered to thousands of backers. Scam?

  • CopGain ambient backlight kit

    CopGain ambient backlight kit

    The CopGain ambient backlight kit promises an immersive ambient lighting for your movie and gaming sessions, but the demo videos show that the product probably won’t deliver the advertised experience.

  • Powerpaw 600 rechargeable hand warmer

    Powerpaw 600 rechargeable hand warmer

    Powerpaw 600 portable hand warmer is not that much different from what’s in the market. How many people would require IPX7 rating for a hand warmer?

  • QOOLA wearable air-conditioner

    QOOLA wearable air-conditioner

    The QOOLA wearable air-conditioner is yet another cooling neckband. The last one we reviewed is very likely a scam and this seems to be one as well.

  • Popur X5 self-cleaning cat litter

    Popur X5 self-cleaning cat litter

    The Popur X5 self-cleaning cat litter claims to have patents and trademarks but we found none. The company behind it was registered only two months ago. Scam alert?

  • Afreda S6 electric reverse tricycle

    Afreda S6 electric reverse tricycle

    Afreda S6 claims to be the world’s first folding reverse tricycle but there’s Mylo that looks just like it. Is it a scam?

  • Luba robot lawn mower by Mammotion

    Luba robot lawn mower by Mammotion

    The Luba robot lawn mower appears to be developed by several big companies in China, so it is likely a legit product, but we noticed a scammy collaborator on the campaign.

  • Infini fidget toy

    Infini fidget toy

    Infini is the latest fidget toy out of the many we’ve seen on Kickstarter. This time round, the team provide minimal details, but they claim to have a reason for not being transparent.

  • AirHood portable smoke absorber

    AirHood portable smoke absorber

    AirHood portable range hood is well-designed and looks good, but is it worth more than double of what other portable smoke absorbers cost?