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  • TISHINE EDC toothpick

    TISHINE EDC toothpick

    The TISHINE EDC toothpick raises a lot of red flags! Are we looking at another scam campaign? Unfortunately, we are inclined to think so.

  • UIXOO Hi16 wearable AirPods power supply

    UIXOO Hi16 wearable AirPods power supply

    The UIXOO Hi16 is a wearable AirPods power supply that tries to solve problems that are not really problems Check our take and suggested alternatives.

  • MagStick professional MagSafe mobile tripod by Andobil

    MagStick professional MagSafe mobile tripod by Andobil

    The MagStick claims to have strong magnets but adds a clamp too? We discovered it’s related to companies linked to other scammy campaigns.

  • Urlazy cordless handheld tire inflator

    Urlazy cordless handheld tire inflator

    Urlazy tire inflator is by Shenzhen Urlife, a company that delivered a defective product in their previous campaign. This time, they claim a 60s fast inflation without telling you the pressure range.

  • Platypod eXtreme tripod head

    Platypod eXtreme tripod head

    Platypod eXtreme is a tripod head made by photographers for photographers. We hope to see more campaigns like this and less scammy ones!

  • Feiyu Qing Pro smart electric tripod head

    Feiyu Qing Pro smart electric tripod head

    It’s always fun to see brands like this that get the lighter side of life. Feiyu Tech is a well-known brand that makes gimbals for all sorts of photo and video gear. The brand’s name for Feiyu Qing Pro embraces its roots as a Chinese company.

  • GrowCube smart watering kit

    GrowCube smart watering kit

    GrowCube is a DIY smart watering kit for those who want to make their own watering system instead of getting ready made options available out there.

  • MULTO kitchen farm

    MULTO kitchen farm

    Fresh vegetables grown right in your home. MULTO is your kitchen farm that wants to make homegrown vegetables an easy and stylish process.

  • ViewComm iSpace2 Pro pocket projector

    ViewComm iSpace2 Pro pocket projector

    ViewComm iSpace2 Pro is a portable projector but it is definitely not pocketable unless you have deep pockets, which you need to afford this considering alternatives are a cheaper.

  • Pruto mesh communicator

    Pruto mesh communicator

    Pruto is yet another mesh communicator. But it actually uses DMR radio so it is more like a walkie-talkie. It looks very similar to MILO too.

  • Hikerpower Ranger backpack power station

    Hikerpower Ranger backpack power station

    Hikerpower is owned by Tunnu Innovation HK Limited and Shenzhen Tunno Innovation Co, Ltd. They are a decent

  • THERMONECKS neck cooler

    THERMONECKS neck cooler

    THERMONECKS neck cooler is running a Kickstarter campaign under Degreve Inc from NY, but the trademark is registered by South Korean company Dispis Co, Ltd. What’s going on?

  • T1 Tomahawk digital tape measure

    T1 Tomahawk digital tape measure

    The T1 Tomahawk makes working with a digital tape measure a lot more practical. But is it worth being 4 to 5 times more expensive than what’s in the market?

  • OSOTEK HotWave Mop Vacuum

    OSOTEK HotWave Mop Vacuum

    We look at OSOTEK HotWave Mop Vacuum from Beijing Shunzhao Technology today. Here’s a company that is a bit confused in presenting who they are, but at least kinda transparent about it.

  • SwitchCubic portable projector with built-in PC

    SwitchCubic portable projector with built-in PC

    After a failed campaign under the Pluslane brand, this company is back with the SwitchCubic portable projector, this time with a built-in PC.

  • SMOROBOT cordless pool cleaning robot

    SMOROBOT cordless pool cleaning robot

    SMOROBOT is from a startup in Beijing. This seems to be their first product and they have created a product that is not that new in the market.

  • Metaura Pro wearable air-conditioner

    Metaura Pro wearable air-conditioner

    Metaura Pro wearable air-conditioner rang so many alarms when we saw it. When we dig deeper, we find their other campaign for a screen protector has not been shipped for months.

  • MagSnap Wallet is a little misleading

    MagSnap Wallet is a little misleading

    The MagSnap Wallet is a great product, but the way the team presented the magnetic attachment feature is rather misleading.

  • CheerTok touchpad remote

    CheerTok touchpad remote

    The CheerTok touchpad remote looks like an interesting product, but there are others like these on Kickstarter before that turned out to be scams.

  • Otus eye trainer

    Otus eye trainer

    The Otus eye trainer by EDENLUX claims to help improve with eye sight. Check out the red flags we fond and find out why we are not convinced.

  • HHOLOVE iPet smart cat litter

    HHOLOVE iPet smart cat litter

    I’m surprised that the HHOLOVE iPet smart cat litter from such an established team is not getting traction on Kickstarter. For the uninitiated, HHO is the innovation team from Alibaba.

  • AIPER Seagull 3000 cordless robot pool cleaner

    AIPER Seagull 3000 cordless robot pool cleaner

    Shenzhen Aiper Intelligent Co, Ltd has created products like the Seagull 600 and Seagull 1000. Their latest Seagull 3000 is however 4 times more expensive.

  • ChouBox automatic cat litter

    ChouBox automatic cat litter

    ChouBox is rather cute in Chinese. Chou means smelly in Mandarin. ChouBox is an apt name for a cat litter. But the young team in Shenzhen has room for improvement.

  • Oselem Desk World’s 1st 10-in-1 standing desk for work-life

    Oselem Desk World’s 1st 10-in-1 standing desk for work-life

    I found the standing desks by Flexispot after a quick search on Amazon. It looks just like the Oselem Desk with the same features. Do you think Oselem Desk is the world’s first?

  • GogoMeow cat water dispenser

    GogoMeow cat water dispenser

    The GogoMeow cat water dispenser makes quite a number of claims, but are they really true? We did some fact-checking and we are not impressed.

  • ELIoT living wall by GardenStuff

    ELIoT living wall by GardenStuff

    Given the number of plants that have died in the Critical Bears office, ELIoT smart home garden looks like a very attractive prospect.

  • Hoverpen 3.0 futuristic pen

    Hoverpen 3.0 futuristic pen

    Writers tend to like objects on the desk that inspires them or relaxes their mind. The Hoverpen 3.0 does just that with its breathtaking design.

  • Slite portable LED light panel for photos and videos

    Slite portable LED light panel for photos and videos

    Portable LED light panels are nothing new and they cost a fraction of what Slite is asking for on Kickstarter. Is it really worth it?

  • BEACN wireless signal and brake bike light

    BEACN wireless signal and brake bike light

    I’m surprised to see this product on Kickstarter. This is nothing new at all. There are many bike lights available on Amazon.

  • MOTTRESS mobile mattress by MOGICS

    MOTTRESS mobile mattress by MOGICS

    MOGICS is an innovative team that comes up with well-thought product designs. This time, they are back with the MOTTRESS mattress.