4 crowdfunded gadgets worth investing in

From among a number of devices being launched on crowdfunding platforms, here are a few that are worth your time and money.

Gadgets currently raising funds for their production or creation are popularly known as 'crowdfunded gadgets'.
These gadget ideas are funky and innovative and are currently raising funds for their production or creation through the crowdfunding platform. Every month we see a number of devices being launched on crowdfunding platforms, but only a few are worth your time and money. ET Wealth does a roundup of the few devices that stand out from the crowd.

Pamu Scroll
These wireless earphones are loaded with features and cost just $39. The Pamu Scroll weighs just 5 gm in weight and is waterproof. You can get it in four colour option as per your preference. The earbuds come with a designer charging case that has the same colour and finish as the earphones. It supports wireless charging, via a clip-on adapter and can also charge your smartphone via the micro USB port in case of an emergency. Pamu Scroll is one of the world’s first earphones to offer call audio in both ears. Other useful features include auto-connection with a smartphone, touch controls and magnetic auto placement of earphones in the charging case.

Moon by 1-Ring
This is an all-in-one smart hub with a levitating 360-degree camera on top. Not only is this functional but also looks futuristic. The levitating security camera is charged wirelessly and can be controlled with a remote. This smart home camera can be set to automatically move when it detects movement or noise in the area. It also has built-in microphone and speaker for two-way communications. The smart hub has ZigBee, Z-Wave, BLE & IR Blaster which allows you to easily control all the devices and appliances at home. The best part is that there is no hidden cost or subscription involved. You can get one for $230 from Indiegogo, shipping estimated in October 2018.

Omni Ultimate
Battery and charging are two of the main concerns for people who travel a lot. And, if you have been looking for a charger that can charge any device be it a phone, tablet, laptop, camera or your drone, then the Omni Ultimate is your answer. It has a massive 40,300Ah removable battery and comes with a direct AC outlet to plug-in your laptop, drone, DSLR or even a small home appliance. You get a USB Type-C port and two fast charging USB ports. What's more? You don’t have to worry about damage to the Omni Ultimate as it is splash and dust resistant. It can input up to 90W, so you can charge it from 0 to 100 in just under three hours with a wall charger. You can fund it on Indiegogo for $299 with shipping estimated in January 2019.

Made of durable carbon fibre, Lumzag is a smart bag loaded to the brim with features. It has a built-in 10,000mAh battery to charge your devices and even has built-in wireless charging. You get identification stickers with built-in sensors with the bag—once you place the stickers on any item, the bag tracks it and alerts you if you have left the item behind. The bag comes with a built-in light to help you find anything quickly inside the bag. There is a secure mode that notifies you if someone opens the bag or if its stolen. Using the companion app, you can track your bag’s location in real time GPS. If that’s not enough, Lumzag also comes with a special built-in data sim card which can be used all over the world by selecting a data plan on the app. You can get it in crossbody, messenger or backpack type as per you preference. Priced at $279, Lumzag’s estimated delivery is in December 2018.
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