Multi-purpose carabiner does more than just hang around

The GPCA Carabiner features a 3-inch opening, along with some extra features

When it comes to nifty little bits of outdoor gear, people seem to particularly like multitools and carabiners. San Francisco-based stuff-maker General Purpose California has therefore gone and combined the two, in the form of its aptly-named GPCA Carabiner.

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Keto lets you unlock and start your car, using your phone

Keto is presently on Kickstarter

It seems like it was only yesterday that – on some vehicles, at least – the traditional car key was replaced with a Bluetooth fob. Now, Korean startup OneKey is out to replace that fob with its smartphone-controlled Keto system.

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Standing Grand gives concert sound while saving space

The Standing Grand will have the all-important sound of an acoustic grand piano, but in a ...

Grand pianos are huge and heavy, and not everyone has the space in the living room to host one. Upright pianos can help, but the sound just isn't the same. But what if you can have a grand piano that has about the same footprint as an upright? That's what pianist Sarah Nicolls is offering with the Standing Grand.

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BLOCKS modular smartwatch is officially dead

BLOCKS, the modular smartwatch that launched in 2014, is officially dead. Backers of the crowdfunding campaign were on the receiving end of a recent email advising that BLOCKS Wearables Ltd. is being liquidated. A backer-only update has also appeared on the product’s Kickstarter campaign warning backers that the company has run out of money. The failure has been in the … Continue reading

Dog-riding connected camera lets owners keep tabs on their pets

PetNow is available in five harness sizes

Yes, you're right. GoPro does already make an actioncam harness-mount for dogs (as does Sony, for that matter). The currently-crowdfunding PetNow system, however, offers a few additional features for people wishing to see the world from their canine's perspective.

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MultiCard Multitool slides out of your wallet to perform over 21 tasks

Disc hopes to start shipping its MultiCard Multitool in November

Of all the shapes and sizes that multitools come in these days, the form of a credit card is a highly practical one. The latest to follow this line of thinking comes from accessory maker Disc, which has taken to Kickstarter with a sleek sheet of titanium that packs more than 21 tools into a wallet-friendly frame.

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Portable adapter helps the Nintendo Switch plug into displays on the go

The Genki Covert Dock is a portable dock for the Nintendo Switch, allowing it to output ...

We've been singing the praises of the Nintendo Switch since we first got our hands on it in 2017, but there are a couple of little things that could use some improvement. Now, a start-up called Human Things has unveiled a new accessory that fills one of those holes – the Genki Covert Dock, a small device that charges the console and lets players plug it into TVs on the go.

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Drone Racing League launches street version of pro racing drone

The DRL Racer4 Street drone is raising funds on Kickstarter

The 2019 Drone Racing League Allianz World Championship Season is due to take off on August 11, where a dozen top pilots will be racing 600 custom-built Racer4 drones. For the first time, the Drone Racing League is making a street-ready version of its latest pro flyer available to consumers.

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