“An invention has to make sense in the world it finishes in, not in the world it started (in).”
STAINLESS STEEL MECHANICAL PUZZLE
The makers of the Tetra Puzzle say “It’s a captivating and mysterious challenge to understand and unlock. It activates your spatial reasoning and manual dexterity skills in a way that’s immersive and deeply engaging.”
All four pieces have to open and close at the same time for the puzzle to move at all.
The puzzle—comprised of four identical pieces of stainless steel—doubles as a sleek desk, shelf or table decoration. It is 2.5 inches tall, 2.9 inches wide and weighs 1.5 lbs., available in silver or matte black.
The Tetra Puzzle has a $98 retail price. Shipping for crowdfunding Rewards backers is planned for November.
SOLAR CHILLER THAT NEEDS NO ICE
GoSun Chillest is a 45-liter cooler with two refrigeration zones that keeps food cold for 10-plus hours, with no ice needed.
Powered by the sun, the cooler has a built-in battery and all-terrain wheels, plus extras including inside lighting, tie-down straps and organization baskets. It also has a built-in compressor that lets you set the temperature where you want it, ranging from -4°F to 68°F (-20°C to 20°C).
Because ice does not take up any space in the cooler, its makers say it has nearly double the room for food and drinks contrasted with coolers of equal dimensions.
GoSun Chillest retails for $899, with shipping to crowdfunding Rewards backers scheduled for October.
HOLOGRAPHIC WORKOUT PARTNER
Ghost Pacer solves the problem of finding a running partner who can challenge you and commit to your training regimen. It is activated via a set of mixed-reality glasses that projects a hologram you can race against outdoors in real-time.
The device provides an HD display of your time, speed and distance. With a pinpoint GPS, an accelerometer and compatibility with smartwatches, all your data can be consolidated and easily accessible with the Ghost Pacer App.
The product’s makers say it is the only mixed-reality headset in the world that is light enough to wear while running.
A Ghost Pacer set will retail for $349, with shipping to crowdfunding Rewards backers scheduled for October.
Edifier NeoBuds Pro
HIGH-RESOLUTION, ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL EARBUDS
These wireless earbuds offer active noise cancellation (ANC) as well as hi-res audio. Edifier says the buds are the first true wireless stereo earbuds to achieve hi-res audio certification.
Other features include ANC, transparency mode, a smartphone app for EQ and control customization, and five hours of battery life when ANC is turned on (six hours when it’s off).
Although the product is capable of wireless high-res, it will require a LHDC-compatible phone (Low Latency High-Definition Audio Codec technology).
Edifier NeoBuds Pro will have a retail price of $99; shipping for crowdfunding Rewards backers is set for August.