“Scientists may have sophisticated laboratories, but never forget ‘Eureka!’ was inspired in a bathtub.”

—Author and poet Toba Beta



GingerLead is an integrated leash attached to a collar for control of younger, more active dogs; those recovering from surgery; or it can be used as a chest harness for older or disabled dogs with limited mobility or balance that require additional support. It is especially useful in helping dogs up and down stairs or in and out of vehicles.

The leash is adjustable for height. The support pad combines two types of padding—one for cushion, the other to prevent the sling from bunching up. The leash can be detached for machine washing, or if your dog does not require the leash.

Prices range from $35.95 to $65.95, depending on the size of the dog.



HeroClip is designed to free your hands. Its largest version holds up to 60 lbs., rotates 360 degrees, folds at two joints for maximum versatility and has a rubber tip for grip. When not in use, the hook folds securely on to the clip.

Ideal for campers, the product hangs just about anywhere and is available in three sizes. All weigh 2 oz. or less; the small and mini versions hold up to 50 lbs. and 40 lbs., respectively. Accessories include Hero Socks, an insect-repelling bandana, and Luci Lantern.

HeroClip sells for $19.95 on its website, with shipping to crowdfunding backers set for August.



The socks combine the comfort and freedom of a compression sock with a supportive insole, and traction and protection of an outsole.

Parásoles stretch to help adapt the natural curves of your feet to hard, flat ground. They feature arch support, and keep feet cool and ventilated via a breathable mesh with sweat-wicking yarns. They also have antimicrobial protection to help prevent odor and can be wiped clean instead of washing them.

The socks have a future retail price of $49. Shipping for crowdfunding backers is to begin in August.



This lightweight, portable device gives you new ways of producing melodic and musical sound while forming words, using ElectroSpit’s ESX-1 Mobile Talkbox App. It updates the talkbox, an effects system made up of an instrument amplifier and tube used by musicians in combination with their mouth to shape and alter the frequency of sound.

The iOS, Android-compatible app detects any song’s key and plays in perfect pitch. It connects your keyboard through Bluetooth to access the best talkbox sounds and is compatible with any synthesizer or guitar.

ElectroSpit’s future retail price will be $400, with shipping set for December.