“No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.”  — George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver on a Stamp


In-Car Sauce Holder recently rebranded as Saucemoto

“How to Practice Safe Sauce” is the title of a promotional video for DipClip, a no-tech device designed to make driving safer and more convenient for the many people who eat in their cars. The clip, which attaches to any vent in your car, holds sauces and keeps the condiment container off your lap or other places where it’s prone to spilling.

The clip holds almost all sauces from all major food chains. It comes with a Ramekin tub that fits the clip and has a 1.3 fluid oz. capacity (about five ketchup packets). The universal mount rotates and locks into 16 positions at different vent angles.

DipClip, which almost quintupled its $10,000 Kickstarter goal, will retail for an estimated $15 with a shipping timetable of March for crowdfunding backers.

Vinci 2.0

Standalone Smart Wireless Headphones

With Vinci 2.0, voice-controlled AI lets you make calls, send messages, look up information and gather information directly from your headphones so you can stay connected without a phone. It also has fitness trackers for your workout.

Vinci 2.0 is a standalone computing device with a Quad-Core ARM Cortex A-7 processor and WiFi, 3G cellular and Bluetooth connectivity. Its AI learns from your music listening habits and physical statistics to make music recommendations, and uses natural language processing algorithms to recognize your words and understand your intentions even in noisy environments.

Vinci 2.0 Lite (March delivery for backers) will retail for $149, Vinci 2 Pro (April) for $289.


Water Purification in a Self-Cleaning Bottle

A reusable, rechargeable, insulated water bottle, QUARTZ works on digital purification from UV-C light at the touch of a button. The light neutralizes up to 99.9999 percent of harmful, odor-causing germs and reduces the waste of plastic bottles.

The purifying light activates every 4 hours, so the bottle is self-cleaning. QUARTZ’s double-insulted construction keeps water cold for 24 hours or hot for 12.

The bottle will retail for $99, with shipping in March and/or April. A working demo, not the final product, was built for the crowdfunding campaign. This may affect shipping times.