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Skully: The smart motorcycle helmet
The motorcycle helmet is an important piece of kit for those of us tearing up tarmac, and Skully aims to bring these safety products into the modern era. The Skully P1 helmet has a digital display just above and to the right of the rider's field of view, and can display useful data, including live feeds from a 180-degree rear-facing camera — which obliterates your blind spot while on the road — as well as act as a sat-nav. The helmet can also pair with a mobile device to read the rider text messages, stream music or answer phone calls.
When it comes to the helmet itself, there is a quick-release chin strap and visor, the visor is fog, glare and scratch resistant, and it is DOE/ECE safety certified.
At the time of writing, the campaign has raised $1,475,222 of a $250,000 goal.
Modbook Pro X
If you've spent a few thousand dollars on your Macbook and want to modify or turn it into a tablet — hey, some may — then the custom Mac tablet, the Modbook, might be up your alley. The Modbook Pro X is a 15.4-inch hybrid based on Mac architecture, includes a stylus with 2048 levels of pressure, standard Macbook Pro connectivity options and will run OSX Yosemite. It might be worth a punt for creative designers simply due to the touchscreen option — with Macbook Pro configuration and options such as a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 chip or 2TB of flash storage — but it won't come cheap. To have your laptop ripped apart and built back up, you'll need to fund the campaign with at least $2,000 to secure your place on the production line, which is due to begin shipping Modbooks next year.
At the time of writing, the campaign has raised $92,016 of a $150,000 goal.