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ZeroHour Innovations raises $250,000 on Kickstarter

ZeroHour Relic XR

ZeroHour Innovations has raised $250,000 on Kickstarter for its ZeroHour Relic XR Tactical Compact Flashlight + Battery Backup. Over 1,400 backers will receive a Relic XR — which is a highly adaptable carry flashlight that can charge smartphones, cameras, and USB devices. More details below:

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ZeroHour Innovations has concluded its latest Kickstarter campaign with over $250,000 in pledges for ZeroHour Relic XR, the newest product in its line of tactical portable charger flashlights. Over 1,400 backers will be rewarded a Relic XR, a highly adaptable, everyday carry flashlight that can also charge smartphones, cameras, and other USB devices.

“We are incredibly amazed and humbled by the support of everyone who helped us raise 1000% of our Kickstarter goal,” said Aaron Son, co-founder of ZeroHour Innovations. “ZeroHour continues to gain momentum as our users around the world spread the word about our revolutionary combination of light and power.”

Pledges will cover ZeroHour’s initial manufacturing costs, with rewards to begin shipping in May 2015. Relic XR is now available to pre-order for $145 from

ZeroHour will next make its national television debut on Science Channel’s “All-American Makers,” premiering February 11th at 10pm ET/PT.  Founders Amy Truong and Aaron Son will have the opportunity to pitch ZeroHour to a panel of experts, who then put the product through a series of rigorous tests to find out if it lives up to its claim.

About ZeroHour Relic XR

ZeroHour Relic XR is a compact, USB rechargeable flashlight featuring a 1,000 lumen LED, 3400mAh portable charger, and IPX8 waterproof protection. Combining fully adjustable illumination with multiple battery configurations, Relic XR is also bike and weapon mountable. Relic XR includes removable stainless steel bezels, a variable brightness selector ring, 2.1amp USB output port, micro-USB charging port, 3400mAh lithium-ion battery, anti-roll clip, and soft carrying case. Other models and options are available.

About ZeroHour Innovations

Headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., ZeroHour Innovations was founded in early 2013 to revolutionize the tactical battery backup flashlight. Its dedicated team of designers creates the highest quality products with modern technology to power users through any situation. With a built-in USB battery backup, ZeroHour flashlights provide more than just light in an emergency. ZeroHour Innovations targets the needs of the outdoor, consumer electronics and public safety markets. For more information, visit or follow ZeroHour on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Zack Brown plans to use profits from potato salad Kickstarter campaign on charity

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When Zack Brown posted a campaign on Kickstarter, he probably did not expected to raise over $70,000 — the proceeds dropped by about $30,000 to around $46,000 for some reason. Brown wants to use the proceeds for good. The campaign had a $10 goal and it hit over 4,000 backers in under a week.

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The Lix 3D pen raised $500,000 in a day on Kickstarter

The Lix 3D pen is an experimental 3D printer that lets people doodle in the air. The tip of the pen melts plastic filament, which forms a wire as it exits the pen and cools down. Lix has raised £300,000 (USD $500,000) in a day on Kickstarter. The pen “melts and cools colored plastic, letting you create rigid and freestanding structures and has a hot-end nozzle that is power supplied from USB 3.0 port.” Below is a widget of the Kickstarter campaign.
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Dart is the “world’s smallest laptop adapter” that is now on Kickstarter

An MIT spin-off called FINsix created the “world’s smallest” 65W laptop adapter called the Dart. The Dart project is now on Kickstarter and costs as low as $79 per unit. The charge is four times smaller and six times lighter than other adapters. It also comes with a 2.1A USB port. It uses highly efficient very high frequency (VHF) power conversion that was patented by MIT.
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Video: Trailer for crowdfunded movie “Wish I Was Here”

“Wish I Was Here” is a movie that was put together by brothers Zach and Adam Braff. You may know Zach Braff from his role in the TV show “Scrubs.” The last time that Zach Braff directed a movie was in 2004 and it was called “Garden State.” That movie was co-written by Zach’s brother Adam. Zach Braff plays a father and struggling actor named Aidan Bloom. The film also stars Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”), Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Donald Faison (“Scrubs” and “The Exes”).
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The $299 Micro 3D printer surpasses $1 million on Kickstarter

The Micro 3D printer has surpassed $1 million in crowdfunding pledges on Kickstater in one day after launching a campaign. Micro had a $50,000 goal, which was surpassed in 11 minutes. The 3D printer is a 7.3 in³ cube that is being built by M3D, a manufacturing team based in Bethesda, MD. The printer has a printer layer resolution of between 50 and 350 microns with a print area of 4.6 x 4.2 x 4.4.?The first 250 pledges were priced at $199, but rose to $299.

Antoine Dodson launches Kickstarter campaign for reality show

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You may know Antoine Dodson as the man behind “Bed Intruder.” Dodson interviewed with a local TV station about a break-in at his home. The interview went viral and was quickly remixed by YouTube celebrities The Gregory Brothers. The remix hit tens of millions of hits and Dodson became a star. He did appearances on “The Today Show” and The Jimmy Kimmel Show. He also made a cameo in the Tyler Perry movie “A Madea Christmas.”
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Lifeprint’s wireless printer hits Kickstarter

LifePrint is a company that is building a wireless and social photo printer for the iPhone and Android. The wireless printer weighs 1.5 pounds and measures at 6.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches. LifePrint went on Kickstarter to raise funding for production with a goal of $200,000. So far, the company has raised over $24,000 with 37 days left to go.
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