It’s that time of the week when we look at what creative ideas Canadians are raising money to support.
Check out these Canadian crowdfunding picks-of-the-week:
ZNAPS -The $9 Magnetic Adapter for your mobile devices
You know the magnetic charging cables MacBooks have, the ones that easily snap into your computer and pop out when they’re pulled (rather than dragging the computer along with them)?
This campaign wants to make charging cables like that for phones. It promises to make it easier to plug your phone in and to ensure that if someone trips over the cord, your phone won’t go tumbling. The device will be available for Android phones that use micro USBs as well as the iPhone 5 and 6.
So far the campaign has raised more than 10 times its goal – right now it’s at $1,242,510, with over two weeks left to go.
One ZNAPS adapter goes for $11.
inkbox: The 2 Week Tattoo
Let’s say you want a tattoo but you’re not really sure what you want to get. Or maybe, you’re not just down for that kind of commitment, after all the only way to get rid of them is surgery. You could get a temporary tattoo but those are for kids and they look kind of silly (which might be what you’re going for).
Well, here’s a temporary tattoo for grownups. They look like real tattoos but they only last two weeks. So now you can get that badass neck tattoo without worrying about your future employment prospects.
Also, it’s a lot cheaper than a real tattoo, starting at $15. The campaign was looking for $20,000 and a little over a week into it, they’re at just over $21,000.
Strong Cable The 3m LONG Charging Cable
Here’s another solution to the problem of people tripping over cords and knocking down phones – it’s a longer charging cable.
It does make sense, most phone charging cables are pretty short that can make charging – or talking on the phone while its charging – a little annoying. The cable is also extra durable.
It’s for micro USB chargers, so Androids, and the iPhone 5 and 6 as well as some models of iPad. The earliest backers can get the cable for $16, after all the early bird specials (and there are a few others) are gone, it goes up to $30. The campaign is looking to raise $10,000. So far it’s got a little over $6,000 with over three weeks to go.