The Best Kickstarter Products of All Time
Gravity Weighted Blanket
Weighted blankets are common among medical practitioners, who often recommend them to clients who struggle with anxiety or stress. The Gravity Weighted Blanket is engineered to be roughly 10 percent of the average person’s body weight, and is filled with pleasingly textural food-grade poly pellets. These blankets are washer/dryer safe, and the micro plush fleece exterior is easy to wipe off if you have young children with sticky fingers.
The blankets are designed to use deep touch pressure stimulation to stimulate pressure points that correspond to our levels of melatonin, serotonin, and cortisol hormones, which promotes a deeper sleep, and have even been reported to be helpful with anxiety and distress. Over 23,000 backers helped to crowdsource for this product on Kickstarter.
Billing itself as the world’s first automatic toothbrush, Amabrush is a device shaped like a crescent moon that fits into your mouth and brushes your teeth for you in under 10 seconds. All you need to do is put the device in your mouth and press a button.
The company was researching and prototyping this device for three years and ended up receiving over $3 million from backers on Kickstarter. Although the device looks futuristic, the company is confident that their method is more effective than the traditional method of brushing your teeth. It even comes with a toothpaste capsule that lasts for more than a month, and costs less than $4.
The ZANO drone is a slick-looking, ultra-portable drone that connects to your smart device, and is able to capture incredible HD video and aerial photographs. Manufactured by the UK-based Torquing Group, the inventor’s goal was to create a drone that’s truly accessible to everyone — not just professional photographers and tech geeks. The person operating the drone uses gesture controls. A simple tilt of their phone or tablet is all that’s required for steering, and the drone automatically returns to your device if it strays too far away or is low on battery. Plus, the app that comes with the drone is simple, and very intuitive.
Although according to reports, this Kickstarter project fell through, even though it had the support of more than 12,000 people who pledged millions of dollars to the project.