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afripino
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looks like someone....

...likes balls

5/16/2016 4:41:02 PM

Wolfmarsh
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Those balls are a waste of time and money.

5/20/2016 8:39:56 AM

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I bet opie is buying two of them

5/20/2016 9:05:56 AM

afripino
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knocki looks kinda neat

5/20/2016 9:33:32 AM

Noen
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$79 for a wifi knock sensor.... uhhh no thanks.

5/20/2016 10:30:43 AM

krallum2016
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phase 1 bro. it will get cheaper

[Edited on May 20, 2016 at 11:16 AM. Reason : and inevitably move into subscription mode]

5/20/2016 11:15:50 AM

afripino
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I didn't say it wasn't expensive. price aside, it's neat.

5/20/2016 2:01:32 PM

wdprice3
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if anyone wants a coolest, apparently backers are getting a $25 coupon code to give out...

6/28/2016 3:59:51 PM

El Nachó
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You mean in addition to actually receiving their cooler, or instead of?

6/28/2016 5:51:11 PM

wdprice3
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haha, it's in addition to, if you'd like to get your coolest faster. Essentially, if you help them sell one at full cost (minus the coupon), then that will allow them to ship your kickstarter order. Otherwise, kickstarters must continue to wait for retail sails to subsidize their orders.

[Edited on June 29, 2016 at 8:54 AM. Reason : .]

6/29/2016 8:53:57 AM

afripino
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damn...can't believe this coolest shit is still going on.

in other news, the Lever Gear Toolcard has a delay in the black one that I ordered. figures.

6/29/2016 10:22:36 AM

wdprice3
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I know someone wants a coolest with $25 off so I can get mine

SPEAK TO ME, PEOPLE.

6/29/2016 11:09:08 AM

BigMan157
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i won't fall for your cooler pyramid scheme

6/29/2016 11:22:32 AM

wdprice3
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I SHALL LAY YOU TO MY SWINDLE.

6/29/2016 12:44:11 PM

afripino
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you wanna borrow mine so you can see how you'd like it?

6/29/2016 1:42:46 PM

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6/29/2016 2:08:22 PM

afripino
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I was being for reals, but fuck you too!

6/29/2016 2:31:42 PM

0EPII1
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https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bearbot

8/26/2016 8:33:02 PM

afripino
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Quote :
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This is from a State guy...mechanical engineering and post grad industrial design. Pretty neat contraption:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/270572750/lever-gear-toolcard-credit-card-sized-multitool-an?token=e1c08879

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looks cool. should've added one more hole for a keyring. i'll pledge for that if they won't delay like a sumbitch.
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goddammit....this fucking thing is delayed too!!!!!!

9/14/2016 4:53:01 PM

darkone
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I stopped backing things on Kickstarter. Too many delays and failed projects.

9/14/2016 5:13:43 PM

wdprice3
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^^I got mine

9/14/2016 6:31:42 PM

afripino
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seems they rejected like half of the black ones, so I'm in that group.

[Edited on September 15, 2016 at 9:10 AM. Reason : ]

9/15/2016 9:08:01 AM

wdprice3
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[mine is black]

9/15/2016 2:51:03 PM

afripino
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OMG racist!

But srsly....looks like 2 more weeks for me. How do you like it?

9/15/2016 4:03:08 PM

wdprice3
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I'd describe it more as nifty than anything else. This obviously would never be a primary tool for anything, but it is nice to have something small (in my wallet) that I can use in a pinch. I also sometimes carry a leatherman (much heavier), so depending on the need, I can attack issues in 2 ways if I don't have access to full size tools.

The sockets are ok; you have to have a protruding socket head and plenty of work room to use the card (somewhat obvious), so it is limited in that regard. It's nice for a quick measurement or a sketching aid. Does ok as a screw driver, again, as long as there is enough room to fit.

The black is more easily scuffed / scratched (or at least more visible), but I expected that.

Per my SOP, I took the belt clip off and promptly lost it (the clip). Not that I planned on using it, I just hate I lost it within 48 hours.

TL;DR: A nice, small, lightweight, and easily portable pocket tool that can be useful in a pinch under the right situations. Probably a bit expensive for what it is. Probably best used as a supplemental tool to a good multi-tool if you have one. Or, it's better than nothing. If you're into multi-tool type gadgets, you'll probably like it.

9/15/2016 4:46:31 PM

TreeTwista10
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looks like something i bought at Sharper Image 10 years ago

9/15/2016 8:10:17 PM

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Quote :
"but it is nice to have something small (in my wallet)"


9/15/2016 9:04:24 PM

afripino
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^^^I appreciate the review. I figured it would just be my "in a pinch" item anyway, so it sounds sufficient.

9/16/2016 1:40:59 PM

wdprice3
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^^I NO RITE?

9/16/2016 5:04:45 PM

afripino
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https://www.amazon.com/Coolest-Cooler-in-Classic-Orange/dp/B016VXVLFC/?th=1

$224!!!!

[Edited on October 3, 2016 at 9:57 AM. Reason : ]

10/3/2016 9:57:09 AM

OmarBadu
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^ his last backer email said they have an inventory of something like 5000 that they are just trying to move at this point

pathetic

10/3/2016 11:19:02 AM

wdprice3
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^^yeh, the company they used to launch on amazon apparently went rogue on the pricing and is demanding that coolest pay amazon the difference between retail and sale price.

10/3/2016 3:21:41 PM

afripino
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down to $204.95

10/7/2016 12:51:07 PM

AndyMac
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Not kickstarter but I'm considering getting these Muse 5s

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/muse-5-rio-3-first-3d-true-wireless-earphones-fitness-audio#/

10/12/2016 1:46:12 PM

afripino
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$199.95. Fire sale!

10/13/2016 2:06:55 PM

wdprice3
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I'm never getting my damn cooler.

I realize kickstarter isn't purchasing an item, but funding an idea. But is there a difference when you back a project that comes to fruition and begins commercial sales, but yet, you don't get yours?

10/13/2016 2:11:29 PM

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I didn't follow any of this cooler mess, but did you guys give them $150-$200+ or whatever with the promise of a cooler, then not only didn't get a cooler, but now have to watch them be sold on Amazon instead of going to you?

10/13/2016 2:31:48 PM

afripino
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that's pretty much the gist of the majority of grievances regarding this cooler

ryan grepper should buy them from amazon and have them shipped to backers.

[Edited on October 13, 2016 at 3:06 PM. Reason : ]

10/13/2016 3:05:12 PM

wdprice3
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^yep. Again, I know that funding a kickstarter campaign is not purchasing a product and there is not guarantee that the product will ever be developed. My question comes from the product being successful and being sold commercially, but not being provided to the backers. To me, that seems like potential legal issues, to me.

10/13/2016 3:05:36 PM

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"My question comes from the product being successful and being sold commercially, but not being provided to the backers. To me, that seems like potential legal issues, to me."


Yeah that seems pretty fucked, from afar. I always figured the backers would get their first. What's the explanation for that not happening?

10/13/2016 6:30:29 PM

wdprice3
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^cooler cost more to produce than they charged backers. so they turned to commercial sales to boost cash flow to afford to make backer coolers.

10/14/2016 9:40:58 AM

0EPII1
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$40 towel?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shanemonson/onsen-bath-towels-redefined

2/6/2017 5:36:37 AM

TreeTwista10
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/106904571/the-romphimtm-your-new-favorite-summer-outfit/

5/16/2017 3:57:56 PM

afripino
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Coolests are back up to $448

5/16/2017 4:11:35 PM

wdprice3
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I guess I'll never get mine

5/17/2017 2:11:49 PM

0EPII1
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/modem/the-sunrise-smart-pillow-sleep-smart-wake-naturall

Sunrise Smart Pillow: The Future of Sleep & Wake Technology

The Sunrise Smart Pillow tracks your sleep, wakes you with light, streams your favorite music, and reinvents the alarm clock.



[Edited on May 18, 2017 at 7:55 AM. Reason : ]

5/18/2017 7:54:22 AM

wdprice3
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wakes you with light? good luck.

5/18/2017 8:51:53 AM

afripino
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Most of those features could be grouped together.

Smart alarm AND sunrise alarm?!?!?!

5/18/2017 11:37:44 AM

TreeTwista10
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Lemme pay $300 for a pillow that is designed to wake me up from a comfortable sleep

5/18/2017 11:51:50 AM

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That's fucking stupid

5/18/2017 6:36:55 PM

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