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Occasionally I see some interesting travel related products being crowd funded that I think you guys might be interested in. We’ve talked about the Tropicfeel travel shoe, the Cleansebot bacteria killing robot, and the Hypercube charger, among others. Here’s a few of the travel related crowd funded projects that I’ve seen.
Travel related kickstarters:
- Simurgh Ultima All-Weather Windbreaker ($18,773 funded; fund by Mar 24)
- Evolutionary Backpack | Perfect for Travel, Work, and Beyond ($121,215 funded; fund by Apr 14)
- HOMI All-Climate Tactical Jacket ($53,114 funded; fund by Apr 20)
- Benro Theta: the Intelligent Modular Travel Tripod ($561,201 funded; fund by Apr 21)
- Feiyu Pocket 3: Cordless Detachable 3-Axis Gimbal Camera ($457,241 funded; fund by May 6)
- HEIPI: The Lightest and Most Compact 3-in-1 Travel Tripod (already funded; no end date)
- RetraStrap luggage travel strap (already funded; no end date)
- Uphold - Pocket-Size Reusable Folding Travel Cutlery (already funded; no end date)
Today I wanted to talk a bit about Kharbon wireless earbuds, which bill themselves as The Longest Lasting IPX7 Wireless Earbuds. I posted these a few months ago but wanted to repost as it’s now on Indiegogo under InDemand
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Kharbon wireless earbuds features
The Kharbon wireless earbuds is billed as where cutting edge wireless technology meets cutting edge audio tech
Here are a few pictures of the Kharbon wireless earbuds
Kharbon wireless earbuds video
Here’s a video showing off some of the different options and features of the Kharbon wireless earbuds
Kharbon wireless earbuds backing levels and cost
The Kharbon wireless earbuds is on Indiegogo and has currently raised over USD$270,000 from a goal of only USD$10,000. Here are a few of the levels that you can back the project at
- $99 for one set of Kharbon wireless earbuds
- $129 for two sets of Kharbon wireless earbuds (quite the discount for buying multiples!)
- $175 for three sets of Kharbon wireless earbuds
- $215 for four sets of Kharbon wireless earbuds
Again, here is the link to back the Kharbon long lasting wireless earbuds – they are currently already in production. Originally they were scheduled to ship in May but the latest update announced that there were some slight delays and shipping was now imminent. On the Indiegogo page there are several comments that people are starting to receive their shipping tracking numbers.
What do you think of these shoes? Planning on backing this? Leave your experience in the comments!
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These seem like a really cool set of headphones, but I feel like saying they are the longest lasting headphones is a bit of deceptive advertising on the part of the manufacturer.
The headsets themselves only get 8 hours of battery life, which is pretty standard. They are claiming they last 150 hours because the case itself can recharge the headsets, but it is not 150 hours of continuous use.
Dan, I think the bottom of the article is supposed to say 1 set… 2 sets… 3…
You are correct… #copypastefail. Though in my defense, I did it right the FIRST time I wrote this article and then WordPress crashed and I had to write it again, so I’m 1 for 2 on figuring that out 🙂
Danny boy…paid to advertise for them? Any personal experience? Your article begins by saying “Today I wanted to talk a bit about…”
Well, you basically wrote nothing about them that isn’t already part of Kharbon’s campaign materials. Your article is simply a cut and paste, a “Kharbon” copy.
Well here’s my ACTUAL experience…you see, I have 2 of 3 sets on my desk as I write this:
First, Kharbon is a fraud. Yes, you read that correctly. Either you were paid to write the article, or you’re completely unaware of their fraudulent behavior and never bothered to do any due diligence on them before you wrote it. Which is it?
Second, they’re white labeling an existing product from Ivante known as the S6. Again, I know this because I have them right here on my desk. When is Kharbon shipping? Oh yea, that’s right…they still haven’t yet. They’ve been lying to more than 2600 backers propped up by poorly researched articles and paid articles….like yours.
Hello “John Q Public”. Thanks for the comment. I was not paid to advertise for them though I do receive a commission if you back this (or any Kickstarter) project through my link, as I mention in this post as well as in my post about how this site makes money. I do not have any personal experience with these earbuds and encourage all readers to do their own due diligence. Thanks for sharing your opinions on the matter.
I have to agree this seems like a fraudulent product and it raises ethical questions that you advertise products like this to get a kickback on Kickstarter or Indiegogo when they are basically scamming people.
Yes, and it is sad the author is unwilling to take a stand against the campaign that is shown to be ripping people off. I am glad I read this before I contributed to this website by buying through one of the other links. It completely erases any credibility. I will be looking for deals and giving money to a website with credibility and an agenda to protect buyers, not just make easy money by copying from other websites.