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Polar Seal Heated Tops

MEGATechNews Crowdfunding Corner - August 2017

Writing this during the summer, it's easy to long for the cold of the winter, but being too cold is a bummer. Staying warm while outdoors during the cold months usually involves layers of clothing, but the fine folks at Hong Kong-based Polar Seal have found a different way: heated shirts. Professional skiers have sung the praises of the Polar Seal heated tops, which are controlled via buttons on the sleeve. There are three different settings, and even on the highest heating level with both heated zones activated, the 10,000 mAh power bank can still last a whopping 8 hours.

The Polar Seal Heated Tops Kickstarter

Defend Six Safety Wearable

MEGATechNews Crowdfunding Corner - August 2017

As someone who often goes for walks with music pumping in my ears, I've been startled by people coming up behind me more than I care to admit. This is coming from a 6-foot, heavyset male; I can't imagine how uneasy a woman must feel. That's why Defend Six is a good idea. It's a device that can detect people or animals once they get within 25 meters of you, and then interrupt your music to alert you. The usual advice in such a situation is to simply not wear headphones, but it's frustrating when you can't indulge in the simplest pleasures. Hopefully Defend Six helps create an effective compromise.

The Defend Six Kickstarter

BackFlare Smart Vest for Motorcycles

MEGATechNews Crowdfunding Corner - August 2017

Not to take anything away from those who practice road safety, but motorcycles are inherently dangerous, at least when compared to other vehicles. What would be a minor incident for a car or a truck could easily be a fatal one for a motorcycle. Motorcycle safety goes two ways. The motorcyclist must be vigilant, but other drivers need to be aware of motorcycles, too. The BackFlare Smart Vest uses LEDs on the driver's back to replicate the bike's running lights, brake lights, hazard lights, and turn signals. Not only does it increase visibility by a wide margin, it also looks pretty rad.


The BackFlare Smart Vest Kickstarter

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