We’re going to let you in on a little secret: the crowdfunding world has done wonders in attracting many of the most cutting-edge projects to hit the internet. Alright, that’s not a secret. Everyone knows that. However, taking that not-so-secret secret into account, it only makes sense that crowdfunding projects will undoubtedly make the coolest Christmas presents this year. Heck, you’ll be able to give your loved ones presents that haven’t even hit the market yet. In a world where everyone wants the next best thing, it’s going to be nearly impossible to give a present better than that. Without further adieu, here are five crowdfunding projects that will top all the other Christmas presents this year:
1. ZANO – Autonomous. Intelligent. Swarming. Nano Drone.
There’s no way the Christmas list of all Christmas lists wasn’t going to start off with a drone. Out of all the drones that were introduced this last year, the ZANO has to be the top choice. Why? Well, it’s a drone that fits in the palm of your hand, its’ capable of capturing aerial photography and HD video, and it’s smart enough to fly by itself. This drone is so intelligent that no piloting skills are required, which means even Grandma will be able to fly it!
Cost: $185 | Estimated Delivery: Jun 2015 | Preorder Here
2. Bluesmart: World’s First Smart, Connected Carry-On
How many times have you been on the most amazing vacation ever, only to have it plummet into the depths of agony when the airline looses your suitcase? Even if you fed the airlines a little white lie on how that $5 T-shirt from Target was a “$100 shirt from Hugo Boss” and they had to refund you all that extra cash, chances are you were still heated over the inconvenience. This doesn’t ever have to happen again thanks to Bluesmart’s suitcase. With everything from a digitally controlled lock, to location tracking, to a battery charger, there is no doubt your well-traveled loved ones will be ecstatic with the world’s first smart, connected carry-on.
Cost: $280 | Estimated Delivery: August 2015 | Preorder Here
3. The uKeg Pressurized Growler for Fresh Beer
As Ben Franklin said, “Beer is living proof that God loves us and want’s us to be happy.” So with that logic, having a pressured growler for fresh beer is living proof that Santa loves us and wants us to be happy, right? Even if that is a bit of a stretch, this handy device is just about the best way to keep your beer – particularly the microbrews you bring home in those glass growlers – fresh and delicious for weeks to come. This probably isn’t the best gift for your 11-year-old brother or sister, but it’s definitely a great one for Dad!
Cost: $119+ | Estimated Delivery: July 2015 | Preorder Here
4. Mars by Crazybaby: A Levitating Bluetooth Speaker
Yes, you did read that properly: a speaker that levitates. Considering the amount of speakers on the market right now, it takes a design truly ground-breaking to stand out and rise above the rest. Crazybaby’s Mars speaker literally does that. The levitating aspect of the speaker allows for 360° HiFi sound, making all music sound much more divine. Except, of course, anything to come from Bieber – there is no helping that.
Cost: $189 | Expected Delivery: April 2015 | Preorder Here
5. Hendo Hoverboards – World’s First REAL Hoverboard
Who out there actually believed that Back to the Future was accurate in saying that Hoverboards were going to be real in 2015? Well – thanks to Hendo Hoverboards – everyone’s childhood dream has finally become a reality. Don’t believe this is real? Take it from Tony Hawk, “This is real, folk. This is the real hoverboard right here, so forget everything you know.” After I just forgot everything I know because Hawk recommended it, all that remains is the feeling that the Hendo Hoverboard would make the greatest Christmas present of all time.
Cost: $700+ | Estimated Delivery: October 2015 | Website
While the holidays might be a great time to get all of the most cutting-edge toys from around the world, keep in mind what the holidays are really about. From all of us here at the Crowdfund Mafia, we wish you all the happiest of holidays!