Crowdfunding Corner: SuperMini portable charger, AIKEA AI home camera, POWERUP 4.0 paper airplane, Philips PicoPix Max projector

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SuperMini 10,000mAh portable charger

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Zendure has created what it’s calling the world’s smallest and lightest 10,000mAh portable charger – the SuperMini.

The charger uses high-density battery cells to pack more charge capacity into a smaller, lighter form factor (3.1” x 2.2” x 1” in size and 180g in weight). While a portable charger would need three typical cells to reach 10,000mAh, SuperMini achieves the same capacity with just two of these high-density cells.

The SuperMini features an 18W USB-C input/output port compatible with Power Delivery (PD) technology. There is also an 18W USB-A output port with ZEN+ 2.0 adaptive charging, which is compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 devices.

Another feature of the SuperMini is pass-through charging. The charger’s USB-A output port can be used to power devices while the USB-C port is connected to a power supply. Pass-through charging has been a popular feature in Zendure products since the company’s founding in 2013.

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AIKEA AI home camera

AIKEA is an edge AI sensor powered by computer vision and AI that allows you to have AI-assisted intruder detection at home.

AIKEA promise to “always put your privacy first”, as there is no need to send your videos to the cloud – all computing is done locally on a small PC. AIKEA also stresses that it does not collect any data.

The camera uses a tiny computer (the newly released Raspberry Pi 4) and open-source software (BerryNet) to power AI inference and detect intruders. When an intruder is detected, a notification is sent to your phone.

Ideal for DIY-ers, the AIKEA kit comes with everything to build your own smart camera sensor, including a cooling fan, 1080p Pi camera, 32GB SD card, a Raspberry Pi 4, and a casing for the device.

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POWERUP 4.0 smartphone-controlled paper airplane

POWERUP 4.0 promises to be the smartest, most intuitive paper plane kit its makers have ever made.

The latest design makes it possible to fly with “ease and smoothness” in a variety of conditions. This model has a new on- board flight computer and two new sensors: gyro and accelerometer.

POWERUP 4.0 can also auto-loop. So you can master tricks and impressive aerobatics by simply pressing a button. There’s also two high speed motors on the latest design, this means double the thrust, offering up additional manoeuvring possibilities and sharper turns.

Weighing only 19g, the POWERUP 4.0 has a quick charge function, meaning it takes just 25 minutes to get a full charge, giving you 10 minutes of flight time. It has a wireless range of up to 230ft and can reach in air speeds of up to 20mph.

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Philips PicoPix Max projector

From Philips comes a “premium, portable, cinematic experience”. With revolutionary new DLP technology that provides a sharper, more crisp image in native Full HD, PicoPix Max delivers a stunning viewing experience with superior brightness that you can enjoy at home or on the go.

With 16GB of internal memory and a battery that lasts for up to three hours, all you need is your Philips PicoPix Max. No phone or laptop needed. You can also easily control apps and games with the built-in touchpad.

The PicoPix Max automatically straightens for a clear, perfectly- angled project no matter the surface it’s on. Using an internal camera just below the projector’s lens, PicoPix Max adjusts the projection instantly for that perfectly-clear picture every time.

The USB Type-C ports deliver fast data, audio, video and quick charging. Extend the built-in sound through Bluetooth speakers, or mirror your laptop for an impressive second screen.

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