Top 9 Promising Kickstarter Campaigns

What kind of product inspires you? Believing in someone’s vision and investing in it financially is a task for no timid mind. Generosity requires faith, a bit of curiosity, taking risks, and of course, finances. Crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter really kicked off because they enable anyone with the entrepreneurial guts to create and invest, and we’ve seen so many innovative products come forth as a result (note Oculus, Baubax, Peak Design, 3Doodler…)

Well then, how are Kickstarter campaigns doing in 2017? Here are top nine interesting and promising campaigns in the U.S. I’ve curated from Kickstarter’s Most Funded and Most Popular lists:





Remember PAC-MAN? PIXIO is a magnetic construction set that renders pixel illustrations like PAC-MAN a reality and has $129,450 pledged of $75,000 goal on Kickstarter. With these tiny magnetic blocks you can build anything from your favorite characters to letters and numbers–in the most original pixel form.




You may have seen this product on Facebook and elsewhere. First debuting on crowdfunding sites in 2014 with Upright Pro, Upright delivered its initial products to backers in late 2015 and came back with an advance version of the prototype this past March. A wearable device designed to fix your sitting posture, Upright Go has raised $536,860 of $25,000 goal with 15 days to go.





If you can’t leave analog typewriters behind but must work with digital technology to be efficient, Penna may be for you! This Retro Bluetooth Keyboard has already surpassed its $50,000 goal and raised $390,878 on Kickstarter.


4. IllumiBowl


IllumiBowl first launched on Kickstarter in 2014 as the world’s first toilet bowl night light to illuminate your way, and it’s back for a third time on Kickstarter with additional features: a night light that fights germs and longer battery life! Now the light keeps your toilet trips in the wee hours of the night both trip-free and germ-free. $55,161 pledged of $10,000 goal with 24 days to go at the time this article was written.






The world’s smartest doorbell VEIU lets you see and chat with whomever’s at your door via your smartphone. $141,857 pledged of $30,000 goal.


6. The Convenient Minimalist Wallet


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We are giving away 12 wallets to celebrate its release! Click the link in our bio to enter today!

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A minimalist leather wallet with RFID blocking to prevent identity theft! You can also add a TrackR card for Bluetooth tracking and prevent loss. $12,035 pledged of $10,000 goal.


7. OmniaDress 2Go

This ultimate convertible dress is back on Kickstarter with $28,737 pledged of $3,000 goal.


8. ClickPack Pro

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No fear of rain #startups #kickstarter #clickpackpro #backpack #travel #travelbackpack #antitheft #antithief

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#kickstarter #clickpackpro #backpack #travel #packing #travel

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An anti-theft backpack that you can secure onto your surroundings, this knife-resistant, waterproof product is loaded with innovative security features. $447,484 pledged of $5,000 goal with 15 days to go.


9. ZeTime



Exclusive sneak peak of our #ZeTime by @borisbrault #MakeWearablesGreatAgain

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We’re heading to London Fashion Week this week-end with our #ZeRoundPremium! 😎

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Following the success of Pebble, a smartwatch on Kickstarter that raised over $10M on Pebble 2, ZeTime takes smartwatch technology to another level as the world’s first smartwatch with hands over touchscreen. You can see the hands over blank screen or a watchface of your choice until the screen lights up with a notification. Raised $4,558,646 of $50,000 goal, with only 38 more hours to go!

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