12 Ingeniously Clever Things You Never Knew You Needed

Here’s a list of Kickstarter-funded products consisting of cool tech gadgets and other awesome stuff

Looking for cool and awesome stuff to help improve your daily lives? Take a look at these 12 Kickstarter-funded projects that include tech-savvy gadgets and smart products that will leave you wondering "Why didn't I think of that?"

1. Magic Paper For Your Eureka Moments

Magnetic Notes is a modern twist on sticky notes and whiteboards made from a unique patented technology called statically charged polypropylene film, which makes “paper” stick to almost any smooth, dry surface. The back side of Magnetic is like a dry erasable whiteboard that you can use time and again. Just write on it with a marker, erase, and write all over again!

2. Adjustable Heels to Bring You Seamlessly From Office to Party

Having personally experienced the sharp pains and long term damage of wearing high heels, the founders of Gena Heels have developed footwear with height adjustable heels. No more having to lug an extra bag to the office just for another pair of shoes to switch from flats to heels and vice versa. The heels' upper and insoles are made from Napa leather, which is known for its luxurious feel, softness and durability. Women should not have to suffer simply to look and feel amazing!

3. Smart Air Conditioning For Your Home

The Ambi Climate makes use of A.I. (Ambient Intelligence) technology in its smart sensors to measure the “other” factors of thermal comfort - humidity and sunlight. The system also collects online weather data to account for clothing, plus track the time of day to account for your metabolic cycle; the more feedback you give the system, the better Ambi Climate will continuously adjust your air conditioner for the ultimate personalized comfort, while allowing energy savings of up to 30% off your electricity bill!

4. Interest-based Maps For Your Travel Bucket List

Awesome Maps are beautifully designed maps of the world, themed around your special interest such as ‘Dive Sites’ and ‘Bucket Lists’. The world maps are illustrated by different artists and every map has its own unique flavour. You can buy them as high quality poster print or as a canvas XXL map. So, go out and explore the world!

5. RFID-protected Wallet For Your Peace-of-Mind

It's not about how much it fits; It's about how little you actually need. All Kisetsu wallets are RFID-protected for extra security and made from full grain leather. So, carry less, carry freedom with wallets that provide a lifetime of quality.

6. Water-resistant Speakers For Your Outdoor Adventures

KNZ GoDuo speakers are designed to optimize your indoor and outdoor audio experience. Their contemporary industrial design and detailed sound quality make them the perfect desktop audio delivery system. Their loud output, enhanced bass and water-resistant design also make them an ideal companion for outdoor activities.

7. Wireless Earphones For Hasslefree Listening

No more tangled wires. Experience listening freedom like never before with the The Bragi DashPro which has outstanding Bluetooth connection quality and amazing audio without interruption. A simple one-touch setup connects to your smartphone in a matter of seconds. And whenever you feel like leaving your smartphone or tablet at home, the on-board MP3 player offers storage for up to 1000 songs.

8. Smart Notebooks For Your Endless Notes

The Rocketbook provides the freedom of a traditional pen and paper notebook, while instantly blasting your notes into the cloud using your smartphone. When you use Pilot FriXion pens with the Wave notebook, you can erase your notes using your microwave oven and endlessly reuse your notebook.

9. Multi-purpose Bag For Your Sports Needs

One bag with multiple uses, the Quiver comes with a large compartment that can be used as storage for shoes or even a 13-inch laptop. There are two clothes compartments to separate your dirty and clean clothes, a bottle compartment, and a place for your toiletries. Moreover, the pouches are touch sensitive, zippers are leak-proof, and you can sling or backpack it with cushioned straps that have a front facing card slot.

10. Flexible Sunnies For the Ultimate Comfort

SlapSee Pro Sunglasses are a revolutionary style of sunglasses with ground-breaking frames which feature a special hinged nose-bridge and silicone-coated sprung steel arms. SlapSee Pro Sunglasses are the first sunglasses in the world that 'clip' to your head so they won't fall off, then fold and 'slap' around your wrist, ankle, bike handlebars or just about anything else.

11. Custom Lightsabers For Your Jedi Training

Amazing Custom Sabers, for collectors from collectors. Wonderforce Lightsabers is a Hong Kong based production house for designing, developing and manufacturing high end collectible and props to the worldwide markets.

12. Antibacterial Toiletry Bag For Your Travels

The Koby Toiletry Bag is made from 100% antibacterial silicone making it leak resistant and very easy to clean. Splash proof and durable, it is perfect as a dopp kit or cosmetic bag. The antibacterial material ensures it never grows mould. There is ample room to store even the largest of toiletry items such a shampoos and shave cream bottles.


All products can be bought online with worldwide shipping. They can also be found at the We Are The People Singapore store.

Aditi Kashyap

16 Jan 2018, 10:00 AM

Aditi Kashyap is a lifestyle writer at VanillaLuxury.sg covering dining and entertainment beats. She loves to travel and has an obsession with rooftop bars and chasing sunsets. Follow her adventures on Instagram @heydeets.