#Asia 5 Chinese crowdfunding products we wish we got for Christmas


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Christmas is over, but there’s always room in the stocking for one more gadget. In case Santa left you feeling a little disappointed, here are five great Chinese products that met their crowdfunding goals this Christmas:



The sProjector is about the size of an iPhone and is very lightweight (150g). This projector, worth US$190, is made by a Beijing-based team.

The projector supports 1,000 lumens projection and a battery boost, it can last for up to five hours of projection without an external power supply. Its energy-efficient design provides an auto lamp dimming function and auto brightness adjustment function to lower the total cost of operation.

The campaign closed on December 25th, and surpassed its Indiegogo goal by almost fifty times, with over US$498,000 pledged for a modest US$10,000 goal.

Seed smart water bottle

seed smart waterbottle

Shenzhen-based Seed is a smart water bottle that tells you when to drink more water. It tracks a user’s water consumption and provides reminders to meet a daily hydration goal.

The lid features an LED touchscreen display and shows the real-time water temperature when touched, as well as the percentage of daily intake consumed. Moikit app, available free on iOS and Android, integrates seamlessly with third-party apps and devices via Bluetooth, including Jawbone and Apple’s HealthKit.

The battery will last over a year and can be replaced easily by users. This project received more than double its goal of US$20,000, reaching US$50,450 with 16 days left to go.

Czur scanner


Conventional scanning can leave documents with flattening curves, fingerprints and other frustrating glitches. Czur scanner makes it easier to scan pages, books and even sculptures.

Its smart algorithm can automatically flatten the curve, erase the fingerprint, clean the background and correct the distortion.

Sold at US$299, a fraction of the price of traditional scanners, Czur scanner is also 20 times faster. It can be also used as a video presenter by connecting the screen through HDMI.

Developed by a Shenzhen-based team, the project has reached over thirty times its pledged goal, raking in US$682,588 in funding as of December 7.

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Dobot robotic arm


A Shenzhen-based team created a desktop industrial robot arm, Dobot. The Arduino-based Dobot arm can perform repetitive actions like writing, printing and drawing with its 0.2mm precision mechanism.

The robotic arm can be controlled by PC, app, leap motion, gesture and voice. Dobot is open-sourced and supports three types of OpenSource Firmware for special applications and developers with different programming preferences.

A robotic arm sold at US$499, the campaign reached over twenty times their goal and completed US$13,188 in funding as of December 23.

LIVALL helmet


These Shenzhen-based makers were passionate about bikes, and wanted to prove that helmets can be smarter.

The LIVALL helmet enables cyclists to communicate with each other. The helmet comes with an app, Windbreak mic and Bluetooth Speaker, which lets users speak to other cyclists via walkie-talkie, as well as listen to music while cycling and convert messages into voice messages.

When a rider falls, the G-sensor on the helmet will sense an unusual gravity acceleration and send an automatic alert to emergency contacts. Total funds of US$257,835 were raised as of September 30, more than 10 times the team’s goal.

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