Ingenious gadget inventors are increasingly turning to crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter to get funding for their projects. These sites open up funding to the general public: make a small pledge to help the project along, promise a little more to ensure you receive the product once it's reached its target. The flexibility of the funding process ensures a steady flow of imaginative designs - take a closer look...
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This is a high-quality aluminium body Bluetooth wireless keyboard/case combo for your iPad. When you're not using your shiny new iPad, Brydge protects its screen, and when you are, the patent-pending "friction and magnetism" hinge holds the pair together (a video shows the Brydge will even stay connected when the iPad is lifted on its own).