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Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Entries in Indiegogo (5)

Wednesday
May162018

Crowdfunding Corner: Aizome Bedding

Bedding we all can use.

Combining natural indigo dye and high-grade cotton with a modern innovative approach, Aizome Bedding creates organic fabrics that treat and soothe your skin while protecting against common skin conditions

Inspired to bring the powerful benefits of traditional Japanese indigo-dyed fabrics into the modern age, a new company, Aizome Bedding, is introducing organic bed linen to provide a unique and healthy sleep experience.


The company’s products are environmentally friendly and produced without employing toxic chemical dyes that can irritate the skin and lead to potential health problems. Aizome Bedding uses the leaves of the Asian indigo naturalis plant that provides its bedding products unique color, medicinal properties, and low environmental impact. Aizome updates a centuries-old Japanese dyeing technique through using a cutting-edge ultrasound technology in developing uniquely colorfast and chemical-free textiles. This gives the company one of the lowest environmental impacts of any textile in production, using 200 times less water than chemical dyes.


“Most people think their skin is an impenetrable barrier, but it absorbs a lot of what we touch through a process called dermal absorption,” said Michel May, founder of Aizome Bedding. “Now consider that a third of an average person's life is spent in bed. That represents a lot of exposure to potentially harmful chemicals such as azo dyes, phthalates, formaldehyde or flame retardants (PBDEs) used in the production of the average set of pillowcases, sheets, and comforters, which can be absorbed through the skin, and processed in the kidneys and liver, causing potential lasting damage. You don’t have to worry about any of this with our natural indigo dye. The Japanese have done this for millennia.”

Aizome Bedding’s product is its use of organically sourced GOTS certified cotton fabric that has not been grown with any toxic chemicals, pesticides or GMOs. The effective combination of the natural indigo dye and organic cotton provides Aizome bedding with hypoallergenic qualities, eliminating dust, detritus, oil and dust mites from building up in a sleeping environment, and preventing anyone with sensitivity to dust materials from experiencing bad reactions.

 Available on Indiegogo.

Benefits of the company’s bed linen include:


·         Anti-Inflammatory Properties: The anti-inflammatory properties of indigo naturalis have been scientifically proven.

·         Antibacterial Properties: The antibacterial properties of natural indigo prevent harmful bacteria from collecting in bedding.

·         Extremely Environmentally Friendly: The process of dyeing with natural indigo uses 200 times less water than chemical dyeing, and waste water is used to fertilize fields.

·         Hypoallergenic production: Aizome’s bedding is manufactured using allergy- resistant material.

·         Organically Produced: Aizome’s products are made using organic, non-GMO materials.

·         No Synthetic Chemicals: Promotes health by removing harmful chemicals from your sleeping environment. Aizome substitutes harmful materials in traditional modern bedding with the health benefits of natural indigo.

·         Durability: The oldest surviving textiles in the world are dyed with natural indigo, which coats and protects textile yarn. In addition, Aizome Bedding has no wear and tear parts such as buttons, rubber bands or zippers, and can potentially last for decades.

In Japan, samurai warriors often wore indigo-dyed shirts under their armor. The Japanese valued indigo-dyed material not only for its magnificent color but also for its ability to help heal wounds, repel insects, reduce inflammation and prevent infection. Aizome is the art of using naturally fermented indigo as colorant together with high-quality organic cotton in a completely synthetic-free process.

Launched by a team of Japanese and international healthcare professionals and textile experts who were concerned with the negative dermatological health effects and environmental impact of the chemical textile industry, Aizome Bedding aims to provide a viable alternative promoting wellness, better sleep, healthy skin and a clean environment.

Aizome Bedding has launched an Indiegogo campaign, (https://www.indiegogo.com/pro jects/organic-indigo-bed-sheet s-that-treat-your-skin#/ ), to spread awareness about their company’s products among consumers and the investment community.
Order yours now, one piece, two pieces or an entire set at  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/organic-indigo-bed-sheets-that-treat-your-skin-beauty-sleep#/

Tuesday
May012018

Crowdfunding Corner: Ulzi App is Personal Freedom through Artificial Intelligence 

I love this app.

It’s a sobering statistic that many women know all too well: 1 in 4 women will likely be assaulted during her college career.



Troubled after learning about this ominous statistic, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduates, Maxwell Fong and Elan Timmons, were inspired to create a small online platform where people could share their personal stories about sexual assault. After receiving hundreds of emails, the duo wanted to do something more so they began to work closely with sexual assault survivors and supporters to develop Ulzi, (http://ulzi.com/), a personal safety smartphone app that eases the concern about the safety of your loved ones or yourself.

On indigogo at: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/personal-freedom-through-artificial-intelligence-apps-community#/

Ulzi is here to help.

Through emergency notifications, GPS tracking, safe route planning, and artificial intelligence, your phone and your community can always have your back, and you’ll have peace of mind when it comes to your loved ones’ safety.

Starting at just $8.

Wednesday
Apr112018

Crowdfunding Corner: PaMu: Waterproof Wireless Earbuds 

An Indiegogo campaign for earbuds that solve a pet peeve of many.

Hi-Fi Sound/Auto-connects/Touch Control/In-Ear Mic/Waterproof/Portable Charging Pod/Never falls out

PaMu is the closest thing to what people have always wanted in a sports earphone – a pair of lightweight and compact earbuds that stay connected, stay in, and sound amazing. You can call it a technology-packed solution!

PaMu Features:


Intuitive Touch Control with Microphone – play music and take calls, leaving your smartphone in your pocket.

Ergonomic Design – stay comfortable while knowing they will never fall out.

Waterproof - designed to keep rain and moisture out to keep you focused on your activities.

Starts at only $29 (Retail starting at $109) for a limited time and limited quantity!

Only $29 now on Indiegog and worth a try: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pamu-waterproof-wireless-earbuds-never-fall-out#/

Tuesday
Apr032018

Crowdfunding Corner: Lightcam Sheds a Light

A home security camera will now be as simple to install as screwing in a light bulb with the introduction of LightCam, (https://lightcam.com/) an innovative new smart light bulb featuring a camera.



LightCam spares homeowners and property renters from the dreaded task of installing a home security camera with running wires, drilling holes, and mandatory monthly fees. LightCam is a controllable smart light bulb that’s paired with a fully adjustable HD (1080p) security camera that allows you to see anywhere that has a standard light socket and WiFi. Reinventing the way people think about home surveillance, LightCam is as easy to set up as twisting in a light bulb into any standard light socket to ensure a private and convenient way to monitor your home or business.

“We designed LightCam to be a versatile and affordable security camera for your home,” said Daniel Swiss, the inventor of LightCam. “LightCam requires no drilling, no wires, and no hassle. You just plug it in, turn it on and it works.”

Features and benefits of LightCam include:


●       Easy setup—download the LightCam app, scan the QR code, screw your LighCam in, and connect LightCam to your WiFi

●       Sleek, inconspicuous, low profile design

●       Can be used both inside or out (weather rated)

●       LightCam can see up to 25 feet in the dark through its infrared sensors

●       Uses LED lights rated to last 15-20 years

●       1080p HD camera delivers crisp, detailed images directly to your phone, tablet, or computer

●       Smart motion alerts sent directly to your phone

●       The built-in speaker and microphone allows for 2-way communication between you and any visitors

●       Records about a week of rolling HD video with the encrypted, built-in storage, it can also be backed up to your phone, computer, or online storage (i.e. Dropbox, Gdrive, LightCamDrive, etc.)

●       Only you have access—each LightCam comes with a unique QR code that ensures only you can use it

●       LightCam extends down, rotates a locking 360*, and can accommodate virtually any lens angle

●       A unique, patent-pending lens skirt telescopes from the body allowing LightCam to avoid lens glare in glass enclosed light fixtures.

LightCam has a wide range of additional real-world uses, including allowing parents to keep an eye on their kids playing outside, business owners to keep tabs on their business while traveling, ensuring delivered packages don’t go missing, or as a gift for an aging parent to help consumers have peace of mind.

“LightCam solves this problem, and is built on a private, secure platform that puts you in control,” says Swiss.

The company has launched a successful Indiegogo campaign, https://www.indiegogo.com/pro jects/lightcam-smart-lightbulb -security-camera-home-light#/,  to bring LightCam to market and is currently targeting an August 2018 launch.

Tuesday
Feb272018

Crowdfunding Corner: HeadBlade

Each week, Rick takes a look at an interesting and relevant crowdfunding campaign.

This week, HeadBlade.

 

The Indiegogo campaign to bring the Aveline razor to market and is targeting a June 2018 product launch. The razor is expected to cost about $18 but will be discounted for its Indiegogo project.

This is a razor that features including massaging roller balls, easy push-button blade replacement, a built-in stand, a unique 3+3 flexible blade cartridge and a moisture strip composed of Vitamin E, Aloe, and Lavender Oil.

Also, a cool design.

The original HeadBlade was designed by Todd Greene in 1997 and follows the axiom "necessity is the mother of all invention." Besides winning numerous national and international design awards, Todd’s HeadBlade is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. His most recent design, the MOTO, won a Red Dot Design 2017 Award, and A' Design Award Bronze 2018. Since 1999, HeadBlade has pioneered the headcare market and expanded the company's product range to incorporate complete skin care.  He is now concentrating his design acumen on women’s grooming and is excited to launch Aveline, http://www.avelinerazor.com.

Goto Indiegogo here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-aveline-razor-smallest-most-versatile-shaver-beauty#/