Over 10,000 Kickstarter projects launched in 2019.

Only 32 (non-games) raised over $1 million.

See why these were the absolute best of the best:

 

 


The Most Funded Kickstarter Projects of 2019


 

 

1. Travel Tripod by Peak Design ($12.1 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$12.1 million
Number of backers: 27,168
Campaign duration: 5/21/19 – 7/18/19 – 56 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Most tripods are about as bulky as a baby elephant.

But the Travel Tripod by Peak Design is as sleek as it gets.

Made with absurdly lightweight carbon fiber, this all-in-one tripod can go absolutely anywhere and handle absolutely anything.

It features rapid-deploy legs and is half the size of other full-function tripods.

So no, if you suck at photography, this won’t make you the next Instagram influencer…

But it’ll get you damn close.

 

 

2. Snapmaker 2.0 – Modular 3D Printer ($7.8 million)

 


Funds raised:
$7.8 million
Number of backers: 7,388
Campaign duration: 5/7/19 – 6/6/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

3D printers…

As mysterious to me as the inner workings of a woman’s heart.

They’re undoubtably cool, yes.

But holy crap are they complicated.

Well, they used to be.

Because Kickstarter’s Snapmaker 2.0 makes insanely intricate 3D printing delightfully easy.

This all-metal printer is built to last a lifetime, with exceptionally high-quality components and a modern look that’s undeniably eye-catching.

 

 

3. Xeric Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Automatic Watch ($5.4 million)

 

 

Funds raised: $5.4 million
Number of backers: 17,974
Campaign duration: 7/16/19 – 8/7/19 – 22 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

This one was ALL about timing.

Their campaign overlapped perfectly with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Think it was all a hoax?

Put on your tinfoil hat and stop readin’ now, buddy.

How’d a watch raise $5.4 million?

Well they’re really freakin’ cool.

Intricate maps of our solar system glow in the dark and give you the sense that you’re ACTUALLY looking out into space when you’re really just staring at your wrist.

 

 

4. BauBax – The World’s Best Travel Pants With 15 Features ($3.1 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$3.1 million
Number of backers: 17,402
Campaign duration: 3/26/19 – 5/3/19 – 38 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

BauBax travel gear is legendary.

These guys are basically Kickstarter royalty, raising $17 million between four wildly successful campaigns.

They started off making travel jackets packed with features, but these 15-feature travel PANTS proved insanely popular in 2019.

But what makes these pants so special?

Well they’re ultra-light, supremely stretchy, and can be worn for three days between washes.

They’d be especially useful for someone like my dad who claims to shower just twice a week.

(Don’t worry guys, he’s retired).

Read our full review of BauBax Travel Pants here.

 

 

5. Delta – The New Standard of Battery-Powered Generator ($2.8 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $2.8 million
Number of backers: 2,662
Campaign duration: 9/4/19 – 10/19/19 – 44 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Old school gas generators are about as safe as a baby with a rocket launcher.

This ultra-powerful generator relies on long-lasting battery power to help you binge-watch Netflix while the rest of your street clings to life during a power outage.

Its lifetime warranty will last a WHOLE lot longer than my first marriage, too.

 

 

6. The Ultimate Travel Shoe by Tropicfeel ($2.3 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$2.3 million
Number of backers: 25,019
Campaign duration: 4/16/19 – 6/13/19 – 58 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

“We’re back, b*ches.” -these creators, probably

The team behind the #1 shoe in Kickstarter history is back and better than ever with Canyon by Tropicfeel — hands down the greatest hybrid shoe ever made.

Outfitted with 5x greater durability, quick-dry technology, and slip-resistant soles, these are the ONLY pair of shoes you’ll need on your next trip.

From the streets of Sicily to the beaches of Cancun, these 4-in-1, all-terrain sneakers will go with you to every corner of the globe and back again.

 

 

7. HyperJuice – The World’s Smallest 100W GaN USB-C Charger ($2.2 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $2.2 million
Number of backers: 27,942
Campaign duration: 11/11/19 – 12/10/19 – 28 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

This lets you rapidly charge up to four devices at once.

But since I’m not a freakin’ billionaire, I don’t have four devices.

I’ll charge my ONE iPhone with its included charger thank you very much.

**secretly adds to cart**

 

 

8. LUMI – The Smarter Way To Learn & Play Music ($2.0 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $2.0 million
Number of backers: 7,212
Campaign duration: 6/18/19 – 7/18/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Here’s a memory from my childhood:

I was in 5th grade, jamming out on the recorder.

After class, my music teacher pulled me aside and said five words that will always stick with me:

“Grant, that was pretty bad.”

I left the room with my head held high, knowing I’d eventually prove her wrong.

(Just kidding, I gave up and never played music again.)

Until LUMI came along.

It’s a brilliantly designed full-color keyboard that illuminates the keys you need to play next.

It makes learning how to play the piano delightfully simple.

Which is why it absolutely crushed it on Kickstarter.

 

 

 

9. Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 – An All-New Shower Experience ($1.9 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$1.9 million
Number of backers: 4,640
Campaign duration: 2/12/19 – 3/14/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

I’ll never forget the day my mom told me I was too old to be taking daily baths…

And at 25, I couldn’t help but agree with her.

Good thing the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 makes showering a downright heavenly experience.

It’s wonderfully easy to install and uses 65% LESS water than traditional showers.

Now you may be thinking to yourself, “Grant, if there’s a Nebia Spa Shower 2.0, does that mean there was a Nebia Spa Shower 1.0?”

You’re damn right.

The first Nebia Kickstarter campaign actually did better than this one, raising $3.1 million back in 2015.

Sill, at nearly $2 million in funding, the newest Nebia Spa Shower was the #7 most funded Kickstarter project of 2019.

Read our full review of Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 here.

 

 

10. Woojer Edge – Feel The Music Like Never Before ($1.9 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.9 million
Number of backers: 10,949
Campaign duration: 9/13/19 – 10/10/19 – 58 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Have you ever stood right beside the speakers at a concert?

I said…

HAVE YOU EVER STOOD RIGHT BESIDE THE SPEAKERS AT A CONCERT?

It’s GREAT for feeling the music, but now you don’t have eardrums.

Woojer Edge offers the best of both worlds.

It’s a truly epic experience with 360° immersive sound that lets you feel the music without demolishing your ears.

Simply strap it on, close your eyes, and feel yourself transported to your favorite concert.

 

 

11. ChopBox – The World’s Smart Cutting Board ($1.8 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.8 million
Number of backers: 13,015
Campaign duration: 9/3/19 – 10/18/19 – 45 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

“Today I shall buy the greatest cutting board ever made!”

Ok, odds are you didn’t wake up this morning thinking that.

(Personally I woke up regretting the bottle of wine I drank last night.)

But there won’t be any regrets about having THIS in your kitchen.

ChopBox is the world’s first SMART cutting board with 10 ridiculously useful features.

It’s great for slicin’ and dicin’, of course, but does SO much more than that, too.

There’s a built-in sharpener, instant-access scale, and UV sterilizer that you’ll use EVERY time you cook.

It’s literally a NO-BRAINER addition to your kitchen.

 

 

 

12. Prepd Skillet – A Revolutionary Pre-Seasoned Non-Stick Skillet ($1.6 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.6 million
Number of backers: 10,308
Campaign duration: 10/22/19 – 11/22/19 – 31 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Your current “non-stick” pan combines the smoothness of gravel with the durability of a plastic spork.

There, I said it.

**Braces self for imminent face slap**

End your long, turbulent relationship with mediocre cookware, and upgrade to the Prepd Skillet today!

It’s a shockingly versatile cast-iron skillet that lets you sear, fry, and bake ANYTHING with truly unbeatable results.

Its ultra-smooth surface is pre-seasoned to perfection, helping you cook insanely delicious meals from day one.

And since it’s naturally non-stick, you won’t have to worry about losing half your meal to the bottom of the pan anymore.

 

 

13. Nebula Cosmos Max Projector ($1.6 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.6 million
Number of backers: 1,799
Campaign duration: 10/23/19 – 12/22/19 – 60 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

You could spend $6,000 on the newest 80-inch flatscreen…

Buttttt that’ll just be outdated in a few months.

OR you could spend WAY less on vastly better technology with the Nebula Cosmos Max 4K UHD Projector.

It displays crystal clear 4K video on a MIND-BLOWING 150-inch screen.

 

 

14. Monkii 360 – A Hyper-Efficient Workout Device ($1.5 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

Funds raised: $1.5 million
Number of backers: 7,577
Campaign duration: 9/10/19 – 11/7/19 – 58 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

You’re gonna want to hear this…

What if I told you that you could LOSE weight, BUILD muscle, and STOP premature balding in just 30 seconds A DAY??

Well that’d be a lie.

But you CAN accomplish all that in just 4 minutes with MONKII 360.

(Except for the balding, you’re on your own with that one my friend.)

It’s true, 4 minutes with MONKII 360 is MORE effective than an hour long run.

 

 

15. Bobobark – A 3-in-1 Designer Handbag That Keeps You Organized ($1.4 million)

 

Funds raised: $1.4 million
Number of backers: 6,452
Campaign duration: 7/30/19 – 9/13/19 – 45 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Ladies…

It’s ok, I know.

The inside of your current bag looks a lot like your last relationship — messy, complicated, and undeniably unpleasant.

Simplify your life with bobobark, an ultra-stylish designer bag inspired by the magic of Paris and handcrafted for YOU.

Its 3-in-1 versatility lets you go from backpack, to briefcase, to shoulder bag instantly while a 180° clamshell clasp reveals an easily organized, plus size main compartment.

The premium cork fabric is gently polished in Portugal, making it as soft and supple as leather, while remaining 3x as light.

So even if your ex-bae SUCKS, this bag sure doesn’t.

 

 

 

16. Vessi – The 100% Waterproof, Extremely Breathable Knit Shoe ($1.3 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$1.3 million
Number of backers: 9,365
Campaign duration: 11/20/18 – 1/19/19 – 60 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Well, they don’t carry these puppies at Rack Room Shoes.

Vessi’s waterproof footwear is well known outside of Kickstarter now, but this trendy shoe brand got its start on Kickstarter back in 2017.

These ridiculously comfortable knit shoes are sort of like Allbirds on steroids. 

They offer 100% waterproof protection that nearly 10,000 backers plan to test out this summer.

Look out puddles, Vessi’s comin’ for ya.

Read our full review of Vessi Waterproof Shoes here.

 

 

 

17. IVI – The Closed-Loop 3D Printer ($1.3 million)

 


Funds raised:
$1.3 million
Number of backers: 2,453
Campaign duration: 4/16/19 – 5/16/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

“When I was your age, we didn’t use a 3D printer to just make ourselves a new liver after three decades of continuous binge drinking, son. We suffered horrifying medical consequences because of our reckless drinking, and we LIKED it that way.” -you talking to your kids in 30 years, probably

3D printers have come a long way in the last five years, imagine where they’ll be in another 30.

IVI is a wildly advanced 3D printer that’s tremendously easy to use.

 

 

 

18. SmartHalo 2 – The All-In-One Smart Bike Hub ($1.3 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 10,109
Campaign duration: 5/29/19 – 7/2/19 – 35 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Remember when you used to print MapQuest directions on an actual piece of paper before going on a road trip?

And heaven forbid you missed a turn, or your five hour drive to grandma’s house would end up being a 17-hour trek to Toronto.

But Google Maps changed the game for cars, and now SmartHalo 2 is doing the same for bikes.

This wildly advanced, all-in-one smart bike hub literally gives your bike superpowers.

Its weatherproof design fits any bike, and an absurdly tough anti-theft lock lets you keep it in place 24/7.

But what exactly can the new and improved SmartHalo 2 do?

E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G

Pinpoint navigation, speed tracking, fitness monitoring, call assist — anything you ever imagined your bike could do and more, this can do it.

 

 

19. The Nomatic Roller Luggage ($1.3 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 2,404
Campaign duration: 5/7/19 – 6/14/19 – 38 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Please go outside and hit your current suitcase with a sledgehammer.

Go ahead, I’ll wait…

All done? Great!

Now you’re in the market for NOMATIC Roller Luggage.

Unlike your current suitcase, it stands up to absolutely ANYTHING with ease thanks to an absurdly strong 100% Makrolon polycarbonate shell.

But its sleek design isn’t just durable.

It makes traveling blissfully simple, too, with a special tech compartment and magnetic compression straps that condense clothing like magic.

These all-in-one suitcases come in three convenient sizes — all you have to do is pick the perfect one for you!

 

 

20. Travel Shoes by BauBax ($1.3 million)

 

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 8,824
Campaign duration: 8/13/19 – 9/12/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

You and your shoes have been through A LOT together.

Evening jogs. Sunday strolls.

And who could forget that time you stepped in “mud” only to realize…

Yup, that was dog sh*t.

So, given that shockingly smelly memory, don’t you think it’s time for a change?

Upgrade to BauBax Travel Shoes — a GLORIOUSLY comfortable blend of cushioning coconut coir, soothing merino wool, and cooling bamboo fabric.​

These shoes feel like you’re walking on a cloud made of flower petals.

 

 

21. The SIX – Carry-on Luggage You Effortlessly Push Forward ($1.2 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.3 million
Number of backers: 3,214
Campaign duration: 6/18/19 – 7/18/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Have you ever been stuck in the middle seat on a cross-country flight?

Knees jammed into your chest…

Two sumo-wrestlers-in-training sandwiched on either side of you fighting over YOUR armrests.

If you’re reading this, then you survived. Barely.

And while The SIX Carry-on Luggage can’t help you escape middle seat hell…

It WILL make your traveling experience exponentially better.

They completely re-imagined what a carry-on can be — from the genius way it rolls, to how you pack your stuff, The SIX is a lesson in what brilliant design can do.

 

 

 

22. Pocket-Sized, Reusable, Collapsible Cutlery & Chopsticks ($1.2 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.2 million
Number of backers: 16,898
Campaign duration: 5/7/19 – 7/5/19 – 59 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Have you ever driven away from the drive-thru only to realize five minutes later that they forgot to give you a fork?

Actually, I know you have because I heard your thunderous screams of rage from here.

But the days of you eating salads with your hands are over thanks to Outlery.

It’s pocket-sized, reusable, stainless steel cutlery that can go absolutely anywhere.

Its brilliant design assembles in seconds and saves TONS of plastic.

P.S. They offered compact chopsticks, too. Because eating Pad Thai with your fingers is a real lunchtime buzzkill.

 

 

23. COFFEEJACK – The Pocket-Sized Barista ($1.2 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.2 million
Number of backers: 11,178
Campaign duration: 10/22/19 – 12/21/19 – 60 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Did you know:

A daily $4 latte adds up to over $1.6 million over the course of a year?!

(Do NOT double check my math.)

But it IS expensive.

And K-Cups?

You may as well staple a, “I hate the environment,” note to your back.

COFFEEJACK offers barista-style coffee at a FRACTION of the cost thanks to a brilliant portable design that DOESN’T use pods.

 

 

24. Mila – The Ultimate Smart Air Purifier

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.2 million
Number of backers: 3,636
Campaign duration: 11/12/19 – 12/19/19 – 37 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

How clean is YOUR home’s air?

(Mine falls somewhere between a poorly maintained petting zoo and an airplane restroom.)

Which brings me to Mila — the smartest air purifier ever made.

It offers TWICE the performance at HALF the price of standard purifiers.

All while staying whisper quiet while you’re in the room.

Its aerospace-grade control system automatically adjusts to any room’s size, letting its 8 hyper-powerful sensors clean your air more efficiently than Mr. Clean riding an airborne Roomba.

 

 

25. Narwal – The World’s First Self-Cleaning Robot ($1.1 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$1.1 million
Number of backers: 1,905
Campaign duration: 4/16/19 – 5/31/19 – 45 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

OMG, ROBOTS ARE TAKING OVER THE WORLD!!!

JK, they just want to clean your house.

Narwal is a powerful 2-in-1 self-cleaning robot that vacuums AND mops floors 3x better than even the most popular robotic cleaners.

Its smart mapping technology and customizable cleaning schedule let you enjoy a deep-clean in every room without so much as lifting a finger.

The best part?

Narwal literally cleans ITSELF after it’s done working its magic!

 

 

26. TAIHE Gemini – The Most Affordable On-The-Go Monitor ($1.1 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$1.1 million
Number of backers: 3,567
Campaign duration: 1/17/19 – 2/18/19 – 32 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Well, that’s a super freakin’ hard name to pronounce.

BUT being able to add a portable 2nd screen to your laptop or tablet is unbelievably clutch.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been pretending to do work on one screen while sneakily switching back and forth between tabs.

Now I can watch Champions League matches at work WAY more easily.

 

 

 

27. RhinoWolf 2.0 – The All-In-One Attachable Super-Tent ($1.1 million)

 

 

Funds raised: $1.1 million
Number of backers: 3,436
Campaign duration: 5/28/19 – 7/25/19 – 58 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Camping is awesome.

Spending 45 minutes trying to set up your tent?

Not so much.

RhinoWolf 2.0 is a tent, sleeping bag, and mattress all in one.

The best part?

IT HAS JUST ONE POLE.

Somewhere, your dad just groaned remembering how freakin’ hard it was to set up old school tents back in the day.

 

 

28. HyperDrive – The World’s First USB-C Hub for Ipad Pro ($1.1 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$1.1 million
Number of backers: 16,993
Campaign duration: 12/10/18 – 1/15/19 – 36 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

“People want dongles, and dammit, we’re going to it to them!” -Tim Cook, probably

Here’s a hint, Tim, WE HATE DONGLES!

HyperDrive is a sleek iPad attachment that replaces up to four dongles at once.

Which should be music to your ears.

 

 

 

29. Sphero RVR – The Go Anywhere, Do Anything Programmable Robot ($1.0 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019
Funds raised:
$1.0 million
Number of backers: 3,553
Campaign duration: 2/19/19 – 3/21/19 – 31 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

I know about as much about robotics and coding as I do about sliding into super model’s DMs on Instagram.

Sure, I may try my hand at it from time to time, but rarely do I experience any success.

But the nice thing about the Sphero RVR is that they made it super easy to use.

You don’t even have to assemble anything — it’s completely customizable and you can start coding immediately.

What does that actually mean, though?

No clue.

I just copied what they said on their campaign page.

But if you’re into robots, Sphero RVR is a pretty dang good one.

 

 

30. iKuddle Auto-Pack Litter Box ($1.0 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019


Funds raised:
$1.0 million
Number of backers: 3,285
Campaign duration: 5/14/19 – 6/18/19 – 35 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.

There’s a stray cat in my neighborhood who pees on my porch chairs.

In somewhat related news, I’m not a big cat guy.

But chances are if you’re reading this, then you ARE.

iKuddle is a ridiculously advanced litter box that cleans itself, packs the waste for you, and automatically neutralizes odors.

It’s essentially the Rolls-Royce of litter boxes.

So, if Mr. Fluffles has a bit of a digestive problem, consider snagging this so you can toss that pooper scooper in the trash.

 

UPDATE: Uh-oh. iKuddle is in the middle an intellectual property dispute and has removed from Kickstarter for the time being. Talk about a cat fight… HEYOOOOOOOOO!

 

 

31. DreamGlass Air – A Floating, Private 100-inch HD Screen ($1.0 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.0 million
Number of backers: 2,980
Campaign duration: 8/22/19 – 9/26/19 – 35 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

“Hey man, what are you watchin’ on that thing?”

“The game, of course!”

**silently wipes away tear while streaming The Notebook**

DreamGlass Air is a high-tech GAME-CHANGER that literally feels like you’re in your OWN movie theater.

Imagine projecting a private, 100-inch HD screen anywhere you go.

Stream ANY content from ANY phone on a massive crystal clear display that blows your phone’s screen out of the freakin’ water.

Plane rides, Ubers, chilling on the couch…

NONE of it will be the same after you unlock the unreal experience that is DreamGlass Air.

 

 

32. Keychron K2 – A Sleek, Compact Wireless Mechanical Keyboard ($1.0 million)

 

Most Funded Kickstarter Projects 2019

 

Funds raised: $1.0 million
Number of backers: 11,126
Campaign duration: 4/3/19 – 5/3/19 – 30 Days

 

Why it’s cool: 

Look, I’m gonna be honest with you.

I don’t really know what mechanical keyboards are for.

There, I said it.

I know they have extra keys that let you preform some pretty sweet functions lightening fast.

But that’s about it.

Over 11,000 backers are obviously a heck of a lot smarter than me, though, as Keychron K2 made our 2019 Kickstarter most funded projects list.

(Albeit by a mere $1,047!)

 

 

 


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