Whether you鈥檙e just starting out or you鈥檝e already become your own boss, one thing is certain: We work damn hard for our money. That鈥檚 why when it comes to spending our hard-earned paycheck, we don鈥檛 really want to invest in anything that we don鈥檛 absolutely love. So in an effort to invest more mindfully in products that bring us joy, we鈥檙e highlighting 10 Kickstarter and Indiegogo products that we deem worthy of our moola.

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1. HEY: While Valentine鈥檚 Day might be over, we鈥檙e always in the mood for a little romance. This new wearable is perfect for folks in long-distance relationships, as it uses a unique technology to send your touch in the form of a gentle squeeze to your loved ones.

2. Moment 2.0: We all want our photos to look like they鈥檝e been shot with a DSLR, but carrying around a bulky camera isn鈥檛 really feasible for commuters. Thankfully, Moment鈥檚 newest three-product lineup featuring two phone cases and an all new attachable wide lens is just the thing to make our smartphone camera photoshoot ready. Let鈥檚 just say Instagram fame is definitely in our sightlines.


3. Herbert: If you鈥檝e always wanted to grow your own garden but are seriously lacking in patio space, this just might be the solution you鈥檝e been dreaming of. Herbert is a hydroponic vertical garden that鈥檚 simple, clean and gives you delicious veggies in just four steps. Oh and did we mention that the technology is also used by NASA? Yeah, it鈥檚 pretty darn cool.

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4. Vaquform: Whether you鈥檙e a product-making entrepreneur or a diehard Face Off enthusiast, you鈥檙e going to *love* this cool gadget that brings high-end process control to desktop vacuum forming.

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5. Jagger & Lewis Smart Dog Collar: Do you ever have a sneaking suspicion that Fido is up to no good when you鈥檙e not at home? With the new Jagger & Lewis Smart Collar, you鈥檒l be able to track your dog鈥檚 behavior and activities easily on a companion app 鈥 from water intake to sleeping patterns to their daily game of fetch.

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6. MiiXR: Shakers are messy. Blenders are a hassle. Luckily, there鈥檚 MiiXR 鈥 a beautifully designed Vortex Mixer that allows you to blend your shakes easily and charge your phone at the same time. So go ahead, take that extra gym selfie!

7. Peek Screen 2.0: Whether you鈥檙e browsing your bank statements on the subway or checking your email on a plane, our private information is almost *always* on our phone for onlookers to sneak a peek. That鈥檚 what makes the Peak Screen so genius 鈥 made out of highly transparent tempered glass, this ridiculously thin screen makes it virtually impossible for others to see information from your smartphone.


8. PixlPlay: Our kiddos want to play with everything we treasure鈥 including our expensive smartphones. This cool kid-friendly tech makes it easy for your kids to take pictures without you having to worry about if your phone case can withstand a destructive three year-old. Trust us 鈥 you鈥檒l thank us later.


9. AIR-INK: At the MIT Media Lab, innovators wanted to invent a device that can capture harmful air pollution and use it in a way that empowers creatives. So they created AIR-INK, a safe and refillable marker and screen printing ink made out of air pollution particulate matter.


10. Fancy: Say goodbye to camera shake once and for all, folks! Fancy is an adorable and portable smartphone accessory that gives you up to eight hours of smooth video on-the-go.

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