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Xiaomi, as I mentioned earlier, cleverly transferred the idea of ​​Western crowdfunding to Chinese soil. The idea paid off: projects on the Youpin platform are multiplying. I looked over the last three months and collected another top 10 successful projects. The most active users invested in gadgets to combat insomnia, multifunctional tools and smart home appliances. It is interesting to know how the choice of Chinese users coincides with the interests of the Russian-speaking audience.

Super Powerful Dawei Trouver Hairdryer

  • Dries hair quickly without damaging it

  • Speed ​​110,000 rpm

  • Stabilized at 57℃

  • Ask your wife what it’s for

  • Issue price: ¥449 (≈$69)

  • Collected: ¥10,553,264 (≈$1,618,600)

After Dyson released his legendary supersonic hair dryer, the Chinese managed to figure out the design and create dozens of clones. The Dawei high speed hair dryer is one of them. Actually, what does he offer? Powerful brushless motor that accelerates up to 110 thousand revolutions per minute and generates an air flow at a speed of 60 m/s. According to marketing materials, it is three times faster than a conventional hair dryer. Dyson claims that the Supersonic is «six times faster than a conventional hair dryer.» The end consumer will be more interested in the price, and here the Chinese win because their offer will be much cheaper. Again, Dawei dries in 3 minutes, helps with styling and is quiet. What else do you need from a good hair dryer?

Powerful 2-strong Miga conditioner

  • energy efficiency

  • Cools a room up to 30 sq. M

  • Connects to smart home

  • Issue Price: ¥2799 (≈$430)

  • Assembled: ¥9,739,990 (≈$1,493,900)

Summer is coming, so it’s time to think about how not to go crazy with the heat. Thanks to your friends from Xiaomi for timely launching the budget project of the new generation 2HP Miga Air Conditioner. It cools a room up to 30 meters, works silently and can humidify the air. Plus, all this is controlled through an application or a smart home: if there is a Xiaomi speaker, it will be able to give commands to the air conditioner. Its main feature is energy efficiency, which is also nice: do not burn extra money for the sake of coolness.

Hipee CES Sleep Therapy Device

  • Transcranial therapy at home

  • Enough two sessions of half an hour a day

  • The device is approved by the Ministry of Health of China

  • Release price: ¥499 (≈$76)

  • Collected: ¥5,617,816 (≈$861,600)

According to Chinese researchers, about 300 million people in the Middle Kingdom experience sleep problems. Therefore, the Hipee brand has launched a gadget on Youpin to alleviate their suffering: the Hipee CES transcranial therapy machine. It looks like an MP3 player, but the «headphones» are actually nothing more than electrodes attached to the ears. They send the right signals to the nervous system and make it relax properly. Hipee CES has 100 levels of customization, so the device won’t be too hard to beat with electricity. Chinese officials believed in this product so much that they licensed it for medical equipment and approved its use in hospitals.

LEGA AI Smart Cervical Massage Sleep Pillow

  • Fights insomnia

  • Massages tired neck

  • Wakes up softly in the morning

  • Works with app

  • Price: ¥299 (≈$46)

  • Collected: ¥5,258,651 (≈$806,500)

I will continue the topic of smart gadgets that should save us from the consequences of using other smart gadgets. The LEGA AI Smart Cervical Massage Sleep Pillow is a device that gently massages your neck in three ways and also wakes you up in the morning. It is inflatable and adapts to the user’s height so that his back takes a natural position during sleep. And, of course, it connects to the Mija app on your smartphone to live up to the title of «smart». Actually, a pillow should save you from the «smartphone disease» of your back, so the circle closes.

Pet Trimmer Maother G2 Pet Multifunctional Hair Trimmer

  • Gently trims hair

  • Takes care of hair

  • Sucking her hair

  • Issue price: 399 yen (61 yen)

  • Collected: ¥4,356,648 (≈$668,200)

Millennials often keep pets and have become a major driver of the pet supply market. And for them, Xiaomi has developed the most millennium-old device: a combination of trimmer, comb and vacuum cleaner. Maother G2 Pet Multi-functional hair trimmer gently cuts hair with special alloy blades without pulling out hairs or causing injury. Then, with the help of four full comb attachments, you can tidy up the coat and vacuum the cut. Everyone is happy: both the animal and its owners, and the developers of the device.

Smart foot bath Zdeer Smart steam foot bath Z9

  • Warms tired feet on winter evenings

  • Compact, about the size of a couple of shoeboxes

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Five temperature levels, from 39 to 49°C

  • Controlled by smart Mija app

  • Issue Price: ¥399 (≈$61)

  • Collected: ¥4,323,309 (≈$663,100)

Warm up your feet on a cold winter evening with the Zdeer Smart Foot Bath Z9. This device has a lot of advantages over the good old basin of water. Let’s start with the fact that this is a steam bath, which means that it has a more gentle effect on the skin of the legs. Hot steam arrives in 10 seconds — no need to wait and prepare a bath for yourself. The temperature inside the bath remains constant, it does not cool down. In addition, the device is controlled from a smartphone, and the duration of the procedure is adjustable. Welcome to the future.

Wireless Hoto Little Monkey Cordless Glue Gun

  • Wireless, charged by USB Type C

  • Compatible with standard rods

  • Turns off after 3 minutes of inactivity

  • Intelligent temperature control

  • 100 meters of glue per charge

  • Issue Price: ¥99 (≈$15)

  • Assembled: ¥4,271,450 (≈$655,100)

Chinese crowdfunding is more likely to raise funds for instruments than Western crowdfunding. And, in line with the latest trends, these devices are becoming futuristic on the outside and smart on the inside. Hoto Little Monkey Cordless Glue Gun is just such a gadget. Compact, wireless, does not overheat, safe to use. The sponsors liked it, so I got a lot of orders.

Laser rangefinder Duke LS5 laser rangefinder

  • Range 40 meters

  • Built-in OLED touch screen

  • Calculates distance, volume, depth

  • you can play with the cat

  • Issue Price: ¥99 (≈$15)

  • Collected: ¥3,138,174 (≈$481,300)

Laser roulette does not surprise anyone these days. The Duke LS5 laser rangefinder is more than a tape measure, it’s a range, area, and volume measuring gadget that’s inexpensive. It charges type-C, one charge is enough for 4000 measurements. It weighs 38 grams and strikes at a distance of 3 centimeters to 40 meters. A good thing to carry in your pocket in case you need to measure something urgently — or entertain your pet.

Smart Night Light with Bluetooth Speaker Midian Zero Blue Light Music Atmosphere Light

  • Does not emit blue light, helps you sleep

  • Light temperature 1700-1900 K

  • Built-in Bluetooth speaker

  • Works with the Mija App

  • Issue Price: ¥249 (≈$38)

  • Collected: ¥2,629,794 (≈$403,300)

The blue light of Midian Zero appeared on crowdfunding last year. This is a lamp that does not emit harmful blue light, but shines with yellow and red LEDs. Such lighting does not prevent a person from producing the hormone melatonin, which promotes falling asleep. The gadget was developed by researchers at Nanchang University, and this year they are back with a second version. This is the same night light, only newer, better and with a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Now before going to bed you can read and listen to music without fear of an attack of insomnia.

Compact vacuum cleaner with compressor function Lydsto Handheld Vacuum Inflatable Treasure

  • Suction power 10 kPa

  • Built-in HEPA filter

  • Productivity 10 l / min

  • Pressure 150 psi

  • Weighs 500 grams

  • Works for 30 minutes in vacuum cleaner mode

  • Issue Price: ¥199 (≈$30)

  • Collected: ¥2,559,665 (≈$392,600)
    Lydsto Handheld Vacuum Inflatable Treasure is a combination of a handheld vacuum cleaner and a tire compressor. The device allows you to clean the interior of dust and dirt, thanks to the HEPA filter, and inflate the tires. However, there are some doubts about the efficiency of the compressor. But the idea itself is nice.

All of these devices can be purchased and already used. This time the selection includes innovative gadgets. This means that Chinese manufacturers are trying to develop new directions. And this is great for madrobots: more unusual gadgets, Western and Chinese.


Youpin Crowdfunding Leaders

Like last time, for those who are interested, I leave a table with fees and links to campaigns