The Bugeye, Micro-Compass Redefined for the Trailblazers, Just Launched on Kickstarter

A 360-degree floating compass designed to fit in the palm of the hand

Compass Redefined for the Trailblazers

PD EDC is hoping its new keychain navigational compass The Bugeye continues the company's unbroken run of Kickstarter success stories. This time, the team has turned its considerable design skills on the humble pocket compass.

"Now that the world is open again and people are once again travelling and hitting the trails, we thought why not take another look at the traditional compass. We found that compasses haven't changed much over the years, and there seemed to be only one style. Then we knew what we had to do," said Andrew Lee, the product designer.

The Bugeye is the result of months of design work and the brief was to create a practical, capable, and functional compass that's easy and fun to use.

Its base is made of durable Grade 5 titanium or solid brass, often referred to as timeless materials.

The result is a tool that is:

  • Shockproof
  • Waterproof
  • Sand-resistant
  • Impervious to extreme temperatures

The compass itself is known as a globe compass because its spherical dial floats in a glass bubble. This design is achieved using high-sensitivity encapsulation technology.

The clever design means that the compass can be read in two different ways, offering higher functionality over some traditional compasses.

Viewed from above, the top dial lets the user view the so-called "cardinal points" like North and South but when the compass is held at eye level, the user can use a second lower dial to discern the actual direction they are travelling.

The Bugeye is a quality piece of equipment that could, in an emergency, prove to be a lifesaver. It's the perfect backup for GPS. Even if you have a handheld GPS unit, it's always a great idea to have an old-school backup. 

The Bugeye is ideal for adults:

  • Ramblers
  • Hill Walkers
  • Mountaineering
  • Search and Rescue
  • Star Gazing
  • Ornithologists
  • Adventurers
  • Explorers
  • Divers
  • Anyone living in GPS or Wi-Fi black spots

The Bugeye just launched on Kickstarter and savvy backers can grab one for the early-bird better-than-retail price at up to 35% off.

To find out more about the product, the project or the team behind the project, please check the live campaign on Kickstarter:

Source: PD EDC