In the monthly column Rise and Fall, we will look for gadgets that have been funded by the crowd that has reached the funding target. A few months later, how about them? Does it continue to support gadgets even if it is delivered to contributors? If they are not shipped, why do not they respect the delivery date? I hope that this column will give us all the place to understand.
What is today's gadget? what is that?
The Podo camera was released in Kickstarter in September 2016 with the aim of delivering it by December of the same year. He achieved the goal of $ 50,000, beyond that reaching $ 761,130. The idea was that the camera connected to Bluetooth was blocked anywhere and could be controlled by the user's phone. The accompanying application enables users to take pictures, record videos, and record audio files. We also provide a live preview of what the camera watches so that users can arrange their photos.
It was not the company's first Kickstarter project. The first project that was essentially the first generation of this camera was offered.
What happened after financing? Did he get on the ship?
Some units are shipped. Eddie Lee, president and co-founder of Podo Labs, still says that 6,000 to 8,000 units remain. It is two years since the original shipping date arrived. Mr. Lee said the company had to ship 25,000 units and that other devices were in production. The company encountered many problems, such as transistor shortage and appliance supply chain delay.
Sponsors are not that they have not received a camera, but they complain that their accessories never showed up. The page of Kickstarter was regularly updated until November last year. Well, according to Lee, updating the page and wishing for better news is very difficult.
I must apologize to the funders. At the beginning, managing all the responses immediately, having all its energy and optimism was very involved and easy to manage.
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