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The Backerjack Podcast

Backerjack focuses on covering the world of crowdfunded product innovation. Backerjack generally considers a crowdfunded product to be one where backers can receive the product as a reward for backing or as part of a pre-order. On this podcast, veteran industry analyst and Backerjack founder Ross Rubin (@rossrubin) and longtime tech blogger Steve Sande (@stevensande) give their take on campaigns that can either define the evolution of tech or become footnotes to history.
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Mar 30, 2015

In Episode 12 of The Backerjack Podcast, Steve and Ross check out four of the latest products seeking funds and preorders.

  • Remix, a tablet/laptop hybrid that stuffs the soul of Android into the body of a Microsoft Surface
  • kSafe, a precommitment jar in which you can place rewards that are unlocked only if certain activity or time goals are met
  • Adaptalux, a cool set of camera-mounted colored light arms that mount to the top of a camera for intense macro photography effects
  • Zhor, a chunky integrated dashboard touchscreen that ntegrates many different features.

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Mar 20, 2015

In Episode 11 of The Backerjack Podcast, Steve and Ross check out three of the latest products seeking funds and preorders.

  • Neptune Suite, a family of computing products that rely on having all the computing intellgence in the smartwatch. It's the most audacious mobile tech product mashup since the Dragonfly Futurefon.
  • LyfeLens, a connected dash cam that monitors your car even when it's parked and serves as a mobile hotspot
  • Emvio, a stress-management watch that relies on measuring heart rate variability.

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Mar 14, 2015

It's the 10th episode of The Backerjack Podcast! This week, Ross and Steve discuss:

  • The team that successfully ran the Nokē Lock campaign last year is back, this time with a new connected lock for bicycles called the Nokē U-Lock
  • If you like taking notes with a pen and paper, but want to have the option of sending your information to the cloud and being able to erase the notebook for re-use by sticking it into the microwave, you'll love Rocketbook
  • It's a musical intstrument that can be played in many ways, like a piano, like a guitar, like a drum set or even a violin. It's the Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1, and it's getting a lot of backing on Kickstarter
  • Opho Keys, a MIDI keyboard with LED-illuminated keys, gesture control, and even the ability to magnetically attach to other Keys. The keyboard will have support on over 150 apps at launch
  • The Stesco imaging device wants to let you make 3D videos and photos inexpensively... provided you have two iPhones you can use.  

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Mar 6, 2015

On episode 9 of the Backerjack Podcast:

  • An update on the incredible success of the Pebble Time Kickstarter campaign and the introduction of the Pebble Time Steel
  • A short take on a self-run pre-order campaign for an Apple Watch accessory called the Reserve Strap
  • The Sesame lock, an easy-to-install way to retrofit an existing deadbolt lock and replace your keys with your iPhone
  • Opho Keys, a MIDI keyboard with LED-illuminated keys, gesture control, and even the ability to magnetically attach to other Keys. The keyboard will have support on over 150 apps at launch
  • Podo, a colorful and Bluetooth-connected way to replace the dreaded selfie stick
  • And a look at Fogo, the outdoors enthusiast's go-to gadget with a configurable LED flashlight, GPS, walkie-talkie and apps

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