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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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Jan 23, 2015

Welcome to the Backerjack podcast, where each week industry analyst Ross Rubin and tech blogger Steve Sande bring you a sampling of crowdfunded projects from Kickstarter, Indiegogo and beyond. 

This week, we picked three campaigns and a pre-order project to discuss:

  • DISPLIO Wi-Fi Display: Remember the Vikaura Screen from last week, or the Chumby connected device from a few years ago? DISPLIO is a small e-ink display that can be used with a number of widgets.
  • Scarab: A tiny wearable packed with sensors to track what's going on in the environment around you. Can the mythical Star Trek tricorder be far behind?
  • The Saliva Scanner: Worried about people spitting in your food? Then you'll want to back this product, which currently has no backers. 
  • WayTools TextBlade: A pocket-sized, magnetically-assembled Bluetooth keyboard to use with your favorite smartphone or phablet, TextBlade is available now for pre-order with delivery in March, 2015.

Retailers, manufacturers and investors seeking the next category, product or feature should take a look at Backerjack's new Product Innovation Pipeline Reports (PIPR), which track the most innovative products in a number of categories. 

We'll be back with Episode 5 of the Backerjack Podcast next week. Be sure to tell all of your friends who follow crowd funded projects about the podcast and make sure they subscribe on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-backerjack-podcast/id955301362?mt=2

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