Why do Kickstarter products take so long to ship?

In our monthly Rise and Fall column we look back at crowdfunded gadgets that reached their funding goal. Months or year later, how are they doing? If they’ve shipped to backers, are they still supporting the gadget? If they haven’t shipped, why haven’t they met their shipping deadline? We hope this column will give us all a place to understand.

What’s today’s gadget, and what does it do?

The Podo camera launched on Kickstarter in September 2016 with the goal of shipping by December of that same year. It reached its $50,000 goal in days and exceeded it to reach $761,130. The idea was that the Bluetooth-connected camera could be stuck anywhere and then controlled through a user’s phone. Its companion app allows users to take photos, record…

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Author: Ashley Carman

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