phones over the last 20 years has been around 9 months. However, I also have a very low tolerance for crap. While I am willing to test new gear, if it sucks, I won't put up for it very long.
As someone who is an early adopter, Kickstarter is a potential dream come true. You get in on the action on brand new gear at a reduced price. You get to use high tech equipment before it ever hits the shelves (some of the time).
I jumped on the Kickstarter bandwagon. I bought in early on a couple projects that have finally hit the mainstream. So far, I've supported 4 campaigns on Kickstarter. I've received 3 products and the 4th is a film still in development. So, how have I fared? Of the 3 products (discussed below), all 3 are total crap. The film is about olympic swimmers and I backed it because it sounded interesting.
So, what did I buy? The first product I backed was the one I was most interested in: Lockitron. This is right in my wheelhouse for good ideas. I love home automation and products designed to make our lives easier. Why we still carry keys is beyond me. Technology has advanced - or so I thought. One of the features I required in my new car was push-button start so I never had to use a key.