March 6, 2015 in Technology
Backers claim Nanoplug hearing aid’s $293K Indiegogo campaign was a scam
BY NATHANIEL MOTT
ON MARCH 5, 2015
Backers of an Indiegogo campaign promising to create “the world’s first invisible hearing aid” have accused the project’s creators of scamming them out of more than $293,000.
The hearing aid, which its creators dubbed the Nanoplug because it was supposed to run off a rechargeable “nanobattery,” was billed as a “100 percent invisible, instant-fit, user programmable hearing aid” and promised to prove that “better hearing can be cool.”
The Nanoplug’s creators wanted $80,000 to bring the product to market. They raised almost four-times that amount from 1,063 backers. Yet the product they promised — the whole reason these people backed this project — might never make its way to backers’ hands.
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