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Hey all. Confession time. I am slightly addicted to Kickstarter. If you check out my profile, you can see that I’ve backed quite a few items. I’m sure I won’t win the “most backed” award, if that’s a thing, but yea…it’s a problem. But I love it! I love helping someone reach their goal and then receiving rewards at a lower price in exchange. Addicting.
Read more about my Kickstarter addiction here.
I’ve been getting a lot of my campaign rewards in the mail lately, so I want to tell you about them!
Today’s Kickstarter campaign is called BetterBack. I decided to back this product because I sit in an office cubicle for 8 hours per day in front of a computer. My back hurts. I didn’t think an office job would be harmful in a physical way at all, but I was wrong! I think I have pretty decent posture for the most part, but when I get involved in a project I catch myself slouching. And it’s beginning to hurt more and more. So, I saw the video and campaign for BetterBack and needed to sign up! Plus, the reward tier that gives a backer the actual product was fairly low compared to some other campaigns. This was important because I like to pretend that I’m not spending a lot of money on Kickstarter, even though it’s adding up…(lalala…not listening!)
Creator Bio from Kickstarter:
Hi I’m Katherine!
I live in San Francisco. I’m really passionate about helping people be their best and push at their potential.
I’m currently focusing my energy on helping people reach their potential through products, talks and writing that help people (1) optimize their health, (2) improve their self-understanding and self-efficacy, and (3) improve their relationships with their partners, families and teams.
When I’m not up to that, I’m on a plane, reading a book, lifting weights or searching for a hot tub.
The creators kept us backers updated (see the campaign page here). They gave us frequent enough updates that I was informed with the progress or the campaign, but not too many as to be annoying. Some of the updates included tips to help our back pain in the mean time before we received BetterBack! When I backed the campaign, Katherine messaged me asking to share (probably an automated message). I replied and received a quick response, which was great to see! I felt like I was helping a friend with their campaign, instead of a stranger.
BetterBack was shipped and received when estimated. Some campaigns take a LONG time to ship product. Things happen, so I understand when it takes a while!
- The quality of BetterBack is amazing! The exterior case is sturdy and feels like it would be easy to clean if I were to spill something on it. The case is also small enough to fit in my purse or suitcase.
The zipper is strong as well and I’m not afraid that it’s going to split when I zip the case closed.
- One thing I love the most about BetterBack is that it’s all ONE piece. You can use it in seconds, without needing to piece anything together.
- The back cushion is comfortable and so are the knee pads.
One thing that I don’t like, is that sometimes the knee pads slide off my knees depending on what I’m wearing (jeans vs. leggings or something else slippery). I guess it makes sense that it happens, but it can be annoying.
- BetterBack is easy to use. The straps are easy to tighten and if I need to get up from my desk, it takes one second to remove BetterBack so I can get up (literally, I stand up and leave it on my chair).
I am still getting used to it, but I think BetterBack is really going to help me! Definitely worth backing the campaign.