Throw Out Your Keyboard & Mouse! Crowdfunding the Future of Input Devices with Sensel Morph
We’re joined by Ilya Rosenberg and Aaron Zarraga, co-founders of Sensel, and inventors of The Morph. Ilya and Aaron believe The Sensel Morph will pave the way for a new generation of tactile, and responsive interfaces – interfaces that will entirely replace the keyboard and mouse and, in doing so, transform the making of art, music and gaming.
Wired Magazine went so far as to say that the Sensel Morph “May Be the Future of Input Devices” And TechCrunch calls their invention “A Keyboard On Steroid.s”
To turn their their concept into reality they turned to Kickstarter in order to raise $60,000 over the course of a 45-day campaign. Along the way, they attracted more than 1,600 backers, and blew way past their initial target, raising more than $440,000.
Links and things mentioned in this show
The Sensel Morph – Kickstarter campaign page
Sensel – Website
@senselinc – Sensel on Twitter
Astrsk – PR firm in New York used by Sensel
Half Bike – Kickstarter campaign page (guest pick)
Ario – Kickstarter campaign page (guest pick)
Words to live by
Everyone at Sensel
The Crowd Scene theme music is by Kim Boekbinder. Special thanks also to Jim Fowler.