What is Eco-Popper™?

Eco-Popper is the world’s first digital fishing lure, equipped with an embedded high-definition camera and sensors which enable it to stream live underwater video and data directly to your smartphone.

How does Eco-Popper work?

Eco-Popper is designed as a topwater lure, which means that it floats on the water’s surface. It contains an embedded wide-angle high-definition camera in the back of the lure (capturing the rear view of the popper), along with a Wi-Fi module and antenna as well as a series of sensors. As soon as Eco-Popper hits the water, or when you touch its activation pin, Eco-Popper is activated and creates a Wi-Fi access point. You then use your smartphone and the Eco-Popper app to connect to Eco-Popper’s access point to begin streaming live video of the underwater action as well as information from the lure’s sensors.

What are Eco-Popper’s core features?

  • Live video streaming using the lure’s high-sensitivity, wide-angle HD camera
  • Built-in accelerometer for tracking your fishing techniques and strikes
  • Built-in sensors for measuring water temperature and salinity, key factors in good fishing

How do I use Eco-Popper? Are there any special restrictions?

You fish with the Eco-Popper just like any other topwater fishing lure. Since the Eco-Popper is expensive, be sure that the line is firmly tied to the lure. If you are targeting fish with sharp teeth, you may want to use a wire leader. Make sure you are not throwing it at hard objects that may crack the camera. It is also recommended to use the Eco-Popper in open areas where it is less likely to become entangled with tree limbs, docks or other structure.

What are the benefits of using Eco-Popper?

  • The Eco-Popper can provide great insights into your fishing, which include:
    • Scouting new waters, looking for the right fishing spots – you can fish the Eco-Popper with or without the hooks.
    • Recording and sharing your strikes and fishing sessions
    • Getting real-time water metrics like temperature and salinity
    • Learning from your videos and Eco-Popper data on how to improve your techniques and become a better angler

Does Eco-Popper replace my traditional lures?

Eco-Popper is designed to be another tool in your tackle box to help you better understand underwater dynamics and enrich your fishing experience.

What are Eco-Popper’s dimensions and weight?

  • Dimensions: Length 4.5“ (11.4 cm), Max Width 1.3’’ (3.3 cm), Max Height 1.5’’ (3.9 cm)
  • Weight: 2.5oz. (70 grams)

Is Eco-Popper available in different colors?

Yes. Eco-Popper is available in eight vibrant, fish-attracting colors. Take a look at our models and pick your favorites: http://eco-net.com/3dmodels/

Can Eco-Popper be used in freshwater and saltwater?

Eco-Popper is designed for both freshwater and saltwater fishing.

How do I get the Eco-Popper app?

Eco-Popper’s app is available for both iOS (iOS 8 and higher) and Android-based (4.3 and higher) smartphones. The app will be publicly available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play a few weeks prior to the official product launch date. Links to the apps will be published on our website.

What can I do with the Eco-Popper app?

The Eco-Popper app enables you to connect to your Eco-Popper and view, save and share live videos of the underwater action. It also enables to keep a private fishing log with your favorite fishing spots and to view live water quality metrics (with more features on the way).

Will the Eco-Popper app work on my phone?

The Eco-Popper app supports both iOS and Android-based phones. If you have iOS 8 or higher or Android 4.3 or higher operating system on your smartphone, you are good to go.

What are Eco-Popper’s tech specs?

  • Ultra-high sensitivity, wide-angle (135° x 90°), 720p HD camera
  • Video Format: HD 1280 x 720, 25FPS, H.264 MP4
  • Wi-Fi module supporting distance of up to 90ft (27 m)
  • Rechargeable battery with 70 minutes of continuous use
  • Water temperature and water salinity sensors
  • Accelerometer

How is Eco-Popper powered?

Eco-Popper contains a built-in rechargeable battery. We supply a special charger that can be connected to any standard USB power source.

How long does Eco-Popper operate until it needs to be recharged?

Eco-Popper can work for up to 70 minutes of full continuous use.

How do I recharge Eco-Popper?

You recharge your Eco-Popper with the provided charger. Connect the charger to a USB power source using the provided USB cable or any standard USB cable and make sure the LED light turns green. Then just stick the charger to Eco-Popper’s body over the pins on its side (the powerful magnetic pins will help you locate the exact position). When the LED light turns red, the Eco-Popper is recharging. When the LED light turns off, it means that Eco-Popper is fully charged and you can disconnect it from the charger.

How long does it take to recharge Eco-Popper?

About 60 minutes for a full charge. For non-stop fishing, use two Eco-Popper devices: every time one Eco-Popper runs out of battery you can switch to a second Eco-Popper, while recharging the first one from your boat USB power source or using a USB power bank.

How can I check Eco-Popper’s battery level?

When you connect to Eco-Popper to the app and go to the live video screen, a battery status indicator appears on the top. After a few seconds, the battery indicator will display the current battery level.

How far away does Eco-Popper transmit live video?

Eco-Popper can transmit live video from up to 90 feet (27 meters).

How does Eco-Popper connect and communicate with my phone?

It is a very easy process. Eco-Popper uses Wi-Fi and creates a Wi-Fi access point that begins with “Eco-Popper” followed by a series of four unique characters. Make sure Wi-Fi is enabled on your smartphone, then locate Eco-Popper’s access point and connect to it.

How does Eco-Popper transmit live underwater video?

Eco-Popper has a built-in Wi-Fi module and antenna, located on the top of the popper and covered by a protective fin. It also contains a wide-angle HD camera on its back capturing the rear view of the popper (135 degrees horizontally and 90 degrees vertically). Since Eco-Popper is a topwater lure, it floats on the water’s surface and most of the time its antenna is not covered by water. This enables Eco-Popper to transmit live underwater video of the fishing action.

Can Eco-Popper’s software be updated?

Not at this stage.

What is included with Eco-Popper?

Eco-Popper comes with its special USB charger, a USB cable and 2 additional silver hooks (2 black hooks are already mounted on the Eco-Popper)

Pre-Order Campaign FAQ

How does the pre-order campaign work?

Eco-Popper is available for pre-order for a limited time at the introductory price of $179, a $60 discount from its projected retail price of $239. Supporters will have early access to the Eco-Popper lure so that they can provide feedback and help guide the product development process as the company ramps up to a broader release. We are now producing a first batch of production Eco-Poppers. As soon as this quantity is consumed we will end the pre-order campaign.

What is the price of the Eco-Popper?

Eco-Popper is available for pre-order for a limited time at the introductory price of $179, a $60 discount from its projected retail price of $239. Shipping is free within the US and Canada. Outside of the US and Canada shipping cost will be US$15.

How many can I buy in a single order?

We do not restrict the quantity at this stage. However, if you are a distributor we kindly request you contact us directly and not to use this ordering path. It is primarily intended for many of our customers who have been waiting a long time for this product.

When will Eco-Popper be available? / What is the timeline for shipping?

Based on our production schedule, we plan to ship units to Early Bird supporters starting in January 2018. Full retail distribution is expected in April 2018.

Can I buy Eco-Popper if I live outside the United States? / Will you be shipping outside the US?

Yes you can! We will need to add a shipping cost of US$ 15. Please notice this shipping cost is fixed and not dependent on the number of Eco-Poppers you order.

What’s your refund and cancellation policy?

We think you will love Eco-Popper. Nevertheless, you may cancel your order and receive a full refund within 30 days from the date of order.

What’s your warranty policy?

We offer a one year warranty for any defective devices from the date of purchase. Any returned product must be complete with the full set supplied to you at delivery. Full details of the warranty can be found in the applicable order terms.

Risks and Challenges

We at Eco-Net value our promises above all else.

We have assembled a team of experts in product design, product development and manufacturing. We have a world-class manufacturing partner that has built hundreds of products for some of the world’s biggest brands. Together, we are confident that we can achieve our planned milestones in the timeline we’ve promised.

Nevertheless, while we are committed to delivering the Eco-Popper as soon as possible, some things are beyond our control such as timescales for certifications, component delivery times, product size constraints, political instability, etc.

We will keep you informed as we approach the delivery date.