Despite Ukraine’s low wages, the nation – just like many more affluent ones in the West – outsources hardware production to China. The most famous ones – Petcube, LaMetric and iblazr – with almost $800,000 collectively raised on Kickstarter, all have their production set up in China’s Shenzhen.

Nazar Bilous, chief executive officer at LaMetric, which makes devices that go with one’s smartphone and display some of its content, says he found all the production prerequisites he needed in China – not in Ukraine.

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