Mount iPhone 5, 4S or 3, Samsung, Android etc to a tripod with or without a case. Use the Pocket Tripod with a camera or Tripod Mount.
We wanted to make a tripod adapter that would work with most smartphones with or without a case.
We designed the Pocket Tripod to work with any pocket camera with a tripod screw mount. The above picture shows the prototype plastic version and a CNC milled aluminum version. The mold for the plastic version has been started and will be ready for production soon. It will be molded in black or possibly silver. We are still looking for a reasonable priced solution for the solid aluminum version. The plastic version weighs only 0.4 ounces and the metal version weighs 1.32 ounces. The dimensions are 2.75"L x 1.75"W x 0.75"T
The tripod mount is designed to fold up very small when not in use. The over all dimension are 2.75"L x 1.5"W and 0.75"T. The plastic version weighs only 0.6 ounces the all aluminum version weighs 1.6 ounces.
The Pocket Tripod and Tripod Mount are designed to work together to make a very small portable tripod that will fit in your pocket. The two also form an attractive table stand that works with new iPhone 5 bottom cables.
This product has been designed in the USA, but will be made in China. We have already made two rounds of prototypes of each of the products and are ready to start production tooling. We have also identified all of the factories that will make each of the components. The funds we hopefully raise at Kickstarter will allow us to pay for tooling at take these products to full production. If all goes well, we will start to ship product in January 2013. As soon as we received the first samples from the custom tooling we will post an update.
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We have made two rounds of prototypes using a computerized milling machine. For this project we will have to make several plastic molds, die cast tools and several custom metal parts. Until we make the tooling we will not know what changes will be required to make sure that all of the parts fit properly or if we will have to make any design changes to account for any issues. Many of the parts must fit precisely together, so it may take much longer than we anticipate to complete the project. We do have many years working with plastic so we have high confidence in this area. For some types of metal projects like the all aluminum Pocket Tripod, we are unsure if we can make the product to meet our design goals. This is one reason we show the all metal Pocket Tripod, but it is not posted in the rewards. As soon as we confirm that we can make this with confidence we will add this reward to the project. Some of this tooling has already been started and we will continually post updates as the parts are received. As with any project unanticipated delays can occur. We will continue to post updates to make sure we communicate any problems we are facing.
Yes, the Tripod Mount and Pocket Tripod work great together to form a desk stand that will work with the bottom connectors for the iPhone 5. The black phone in the pictures above are the iPhone 5.
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Nov 12, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012
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One Plastic Pocket Tripod. (list price $6.95)Estimated delivery: Dec 2012Add $5 to ship outside the US
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All aluminum version of Universal Smart Phone Tripod Mount for $24 (list price $29.95) The vertical support and the arms are made from anodized Aluminum. Free shipping USA International shipping $7Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $7 to ship outside the US
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Receive both the plastic Pocket Tripod and all aluminum version of the Universal Smart Phone Tripod Mount for $32 (list price $36.90) Free shipping USA International shipping $7Estimated delivery: Jan 2013Add $7 to ship outside the US