This project's funding goal was not reached on July 6, 2012.
About this project
Capture Your Memories and Moments.
Welcome to the Kickstarter Campaign for the ANYCASE Universal Smartphone tripod adapter.
Camera quality on our phones is getting so good that most of us will never use a stand-alone camera again. The ANYCASE tripod adapter allows you to capture life's most important experiences in a professional way that will bring lasting memories, without shaky hand-held results. There are other tripod adapters out there for smart phones, but most of them are flimsy plastic or don't allow you to use your phone with a case on it.
Each ANYCASE adapter is CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machined out of aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum, to International ISO 9001 standards to +/- two thousands of an inch at an aircraft machining facility in Southern California. It's then anodized at another facility, and etched at yet another one. Finally it is packed and shipped from our offices. Total American Precision.
The ANYCASE adapter fits phones with (or without) cases up to 17mm (.66") thick. The adapter is 114mm (4.5") wide. Designed for any generation iPhone, we've also used it with many other brands of smartphones. IT WILL ALSO WORK WITH YOUR NEXT PHONE!
* We've added a new Mini/Vert ANYCASE as well, that will allow you to use aftermarket lenses on your phone, as well as to mount your phone vertically on the tripod. 2.4" (61mm) wide, with .65" (16mm) wide "fingers" to hold the front of the phone.
I got the idea for the ANYCASE adapter when I needed to record my daughters dance recital. My old video camera wasn't charged, no one I knew had one handy, so I had to use my iPhone. I didn't want wavy, shaky video memories, so I searched the Apple store and internet for a tripod adapter that would work with my iPhone 3, to no avail. I ended up duct-taping my phone to my tripod, and while not elegant, it got the job done!
Right after that I approached my local aircraft machine shop with the ANYCASE concept. They had some material in stock that could work, so we made a few prototype designs which led to the gold adapters you see here in the photos and video.
(Join ANYCASE as a FOUNDER for $100, get your gold-anodized Founders Edition adapter first!)
My background is in Product Development and Marketing for Shimano and RockShox, the biggest and best component companies in the bicycle business. I was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2001 for my work in the bike industry. Many professionals and enthusiasts are using their phones exclusively to capture their photos and videos, and this product has been developed for them.
The ANYCASE adapter secures your phone with a machined nylon screw that keeps your phone secure at any angle, and three 3M rubber pads that have a hi-tech super-grip microdot pattern to protect your phone and keep it from slipping in any direction.
By supporting us on Kickstarter, you'll be helping out a company that helps capture your dreams, family, business and pleasure on your smartphone like no other product on the market.
Read the various benefits available on the right side of this page, get your premium, and most importantly, join the ANYCASE family!
"The Anycase iphone adapter is an indispensable piece of equipment for our professional mobile production package, it allows us to fully leverage the high quality images now possible with the iphone as well as other cutting edge mobile devices. We can now shoot in ways previously thought impossible or impractical. I never leave home without it"
Daniel Leeb, Chief Creative Officer & Storyteller at Cinecycle Film and Video Production - Brooklyn
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