About this project
Get extraordinary innovation and creativity in the palm of your hand.
The Slim has surpassed it’s original funding goal thanks to all of your amazing support - we’re almost at $28K!
We want to keep that awesome momentum going, so we decided to raise the stakes and sweeten the deal by adding a stretch goal.
If we can raise $35K before the end of our funding period, we’re going to offer the iZZi Slim in a third color. The best part? YOU get to decide!
So lets hear our backers suggestions! We have less than 2 weeks to go, so lets bring this third color to life!!
Share this link - share.izzigadgets.com and lets hear your ideas. And remember, if you haven't already, it’s not too late to make a pledge!
Also, many of you have asked to see the iZZi Slim prototype in action, so we’re bringing you a video message from Mr. Jayson Guzman himself. Check it out!
Here's a close up of the photos taken with our lenses. Macro footage coming soon..
In a world where photo & video sharing is a part of daily life, you want your photos & videos to stand out from the rest. The Slim gives you the power to wow your friends and family with your visual masterpieces.
That’s why we are back on Kickstarter introducing the iZZi Slim - the more affordable, portable little brother to the Orbit Pro. We want to deliver a premium product to the everyday creative shooter, but we need your help raising funds for tooling and to help jump-start our first production run.
Because of Kickstarter and the awesome people who support it (like you), the Orbit Pro has been recognized by some of the most highly regarded media organizations in the world - and we need your continued support in order for the iZZi Slim to see the same great success.
We have learned a lot and experienced a few ups and downs since we first launched the iZZi Orbit Pro back in 2012. We've come a long way, but we’re still a young company with room to grow.
So, we listened and made improvements - from functionality to design and style, even cost - based on a years worth of research and feedback. People wanted more lens options, so we went from the Orbit Pro’s 3-in-1 lens solution to the Slim’s 5-in-1 lens solution. The Orbit Pro is made of aluminum, while the Slim is made with polycarbonate, making it more lightweight and easier to carry. The resulting product is something we take a lot of pride in - and we think you will too.
Developing the Slim: concept to prototype.
Below is a timeline of events to give you some insight in to the development and progress of the iZZi Slim thus far:
In order to move forward and launch the Slim, we need some help raising funds to purchase the injection mold tooling needed to produce it. Our goal to raise $25,000 will help us afford the tooling and product components for our first batch of units.
Here is how it breaks down:
$14,500.00 - Tooling
$1,500.00 - Shipping Costs for Tooling
$4,750.00 - Hardware & Lenses
$3,000.00 - Packaging
$1,250.00 - Kickstarter 5% Fee
Kickstarters, check out all of the features unique to the iZZi Slim and please help us spread the word! We thank you in advance for all your help launching our gadget!
The iZZi Slim is ideal for the everyday shooter.
The Slim is the perfect companion for any occasion - from festivals to photo shoots to a day at the beach. It’s ideal for selfies, travel, bloggers and vloggers, social media sharing, cinemagraphs, low-light photography, film-making, time-lapses, strobists, landscape, stop-motion and food photography - even video monitoring your children or pets!
Form. Function. Style.
The Slim’s durable polycarbonate casing will fit your iPhone 5/5s like a glove, offering protection in vibrant white or black hues. It’s easy to put on and take off - just like a standard iPhone case.
Constructed with Peripheral Motion Lock Technology, the Slim gives the photographer instant access to 4 Pro-Grade Lenses in a convenient, all-in-one unit. Moving from one lens to the next is quick and easy: just use your finger to rotate the lens selector to the one you want to use. Not only will you have access to the Slim’s 4 lenses, you’ll still be able to use your built-in iPhone camera as well.
Here’s what you’ll be working with:
180-degree Fisheye lens, perfect for panoramic shots or anytime you want to add character and unique flair to your photos.
2X Telephoto lens, great for capturing photos at a distance, like a far-off cityscape or epic waterfall!
0.67X Wide-angle lens, to make sure nothing and no one gets cut from your photos.
Macro lens (which is revealed by twisting off the wide-angle lens), perfect for getting up close & personal with your subject to highlight every little detail.
Plus, you’ll still have access to your iPhone’s native camera.
The iZZi Slim’s lightweight design makes it easier than ever to take photos & videos on the go. This version comes without the stabilizing grip that the Orbit Pro has, making it lighter and easier to transport and use with your favorite apps!
The Slim allows full accessibility to your iPhone’s headphones & charger jacks, power button, speakers, native camera and volume controls.
And that’s not all! Also included with the purchase of an Orbit Slim are protective lens covers and a microfiber cleaning cloth.
WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU KICKSTARTERS!
Please pledge what you can to help this dream project become a reality! Each pledge tier comes with awesome rewards and savings as a thank you for your generosity and continued support.
The iZZi Slim's expected retail cost is $99 - but you can save as much as $45 through any of our great package deals. Be one of the first to pledge for our project and take advantage of some super savings!
The "True Believer" Package: (SOLD OUT)
The "Early Bird" Package:
The "Fashionably Late" Package:
The "Deluxe" Package:
The "Blue Print" Package:
We have a whopping $25,000 goal to hit - so in addition to your pledge, we need your help spreading the word:
-Talk it up with your friends, family and co-workers at the office
-Share on Facebook -- http://ks.izzigadgets.com
-Tweet us up -- tweet this link
-Repin from our Pinterest board
-Check us out on Instagram @izzigadgets
Thanks again for your support!
Risks and challenges
Kickstarter is in the DNA of our company and through our first project's funding we have experienced both recognition and growth. Over the past year, we have learned how to create efficiencies in the supply chain and have identified pre-qualified 2nd and 3rd tier suppliers ready to produce high quality products timely and effectively. We are very familiar with the challenges and obstacles of the manufacturing process, and have already overcome a handful with our iZZi Orbit.
We work only with the highest level industry experts, and have done our due diligence with our vendors to ensure timely delivery of our products, from the tooling development to the test fitment of all the hardware, to final fulfillment.
We have taken the time to listen to iZZi users feedback and concerns, and have addressed them in the form and function of the new evolution iZZi Slim.
The new production process allows us to manufacture better products at a more affordable price point for the everyday shooter. We believe there is no better way than Kickstarter to "kickstart" the process and get an iZZi Slim in to the hands of iPhone users everywhere.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes. For the new Slim model, we will be including lens covers for all 3 of the attached lenses (Fisheye, Wide-Angle, Telephoto).
Yes, simply rotate the Slim’s lenses until the iPhone’s built in lens is exposed and snap away!
There won’t be any signal loss - your iPhone will be as good to use as normal.
Unfortunately, the flash does not work with the unit. However, there are better ways to take photos at night - with external light sources, the use of apps, photo editing tools, etc.
The iZZi Slim is compatible with the iPhone 5 & 5s models.
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