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Like most people, we want to be in our own photos. So we created the tiltpod!

Like most people, we want to be in our own photos. But without a tripod handy, our self-timer shots are difficult to take, poorly framed, and someone inevitably doesn't quite make it in the picture. So we created the tiltpod, the first truly pocketable articulating magnetic support that stays attached to the camera (or your key chain) and allows you to quickly get perfectly framed shots, anytime, anywhere.

We started selling the tiltpod several months ago with positive reviews, but we also received requests to make one that works with the iPhone. We have since finalized the design for an iPhone model and are almost ready to go into production. With support from the Kickstarter community, we can begin manufacturing with the goal to start shipping in April. 

To show our appreciation for your support, we will offer our first production units at a sizable discount plus include a few Kickstarter-only special rewards. Also, please like us on Facebook so we can keep in touch!

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No more digging through your bag for a tripod, and no more precarious balancing acts. Just attach the tiltpod to your key chain or camera’s wrist strap and you are always ready to get the perfect shot.

The compact design features a quick-connect magnetic ball pivot that attaches to the base for an instant hold at just about any angle.

The grippy base allows you to quickly adjust and get perfectly framed shots, even on uneven surfaces.

Enjoy hands-free movies, FaceTime and more.

What's the buzz....

CNET "I know this comes off sounding a bit like I'm selling these things, but if it sucked I'd say so. It's honestly just a cool little product." 

Steve's DIGICAMS "One of the best features of the tiltpod is it's compact size. It attaches to your wrist strap and when you're not using it, the tiltpod can simply slide into your pocket along with your camera."

GIZMODO "The Tiltpod Magnetic Tripod Will Fit in Even the Skinniest of Jeans"

FAQ

What are the color choices?

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What's included in the Kickstarter rewards?

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How will the tiltpod be packaged?

The tiltpod comes in a nifty little box which is great for gifting. The box will be printed with soy ink on 100% recycled paper.

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What type of cameras can I use with the tiltpod?

Most compact digital cameras will work with the tiltpod.  Some unusually large digital compacts may have limited range of motion.

NOTE: The tiltpod is not compatible with interchangeable lens cameras, like full-size DSLR’s, micro 4/3′s, or Sony NEX cameras. The lenses used on these cameras are too heavy for the compact tiltpod base.

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How does the iPhone or camera connect to the base?

The tiltpod base has an internal high-strength magnet. The precision machined pivot point can be quickly connected and removed from the tiltpod base.

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How do I add a self timer function to the camera on my iPhone?

There are several free and low-cost options available in the iPhone app store.  Here are a few we recommend:

Camera Awesome (Currently our favorite, and free)
Photo Timer
(Free)
Auto Shutter 2.0 (Free)
Gorillacam (Free)
Camera+ ($1.99)

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Will the tiltpod mobile adapter fit other phones or an iPhone in a case?

The many different shapes and sizes of phones and cases make it a real challenge to keep the adapter small and providing a snug fit. The iPhone adapter that comes in the Kickstarter reward is designed to fit a 'naked' iPhone 4/4S. The universal stick-on pivot can be used on many phones/cases, but note that it can not be removed and reapplied. 

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Will the tiltpod magnet erase my memory card?

Your iPhone and camera uses solid-state (non-magnetic) memory that is not effected by the magnet. However, we recommend keeping the tiltpod away from credit cards or other magnetically sensitive devices.

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Which pivot should I use, the screw-on or the universal stick-on?

The screw-on pivot is used for cameras that have a tripod socket located close to the center of the camera. If your camera’s tripod socket is located closer to the sides, it may be necessary to apply the universal stick-on pivot. In some cases, you may need to put the stick-on pivot ON the battery/memory card door (but be sure not to cover the hinge). Be careful, the adhesive on the stick-on pivot is very sticky, you only get one shot at getting it positioned right!

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What surfaces can I use the tiltpod on?

The underside of the tiltpod base is made of a grippy material, so it holds on inclined surfaces, wood, rocks, you name it. Since the base is magnetic, it also sticks to inclined metal surfaces like car hoods, metal fence posts, or refrigerator doors!

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Can I adjust the position once my iPhone or camera is attached to the base?

Yes, you can rotate and tilt to precisely position them within a wide range of motion.

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My camera has a centered socket and I used the screw-on pivot, so what should I do with the extra stick-on pivot?

You can stick it to one side of the camera for vertical oriented shots, or use it on a second camera.

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I have read this far, now what do I do?

Hopefully we will have you on board as a backer! If you still have unanswered questions please contact us through the link below!

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