This project's funding goal was not reached on February 20, 2014.
About this project
WOW! What a useful little bugger!
The PocketShot (TM) mounts ANY phone in ANY case ANYwhere! HONEST!
The PocketShot's Cradle has a standard 1/4-20 mount so it will mount on anything!
And, the PocketShot's Handle lets you shoot one-handed, plus it's an instant table-top tripod.
The PocketShot's Cradle fits anywhere, and its Handle lets you shoot one-handed!
The WOXOM handle lets you shoot one-handed, turns into a table-top tripod, and just plain looks cute (who doesn't like cute?!)
And, with a second Cradle in your kit, you can leave one with the WOXOM Handle and put the second one in with your tripod so it's always with you!
Speaking of the Handle: it has this MAGIC Lead-In Pin . . .
I must humbly say that this is BRILLIANT! I got sick of fighting with aligning the threads putting things together, and then having it fall off on the ground when I unscrewed it.
This little pin really works spectacularly! Check this video for a quick run-down on the magic:
And it's really small, but oh-so-powerful!
How does the PocketShot Cradle fit onto other supports?
The PocketShot has a STANDARD 1/4-20 threaded brass insert molded into it so it will screw right onto any tripod, monopod, suction-cup, PicoDolly - you name it!
Fits ANY phone in ANY case!
Some OTHER mounts just can't do that... [snicker!]
If you have other questions about the PocketShot go to www.WOXOM.com
There's more info and stuff over there!
How is the PocketShot different than the Original SlingShot?
Here's where we are in the development cycle:
Where we are now:
We have the plastic injection molds started already, but they take a bit of time to build and to prove out. 'Prove out' means: A few parts are made, they are sent to us for approval, we inspect and discuss everything from the size and shape to the surface finish, the feel of the hinges movements, the harness of the material, etc., etc., etc. The prove out gets done a few times to get everything dialed in.
We have had one set of prove outs come in already and modified a few things so we now wait for those changes to be incorporated and the next set of samples to arrive.
The packaging is all decided and designed and sampled.
All we need now is your support to get our 'war chest' together to place our initial order of PocketShots!
And, as soon as the molds are all signed-off and ready to use, we will be air-freighting some units in from the factory for the E A R L Y - B I R D - S P E C I A L for our backers who want those early units.
Then, when the shipping container gets off the boat and onto our dock, we can ship the rest of the PocketShots out.
Yes, it can take up to 6 weeks for the international postal shipments to arrive. Obviously, MOST of the shipments will arrive in a week or two, but we need to warn you that some countries are REALLY SLOW. Some slow ones that we have found in the past are: Australia, Poland, Russia, and (oddly) Ontario, Canada!
ALL INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS WILL HAVE TRACKING NUMBERS.
About the team:
Ben (below) does digital. All things digital: web design and coding, tech support for the team, graphic design, Adobe guru-ing, and reading, reading, reading.
Charles (below) is a touch wacky at times. He considers sleep to be an optional activity, which means he gets a lot done... in a sleep-deprived fog of uncertain connection to the reality the rest of us share.
Charles is one of those true Renaissance Men. He's done fine woodworking in Aspen, Colorado. He's been a design engineer at Triad Speakers (designing the product, the processes, the machinery, and the plant itself). He's currently a fine art portrait artist in Portland, Oregon (www.charleswaugh.com). He designed and launched the SlingShot by WOXOM right here on Kickstarter in 2012. He designed and launched the SimplePen here on Kickstarter. He does Spencerian penmanship. And, he also ran the Finex Cast Iron Skillet project here on Kickstarter, making the video, all the stills, writing much of the copy, and generally waving his hands in the air at random.
Risks and challenges
We've already launched the SlingShot here on Kickstarter in 2012, and through that process, we took some lumps, got some bruises, and learned a lot! We are taking ALL of that experience (and the knowledge from two other successful launches in other fields) and are bringing that to this project.
Ben here! I'm part of the team that launched the SlingShot last year right here on Kickstarter. We've been selling the SlingShot successfully through online and brick-and-mortar retailers since then and we know how to make all of it.
Charles is the wacky noodle-head behind the designs (and behind the camera) and he's done two successful Kickstarters of his own (The SlingShot and The SimplePen) and run another one that just finished (The Finex Cast Iron Skillet, which raised $211,000!). He's designed the product, shot the videos and stills, written the copy, built and run three Kickstarters, has overseen getting the product made and shipped, and stayed up late coming up with new ideas.
We are confident that all the bits and pieces are handled and under control.
We have the product design of the PocketShot done and have protos from the first round of plastic injection molds in our hands, it will be made in the same factory as the SlingShot, and we now know how to ship the Kickstarter rewards quite effectively.
What we need now is the initial boost of YOUR support to fund the initial order and shipping of the PocketShot. The factory that we are using requires a sizable minimum order quantity and that's where Kickstarter rocks!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Kickstarter doesn’t allow us to offer more than one in the pledge levels. B U T . . . if you want to pledge twice as much we’ll send you twice the reward! (wink! wink!)
And, if you pledge ten times as much... you get the idea.
It can take UP TO SIX WEEKS. Yeah, the international stuff is a mess. Some goes fast, some gets stuck in customs for ever. We’ve found this to be especially true in the past with Australia, Russia, Poland, and (oddly) Ontario, Canada!
We’ll be having a backer party at Charles’ studio in Clackamas shortly after the container arrives. If you pledge at that level, we’d love to have you join us!
Uh... no. Sorry. :-(
I'm just about to launch another project: A book called "The Fine Art Portrait, The Photographic Techniques and the Client's Experience". And having two projects running simultaneously seems to be outside the scope of KS's understanding. :-)
So, Ben is running this project, and I'm running that next one.
"The Fine Art Portrait" will be a book all about the portraits that I do in my studio. How I photograph them, retouch them, and the client's experience throughout the process. There will also be videos of me photographing and retouching the portraits, as well as information on how to treat clients so as to give them the best possible experience and emotional interest in their portraits.
It's going to be quite the project! Keep your eyes peeled!
- (40 days)