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The perfect addition to your GoPro set up, Mount it ANYWHERE without worrying about losing it ! Even on the outside of a plane or car Read more

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This project was successfully funded on March 31, 2013.

The perfect addition to your GoPro set up, Mount it ANYWHERE without worrying about losing it ! Even on the outside of a plane or car

About this project

Hi I'm Mike Kamber, Self proclaimed adrenaline junky, Inventor and most of all problem solver. Over the years I have wanted to use My GoPro camera to catch video of the adventures I get to do in my life, But was always to scared to mount the camera to get the best shot in the fear of loosing the camera. (which has happened in the past) So I developed a better tether system to ensure that the camera would never get lost from what ever I was attaching the camera to. With my system you can add 1 or 5 or 20 tether lines or safety straps and attach as many additional safety mounts as you want. You also don't have to worry about the plastic case breaking off the back or at the stock mounting tabs and loosing the camera. The camera has NO OTHER PLACE TO ATTACH A SAFETY LINE TO... Now you don't have to worry about it, Stick to a race car, the outside of a aerobatics plane, a kayak going through a class 5 rapid....NO PROBLEM, My product ensures I don't loose my investment and get to enjoy the adventure for ever.

I have sourced a engineering company that uses CNC milling machines to make parts for many different companies and products. They specialize in small parts that have huge attention to detail, Like the tiny screw holes that need to be taped, and the gasket line in the Tether Ring to ensure the case stays watertight. The company has already finalized the molds, which have been paid for, necessary to create the polymer version that will be injection molded. These molds have to be very accurate and so were very expensive. With your help we will be able to pay for raw material and labor costs to have the Polymer versions made. The prototype aluminum versions have also already been created. They were milled on a CNC machine specific to small parts. Special tooling was ordered to create the tight tolerances needed in the rings. The Polymer versions will be ready for installation as they come out of the injection molds. The Aluminum versions will be anodized to give an additional outer layer of protection and a beautiful finish that any designer would be proud of. All of the tooling and molds have already been made and paid for. To give our customers the best product we can we will supply every Tether Ring with new upgraded hardware. These will be the Allen screws and a Allen wrench that secure our Inner Tether ring to the factory outer ring and then to the case. Everything is in place and ready to start production on the parts, once production has started the first batch of rings will be able to be shipped within 2 weeks of the project being funded. Turn around time after the first set of rings is 2-3 weeks per batch.  Since the Product is not large we will be able to send it via USPS in a prepaid envelope. The package will include everything in the reward that you chose as well as detailed installation instructions, new tools and hardware to remove the old screws, and install the new Tether Ring and New hardware.

Risks and challenges

My challenge with this project is that to have these parts made to the standards needed to function flawlessly, very expensive CNC equipment and VERY special tooling is needed. The tether ring has tiny holes that need to be tapped, it has a square cutout that holds the gasket to ensure the case stays waterproof. The materials to be used to ensure strength and durability are very expensive and have to be bought in large quantities because they are not off the shelf materials.

I have spent 4 months developing these rings and ironing out all of the flaws. I have everything in place to have the tether rings ship as described.

We now look to you to help us pay for raw materials and labor so we can give the manufacturing facility the go ahead to start production.

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FAQ

  • I'm sure many of you, Like me, have multiple camera's that you want to protect - that's not a problem at all, You can get multiple tethers by pledging an amount multiplied by the amount of the cost of the tether rings you want. For example, if you want 3 Polymer versions, then you would pledge for that reward and an amount of $30. If you want 3 polymer packages then you would pledge for that reward in an amount of $45. If you want 3 aluminum tether packages you would pledge $75. Once the project is funded I will get all of your shipping information and the exact product you required, based on the pledged amount.

    Thanks for all of your support !!!

    Mike

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  • You selected
    Pledge $2 or more

    2 backers

    You will receive a thank you from me and be listed as a contributor. Every $ helps

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    Pledge $10 or more

    15 backers Limited (10 left of 25)

    You will receive 1 Fiberglass re-enforced polymer Tether Ring that can be used on any Hero 3 camera. A thank you from me and be listed as a contributor.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $15 or more

    23 backers Limited (2 left of 25)

    You will receive a tether package which will include a Fiberglass re-enforced Polymer Tether for your Hero 3 camera, a 12" nylon tether chord and 2 stick on mounts to attach your tether cord. You will receive a thank you from me and be listed as a contributor

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $20 or more

    13 backers

    You will receive an Aluminum anodized Tether for your Hero 3 camera, and a thank you from me and be listed as a contributor.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    88 backers

    You will receive an Aluminum Tether Package that will include 1 Anodized aluminum Tether for your Hero 3, 2 stick on Tether mounts and 2 12" stainless steal plastic coated Tether strap. A thank you from me and be listed as a contributor

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    2 backers

    This reward is for people who want to add additional stainless steel tether cords. This package will come with 5 12" stainless steel cords and 5 stick on mounting tabs.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    12 backers

    Hero HD and Hero Tether ring-
    This reward is for all your guys that are using the Hero HD and Hero 2 camera. It will come with one tether ring that will replace the existing ring on your hero and hero 2 housing with the added benefit of a ring to secure a safety cord. You will also receive a thank you form me and be listed as a contributor.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    2 backers

    This reward will include a limited edition Anodized Tether Ring that will be laser etched with up to 20 characters of your choosing. Not only will this protect your camera from being lost, But a customized engraving will help identify your camera from all others. You will also receive a thank you from me and be listed as a contributor.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    14 backers

    This reward will include a limited edition Anodized Tether Ring that will be laser etched with up to 20 characters of your choosing. 2 Stick on Tether mounts and 2 12" stainless steel Tether cords. This is the ultimate in camera protection. Not only will this protect your camera from being lost, But a customized engraving will help identify your camera from all others. You will also receive a thank you from me and be listed as a contributor.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    1 backer

    Custom Color-This reward is for one aluminum package which will include 1 aluminum tether Powder coated any color you choose, 2 stainless steel cords, 2 mounts.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    0 backers

    Video Editing Package -This reward is for one aluminum tether package which includes 1 aluminum anodized tether 2 12" stainless steel cords, 2 stick on mounts and a custom up to 15 minute video edited by me from the video footage you film with your camera and send to me.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers

    Reseller rewards- This pledge will get you 40 Aluminum tether rings and 40 plastic coated stainless safety cords.

    These will be packaged in clear plastic with a cardboard header ready to hang on a display. it will include the hardware and installation instructions.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers

    Reseller rewards - Polymer version - This reward will get you 100 Polymer tether Rings and 100 Nylon safety cords.

    These will be packaged in clear plastic with a cardboard header ready to hang on a display. it will include the hardware and installation instructions.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (30 days)