Zen Mount was engineered with ease-of-use and optimal versatility in mind. The patented Simul-Lock mechanism provides unprecedented ease and optimized positioning for a myriad of uses.
For gadget users, it provides high stability and easy angle positioning for home and office use. For content creators, it is the perfect mount for a GoPro, SLR camera or tablet (even 12.9" iPad Pro).
Zen Mount is a stable and highly versatile lightweight, multi-angle, telescoping mount that affixes to hand-held devices optimizing maneuverability for gadget users of all ages and abilities.
Professional and semi-professional digital content producers will enjoy enhanced productivity and those living with special needs will benefit from infinite positioning capacities for use with adaptive communication technologies.
Position the Device Precisely for Your Task. No Compromises.
Installing Zen Mount
As seen in:
- Dimensions: 14-inch retracted, 19-inches extended
- Weight: 1.05 pounds
- Telescoping extension: 4-in.
- Position Range: 360 degree semi-spherical
- Materials used: Tubing and Ball-joint Housing (anodized aluminum), Ball-joints and internal shaft (steel), Knob (rubberized plastic).
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The first design concept was based on the use of wire cables to control the locking and unlocking of the two swivel balls at each end of the telescopic arm. The locking of the telescoping feature also utilized the action of the cable controls. After 12-months of design, prototyping and testing we were stuck.
It was then that Matt proposed a new approach that seemed more direct and simple in achieving the simultaneous locking of the two ball joints. An encouraging prototype paved the way for refinements that led to today's Zen Mount that applies the rotary motion of an internal shaft to a linear motion that creates high forces against a steel ball joint to prevent movement.
The performance and durability of the Zen Mount products was enhanced with use of high quality engineered molded resin, stainless steel where exceptional strength is needed and high grade aluminum where strength and weight are a factor.
All the components were designed on Solidworks 3D CAD system that is compatible with the manufacturing processes to eliminate any errors between design intent and the final product.
Our selection of vendors was based on capabilities to produce Zen Mount parts at specific dimensional tolerances needed for function. All metal parts are made by CNC machining or extrusions. Plastic parts are made from precision steel injection molds that were machined using the original Solidworks 3D data.
With our relationships solidified, we are confident that they can deliver quality parts in a timely manner the knowledge of which is at the basis of our high confidence in the success of Zen Mount.
Risks and challenges
Prototype has been finalized and successfully tested. We have completed a sample production run to iron-out any technical or production glitches.
We have addressed most of the risks inherent in early production. We need to further assess future production as it relates to scale of market response. Vendors have been secured to immediately turnkey production of 1,500 units.
If Kickstarter response is greater than 3,000, then we will need to adjust scheduling with suppliers and manufacturer(s). Our current production partners are capable of ramping up for mass production as that need arises.
We envision large scale assembly to take place in the United States with on-site quality control. We will undertake all requisite risks associated with personnel, warehousing and fulfillment as we scale-up production. We are aware that at this juncture we will need to secure liability insurance and workman's comp insurance at an added operational cost.
We realize that as with any new product that there is a risk of copycats and we have protected ourselves legally with trademarks and patents to our existing technology and will continue to do so with updated verisions of our product(s).Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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