Wrap & stick anywhere.
Car Mount. Kid mount.
Selfie like a queen.
Show 'em who's boss.
A bendy tripod reimagined.
Take your best selfies yet.
Design meets function.
Engineered to stick.
These suction cups stick strong, easily, and for long periods of time. Credit goes to the material used and the geometry of the suction surface. For best performance, stick to clean and smooth surfaces.
Moisture helps create a membrane for air tight vacuum, so licking the suction cups before sticking greatly improve strength and longevity.
Go for the ShutterBug Kit and get:
- Bluetooth selfie button
- 1/4-20" adapter screw
- Solid phone clip (for if your case won't suction)
- GoPro adapter
Manufacturing is done & ready to produce.
To make things better for backers, we finished developing all the manufacturing BEFORE the launch. That way backers can skip all the boring parts and get their Tenikle sooner.
In a modest one-car garage full of surfboards and art, just steps from the sand in Huntington Beach, California Tenikle was born. The inventor, a 25-year-old from Huntington Beach CA, wanted to make a rad, multi purpose product so we would have less junk and a little less trash in the ocean.
Tenikle is every mount/stand/tripod or selfie device you could possibly need in one and its made of 100% recyclable thermoplastic.
We know you're tired of boring products, so we made Tenikle fun. It's a toy with a purpose.
We work with the best plastics manufacturer in the country to produce our product and we are proud to say Tenikle is made in the USA right in San Diego, California.
Tenikle is driven by ultimate creativity. We push to be different in every way possible. Join us on a fun and crazy ride as we invent to make this planet a little more rad.
I'm Hans, the creator of Tenikle. I surf and love to make things.
My professional background is in apparel and graphic design, where I have been employed in the surf industry for brands like Hurley and Billabong since 2009.
However, I've always had a passion for engineering and industrial design.
In 2013, I had an idea for a phone case mechanism that could attach all sorts of accessories, like battery power, lenses, clips, mounts, wallets etc. I called it Tenikle because of my love for the ocean. While trying to brand my case concept, I decided I wanted to make a product that resembled a tentacle.
Then one day I get pulled over by a cop for looking at my phone. He let me go without a ticket and told me to get a mount so I don't get pulled over again. In fear of getting a future ticket, I went to a major tech store to buy a car mount. As I was searching to pick out the perfect one, I became disappointed that they were all the same big, boring, black mount and only did one thing! That's when the idea hit me.
I set out to create a fun car mount that could be used in more ways than just as a car mount.
Being a lover of all things creative, I decided to do everything on my own. I learned 3D CAD software, designed the product, wrote a patent, 3D printed molds, tested different materials, learned mold-making, created almost 100 different prototypes in my tiny garage, built a website, found a US manufacturer, got a business loan to purchase the molds, and filmed/edited the videos with my best friend from high school, Erik (@cloudroamer).
During this whole process, I wrote a guide called the DIY Inventor Kit, so that others can create their inventions on their own as well. It's full of fun design and a thorough 9 steps to help you get to the place I am now (launching a Kickstarter). If you don't have an invention yet, it shows you how to come up with one by using my process. You'll get a digital copy if you help out and pledge $10 :)
This project was quite a bit of work but well worth it because this thing is awesome! I really hope you love and use it too :)
Thank you for your support!
Risks and challenges
Not everything goes 100% to plan. Throughout this project, I've learned that things take 4 times longer and cost 4 times as much as you'd think.
That being said, I tried to take as much of the guess work out as possible to streamline getting quality product into the hands of happy backers. You are the reason Tenikle was created, so you deserve to not wait eons until you receive your reward.
So to summarize, the product has been fully developed and manufacturing fully realized. The purpose of this Kickstarter is to recoup my investment in development costs as well as learn what is great and what needs work from our community of fantastic backers.
Here are the things that need to go right to be able to ship on time in October:
-1/4-20" threaded inserts arrive from sourced offshore tooler to CA injection molding manufacturer on time and correct.
-Metal wire forms arrive from sourced CA wire manufacturer to CA injection molding manufacturer on time and correct.
-Raw material arrive from supplier to CA injection molding manufacturer on time.
-CA injection molding manufacturer produce required units and complete extensive quality control inspections.
-Cleaned and completed parts transported to offsite fulfillment center.
-Pick, pack and ship all units to backers.
The Fine Print
The bluetooth selfie button final appearance will be revealed before shipping. Apple, and GoPro are trademarks of themselves.
We will collect your choice of color after the campaign is over. If you fail to respond in time, we will pick one for you at random. In case you receive a defective part, please contact our support team through our website. If Return Material Authorization is granted, you can send the defective part back and you will receive a new part of the same color.
We will ship Tenikle worldwide where our logistic partners can ship to, with the exception of Saudi Arabia, Peru, Ecuador, Macedonia, Kosovo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, North Korea, Syria, and Yemen. Please note that you will be responsible for any customs fees, duties, VAT, import taxes, special delivery fees administered by your government, and handling fees. United States, Australia, Hong Kong will not have any import tax. These are not included in the cost of shipping or handling of your order, and we are unable to estimate those fees for you. All rewards are expected to ship in October/November 2017. While we do not expect any changes in delivery dates, that possibility does exist. We are prepared to ship internationally while there might be uncertainty in customs and logistics in certain countries. However, we are very committed to being transparent and will update our backers should there be shipment date changes.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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