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The SportPodBy The SportPod
First created
The SportPodBy The SportPod
First created
$1,246
pledged of $3,000pledged of $3,000 goal
25
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 8 2016 2:57 PM UTC +00:00

About

SportPod is a monopod sporting goods accessory for the everyday, outdoor athlete that turns your smartphone, tablet, GoPro or DSLR into a better camera system that allows you to record yourself without the assistance of another individual.

Hey Kickstarter! My name is Drew Dixon and I need your support for my company called The SportPod. Do you take lots of videos of your golf swing or other outdoor sporting activities to improve your game and want to share your videos with friends? If this sounds like you, you know just how challenging it can be to get the perfect shot. Being faced with asking someone else to stop what they are doing to take a video of you or propping up your phone on the ground or bag to give you a video angle that is less than ideal, I said to myself there has to be a better way and thus the SportPod was born!

Smartphone
Smartphone

The quick-release base clip(s) holds your smartphone and is designed to work with an assortment of mounting accessories. Each kit includes a interchangeable clip mount that securely holds your device. It also works with your:  

GoPro
GoPro
Tablet
Tablet
Point-to-Shoot Camera
Point-to-Shoot Camera

The SportPod is monopod telescopic pole that is designed to stake directly into the ground. You can easily insert the bottom stake into any grass or soft dirt ground surface.

SportPod in the Fairway
SportPod in the Fairway
SportPod in the sand trap.
SportPod in the sand trap.

 It ranges in height from 2 feet all the way up to 4.5 feet to make sure your camera angle is just right.

Telescopic pole
Telescopic pole

The top of the SportPod comes with a custom 360 degree ball mount that gives each user a complete free range of motion, allowing you to shoot in both landscape and portrait modes at an angle.

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Bluetooth Sync & USB charging remote - The Bluetooth connection is super easy and there is NO APP REQUIRED. - Fully charged in 1 Hour, standby lasts up to 100 hours.

Bluetooth Record Remote - Works with iOS & Android Smartphones. Also works as a remote up to 30 feet away. 

 We wanted to design a product that would fit the needs of almost any recording apparatus on the market. The SportPod is the first product of its kind because it is not just designed to hold your smartphone. It can support your mini-tablet, tablet and an array of point-to-shoot cameras.

We designed the SportPod originally for golfers to help them record their golf swings on the course and on the driving range. We realized very quickly the demand in other outdoor sports who also were struggling with recording their videos, which is why we need your help Kickstarter.

We are looking to create a custom detachable stand that will allow the SportPod to be used on any surface both indoors and outdoors. The stand will be light weight and easily detachable to allow you to take the SportPod everywhere and we are asking for your help to make this a reality. We appreciate your support and any donations.

Ideal Stand A
Ideal Stand A
Ideal Stand B
Ideal Stand B

We are very proud to have completed our soft launch with our “D1” pod based off our initial prototype. Utilizing and building partnerships with manufacturers in the United States and in China, we have all of the proper tools in place to make this project a success.

The "D1" SportPod was built for YESTERDAY. Your help is needed Kickstarter, to help make the "D2" SportPod for TOMORROW. All the money raised will go into the 3D printing and upfront manufacturing costs for the installation of the stand. Finally allowing the SportPod to be used virtually anywhere in the WORLD.

We have a goal to fund the “D2”pod due to the minimum order of our manufacturers overseas. We will need funding for 3D printing costs, molding fees and production of our new stand and attachment pieces. Our goal for this project is to raise a minimum of $3,000. 

SportPod user at the driving range
SportPod user at the driving range
Another SportPod user at the driving range
Another SportPod user at the driving range
Young golfer at the driving range using her SportPod
Young golfer at the driving range using her SportPod
SportPod on the putting green
SportPod on the putting green
Smartphone SportPod being used to record a player's baseball practice
Smartphone SportPod being used to record a player's baseball practice

Thanks to the AMAZING response of our soft launch we have been able to grow an amazing social media campaign and create a following of “Sporties”. We are so excited to put the SportPod in your hands! With this sporting accessory, you will be able to record your athletic life easier and we are excited to see what creative images you capture. THANK YOU everyone for the support! 

We would love to thank our early adopters, current and future customers, family, friends, and everyone who has helped along the way. Your enthusiasm, encouragement, feedback, and support has made all the difference.

CEO / Founder - Drew Dixon

COO/ Co-Founder – Andraes Hubbard 

Director of Communication – Jazmene Lambert

***As early adopters, you can help others put SportPod into action and TAKE THE SHOT using your favorite go-to cameras, smartphones and tablets. Please buy a SportPod for yourself and loved ones, and be a part of the SportPod Family.

Disclaimer iPhone®, Apple®, and GoPro® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc and GoPro Inc.  

Risks and challenges

Creating a new to market and innovative product has its challenges. The good news is we have done this before with our SportPod "D1"!

You can rest assured our operations are in order and has been well tested! We know how long everything takes, we have tested the quality, and know which materials are perfect for our product now. We also have created an amazing relationship with our manufacturers and we know we can do this. I, Drew Dixon, am personally overseeing the "D2" SportPod's production to ensure we are providing everyone a premier product. SportPod "D2" is the new and improved product and we are so excited to get it in your hands by Fall 2016!

We are committed to creating a high functioning sporting goods accessory that incorporates user friendly functions at a low cost price point for YOU, the everyday athlete. We know you will agree it is the ultimate selfie and recording accessory for your smartphone, tablet, GoPro or point-to-shoot camera. Our manufacturers can handle 100,000 unit orders! So let’s do this Kickstarter! We will keep everyone posted on our journey and until then, get out there and TAKE THE SHOT!!!

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    (3) D1 SportPods with (3) smartphone, (3) mini-tablet, (3) tablet and (3) GoPro attachment.

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    Hole in 1 Pack:

    Includes a (2) SportPod logo poker chips, (2) SportPod Towels, (2) SportPod T-Shirts, (2) SportPod Polo Shirts, (10) D2 SportPods and join the SportPod Family to receive backer updates (only) along the way.

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