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About this project

 

Ninjadapt is a revolutionary phone holder that transforms any standard (E26/ E27) lamp base into a smartphone power source, turning your old phones into always-on surveillance cameras. Keep an eye on your pets when you're away from home, use Ninjadapt as a baby monitor, or tuck your phone behind a lampshade for extra security 24/7. 

The Ninjadapt kit is comprised of three components:

Power converter with E26/ E27 lamp base, which converts the AC power (110V/ 220V) that turns on light bulbs into DC (5V) power that charges mobile phones. The power converter is equipped with a USB port for universal charging. Flexible extension bar that allows you to position the phone and camera. Phone holder keeps your phone (width between 2 to 3 inches) securely in place.
 Tuck the power cord discreetly into the lamp shade, and any old light and used phone laying around can become another set of eyes.

 


Why was Ninjadapt created?

A couple of years ago, Hungkang, our team’s chief designer, had an old iPhone laying around and decided to re-purpose it into a surveillance camera. At first he thought: Simple! I’ll just mount the phone to the ceiling and point it at the front door. But he quickly ran into roadblocks. First, it was difficult to attach a phone mount on the ceiling that didn’t require drilling, nails or glue. (We all want that security deposit back, right? Or the least amount of holes to fill in if a DIY project goes wrong...) Then, once the phone was up, it would need to be charged often to be on 24/7, which meant an ugly power cord running up the wall. So, being a designer, he set out to design something better.

Many months and revisions later, the Ninjadapt was born. 

Ninjadapt’s power converter screws into any standard E26/ E27 lamp base, so every light in your house that fits a regular sized light bulb can now charge and mount your phone. Table lamps, floor lamps, even ceiling lamps will now stand guard, with no need to worry about finding an extension cord long enough to reach your security cameras. The sturdy phone holder and flexible extension bar let you rotate and adjust your phone’s camera to point in just the right direction for maximum security. 

Now we're ready to introduce Ninjadapt to the world. Give new life to those old phones lying around, and feel safer with the ability to check in on your home and loved ones at any time.

How does Ninjadapt protect your home?

Any place you can plug in a light, Ninjadapt can go. All you need to do is screw it in. Install your smartphone security camera app of choice, pop your phone into the phone holder, and you're good to go. Your old phone is now a stealthy little ninja watching over your home sweet home.

With accessories, more applications can be created. We look forward to seeing the creative ways to use Ninjadapt that our backers come up with.

By using mobile device lens kit, you can enhance the camera applications.

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Open Source Concept

We fully embrace the open source concept, and when Ninjadapt is available we plan to share our detailed designs and technology in the hopes that all makers and tinkerers can use them to create amazing new things.

Why Kickstarter?

In order to bring Ninjadapt to life and make it available to the world, we need your help to get us over the final steps of acquiring the UL safety certificate and production tooling for mass production. 

Embracing the open source approach, we will publish our detailed designs and data source to encourage creativity and foster new ideas that may sprout from the Ninjadapt project. We hope that with the Kickstarter community's feedback, we can continue to make Ninjadapt better, stronger, stealthier. We're excited to see what we can create together and to make the world greener by finding new uses for old mobile phones. 

Kickstarter is a perfect place to Ninjadapt, isn't it?

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Risks and challenges

1. Delays
We might not receive UL safety certificate on time.
We might meet unexpected problems or delays during the mass production stage.

2. Compatibility
The current phone holder may not be compatible with all types of mobile devices.
We may refine the design for more universal support.

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    Only available to the first 300 backers, this package includes the Ninjadapt kit (Retail $39.99) and a FREE lens to enhance your phone camera's viewing scope!

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    • 1x Mobile Device Lens Kit (195 wide angle & 20x macro lens)
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    Thank you for your support! One Ninjadapt kit will be yours. (Retail $39.99)

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    Thank you very much for your support! You'll get two Ninjadapt kits, for double the safety.(Retail $79.98)

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    Kickstarter Pro Set

    We're bowled over by your support! We'll send you five Ninjadapt kits, so you can surveil in style. (Retail $199.95)

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