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$2,480
pledged of $120,000pledged of $120,000 goal
44
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 17 2015

About

What is KDEN?

KDEN looks and feels just like a standard phone case. But hidden away are amazing features that enhance the picture-taking experience on your phone. Designed by a seasoned photographer and cinematographer, KDEN mimics the feel of a traditional camera but without bulky attachments, app downloads, or additional size or weight. It also has some pretty cool features.

How is KDEN different? 

The key to the function of KDEN is its patent-pending design. There’s nothing else like it. KDEN offers an authentic camera experience by applying 5 unique built-in features that hide directly in the case:

THE GRIP 

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3D Printed Prototype

Smartphones were not originally intended to be cameras. When you take a photo with your phone, your grip tends to be awkward, unnatural, and unsteady. The KDEN GRIP is designed to feel much like a DSLR. The material is made from just the right poly blend, so it is both flexible and extremely durable. The GRIP folds out and locks into place giving you the confidence and stability of a traditional, sizeable one-handed camera grip. But when the GRIP is closed, the phone surface is seamless and flat so the case moves easily in and out of your pocket, just like a standard-sized case.

THE SHUTTER BUTTON

KDEN offers a Bluetooth SHUTTER BUTTON that works in tandem with the GRIP to provide an authentic and comfortable camera experience. Years in the making, the SHUTTER BUTTON is a rugged electronics design that is surprisingly small, simple and incredibly user-friendly. The first time you use the BUTTON, you connect it by Bluetooth to your phone. Each time after that, you simply push the BUTTON and within 3 seconds, it automatically finds your phone, connects, and is ready to go. Since the BUTTON works with the existing iPhone photo app, there is no waiting for third party apps to open and no photo libraries to hook up to. It can also be used with all other apps that use the inherent iPhone shutter actuation, like VSCO Cam, Filmic Pro, etc. The whole unit works in perfect concert with your phone. So as the iPhone upgrades, so does your photo experience. Seamlessly.

THE STAND

When the GRIP is fully opened, it may also be used as either a horizontal or vertical STAND. Similar to a mini tripod, the STAND holds the phone stable on a surface for photos, videos, selfies, etc.

THE REMOTE CONTROL

The KDEN case includes another unique element - a removable REMOTE CONTROL. This simple and elegant feature pushes the limits of the traditional selfie. Because the REMOTE wirelessly extends the distance between you and your phone so much further than the length of your arm or even a selfie stick, the possibilities become endless. Use KDEN’s STAND feature in conjunction with the REMOTE to create a whole new hands-free photo experience.

THE SIZE 

With all of these functions, KDEN is still a sleek and protective case that adds no more size or weight than the case you have today.

STRETCH GOALS & COLORS

 

We are excited to offer a choice of color options as the success of the project makes it possible.

MADE IN THE USA

We have completed the case and electronics design phases of our product. Your funds will go directly towards covering our mold-making and manufacturing costs. This is the most critical and expensive phase of the project. Because the components of KDEN will be made in the USA, we will have unfettered access to quality control. Considerable care and thought has been put into this stage to ensure completion. And our alliance with US manufacturers instills confidence. Thank you for your support and for believing in our product.

Risks and challenges

Every effort has been taken to position ourselves for delivering the KDEN project on time and with the excellent quality that you expect. Although we are proud to manufacture KDEN in the USA, unanticipated and unforeseen challenges may arise during the production process. We have strong partnership with our suppliers and are confident in our ability to deliver. Keep in mind there are always issues that may arise, however, it is our intention to target December 2015 as our delivery date and we will do everything we can to make this happen. Again, thank you for your support.

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