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A product of Slovene-Irish collaboration, Secura brings a simple and affordable solution to a problem that has plagued photography lovers for years. Born out of a professional’s necessity, Secura aims to relieve the camera user by redistributing the weight from the neck to their backpack straps. Without any additional bulk, and with a beautiful wooden design, it provides both a secure hold and a sleek aesthetic. 

Conceived by a photographer and brought to life by a designer duo, Secura is the result of Slovene materials and Irish innovation. It provides a simple and super affordable solution that includes no extra straps, while solving numerous problems at once: neck pain, discomfort and sweat, instability. All while looking darn cute on your shoulder.   

Secura is a combination of two materials: sustainable hardwood and stainless steel. Bringing together the timeless look and liability of steel and the natural quality of Slovene wood, we’d like to think the result is truly special.

Secura is a simple, practical pair of clips for photographers to relieve neck discomfort and increase mobility by redistributing camera weight from the neck to the straps of a backpack. These affordable clips, made of Slovene wood and metal, offer professional and amateur camera-users the freedom to move and look around naturally, providing a firm hold free from neck pain - all with no extra straps.  

 

By stabilising the camera with two restraint points, Secura reduces camera bouncing and swaying, while allowing for more steady shots. Small and easy to attach and remove, the clips don’t damage or pierce the bag. Secura combines locally-sourced hard wood and stainless steel metal to create strong clips with a stylish design that work with any camera strap and any single or two-strap backpack.

Easy to attach
Easy to attach

 

Easy to take off
Easy to take off

 

 Secura is compatible with almost every type of camera and bag strap. It's designed to work on single-strap courier bags too!

 

 

Secura is being produced by Obscura Gear, led by co-inventors Bojan Stepančič, professional photographer with 15 years experience with companies such as Lenovo and Nikon, and Tadej Bostjančič, entrepreneur with experience in risk management and product management, having worked on sports and consumer products. Product Management, Design and Communication is being handled by The Ponchi Collective, a predominantly Slovenian-Irish team focused on solving real problems and bringing projects to life. Their crowdfunding experience includes projects such as the Hillstrike Snowstrike and Zen Egg.

On the way to film the video
On the way to film the video

 

Hard woods and stainless steel rods. Secura will be produced in Slovenia where a long-standing tradition of crafting with hardwoods will hopefully continue. Initially Pear, Walnut, and Maple will be available, although we strive to make more options based on photographer's preferences.

 

 

 

Only some of the team could make it to the Slovene launch, credits below :)
Only some of the team could make it to the Slovene launch, credits below :)
  • Inventor/Photographer: Bojan Stepančič (foto-info.si)
  • Inventor/Business: Tadej Bostjančič
  • Project management: Ethan Grant (Ponchi Collective
  • Industrial Design: Karl Rabbitt 
  • Industrial Design: Moses Rowen 
  • Visual Identity: Mak Mujezinović 
  • Additional Graphic Design: Stewart Scargill 
  • Marketing and Research: Marko Horvat 
  • Communication: Tom Doran 
  • Communication: Electra Mar 
  • Social Media: Aleš Ogorevc 
  • Colour Grading, Sound Design, Music Composer. Primož Renko 
  • Sound Recording Jagoš Razić 
  • Camera, Video editing. Medard Kržišnik, 
  • Additional Photography: Tomo Vrešak
  • Actors: Alojzi Oblak, Adja Kožar, Tomo Vrešak
  • Bags: foto-klik.si
  • Wooden bike: Tratar Bikes
  • Campaign Launch: Poligon Kreativni Center
  • Campaign Launch and Support: Irish Embassy in Ljubljana

Risks and challenges

Getting the word out - it can be hard to find the appropriate channels to find people who might be interested in our solution, so we welcome any help on this front!

Like with any batch-produced campaign, a large influx of orders would potentially delay our overall shipping goals. We've factored in the best and worst case scenarios before making our timeline, so we hope that this will not be a big problem.

We're in talks with manufacturers based in Slovenia to take full advantage of the wood and craft industry prevalent there. Having worked on similar campaigns, the major problem usually would have been the timeline of when we deliver the final product, though this time we're taking a conservative amount of time to ensure each product is of a decent quality.

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