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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 22 2014 10:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Hello Kickstarter!

We are thrilled to introduce our new product called POPSCOPE. If you love taking pictures you will love what POPSCOPE allows you to do, by extending your possibilities with taking photos & videos. This Tripod is designed specifically for smart phones. It's so compact you can take it with you anywhere or simply use at home to get that perfect selfie in the privacy of your own room.

 We recommend FOTOR photo timing App. It is very easy to use.

 If you are looking for a great way to get the best selfies and pictures for your social media or vacations, then you need the POPSCOPE reach extender/tripod. This innovative device attaches to any phone to help you extend your reach to get pictures you never thought possible.

Giving you just the right amount of reach to get that great shot over a crowd or with a background, reaches out 21.5 inches and collapses down to 6.49 inches, with a swivel head allowing for a 90 degree bend, you’ll love your POPSCOPE!  POPSCOPE works with any timer app that you simply download on your phone POPSCOPE come in a full range of attractive, bright colors. 

The unique design fits most phones on the market up to the 170 gms weight, regardless if it has a case or not, giving you a strong, secure grip on your device even when extended. 

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POPSCOPE'S unique design allows for professional use too!

Need to SCAN some documents?  POPSCOPE can be extended and the grip rotated to make document scanning a breeze. Being compact and portable, let you easily take POPSCOPE with you.
FUN WITH POPSCOPE
FUN WITH POPSCOPE

Developed to be lightweight & durable you can use the POPSCOPE to take pictures while with your friends in restaurants, at parties, concerts and even when you are on vacation. You can even use the POPSCOPE to take videos of yourself during work presentations. Or tape yourself in practice workouts playing sports.

 There are lots of uses you will discover for your POPSCOPE. The compact design of the POPSCOPE makes it easy to carry in your pocket, purse or backpack. Simply attach your phone to the POPSCOPE, extend the arm and take as many pictures as you want.

You’ll love the results that you get with all of your videos and selfies. The sturdy metal construction makes it ideal for kids and adults, both while travelling and at home. The strong legs fold out from the base and keep the phone steady while you take the best pictures of your life! The flexible swivel top allows you to capture images from many angles, giving your pictures a professional, artistic quality that you simply can’t get without POPSCOPE.

Be one of the first to have POPSCOPE. You will love the variety of colors, ease of use, easy setup and how great your pictures look. Buy one for yourself and send another as a gift! Your selfies, photos of friends and family and vacation pictures will never look as good as when you use the POPSCOPE. Simple to use and compact to carry. Tripods have been around forever and they are bulky, I set out to design one specifically for Smart Phones that can extend and collapse into a nice neat base so you can travel with it.

COMPACT PORTABLE SOLUTION
COMPACT PORTABLE SOLUTION
Perfect your golf swing
Perfect your golf swing

 With POPSCOPE you will see your mistakes in the video allowing you to make quick corrections.

Practice yoga with online videos
Practice yoga with online videos


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 The legs have a unique way to close and secure to the base. Above is a quick video that demonstrates the procedure.

COMPATIBILITY 

POPSCOPE's design allows it to be able to be attached to most smart phone brands including Apple, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, LG  and many more whether the phone has a case on it or not.

 

The Grip that protects. 

The top of POPSCOPE has a special designed Grip that's fitted with protective pads inside. These pads protect your phones surface from any damage when securely fitted to your phone and opens up to 3/4 inch wide to accommodate cases.

                How Strong Is The Grip? Take A Look Here.

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 POPSCOPE is precision engineered and crafted out of top quality light weight Aluminum and Stainless steel. Weeks of engineering went into each leg, which is designed uniquely to extend out and retract and hide in the body of the base to deliver a stylishly smooth appearance.

POPSCOPE CASE DESIGN INCLUDES A BELT CLIP.

The idea for POPSCOPE  started when I wanted to take a selfie before going out  and send to a friend. I could not get a decent shot at arms length and thought  if I could hold it out further or set it up on a tripod that would solve it.  I needed something compact and lightweight. Then on a recent vacation I was traveling with friends and we had to keep asking people to take our picture so everyone is included. Once again I thought about my idea and this time set out to build one, and came up with the rough outlines for a product you could extend out and hold in one hand to get a better Selfie. Or extend the legs and mount on the tripod then I added a photo timing App to automatically take the picture at a preset time. 

We all take selfies, now we can take them better with more options. While working on the design I started asking people what did they think of the idea and would they want one. I got a resounding YES and when can I get it? I worked on the design for several weeks before finding a design engineer.  After he finished the  production design I needed to make prototypes, secure manufacturing & applied for a patent.

I knew when I started testing it in public that it  would be lots of fun. Strangers immediately started asking how they can get one.  I also started seeing all of the many uses for POPSCOPE I had not even thought of. 

THE FIRST DRAWINGS
THE FIRST DRAWINGS
MY FIRST ROUGH SAMPLE BASE WITH LEGS
MY FIRST ROUGH SAMPLE BASE WITH LEGS

 Some of our early leg designs.

 Some of our first renderings.

 The designs below helped  get us closer to what we were looking for but more work was needed. 

With this design we realized we still needed to make some modifications for the legs to operate properly.
With this design we realized we still needed to make some modifications for the legs to operate properly.

 First sample parts to be assembled and tested.

POPSCOPE prototype sample coming together.
POPSCOPE prototype sample coming together.

We tried aluminum for the poles, but they proved weak & would not function properly during testing so we ultimately went with stainless steel for best durability and functionality.

Assembling POPSCOPE at our manufacturer in China to begin testing.
Assembling POPSCOPE at our manufacturer in China to begin testing.
After painting it came together very nicely.
After painting it came together very nicely.

 Below videos are our leg tests.

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How will your money be used?  Your money will allow us to move POPSCOPE from prototypes into production by allowing us to pay for injection molds for POPSCOPE and the case and order larger quantities.  Also your support will help us to finish tweaking the design, create our packaging, market POPSCOPE to retailers, & secure distribution and help us to continuously innovate the design. 

Thanks For Your Support

  • August 21th            Kickstarter campaign Begins.
  • September 21th     Kickstarter campaign Ends.
  • October 5th            POPSCOPE production begins.
  • January  15th          Start receiving shipments begin testing.
  • January  20th          Begin Shipping POPSCOPE to you. 

 After finalizing the design it was time to look for a manufacturer. we chose a Chinese manufacturer after doing some research and finding companies who manufacture similar accessories. We decided on one that could  assure us they could easily manufacture our product with volume on our timeline. Now we needed prototype samples to test & they produced them for our approval. After some minor design changes &  tweaks  we are ready to seek funding.

OUR TEAM 

Vincent Smith                    - CEO Design Director

Lommie Tong                    -  President of Operations

Ron  B.                               - Design Engineer

Dragana Markovic Pavlica - Graphic Design Artist 

Stretch Goals: $100,000

This stretch goal will unlock an additional color for POPSCOPE. For those $ 36 pledges and up we will offer you a Black or White version of POPSCOPE and  matching hard protective case.  You'll be able to pick your colors after the campaign is finished.

Risks and challenges

RISKS AND CHALLENGES:
All of us at Circle Products understand with any new product they're potential risks & setbacks you may encounter from manufacturing to shipping. We have over 20 years experience manufacturing in China and have thoroughly looked into all aspects of producing POPSCOPE to assure a smooth production run.

If a problem arise we will work day & night resolving the issue and communicate that with you. As with any new product design there could be issues that come up but with our experience we don't feel there should be any lengthy delay since we have ironed out all major design issues beforehand.

Manufacturing in China can be a challenge all unto itself, we have strong connections in the region assisting us with quality assurance in an effort to help mitigate potential setbacks. If we have to scale rapidly due to an overwhelming campaign response our manufacturer has assured us they can easily accommodate the volume. But we have also secured a second manufacturer just in case.

From design to fulfillment we are working to assure you receive an amazing product.

Our goal & challenges when we set out were to create a beautiful, compact, lightweight product that integrates into a user's lifestyle seamlessly. Our final design had to meet these metrics. We worked long and hard perfecting the prototype designs to deliver a product that is a JOY to use.

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    SPECIAL OFFER: Receive a POPSCOPE and CASE in KICKSTARTER GREEN this is a limited edition color.
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    Special Platinum offer. Receive a POPSCOPE and hard protective CASE in your choice of color (except green) Also as a special offer have your name engraved on the top of POPSCOPE.
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    BUY 2 SAVE MORE!!! -2- POPSCOPE's in your choice of colors Red, Blue, Grey, or Gold. Shipping in the US is included. Shipping to Canada add $ 25.00 covers S/H + Taxes.

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    BUY 2 SAVE MORE!!! 2-POPSCOPE's with 2 HARD PROTECTIVE CASES in your choice of colors, Red, Blue, Grey, or Gold. Shipping in the US is included. Shipping to Canada add $25.00

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    Elite offer Receive 5 - POPSCOPE's and 5 HARD PROTECTIVE CASES in your choice of colors including green. Also as a special offer have your name engraved on the top of POPSCOPE plus you will work with me and my team as we develop our next 2 products. You will be seeing and testing new products before anyone else. Shipping in the US and Canada is included.

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