This project's funding goal was not reached on January 28, 2014.
About this project
Capture Your LIFE.
Clamp it. Clip it. Mount it. The X Mount is by far the simplest way to capture and share life's most fascinating moments.
In 2012 ProtoSports ™ was established. We design and market an iPhone accessory which allows for hands free videoing.Today we all take pictures and videos with our phones. We found that this strong interest demanded we take it one step further. We developed the X Mount. It is a universal smartphone mount. The X Mount can be used by anyone, for any sport, any occasion, any activity.
There are many different smartphone mounts. They primarily serve a particular purpose. They may be designed for cars, tripods, outdoor video, etc..., but the X Mount can do it all. It is designed with a spring loaded body to ensure that your phone is safe and secure. It will fit nearly every smartphone big and small. Plus you can keep your phone in its snazzy case and pair it with your accessories. At its smallest point the X Mount is 2.25" and at its largest point it reaches 3.30".
One of the coolest accessories for the X Mount is its bendable attachment arm. The arm is equipped with a clamp at one end that allows you to attach your device to any surface edge. It is small enough to fit in your purse or bag; this takes hands-free video technology to another level. It provides a solution for kids and adults to face time with each other and can help eliminate dropped phones and damage to your phone from spills on the table.
Group photos have never been easier. Simply attach the X Mount to anything in your home and you are ready to go. Now you do not have to worry about being left out of any of your own pictures!
Car Mount.The X Mount allows for hands free talking and easy access to direction features on your smartphone. There are many car mounts available for smartphones, but there are none more versatile than the X Mount. It is multi-functional in the car and then you can take it with you when you get out!
Skateboarding. The clamp attachment will connect to skate park wall rails and handrails. It can help eliminate making your buddy hold your camera, or carrying a tripod out to the skate park.
Gymnastics. Attach the clamp to your gymnastics equipment to video your new skills and share them with your friends.
The unique cross clip design on the back is made to fit our collapsible rods for videoing in portrait and landscape settings.
This gives you the option to choose which one is best for you.
Our rods can be unfolded, placed into the ground securely and becomes a mono pod base for videoing. They are lightweight and portable. This makes them great for storing in your hiking bag, book bag, suitcase, or equipment bag.
Outdoor Photos and Videos. The X Mount is a great way to capture moments anywhere outdoors. Often times we are left out of our own pictures in beautiful remote locations simply because there is no way to set up your phone. It is great for hiking, camping, climbing, and outdoor sports.
It's In The Bag. With its light weight and small size, you may forget that it's in your bag. Don't worry, even if you don't feel it, its in there!
Golf. The X Mount fits 5/16 inch rods. It will attach to the standard alignment rods used by golfers. Great for swing training on the course.
Hunting. Most of the time we hunt alone. The X Mount is a fantastic way to document your hunt and take photos and videos of yourself in the woods.
The X Mount is equipped with a tripod mount adapter. It is located on the bottom end of the knob. The interior of the knob is made from metal to ensure the durability of the mount. This fits the standard 1/4 X 20" attachment.
On the Tripod. Most tripod mounts will only work with one model smartphone, but ours works with all of them. Plus with the added advantage of the fully adjustable X Mount you can keep your cases on too! It works great for time lapse photography!
Cycling. Road or mountain biking, the X Mount provides a great way to record great videos of your rides. It even gives easy access to the headphone jack if you like listening to music while you ride. It is also perfect for utilizing GPS and distance trackers on your phone.
My name is Kyle Stiles, a 27 year old entrepreneur from Athens, GA. After graduation I pursued a career as a professional golfer. While playing, I began to realize a problem that most golfers were having and developed a solution. Over the past year and a half I have been learning of the greater need for people everywhere to have a portable hands free mount for their smartphones. That is why I decided to design my second product called the X Mount. I am excited about sharing my brand new product with the Kickstarter community.
We have come a long way since our first product. From the sketches to prototypes and now with your help, its on to production.
We have been working with our engineers and manufacturers and production is ready to begin. Your support will help fund the first production run and get the X Mount from manufacturing all the way to you. The funding will assist with the cost of tooling, manufacturing and distribution. We will also be using the funding to expand the available colors and accessories available for you to choose from. In order to bring The X Mount to life, we need your support. Not only does this mean pledging for the X Mount, but also sharing this project with your friends. Simply tweeting about our project or sharing our Facebook page will go a long way to the success of the X Mount. So please take a second and click on the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram tabs at the top of the page and let everyone know!
We will be opening up new levels of stretch goals as the project continues to grow and gain backers. The current color options for the X Mount are limited to a black or white body with a green cross clip backing and knob. The clamp comes in black and the rods come in white. We want to release new colors and accessories to our backers as the project grows. Be sure and share our project with your friends so we can reach our stretch goals and offer you more options!
Risks and challenges
We’ve completed the detailed designs in CAD software, and produced multiple prototypes to help ensure the functionality and manufacturing of the product. However, when scaling something from a few to many there can always be issues, so we will be sure to get rid of all unnecessary flaws to assure a great product for every customer.
We already have a strong relationship with our manufacturer who is ready to start production, but if there were any delays for any reason in manufacturing our customers would be notified ASAP.
Our past experiences have allowed us to mitigate the risks and challenges that are foreseeable. We will be ready for any issues that come our way, and we will do everything we can to ensure customer satisfaction throughout the entire process. Bringing this market to the world is our passion and we can't wait for you to join us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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