A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
What is the Eycatchr
The Eycatchr is an eye cover for viewfinder cameras, both for photography and videography.
The Eycatchr is made of opaque material which is mounted directly at the viewfinder. It enables photographers and videographers to keep both eyes opened while working with a camera with optical or electronic viewfinder.
The Eycatchr is covering the eye which doesn´ t look through the viewfinder.
The irises in both eyes are able to adapt the ambient light.
The Eycatchr therefore increases the well-being while longer sessions with viewfinder cameras.
It avoids tired eyes and interfered vision.
Working even against directly sun was never so easy!
The sight through the viewfinder will be as good as with one eye closed!
The Eycatchr is ready for shipment in September 2017!
It will be ready for global delivery. We invested countless hours of development, prototyping, samples and testing all possible raw materials. And with a lot of fun using the prototypes in action!
Therefore we are sure that there are many others out there who will enjoy the Eycatchr - both professional and consumer photographers.
We want to bring the Eycatchr out as fast as we can!
The pictures with the different versions of the Eycatchr are showing only prototypes. The final look will be similar by color, but the converting will be much more preciously. Well treated leather combined with a solid mounting will add a stylish accessoire and an useful upgrade to your camera.
To produce the Eycatchr we need your help. We finished the material selection and we developed the attachment for the viewfinder. Now we need your help to start the production of the first generation Eycatchr.
We have to pay for the different services and production stages. We have to pay for distribution, warehousing costs, too. Not to forget further marketing channels to present our product to distribution partners and retailers.
In the end we will push a huge amount to conquer additional application areas to grow steady. There are much more devices out there, where we can help getting the users more relaxed while using the Eycatchr.
Variations in progress
We will launch two different types: a synthetical black one as the basic version and a leather version for an exclusive look. We will start with a dark brown, cognac brown and light brown leather version.
There are similar eye covers used by millions of sportsshooters and biathletes all around the world. In our initial teaser video we show you that this was the reason why we invented the Eycatchr. Nearley 100 % of them trust in the benefits like relaxed focusing and clear visibility. And me, too.
Considering our own experience by using the Eycatchr and the knowledge that there is a widespread usage in an additional area we have no doubt that the Eycatchr will succeed.
First drawings and installation
For standard DSLR / DSLM:
We created various drawings of different mountings for common camera brands. The Eycatchr will be fixed at the mounting but turnable. Therefore you can work in landscape or in portrait format. This mounting will replace the original eyecup of your camera.
For cameras with longer ocular:
We will provide different sizes of the mounting which will be made of a strong hook-and-pile fastener. The Eycatchr will be fixed on the fastener but also turnable for landscape and portrait format.
Patent pending !
Please back us to achieve our Kickstarter goal to demonstrate the demand and to get startet with the production.
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Risks and challenges
We bring the competence of ten years of procurement from various technical equipment and services for one of the biggest retailers in the world. Including quality control, high level negotiation and developing of special solutions, both technical parts and services. The improvement of processes is one of our core competence, too. This knowledge and the experience of leading a team of international strategic purchasers is the basis to ensure that the Eycatchr will be ready for the market. In time. With a fair market value. In a high quality.
The product design is ready and the prototype tests were successful. We reduced many risks. We have partners for the production of the single parts, sourcing of raw materials and for the assembling, logistics and distribution in standby position.
If you help us achieving our goal on Kickstarter, we can deliver within 6 months worldwide. With this tailwind we will persuade the big dealers to give us more sales areas to ensure sustainable growth.
You will receive a special version of the Eycatchr. High quality leather with a unique backer branding. Only avaible during the official Kickstarter campaign.
Available for Canon, Nikon, Sony Alpha7, Olympus OMD.