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Bridge OptixBy Bridge Optix
First created
Bridge OptixBy Bridge Optix
First created
$11,112
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
90
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Apr 16 2015

About

We are proud to introduce you to the Bridge Optix Case and Lens System (CLS)

Since 2009 our team has been gathering feedback from smartphone camera system users from all over the world.

At first we worked with filmmakers who wanted to create their masterpieces without the thousands of dollars in gear required. Our foundation is cemented in what we learned from them.

Next came professionals from all walks of life. The needs for photo and video content to promote your brand has never been more important and we have worked with people from all kinds of industries to make their images and videos more impactful.

Once we understood the needs of these two groups it allowed us to bring concepts to hundreds of people who wanted an easy platform to capture better views. From these early Bridge Builders we learned what would make people love using their phone as their primary camera and meet all the needs of a case for daily use in the process.

It turned out the formula was as simple as it was complex. We were told the case needed to mount a wide variety of high quality and easily transported lenses while not being bulky and while still being protective enough to withstand the demands of your life… and of course be able to mount it to tripods and stick microphones and lights on it whenever you want to.

Mission accomplished. 

Also Selfie Clip.

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Don't have an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? We are in the business of giving you what you want - Take our survey to let us know which devices to make the CLS for.

Celebrity Testimonial from Worlds Most Awarded iPhone FilmMaker Conrad Mess

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LENSES

The heart of the CLS is its lenses. The prescription for each lens was meticulously crafted from the shape of the optics to the materials used. 

Key Features

  • Four available lenses including Wide Angle, Portrait, Fisheye and Macro
  • Distortion free images
  • Scratch resistant multi element lenses housed in billet aluminum bodies
  • DSLR style bayonet lens mount

Wide Angle Lens

Portrait Lens

Fisheye Lens

 Macro Lens

BRIDGE CASE

The case, known in Bridge Speak as the Hoodie, combines the portability and protection of the case you have on your phone now but instead of being lazy, it actively enhances the fun of taking pictures and video.

Key Features

  • The durable ABS DSLR style lens mount allows for easy attachment of our lenses and the strength to hold what we have coming next.
  •  Shock absorbent inner lining protects the phone no matter where life takes you.
  • Grooves at the top of the hoodie allow for quick attachment and alignment of the selfie clip.
 
SELFIE CLIP

Over the years this has become easily the most demanded feature and here it is. See ya later selfie stick!

  • Simple slide on attachment allows for all of our lenses to be mounted on the front facing camera.
 
LENS HOLDER

With the phone in your pocket or purse all that was left was to include an easy system to carry your new gear around. Your pocket is on your pants so we call our lens holder the Pant Leg.

Key features

  • Stackable body allows for customization of what lenses you carry
  • Text on each compartment that says which lens is in each pocket (not pictured)
  • Mount to hold the selfie clip
  • ¼-20 lanyard mount attaches either a lanyard to the pant leg or the pant leg to our accessories

We want you to love your photos so we removed the barriers from getting the picture you wanted. From fitting the whole group in the photo to being able to frame a smiling face, the CLS has you covered.

Each of our four available lenses provide a unique look to your photos and video.

Wide Angle

Don’t you hate it when you just can’t get the whole group in the picture? The wide angle lens opens up the field of view another 40% leaving nothing out of frame.

Portrait

The portrait lens brings you two times closer to what you’re taking a picture of allowing you to frame up the perfect shot.

Fisheye

Add some flavor to your shots by getting a 180° field of view. Great for action or when you're feeling creative.

Macro

Somethings are really worth remembering up close and in depth. The macro lens lets you capture close up images in amazing detail.

Just because you don’t want the added bulk of tripod and accessory mounts attached to your case shouldn't prohibit you from having them when you want.

Coming shortly after Kickstarter is our first accessory for the CLS that allows you to mount the Hoodie to a tripod and attach three accessories to the cold shoe mounts.

Key features

  • One shoe mount is directly over the lens allowing for balanced light distribution across the field of view
  • The shoe mount on the other end allows for simple connection of microphones
  • We have something special in mind for the center one. Updates to come

Hardware

The products you see here are just the beginning for Bridge Optix. We have the development and manufacturing prowess to fulfill the promise of taking camera’s to their next form. Our team is already planning for our next case applications and the architecture of technology that hasn’t been spoken of publicly yet.

3rd party integration

We recognize that there is only so much we can do on our own and have teamed up with complimentary accessory providers. These include bluetooth flashes, stabilizers and dollies. Watch the StayblCam video! The StayblCam is among the accessories included in Reward 9. 

Software

Apps are what brings in the fun and comfortable environment. We made sure that the CLS is compatible with popular sharing apps like Instagram and Snapchat and also the camera app that comes with the phone. Editing apps like Mextures add a great touch to pictures taken with the CLS. 

 

Bridge Optix combines design, engineering, manufacturing and fulfillment experience

Optical Engineering

Much like glasses and contacts the lens prescription is what gives you better views. Our optics team consists of engineers and prototyping labs capable of producing high quality pre production samples for testing and creating the demanding specifications for final production.

Mechanical Engineering

The 3D printer has changed the way businesses develop new products. Our mechanical engineers designed multiple case revisions starting back with the iPhone 5 to develop a look and feel that fit the vision.

 
Manufacturing Relationships and Logistical Prowess

Combined this team has been a part of the development of manufactured products for decades. Our relationships with high volume world class manufacturers have been built and solidified over many years. They know what we are up to and are excited to get started!

After production is done we know how to get your new camera to you. We have developed relationships with strategically located fulfillment centers to ensure quick delivery in the USA for now, and soon the rest of the world.

 

The heavy lifting of our design work is complete and this up front effort can now be applied to other devices quickly and easily. We need you to tell us what device you want a Bridge CLS made for. Tell your friends to back us on Kickstarter and as we get in the position to announce stretch goals we will know what you want and have the means to deliver.

We have built more than just a product. We have a culture driven by passion and shared vision to reshape the way camera’s work and how we interact with them. 

Our target delivery date is July 2015 and with the front end work we have already completed we are confident in our estimate. 

Like we said in the beginning, the secret to building a bridge is laying the foundation right the first time. All we need is for you to become a Bridge Builder and enable us to deliver on our vision. Are you in?

Disclaimer

iPhone, Apple, and Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

Risks and challenges

This is not our first go around on injection molded projects and lens design. Our biggest road block is the funding to take the CLS into production. Our aim is to deliver ahead of our projected date but would be unfair to our backers to not suggest it may take a bit longer due to mold making timing. If this happens then we just keep working on it until it is done. We've been here for six years, it's way too late to backdown!

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    Receive an official Bridge Builder sticker and a special thank you note from Bridge Optix.

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    Receive a Bridge Optix Hoodie. The Hoodie has all the features that will allow you to add the lenses and other accessories when you are ready.

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    (MSRP $99.95) Receive an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Hoodie, Selfie Clip, Wide Angle Lens, Pant Leg and Lanyard.

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    (MSRP $139.95) Receive an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Hoodie, Selfie Clip, Portrait Lens, Wide Angle Lens, Pant Leg and Lanyard.

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    (MSRP $199.95) Receive an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Hoodie, Selfie Clip, Fisheye Lens, Macro Lens, Portrait Lens, Wide Angle Lens, Pant Leg and Lanyard.

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    (MSRP $199.95) Receive two Hoodies, Selfie Clips, Wide Angle Lenses , Pant Legs and Lanyards .Choose colors and iPhone 6, 6 Plus or one of each.

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    (MSRP $279.95) Receive two iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Hoodies, Selfie Clips, Wide Angle Lenses, Portrait Lenses, Pant Legs and Lanyards. Choose iPhone 6, 6 Plus or one of each.

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    (MSRP $399.95) Receive two iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Hoodies, Selfie Clips, Fisheye Lenses, Macro Lenses, Portrait Lenses, Wide Angle Lenses, Pant Legs and Lanyards. Choose iPhone 6, 6 Plus or one of each.

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    Receive an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus Hoodie, Selfie Clip, Fisheye Lens, Macro Lens, Portrait Lens, Wide Angle Lens, Pant Leg, Lanyard and accessory pack including Tripod Mount, StayblCam, Flash Bracket with Shoe, Shotgun Microphone, MicPro adapter, and smartphone Lavalier Microphone.

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    (Kickstarter Exclusive) Receive a complete production made CLS for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus which includes the Hoodie, Selfie Clip, Fisheye Lens, Macro Lens, Portrait Lens, Wide Angle Lens, Pant Leg, Lanyard and all of the accessories from Reward 9.

    This reward comes with a Shadow Box holding a 3D printed Hoodie, 3D printed Selfie Clip, 3D printed Pant Leg, 3D printed Jacket and Scarf, all four lenses, and the lanyard. The shadow box has an affixed metal plaque announcing its limited edition status.

    This is an extremely personal item to us and we are committed to making this a true collectors item for you.

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