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The first mountable and versatile smart phone handle for action sports and adventure shooting.
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This is Hotshot:

The Hotshot Handle is a purpose-built product created to enhance the smart phone shooting experience. Our Handle was conceived from an obvious need in the action sports industry when we observed skateboarders, snowboarders, and filmers clinching their phones dangerously between their fingertips while trying to shoot in their extremely fast-paced environments. Our number one goal was to build an authentic and exciting new product that not only secures the phone while filming but also allows users to effectively maneuver and mount their shots in truly creative and professional ways. 

Product Dimensions and Specs:

Profiles and Key Features:

Our guiding vision has been to create a product that is high in function while minimal in design. The Hotshot Handle has a classic body look with a new age purpose. We took inspiration from vintage Super 8 cameras for the grooved handle, implemented quality textured rubber for the base and grip sections, and used a high strength plastic for the main body for maximum durability. 

Offering a stylish product is of paramount importance to us. Our talented engineering team in Hollywood, California made sure not to sacrifice style while implementing multiple functions into the Hotshot Handle. We're very proud that we were able to craft an intuitive, multi-dimensional product without the need for extra gimmicky and cumbersome add-ons. 

Will the Hotshot Handle fit my phone? The Handle is fully adjustable to fit any smart phone with a width up to 3.06 inches or 77.8mm. (iPhone 6+)

In Action:

The Hotshot Handle is 100% adventure-ready.
The Hotshot Handle is 100% adventure-ready.

Versatility:

Get closer to the action with amazing maneuverability without worrying about your phone slipping through your fingertips or having your hands in the shot.
Get closer to the action with amazing maneuverability without worrying about your phone slipping through your fingertips or having your hands in the shot.
Flip the Handle upright and make sure your friends approve the footage... don't worry, they will.
Flip the Handle upright and make sure your friends approve the footage... don't worry, they will.
Snap some shots and keep your phone safe during your sunny convertible strolls through town.
Snap some shots and keep your phone safe during your sunny convertible strolls through town.
Mount your Handle to a tripod to film the action yourself.
Mount your Handle to a tripod to film the action yourself.
Capture those scenic surroundings with professional pan, tilt, or still shots by easily mounting your phone Handle to a full size tripod.
Capture those scenic surroundings with professional pan, tilt, or still shots by easily mounting your phone Handle to a full size tripod.
Feeling cinematic? Yeah, us too. Mount up your Hotshot Handle to a dolly and record some tracking shots for your next video project.
Feeling cinematic? Yeah, us too. Mount up your Hotshot Handle to a dolly and record some tracking shots for your next video project.
The Hotshot Handle is easy to mount to handlebars so kick back and enjoy your bike ride while you record some shots.
The Hotshot Handle is easy to mount to handlebars so kick back and enjoy your bike ride while you record some shots.
Attach the Hotshot Handle to a windshield suction mount for smooth phone shots on your cross country adventure.
Attach the Hotshot Handle to a windshield suction mount for smooth phone shots on your cross country adventure.

Product Development:

The Hotshot Handle is injection molded using precision steel molds from top quality manufacturers.
The Hotshot Handle is injection molded using precision steel molds from top quality manufacturers.

People Are Talking:

"I can't even keep track of how many times my phone screen has been cracked while shooting skating. The Hotshot Handle keeps my phone secure, which is crucial for what I do." -Garrett Hill; Professional Skateboarder

"This thing is dope! Definitely makes it much easier to film." -Giovanni Reda; Skateboarding Photographer, TV Producer/Actor 'Knife Fight'

"I never knew I could be such a bomb filmer until I used the Hotshot Handle. It's a great product with a stylish design." -Jimmy Carlin; Professional Skateboarder

"The whole skate world has been waiting for this to come out. The Hotshot lets you get super close to the action and pull back quickly if you need to. The Hotshot is the real deal." -Manny Santiago; Professional Skateboarder

"With the Hotshot Handle, you can get some incredibly cinematic shots with your phone. You can hook it up to a dolly, a tripod, or even a crane. It's a must-have for any inspiring filmmaker or skater and it's going to revolutionize how things are filmed on smart phones." -Sam Jones; Actor 'Flash Gordon', 'Ted', 'Ted 2'

"Hotshot will have your footage and photos looking top notch. The design is functional, versatile, and made by skaters for skaters." -Mike Fitzgerald; Sales Manager, Transworld SKATEboarding Magazine

"This Handle is the missing link in skateboarding. It keeps your footage sturdy and on-point. I can't wait to get my hands on one." -Steezus Christ; Skateboarder, Entrepreneur

"The Hotshot is so simple to use. It's the quickest, fumble-free way to stack clips with your friends and frame up cool shots." -Joey Shigeo; Photographer/Photo Editor, Transworld SKATEboarding Magazine

"My friends and I always film on our phones but it's so difficult with gloves on. The Hotshot Handle gives you a solid grip and keeps you from dropping your phone in the snow. This is the product every snowboarder needs to film. It's perfect." -X Martinez; Snowboarder

Social Media BUZZ:

Social Media is important to us at Hotshot. It's our way of staying connected with our friends, fans, and supporters. 

Below is a collection of some of the posts, likes, and comments we've received during our first week of campaigning. Thank you all for sharing and supporting. Let's keep it rolling!

Time to get your rewards! Check them out below...
Time to get your rewards! Check them out below...

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 We now ship to 40 Countries!

Proprietary:

The Hotshot Handle is a proprietary product, Patent Pending with the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The Hotshot Handle name and logo are Trademarked property of the Hotshot Handling Co. LLC.

Imagined in California, Built for Everywhere.
Imagined in California, Built for Everywhere.
Thank You from Gantry and Garrett Hill // Founders, Hotshot Handle
Thank You from Gantry and Garrett Hill // Founders, Hotshot Handle

Risks and challenges

Our team at Hotshot has established a very solid relationship with our manufacturers. We have prototyped and sampled many units during the various stages of development. There is always the chance of delays and/or unforeseen inspections during shipping but we are confident and mindful about getting our product into your hands by the specified delivery date.

All of our prototypes and samples have been tested, examined, tossed around, and tested again. We feel very strongly about putting quality first. That's why we opted for a top shelf, high strength plastic for the Handle body and pure stainless steel for the screw and threading. These parts do come at higher costs than the lower quality options. But it's well worth it; the result is a well crafted, stylish, and durable tool you can trust.

Our Hotshot Handle is a proprietary, first-of-its-kind product. We have secured a Patent Pending status from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and are awaiting approval for our non-provisional Patent Application. This several month process involved hiring Patent Attorneys who drafted our Applications, and required some pretty substantial Patent and labor fees.

With your support and contributions, we'll be able to pay our remaining balance to the factory for mold costs, secure and ship our first run of products, and make sure they're in your hands as soon as possible. We're very thankful and excited that you checked out our project and we look forward to starting this adventure together!

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    HOTSHOT HANDLE - Limited Edition
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    PLATINUM BACKER PACKAGE:
    1 Hotshot Handle in Exclusive Platinum Finish
    1 Hotshot Handle in our Black/Black Colorway.
    1 Hotshot Handle in our Red/Black Colorway.
    3 Mini Bendable Tripods in Black.
    1 Hotshot T-Shirt in White (Any Size)
    1 Handwritten Thank You note from Gantry and Garrett Hill
    1 Signed Limited Edition Hotshot Poster
    (11 x 17in.)
    20 Assorted black and white Hotshot stickers
    1 Day of Skateboarding in Los Angeles with Gantry & Garrett Hill to film and be featured on their social media and Hotshot's Instagram page.
    -Extra free gear will be given out

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