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Capture sharper photos and steadier video with your iPhone 4/4S. Always convenient and secure. A Project of YOUBIQ LLC.

Hi Kickstarters and thanks for dropping by,

Last summer we started shipping the Gymbl.  I designed the Gymbl to let you take the sharpest possible photos and the steadiest videos and high resolution panoramas with your iPhone.  I called it the Gymbl because the custom case attaches to the Grip & Tripod through a gimbal bracket that uniquely rotates the iPhone around the optical center of its camera.

Our Project today is to create a Latch & Lanyard that attaches to the Gymbl Case. 

Balancing the iPhone while you take photos and video can be challenging. Just holding your iPhone securely while you tap away at the camera settings can be an adventure.  

That's why we designed a Latch & Lanyard for the Gymbl Case.

    Held taut against your neck, the iPhone is steady when taking photos and when capturing video you can hold it steady or swing it through a smooth and graceful arc.  You will be surprised by how much of a difference it makes.
    It's also amazing how natural and secure it feels to do this with one thumb steadying the camera while the other is over the shutter and adjusting the settings.  It works both left- and right-handed and in portrait as well as landscape mode.
    Never worry about dropping your iPhone.
    Even if you're not a photographer, there are plenty of reasons to have your iPhone hanging securely from your neck, the strap of a pack or other convenient location.

The magic in the Latch is that the harder you pull on it the more securely it locks.  The only way to remove it without destroying the Case, is to simply lift the release.  As the release fits the contour of the Latch, it won't open accidentally.

The versatile lanyard is quickly adjustable to hang around your neck, hang sling-style at your side or cinched down on your wrist for carrying your iPhone in one hand.  

Wear it at work - wear it to work out - if it gets dirty just throw it in with your laundry.

    I NEED YOUR SUPPORT

    We already make the Case, so my project today is to turn the prototype of the Latch & Lanyard into a product.  With your support we will cost reduce the NC machined parts and launch the product into retail channels.

    For the Kickstarter project we will create a special-edition run of the Latch which, like the prototype, will be machined from solid aluminum.

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WE HAVE SOME VERY COOL REWARDS

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GOTTA GYMBL - $15 Pledge

Already have a Gymbl?  Thank You! This $15 pledge gets you the Latch & Lanyard to go with it.  Shipping is included.

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GOTTA GETTA GYMBL! - $30 Pledge

    For a $30 pledge you'll be pre-ordering the KickStarter edition of the Gymbl Latch & Lanyard and you'll get it at a substantial discount to the ultimate retail price.  You also added three new colors to our basic black and will offer the Lanyard in black or a silver gray that matches the Latch.

The Gymbl Case is made from a tough polycarbonate blend to protect your phone but it is also thin and ergonomic to fit comfortably in your hand.

    “I am really in love with the Gymbl. ... And the case that comes with it is one of the best cases I’ve ever had.”  Alex Lindsay - MacBreak Weekly, Pixel Corps

    "... I have really become fond of the case. In fact, I have not removed the case since I first put it on. I like it that much. In fact, it’s the best case I have ever used with my iPhone (and I’ve had a few)." Mike Kennamer - Current Photographer

    “My iPhone is thinking rather highly of itself lately, now that it’s wearing the Gymbl case. You see when it’s in the case I can attach it to the Gymbl tripod and when I do that it quickly becomes more like a fancy pants HD camera and less like my workhorse of a phone…” The iPhone Mom

    With a $30 pledge you will receive the Gymbl Case, Latch and Lanyard.  

    Shipping in the US is included. Add $5 for Canada and $10 for other international locations.

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GYMBL BUNDL - $70 Pledge

For a pledge of $70 or more, we have put together a bundle that includes a number of Gymbl accessories for photography enthusiast:

For your Pledge you will receive:

  • The Case, Latch and Lanyard
  • The Gymbl Grip (Brushed Aluminum/Clear)
  • A Manfrotto Nano Pouch (Black)

Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations.

You can see more about the Gymbl at our website.

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+GYMBL PRO BUNDL - $100 Pledge

The bundle is for SLR photographers who own an iPhone 4/4S.  

This bundle includes:

For your Pledge you will receive:

  • The Latch & Lanyard
  • Gymbl Case in your choice of colors
  • Gymbl Grip in black or clear plastic with brushed aluminum
  • Gymbl Adapter
  • Manfrotto's Nano Pouch in black
  • A flash shoe adapter to attach the Gymbl to your SLR

Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations.

The idea for this reward came from Google+ where John Butterill approached us asking if there was a way that he could use his Gymbl Pro with his Nikon D7000.  John wanted to act as a photographer and guide on photo walks using Hang Outs to interact with people that couldn't be there.  What he did with our solution next was amazing, and you can see the result on +Virtual Photo Walks.  

GYMBL PANO - $150 Pledge

The black tripod head is not included.

The Pano adapter allows you to efficiently capture spherical panoramas and 360 degree virtual tours with your iPhone and achieves quality and resolution of a SLR kit costing ten times more.

Attached to the Pano and a tripod, your iPhone rotates around the optical center of its camera to eliminate ghosting and blurring when images are stitched.  The Pano includes mechanical detents on the pan and tilt axes to quickly and accurately align the iPhone of optimum overlap in the images you capture.

Click here to take a virtual tour of the TWiT Studio captured with an iPhone 4S and the Gymbl Pano and stitched using AutoPano.

This reward includes the Gymbl Case in your choice of colors, the Latch & Lanyard, and the Pano adapter.

The Gymbl Pano allows an iPhone user to efficiently capture the necessary images to create a high-resolution, spherical panorama that can converted into a 360 degree virtual tour.  I now regularly capture flawless virtual tours in under five minutes.

We are also partnering with TourWrist so that the Gymbl Pano will be a perfect fit with their new iPhone App which quickly captures and publishes cylindrical panoramas and virtual tours made from a single row of images.

The Gymbl is machined from solid aluminum and has a bead-blast silver finish. Like other Gymbls, the Pano has a lifetime warranty against defects in material and workmanship.

For your pledge you will receive:

  • A Gymbl Case in your choice of colors
  • Latch & Lanyard
  • Gymbl Nano head in a protective pouch

Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations.

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GYMBL PANO TURNKEY - $250 Pledge

This reward bundles the GYMBL PANO with Kolor's Excellent AutoPano Pro stitching software and is what I've used for all of the virtual tours that I've published.  Once the spherical panoramas have been rendered, simply publish them to TourWrist and you'll have virtual tours that you can publish the hundreds of thousands of TourWrist users or you can embed in your blog or website.

This a great solution for Real Estate and Design professionals of all types.

Here are more examples of Virtual Tours captured with the iPhone 4S, stitched with AutoPano Pro and published on TourWrist.  None of the images were retouched and I'm a new to this format.

For your pledge you will receive:

  • The Gymbl Case in your choice of colors
  • Gymbl Latch & Lanyard
  • Gymbl Pano head with protective pouch
  • AutoPano Pro - electronic edition

Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations.

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GYMBL SUPR PRO - $300 Pledge

The case is shown with an early prototype which has been updated.

For a pledge of $300 you'll get the GYMBL PRO BUNDL with a Gymbl Case that has been modified to accept Scheider's excellent iPro wide-angle and fish-eye lenses.

We partnered with Schneider to create this case for our own use in capturing video where the field of view of the iPhone is often too narrow and we were amazed at how sharp it was in comparison to all of the other lenses on the market.  These are without question the best lenses on the market for the iPhone.

They are also a perfect match for the Gymbl and in particular the Latch & Lanyard as the protruding lens make them awkward to handle between shots.  The steady and smooth arc that the iPhone moves through when taut against the Lanyard is another reason.

For your Pledge you will receive:

  • A Gymbl Case in black modified to accept the iPro Lenses
  • Latch & Lanyard
  • Grip & Tripod
  • Adapter
  • Wide-angle iPro lens in a custom protective pouch
  • Fish-eye iPro lens in a custom protective pouch
  • Flash show adapter
  • Manfrotto's larger Nano pouch

Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations.

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FAQ

  • YOUBIQ is the parent company I started to implement the Gymbl product line and other services. The comes by combining "you" and "ubiquitous" or how, with the mobile internet, you can be everywhere at once.

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    GOTTA GYMBL? - If you already have a Gymbl, Thank You! A $15 pledge will get you a machined aluminum Latch & Lanyard to go with your existing Gymbl Case, including shipping.

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    GOTTA GETTA GYMBL! - You’ll be pre-ordering your special edition Gymbl Case, Latch & Lanyard. Shipping in the US is included. Add $5 for Canada and $10 for other international locations.

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    GYMBL BUNDL - With a $70 pledge we'll bundle the Case, Latch & Lanyard with the Gymbl and include Manfrotto's Nano pouch to carry it. Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations.

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    +GYMBL PRO BUNDL - With a $100 pledge we'll bundle the Gymbl Pro with the latch and lanyard and we'll also include a shoe adapter so that you can attach your iPhone to your SLR Camera and access a rich array of Apps and services. We'll also ship it to you in Manfrotto's handy Nano pouch. Shipping in the US is included. Add $10 for Canada and $15 for other international locations..

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    GYMBL PANO - With a $150 pledge you'll be the first to get the Gymbl Case, Latch &Lanyard along with the new Gymbl Pano head that lets you quickly capture spherical panoramas and virtual tours with your iPhone. Add $10 for shipping to Canada and $15 for international shipping.

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    GYMBL PANO - TURNKEY - With $250 we'll add Kolor's excellent AutoPano Pro stitching software that you can use to quickly stitch and publish 360 degree virtual tours. Add $10 for shipping to Canada and $15 for international shipping.

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    GYMBL SUPR PRO - With a $300 pledged will ship our PRO BUNDL with a specially modified case to hold Schneider's excellent fish-eye and wide-angle iPro Lenses.

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