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Record Life Easier with the Ultimate Selfie and Mobile Recording Accessory for your Smartphone.
247 backers pledged $17,229 to help bring this project to life.

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Grip Dat@ is an accessory for mobile photographers that turns your smartphone into a better camera system and allows you to grip it, clip it, or place it anywhere so you can record life easier.

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Do you take lots of photos & video with your phone like I do? My name is Steve Sawitz and despite being a professional photographer for over 20 years, I find myself using my phone as my everyday camera versus my professional tools.

The phone camera is so advanced nowadays, but at the same time it’s awkward to use. It’s unstable and uncomfortable with good potential for dropping it, especially with one-handed use. Getting great action shots is nearly impossible and capturing your finger photo bombing your special moment is seriously annoying.

So, I found a solution to solve these problems by cross-pollinating the best functions of a selfie-stick and a GoPro® camera and created Grip Dat.

The functions and applications go far and wide. Grip Dat is perfect for recording everyday life and I know you're going to love it. 

I am very proud to have a few working prototypes in hand. Utilizing a 3D printer, I was able to test Grip Dat in everyday life.

Built-in Bluetooth technology lets you take photos remotely and you won't have to set the self timer for group photos or selfies any longer!

Cult of Mac
"Bluetooth iPhone grip goes further than any selfie stick can."

DIGITAL TRENDS"Freaking out about selfie-stick bans? Get a grip with this handheld accessory"

I personally designed Grip Dat from the ground up. I took components and functions from my tools as a professional photographer and created a compact accessory that everyone can use to record life easier. This product is one of a kind and fills the void of what’s been missing in mobile photography, especially at this price point.

Grip it! The hand-held grip system is ergonomically designed and comfortable to hold. It has a Bluetooth enabled shutter button that will take photos and start/stop video on ALL iOS and Android phones. Each kit includes a wristlet tether that attaches to the grip for added safety, since you can now record life easier with one hand.

Clip it! The quick-release base clip holds your phone and is designed to work with an assortment of mounting accessories. Each kit includes a flat adhesive mount that attaches to the base clip. Now you can securely clip your phone to other surfaces.

Place it! Place your phone anywhere while attached to the base clip, which acts as a monopod. The base clip can tilt the phone forwards and backwards to get perfect alignment with your picture. Great for some hands-free Facetime action, watching your favorite videos, or taking epic selfies. The best feature is that the Bluetooth enabled grip can be used as a REMOTE to capture photos and start/stop video, while your phone is placed up to 30 feet away capturing epic selfies.

• Fits all Smart Phones
Three Adjustable sides to make a secure fit.

• Tilt-adjusting for the perfect shot.

• Bluetooth Sync & USB charging
- The Bluetooth connection is super easy and there is NO APP REQUIRED. 
- Fully Charged in 1 Hour, standby lasts up to 100 hours.

 • Bluetooth Record Button
- Works with iOs & Android Smart Phones.
- Also works as a remote up to 30 feet away.

I built Grip Dat Version1.0 for YESTERDAY. I need your help Kickstarter, to make Grip Dat Version 2.0 for TODAY. All the money raised will go into the tooling and upfront manufacturing costs for the installation of the Bluetooth technology for both the iOS and Android systems.

Thanks to the AMAZING response the initial goal of $9,500 to include the bluetooth technology tooling has been met. We are so excited to get the grip in your hands! With this technology you will be able to record life easier and we are excited to see what creative images you guys capture. THANK YOU everyone for the support!

We’ve now created stretch goals to fund other colors for the grip! We have a minimum order to achieve with our manufacturer.

Stretch Goal #1 $22,000 - one new color!

Stretch Goal #2 $32,000 - two additional new colors!!

When we reach our new stretch goal, very simply, if you ordered more than one, you have the option of having more than one color.

***Added bonus… to stoke our backers, we will provide a survey to pick which color option we will be add next! Only backers are able to take this survey.

Your support validates this new kind of photography tool. As early adopters, you can help us educate others how to Grip Dat action and Record Life Easier using our favorite go-to cameras… our smartphones.

Please buy a Grip Dat for yourself and loved ones, and be a part of the Grip Dat family.

Just Added!  Grip Dat 2.0 T-Shirt.
Backers will choose design and size at the end of the campaign...

           
    
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We would love to thank our family, friends, and everyone who has helped along the way. Your enthusiasm, encouragement, feedback, and support has made all the difference.

CEO / Co-Founder - Steve Sawitz 
VP/ Co-Founder - Sofia Sawitz 

Creative Director – Scott Roberts 
Media Public Relations - Dianna Bari
Media Public Relations - Kelly Kepner 
Attorney - Eric Alspaugh - Tech Law, LLC 
Videographer – Chris Calderon 
IT – Tim Van Norman 

Social Connectors 
Lead - Bret Johnson
Support - Colton Brabank
Support - Jacob VanerVelde
Support - Tristan Ray  

Advisors
Mentor - David Gustin - ConAgra, Disney, Epson
Mentor - Michael Sawitz - Serial Entrepreneur
Mentor - Eileen Licitra - Product Strategy

Special shout out to supporting companies: 
Fast Start Studio
Sunny Way Industries
P2 Entertainment
Purple Porcupine  
OC Talk Radio 
Calderon Films
Pacific Coast Academy of Dance

Disclaimer iPhone®, Apple®, and GoPro®  are registered trademarks of Apple Inc and GoPro Inc.

Risks and challenges

Creating a innovative product has its challenges. The good news is we have done this before with our Grip Dat version 1.0! You can rest assured our channels of operation are a well-oiled machine now. We know how long everything takes, we have tested the quality, and know which materials are perfect for our product now. We also have fostered an amazing relationship with our manufacturer that we know we can do this. I, Steve Sawitz, am personally going to oversee production at the factory to ensure we are status quo or better. Grip Dat version 2.0 is the new and improved product and we are so excited to get it in your hands in September 2015! We are committed to creating a high functioning smartphone accessory that incorporates professional photography functions in a low cost price point for YOU, the everyday smartphone user. We know you will agree it is the Ultimate selfie and recording accessory for your smartphone. Our manufacturer can handle 100,000 unit orders! So let’s do this Kickstarter and record life easier!

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    Grip Dat Perspective!

    Receive 1 Grip Dat Kit & 1 Perspective Lens Kit.

    Lens Kit Includes:
    1 - Fish Eye Lens (180 deg)
    1 - Wide Angle Lens (120.6 deg)
    1 - Macro Lens

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    Grip it & Clip it!

    Receive 1 Grip Dat Kit & 1 Mount It Kit.

    Mount It Kit includes:
    1 - Flat Adhesive Mount
    1 - Curved Adhesive Mount
    1 - 1/4" Tripod Mount
    1 - Suction Cup Mount

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    Grip it & Wear it!

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    Grip it & Rock it!

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    Accessorize!!

    Receive 1 Grip Dat Kit & 1 Ultimate Accessory Pack.

    Ultimate Accessory Pack includes:
    1 - Mount It Kit
    1 - Perspective Lens Kit

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    The Ultimate Grip Dat

    Receive 1 Grip Dat Kit, 1 Grip Dat Shirt, 1 Grip Dat Hat, & 1 Ultimate Accessory Pack.

    [Retail Value $129]
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    Grip Dat Fam Plan!

    Receive 3 Grip Dat Kits, 1 Shirt, 1 Hat & 1 Ultimate Accessory Pack.

    A personal thank you email from the founders Steve & Sofia Sawitz.

    [Retail Value $210]
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    Grip it & Clip it FIVER!

    Receive 5 Grip Dat Kits & 5 Mount It Kits.

    Mount It Kit includes:
    1 - Flat Adhesive Mount
    1 - Curved Adhesive Mount
    1 - 1/4" Tripod Mount
    1 - Suction Cup Mount

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    Grip Dat EXTENDED Fam Plan!

    Receive 6 Grip Dat Kits, 6 Shirts, & 6 Ultimate Accessory Packs.

    A personal thank you phone call from the founders Steve & Sofia Sawitz.

    [Retail Value $689]
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    Grip Dat Shot Caller Baller!

    Receive 1 Grip Dat Fam Plan & 1 Custom Color of your choosing for the 3 grips included. We are honored to name the color after you!

    A personal thank you phone call from the founders Steve & Sofia Sawitz.

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