About this project
Have you ever lost, forgot, or just spent way too much time looking around for misplaced lens caps? We have too! And so have thousands and thousands of photographers in every corner of the globe.
That’s why we came up with the HACKxTACK magnetic lens cap holder. It's a simple and unique way to hold on to your lens cap that's suitable for photographers of any skill level. The convenience from HACKxTACK helps you capture the shots that will make you famous...or at least make your Mom smile.
On the outside, HACKxTACK is a combination of ethically sourced wood and stainless steel, each part CNC precision machined and hand finished. But on the inside is where it gets really interesting. Three powerful, but device-friendly magnets are implanted right inside the clip. So when you add a HACKxTACK tab to your lens cap, there’s no fussing with bags, straps or pockets: you simply pull it off your camera and snap it onto HACKxTACK.
- the versatile clip attaches to anything, from thin cotton shirts to heavy leather straps and more
- constructed with premium wood & stainless steel
- the lens cap tab fits perfectly in HACKxTACK's precision-carved slot, keeping it safe and secure from unforeseen bumps
- the lens cap tab attaches to ANY lens cap
- embedded with 3 powerful neodymium (rare earth) magnets
- HACKxTACK is completely safe for electronics, including your digital camera, so use it worry-free
- order extra tabs to use on all your lens caps
We will be using the funds for tooling and to reach reasonable minimum order quantities... making the HACKxTACK lens cap holder accessible to anyone who wants one, and saving thousands of lens caps from a lonely existence apart from their one true love: your camera's lens.
We've taken our time to design and refine the HACKxTACK lens cap holder from concept sketches to working prototypes. Aesthetics, functionality, materials and construction have all been taken into consideration with the final product. We believe we've developed a truly unique photography accessory that will assist you in any photo shoot.
Thanks so much for taking to time to check out our project and for your support. We're super excited to get HACKxTACK going and to have you join us in the process!
If you like our project and want to keep thousands of lens caps where they belong (with their lenses) then please help us get the word out by liking our facebook page, following us on twitter and sharing with your family and friends.
Risks and challenges
We are not leaving anything to chance! Over the past year we have designed, sourced, tested and revised each component to our satisfaction while developing great relationships with reliable manufacturers. We've also prepared for finishing, assembly, packaging and shipping of the final product.
That being said, there are almost always some hiccups in the first production run of a new product. We will keep you informed and involved in the whole process so that you know exactly when you'll get your hands on the first magnetic HACKxTACK lens cap clips!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The magnets will not affect the your memory card or the storage in any other hard drive.
No, The magnets will not affect your camera’s battery. They are embedded inside the wood and cannot come in direct contact with your camera. Also, the lens cap tab is not a magnet. It is made of stainless steel and has no affect on your camera.
The dimensions are 35mm wide x 10mm tall / 1.375” wide x .375” tall. We haven’t found a lens cap yet that the tab doesn’t stick to perfectly!
Each HACKxTACK clip comes with a small burlap bag where you can put your clip and extra tabs when you’re not using your camera. Ideal for storing in your camera bag.
The is no difference in the function between the BARE and BUMBER versions. The two versions are for material and appearance preferences.
You will get a survey at the end of the campaign where you will pick the materials you prefer.
When you click on a reward you have the option to manually change the pledge amount. Add $5 for each additional lens cap tab.
If you have pledged for a Bumper version then you will get to choose between the black oxide finish or the brushed natural stainless finish. You will also select your preferred wood type at that time.
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