Theft – an Unwanted Form of Flattery
Photojojo is a popular website for camera accessories. We have, unfortunately, discovered an ugly side of that company.
The product packaging for Photojojo Inc.’s “Smartphone Spy Lens” used images from... Read more
We are going to end where we began, by thanking you.
It has been a lot of challenge, excitement, stress and fun taking HiLO Lens from idea to reality. The... Read more
What are you getting up to ?
Frank Terhaar-Yonkers, one of our backers, took the photo below with a HiLO Lens. It captures the creativity we hope HiLO Lens will inspire in all of us.
Photo by... Read more
Bubble Trouble Too
In the last update we mentioned a problem with some of the tacky pads on the HiLO Lens. A symptom is a large number of bubbles under the tacky pad... Read more
Bubbles of Trouble
A few months ago I rode a rollercoaster. I loved the thrill when I was a teen and it has taken on an extra dimension of fear 20 years later.... Read more
A Fast Boat From China
A second shipment of 144pcs was sent from the manufacturer last week. We are shipping by airfreight so you may wonder why the first shipment has not been sent out... Read more
Don't Be Surprised
@Gillian pointed out a very valid point. The redesign of the HiLO Lens late last year allowed us to support iPhone5, add a case and make the HiLO Lens easier... Read more
We are making good progress qualifying your lenses. Every lens is attached to an iPhone5 and a photo is taken. That image is then processed to give us:
- A small... Read more
Firstly apologies for a delayed update. Secondly excuses: as you may know (update#29) I was on an extended trip in the US (work related), from there we travelled to France... Read more
Finally we have the iPad adaptor design finalized. It is a very simple idea but it was a lot of hassle to complete! With the official Apple iPad drawings not... Read more
The HiLO Lens app was released today in the App Store. The HiLO Lens hardware is still in production but want your feedback on the app sooner rather than later.
A... Read more
Uploaded, Updated, Upside
We are upbeat today :) The HiLO Lens app was submitted for review by Apple yesterday. If that goes smoothly it will hit the App Store in about 10 days.... Read more
Faster Than Slow But Slower Than Fast
One of the benefits of this project is that we are learning the public holiday dates in China :) While it may be one day on the calendar the reality... Read more
Kickstarter brings all kinds of unexpected benefits. One of those is Gillian! She backed our project and reached out to ask if we would like some help with social media.... Read more
A Little Something
We occasionally get an enquiry about a macro version of the HiLO Lens. We don't have any plans to make one. But it reminded me of a "side effect" introduced with a... Read more
Do You Know More?
Not that we would engage in these sorts of illegal activities (well not any more...) Would any of our backers like to tell us more about where the biggest HiLO... Read more
Back in the Land of the Long White Cloud
It is appropriately raining while I write this but still nice to be back home! It was the right time to go to China and meet with our manufacturing partners.... Read more
We Did It!!
It's a huge thrill to see everyone come together to make HiLO Lens a reality. The Backers of the HiLO Lens are the hero(in)es of this story!
You saw the... Read more
22 for 22
I might have abandoned hope for the stretch goal if it was not for some of our Backers. In the face of failure they have stood their ground and pledged... Read more
HiLO Stampede on Twitter
Let's make a blip on Twitter by getting our hastag #hilolensto trend. If ALL of us tweet a message with #hilolens and some of our friends help out, we... Read more
Something To Celebrate
We reached our goal today!!! A huge thank youto every one of our backers. You turned a dream into a reality! First and foremost we celebrate your generosity. Crowdfunding... Read more
What Next For HiLO Lens?
We were expecting valuable feedback from our backers and this is exactly what is happening. Please do get involved.
Today another backer confined to a wheelchair contacted me. He loves... Read more
New Rewards and Stretch Goal
For the big rollers out there we've upped the ante and added two new rewards:
- Custom App - you can now have a customizedversion of the HiLO Lens app... Read more
Something to Talk About
Some recent backers have mentioned they heard about HiLO Lens from friends - thanks very much to youfor spreading the word!! We've also been busy contacting dozens of blog/review sites... Read more
A Real Kickstart
I've been watching Kickstarter for nearly two years. The site has evolved a lot during that time. I loved the spirit of product development on Kickstarter when I first... Read more
Videography and HiLO Lens
We've asked about your plans for using HiLO Lens and videography has come up often. We agree - HiLO Lens is awesome for getting unique video angles.
A few... Read more
Wow, YOU ROCK!! A wild first 24hrs!
A big THANKS to you and your friends who shared about HiLO Lens. We've started hitting up editors to mention HiLO Lens in news sites. If you are more in... Read more