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A tripod that works with Android and iPhone cases. The Pocket Tripod is a card-size tripod for your phone that can adjust to any angle.
A tripod that works with Android and iPhone cases. The Pocket Tripod is a card-size tripod for your phone that can adjust to any angle.
5,887 backers pledged $178,649 to help bring this project to life.

Mold making process nearing completion

Posted by Geometrical Inc. & Rambod Radmard (Creator)
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In our last update, we showed you how the major portions of the cavities of the mold are CNC machined. Now we're excited to show you how the fine details of the Pocket Tripod PRO are created using an EDM method. 

The final shape of each component is created with copper electrodes. Then these electrodes are used to erodes the steel through an electro-chemical process.

The fine details are created on a microscopic level. The final result is the mirror shape of the component that would be injection molded. The picture on top shows some of the electrodes used to make the cavities for the base components. Below you can see some of the dozens of intricate copper electrodes used to create the adapters. 

Our manufacturer has estimated that the EDM process should be completed next week followed by the first mold trials and validation. After that, we expect them to make a few minor adjustments to make sure all of the parts fit together correctly. We'll be giving them our production order as soon as the mold is ready.

Surveys

The surveys will be sent out along with our next update. We're aiming for next week. We've updated the new Device Guide as much as we could. There are still quite a lot of cases left but we think we've covered a large portion of the most popular ones. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any suggestions on how we can improve the device guide's usability in any way. 

"Gift Box Kit" Backers

Your reward comes with one Pocket Tripod PRO plus 10 pairs of adapters. We have 15 sizes, so initially we planned to have two size ranges: Small (5.5 mm-10.5 mm) or large (7.5 mm - 12.5 mm). But we think that you may prefer a new option instead: a mix of the most popular sizes. We've counted all of the thousands of pre-orders on our store, and noticed that 11 sizes are used by 97% of our customers. So we wanted to suggest this combination of sizes instead. With this option, you will also get a unique coupon code Inside the box to pay for the purchase and shipping of an extra pair of adapters, in case the size you need falls among the missing 3%. Let us know which option you prefer

 

Shipping

You will be providing us with your shipping details in the survey. We're working as fast as we can to prepare your rewards. As mentioned in the previous update, the PRO model which you are getting won't be shipped in time for Christmas. But if by any chance you cannot wait, you can get the regular (2016) Pocket Tripod now. See the bottom of update #16 for instructions

 

We're super excited to get our hands on the new Pocket Tripod PRO and have them shipped to you as soon as possible.

Stay tuned for more updates!
Your friends at Geometrical

PS: If you need help with anything just email us: Support@Pocket-Tripod.com
We might be slow at responding due to a high volume of tickets, but we'll definitely take care of you.

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    1. Josh Worley
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      Mix + coupon for me, please.

    2. Allen on

      Sorry for the confusion. In this instance, I would prefer the mix of options. Thank you.

    3. Geometrical Inc. & Rambod Radmard 2-time creator on

      @Allen, thank you for letting us know. Just to clarify, the initial "Gift Box Kit" offering was a choice between two size ranges, either small, or large.

    4. Geometrical Inc. & Rambod Radmard 2-time creator on

      @Kelvin Tan, we don't have any options with 15 adapters in a box. The closest thing would be the "Gift Box Kit" that comes with 10 additional adapters, which costs us over 3 times more to manufacture than the single-unit Pocket Tripod PRO. The cost of those adapters really add up. Thank you for your suggestion.

    5. Allen on

      I would prefer the initial offering of all sizes in the gift box. Thank you.

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      Kelvin Tan on

      Thank you for the information! Does each tripod pro backer all get all 15 adapters or do we have to purchase the adapter separately? May I suggest that we get all 15 adapters for free since we waited for this kickstarter with patience? Lol. Just a suggestion.

    7. Geometrical Inc. & Rambod Radmard 2-time creator on

      @Kelvin Tan, I will be happy to clarify. The reason why we made the contact to your phone rubberized was to provide better grip, for example for phones with curved surfaces (SG7 Edge). Also the rubber (TPU) makes it safe for glass screen protectors. The hard plastic of the 2016 model works well if your phone has very flat surfaces (ex: iPhone). The regular model can also chip the edges of screen protectors. Other than that, the Pocket Tripod PRO still comes in a range of 15 sizes for a precise and snug fit to your phone. That aspect has not changed.

    8. Geometrical Inc. & Rambod Radmard 2-time creator on

      @KJ, We're so glad to hear that and we agree with you with the MIX option.

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      Kelvin Tan on

      I am a little confuse here if you help clarify some information, that would be super helpful.
      I know for the previous version of tripod (2016), you do need the adapter to use your smartphone. As for the Pro version, you are using rubberized which means we we won't need an adapter?

      This is the part that I am confuse with.

      If we only have one adapter, that means we could only use one case for the iPhone?

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      KJ Sipkema on

      Awesome update! Thank you so much! I would prefer the "mix" of the most popular sizes.