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A camera’s most essential accessory is its tripod. The design of a tripod has not changed since the early 1800’s when photography was first invented. If our primary cameras are slim enough to be discreetly carried with us every day, why should our tripods be any different.
Hi Kickstarter, we’re back.
In 2013, we asked for your help to create the Pocket Tripod. A fully adjustable tripod for your iPhone that fits in a wallet.
We set out to make the most practical iPhone accessory that's actually with you when you need it, instead of sitting at home collecting dust.
Thanks to your support, we successfully achieved our goal. The Pocket Tripod was manufactured and shipped to all our 2,565 backers on time. Now it's being used by thousands of people worldwide as their primary iPhone tripod.
Professional photographers use it to create stunning images on the go.
The Pocket Tripod is no longer a distant concept, but a field-tested and proven product that is used by thousands of people every day.
Our backers have been essential in shaping the Pocket Tripod’s future. The one thing that was requested the most was to have the Pocket Tripod compatible with phones that are in a case because removing the case would take too much time and just isn't convenient.
So we decided to make the Pocket Tripod universal. Instead of having it made specific to any iPhone, we’ve changed its design to take any device that matches its opening size.
Each Pocket Tripod size has a wider opening than the next by an increment of 0.5 mm.
Fine enough to coincide with the thickness of almost any device on the market and any case.
Three sizes of the universal Pocket Tripods have already been produced and have been user-tested for more than a year. With your help, we plan to make them all.
With the new universal Pocket Tripod, we've set out to create one of the most practical smartphone tripods without compromising the safety of your device.
No matter where you are, capturing that perfect time-lapse with your iPhone or Android has never been easier.
We’ve spent the past few months working with some of the top case manufacturers to test the Pocket Tripod and make sure it's compatible with their most popular cases. We’ve also shipped these universal Pocket Tripods to the backers of our first Kickstarter campaign for further user testing and feedback. Thanks to this collaborative effort, we've been able to catalogue the compatibility of many of the most popular cases on the market.
Use the Device Guide below to find the best size Pocket Tripod for your phone.
Or use the links below to jump directly to your device or case.
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The Pocket Tripod’s unique patented design allows it to pack the functionality of a full-size photography tripod into the size of two credit cards.
Transforming it from a card to a phone tripod is as easy as a twist and flip.
The result is a robust tripod for your iPhone that’s perfect for long exposure and time-lapse photography. But also, a great stand for your iPhone on-the-go for watching movies without obstructing the screen, all while keeping your device safe from accidental spills.
The smooth adjustability of the Pocket Tripod makes it possible to use any flat surface to prop up your phone and still fit the frame.
Never again be left without a stable platform for your iPhone or Android, whether it’s to capture breathtaking time-lapse videos and light paintings, making video calls, or just to watch movies on the go.
They say the best camera is the one that's with you. We believe the same is true when it comes to tripods.
Risks and challenges
The funds we need to raise in this campaign are to pay for the cost of production of our new Pocket Tripod sizes. The cost of manufacturing the tooling has already been paid for thanks to our backers who helped us reach our goal in 2013. Since then we have gained lots of experience in producing Pocket Tripods. Having shipped Pocket Tripods to thousands of customers worldwide, we've also created an efficient delivery process.
The only factor that can create a challenge is having a large surge of demand. Having too many pre-orders - in excess of 1000 Pocket Tripods - can cause delays. This is because the production process is very labour intensive, and increasing the quantity we need may cause our manufacturer to demand more time and delay production and delivery. Each unit is individually tested after assembly, and carefully packaged. There are many sub-components that go into making a complete Pocket Tripod. A surge in demand can create delays as one or more of our suppliers try to meet the increased demand.
However, we will be in constant communication with our suppliers as well as backers, and will do all that we can to ensure the rewards are delivered on time.
Instead of having a specific Pocket tripod for each phone model or case (like we used to), now we only have 15 sizes. We’ve tested most of the popular devices and cases, and determined which size will provide the best fit. You can easily find the best size for your device using our Device Guide.
Alternatively, if we haven’t already tested your unique device, you can use our measurement template called the “Fit Card” to determine its size.
If you are able to measure your devices’s thickness, from the screen’s glass to the back of the phone, then just pick the closest smaller size for a snug fit. Example, if you have an iPhone 6s with a thickness of 7.10 mm, then pick the 7.0 mm Pocket Tripod.
You have the choice to pick “iPhone 7” as a reward type when we send out the questionnaire after the campaign ends.
We plan to make Pocket Tripods that will match the upcoming iPhone’s size. As soon as we have the confirmed dimensions released by Apple in September, we’ll start the production. We plan to have them shipped along with the rest of the rewards in October.
Yes! This is our second Kickstarter campaign. We shipped all the rewards to our backers from our first campaign on time. We’ve tackled all the production challenges that we’ve faced in the past 3 years. Our production process has become very streamlined an efficient. The funds raised in the second Kickstarter campaign will be going towards paying for minor tooling costs as well as the cost of production of the products.
Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that in the past 3 years we’ve sold thousands of Pocket Tripod to very happy customers who’ve been impressed by the Pocket Tripod’s capabilities.
All Pocket Tripods are individually tested for functionality. They are made of advanced plastic materials.
The Pocket Tripod is backed by a lifetime warranty agains manufacturer’s defects and loss of function under normal use. So if we ship you a Pocket Tripod that's anything less than perfect, we'll have it replaced.
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