This project's funding goal was not reached on September 23, 2012.
About this project
***This is a PON Kickstarter relaunch. We have found a less expensive manufacturer to produce the PON with lower minimum order quantities! This means, that all around, the PON's price went down from our last Kickstarter project. So... Drumroll please! We decided to pass those savings on to our backers and put out the same awesome product at a way more affordable price.***
Thanks for stopping by! Also please visit us at PON-Action.com, where you can check out the latest news, videos, updates and purchase Official PON Products. We hope you will follow our progress! —Brian Lee, Mark Lee, and Brad Edison.
Mission Statement: "To provide the strongest, most versatile mounting system to harness the full potential of smartphone technology in all applications of everyday life."
CHECK OUT THE PON IN ACTION! Shot entirely on different smartphones mounted to PONs on various camera accessories.
PON'S CLEAN AND SIMPLE DESIGN JUST WORKS.
The PON is manufactured by a local company that produces parts for the biggest names in the action sports industry.
Nowadays smartphones have replaced the clutter and the need to carry separate devices such as cameras, GPS, notepads, calendars and all that other stuff you used to have. And there are a handful of gadgets that enable consumers to affix their phones to very specific things. But we have found many problems with these existing products; brand/model specific limitations, weak fastening methods, made of flimsy plastic, not case friendly, and they just are not strong enough to keep an expensive phone securely attached unless in perfect conditions.When developing a solution to these shortcomings, PON needed to fulfill the following criteria:
- Fit virtually all smartphones on the market
- Mount to a variety of devices for countless applications
- Be machined from single block aerospace grade aluminum
- Contain any case to keep phones protected
- Incorporate a double-locking system for added security
- Have a proven mechanical design
- Allow access to all phone functions and apps
- Have a wide range of travel to accommodate future phone designs
- Be the strongest and most reliable product of its kind
- Look clean
- Be Bitchen'
- Be engineered and manufactured with pride in the USA
The PON is CNC machined from single block, aerospace/weapon grade 6061-T6 aluminum with a bead blasted finish in Northern California. The final process is a hard anodization for sealing and protection. The custom thumb screw is precision lathed from brass with a standard 1/4x20 thread and comes with a locking fiber washer to add strength.
The PON can receive any 1/4x20 camera accessory stud in three different locations: front, top, and bottom for maximum versatility.
PON's PATENT PENDING double locking design features a tension screw for greater security to withstand even the most extremely reckless of uses.
*Every PON includes 1 Lanyard, 1 Velcro Action Case, 1 Hex Key, Hardware and Adhesive Rubber Shock Absorbing Gripping Pads. This PON package is expected to retail for $99. Pre order the PON from our Kickstarter page to help us make the PON become the missing link for the smartphone in your life!
Any pledge would be greatly appreciated and will give you exclusive privileges to our Kickstarter experience.
Tune in as we take the PON to new extremes that a smartphone could not have previously achieved.
*MORE PHOTOS (shown with prototype brown rubber gripping pads)
As soon as we reach our funding goal we will extend every line of credit we can get our hands on. This will enable us to start making parts and shipping to all of our wonderful backers as soon as possible. The faster we reach our goal the faster we will be able to start production!
There are so many awesome and inexpensive camera accessories online that can accommodate PON. It would just be easier and more beneficial if you purchased the accessory mount that you actually wanted. This also keeps backing our project less expensive for you. Kickstarter also prohibits offering other products as rewards not manufactured by the project creators. It's in the contract.
Please pick a reward and add $60 for every extra PON you would like. For additional PON *NOTES add $70 and for additional PON *TABLETS add $80. Upon the closing of the project we will send out a survey getting everyone's colors ordered.
Please message us or email us at email@example.com and we would be happy to speak with you.
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