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Instantly add a telephoto lens to your smartphone or tablet without touching the spotting scope's optics.
Instantly add a telephoto lens to your smartphone or tablet without touching the spotting scope's optics.
Instantly add a telephoto lens to your smartphone or tablet without touching the spotting scope's optics.
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The Smartphone Scope Mount Spotter is a new, innovative & easy way to capture video through your scope! The Spotter connects ANY spotting scope to ANY smartphone with either our patent pending magnet attachment system or a universal clamp.

Droid Turbo, Mark II Spotter & Vortex Diamondback
Droid Turbo, Mark II Spotter & Vortex Diamondback
Droid Turbo, Mark II Spotter & Vortex Diamondback
Droid Turbo, Mark II Spotter & Vortex Diamondback
Droid Turbo, Mark II Spotter & Vortex Diamondback
Droid Turbo, Mark II Spotter & Vortex Diamondback
Mark II Spotter with a Droid Turbo on a Vortex Diamondback
Mark II Spotter with a Droid Turbo on a Vortex Diamondback

How it started

(by inventor Ben Kuehl)

The Smartphone Scope Mount was invented deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin when I took a picture of a doe walking past me to show my son... and the thought occurred to me: what if I could shoot video through my scope with my smartphone?

Soon after my friend Cody helped me out with the prototypes, and the Smartphone Scope Mount was born.

In the months that followed, we listened to the feedback from our friends, family and everyone else on how to improve our prototype.

Which brings us to the Mark II series... a highly advanced design featuring a lightweight carbon tube, integrated charging bank with 3000mAh of power, quick release cam lock and an innovative magnet attachment system.

How it works

The Smartphone Scope Mount Mark II series was designed to work on nearly every spotting scope (Mark II Spotter) or hunting scope (Mark II Tactical) and allows you to capture incredible telephoto images with any smartphone.

The Spotter  is attached using a 1/4-20 UNC tripod thread. The Tactical mounts to your scope with a picatinny ring mount for a 25mm or 30mm tube scope.

Video the Moon!
Video the Moon!
Turkeys captured with the Spotter...
Turkeys captured with the Spotter...

Capturing images through your scope is like having a telephoto lens on your smartphone!

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Groundhog
Sandhill Cranes, iPad, Vortex Nomad & Mark II Spotter)
Sandhill Cranes, iPad, Vortex Nomad & Mark II Spotter)

Features

Every Smartphone Scope Mount Mark II includes everything you need to capture exciting images through your scope with your Smartphone's camera!

                                     MARK II SPOTTER

We Need Your Help

Our Mark II series product lines are merely prototypes at this time, which is why we need your help. We are here on Kickstarter to raise enough capital to go into full production. For your support, we are offering The Mark II products at a discount!

Rewards

Smartphone Scope Mount Hats/T-Shirts

Don't we look good in them?

 The Early Outdoorsman

 The Early Birder

 The Ultimate Outdoorsman

Our Team

Ben - inventor of the Smartphone Scope Mount & owner of Scope Mounted Electronics LLC

Cody - Co-inventor, 3-d modeling

Kyle  tests out our products in the field (literally, a farm field) and is key sales manager.

George Product development and logistics manager

Paul handles our shipping and sales

Ben "Hawkeye"

Hawkeye shoots our product videos and photos.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenges is gearing up production and inventory. This requires capital not to mention time and building space. We need to purchase many different materials. We also need to purchase create and refine assembly equipment and work stations. We hope will also need to hire and train workers to keep up with demand. All of the models you see in our videos are hand built right here in Dane WI. We are also trying our best to source every component possible here in the USA. So far we have been able to find many local suppliers including the injection molding of the MARK 1. We are striving to make this project benefit our community and country.

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    You get a Bumper sticker and our gratitude.

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    A Logo hat. Yes, That is awesome!

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    Smartphone Scope Mount Dry-Fit Shirt.
    Please specify size.

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    The Early Outdoorsman
    You'll receive one Mark II Tactical Scope Mount featuring a built in USB charger.
    Designed to fit on any rifle, bow or crossbow scope.
    The Tactical Includes:
    Carbon Camo tube
    Quick detach cam lock mount
    Mark II Tactical mount, & phone case with attached magnet.

    *Please specify your smartphone model after pledging*

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    The Early Birdwatcher

    You'll receive one Mark II Spotter Scope Mount featuring a built in USB charger.
    Designed to fit on any spotting scope with a 1/4-20 UNC tripod thread.
    The Spotter Includes:
    Carbon Camo tube
    Quick detach cam lock mount
    Mark II Tactical mount, & phone case with attached magnet.

    One MARK II Spotter. Quickly and easily attach your smartphone to your spotting scope or camera.

    Includes Spotter hardware, Mark II mount & phone case

    *Please specify your smartphone model after pledging*

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    The Birdwatcher

    You'll receive one Mark II Spotter Scope Mount featuring a built in USB charger.
    Designed to fit on any spotting scope with a 1/4-20 UNC tripod thread.
    The Spotter Includes:
    Carbon Camo tube
    Quick detach cam lock mount
    Mark II Tactical mount, & attachable magnet.

    One MARK II Spotter. Quickly and easily attach your smartphone to your spotting scope or camera.

    Includes Spotter hardware, Mark II mount & phone case

    *Please specify your smartphone model after pledging*

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    The Tactical Outdoorsman 2 Scope kit.
    You'll receive TWO MARK II Tactical Scope Mount featuring a built in USB charger.
    Designed to fit on any rifle, bow or crossbow scope.
    The Tactical 2 scope kit Includes:
    Carbon Camo tube
    Quick detach cam lock mount
    Two MARK II Tactical scope mount rings, & attachable magnet for your smartphone.

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    The Ultimate Outdoor Enthusiast Package

    You'll receive both the Spotter and Tactical mounts so you can go from your hunting scope to your spotting scope with ease!

    Please specify phone type for case.

    Features a built in USB charger.
    Spotter is designed to fit on any spotting scope with a 1/4-20 UNC tripod thread.

    Tactical mount fits both 30mm and 25mm Scopes.

    One Carbon camo tube with magnetic attachment

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    The Early Birder with Large tablet/iPad adapter

    Includes everything in The Early Birder plus an additional larger magnet system optimized for an iPad or large tablet.

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    One Mark II Tactical Elite Scope Mount.

    Includes a 450 Lumen flashlight, USB charging port and charge cord. Specify iPhone or Android. See pictures and video on this campaign and our web page.

    *Please specify your smartphone model after pledging*

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    The Double Tactical Outdoorsman
    You'll receive two Mark II Tactical Scope Mounts featuring a built in USB charger.
    Designed to fit on any rifle, bow or crossbow scope.
    The Tactical Includes:
    Carbon Camo tube
    Quick detach cam lock mount
    Mark II Tactical mount, & attachable cell phone magnet.

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    The double Birdwatcher

    You'll receive two Mark II Spotter Scope Mounts featuring a built in USB charger.
    Designed to fit on any spotting scope with a 1/4-20 UNC tripod thread.
    The Spotter Includes:
    Carbon Camo tube
    Quick detach cam lock mount
    Mark II Tactical mount, & attachable magnet for your smart phone.

    One MARK II Spotter. Quickly and easily attach your smartphone to your spotting scope or camera.

    Includes Spotter hardware, Mark II mount & attachable magnet

    *Please specify your smartphone model after pledging*

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    Ultimate Spotter Experience
    (The Early Birdwatcher Upgrade)
    In addition to receiving your own Mark II Spotter, you'll also get a one on one consultation with Hawkeye, our Spotter expert.

    Hawkeye will personally assist you in calibrating your phone's camera with your spotting scope and advise you on how to get the most out of your Spotter.

    You and Hawkeye will venture out to a local wildlife area in the Madison or Dane area and provide tips on how to capture video with your new Spotter.

    (Note: Madison area backers recommended - transportation not included.)

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    Smartphone Scope Mount Designer Backer

    As one of our privileged design backers, you will be given an exclusive glimpse of our latest innovations before anyone else does.

    You will also receive (2) Mark II Tactical sets, (1) Tactical Elite & (1) Spotter, (10) hats, (10) t-shirts and (10) bumper stickers.

    You will also receive one on one setup and advice from our product experts on how to make the most of your Smartphone Scope Mounts!

    (Note: Transportation not included.)

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Funding period

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