CA$ 17,733
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SpivoBy Spivo
First created
SpivoBy Spivo
First created
CA$ 17,733
pledged of CA$ 30,000pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
206
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, July 23 2015 8:09 PM UTC +00:00

About

The all new rotating camera mount. Switch the field of view by 180° with the click of a trigger.

The Spivo allows you to easily switch the field of view of your camera by pressing a trigger. Action sport cameras (GoPro, Sony, etc...)  have such a wide field of view that pointing the camera forwards and backwards captures your full surrounding.

Secure your favourite lightweight camera to the universal tripod mount (1/4"-20 size) by using our exclusively designed thumbnut. Simply screw your camera onto the thread and tighten the thumbnut to lock it in place. From GoPro, Sony Action Cam, Garmin Virb, Ion, JVC, Polaroid, and so much more.

Custom designed ambidextrous thumb trigger for left and right hand usage. Our adjustable lanyard ensures you never miss a shot. Gloves? Mitts? No problem! The Spivo's ergonomic grip allows you to press the trigger without hyper-extending your wrist. The lanyard connects to the grip with a 1/4"-20 bolt which gives you the option to replace it with your own, or our custom shoulder strap.

S is compact and versatile enough to throw in your pocket. M is the perfect grab-and-go for all activities.  L to capture those long cinematic shots while skiing, longboarding, or anything else that deserves a deep perspective. Why fixed sizes? Less moving parts means increased strength, better performance in extreme conditions, and more economical for you!

Long Boarding - Gatineau Park, Québec

Skiing - Edelweiss, Gatineau, Québec

Surfing - Cox Bay, Tofino, B

Cottage - Smith Falls, Ontario

Fixed camera mounts are no fun :(

Have you ever found yourself wanting to capture that perfect moment but been unable to do so? Action camera mounts often suffer from a lack of maneuverability and a single field of view. This limitation causes many once in a lifetime moments to be missed.

Not a pan and tilt.

Our goal is to produce a more interactive camera mount which allows you to capture your full surroundings. The Spivo started as an idea for shooting videos while skiing. The creators, Marc and Andre, wanted to be able to capture the footage taken from a selfie perspective, as well as what was coming up ahead of them, with one camera. With that premise in mind, they created the Spivo, a rotating camera mount which allowed you to switch the field of view by 180° with the click of a trigger.

Today's action sport cameras have a wide angle lens designed to capture a field of view of up to 130 degrees. That means that with the simple click of a trigger and a slight tilt in your wrist, you can now capture the full 360 degrees of action going on around you.

Since Spivo was designed with action sport enthusiasts in mind, we chose 180 degree instant rotation rather than a variable rotation controlled by a toggle (or "pan and tilt"). Pan and tilt mounts require significantly more user attention and control which would render them more difficult to use. All you have to do is decide whether you want to film yourself or what's in front of you.

Weatherproof: Waterproof? Snow-proof? Sun-proof? Absolutely, the Spivo has been carefully designed to function in all weather environments including underwater. From Alaska to Fiji, your Spivo will be by your side.

Patent Pending: Our innovative technology is currently patent pending internationally.

High Quality Materials: The Spivo is a fully mechanical device engineered to never let you down. Built in North America, the Spivo is constructed from only the highest quality polymers and metals.

Initially conceptualized as a university project, the Spivo Stick has been meticulously engineered with over two years of development. The proof of concept was originally machined out of aluminum and received unbelievable praise, but as is the case with most things, had its flaws. We realized to have an economically viable consumer product we would need to move to a polymer construction; so we did! Since then, countless prototypes have been produced with the help of our trusty 3D printer. 3D printing has given us the ability to further refine the ergonomics and aesthetics of the Spivo Stick to what we now offer today. With real-world testing and engineering analyses, we are extremely confident in our end result and we cannot wait until it reaches your hands in a few months. 

Choose one of our great rewards made up of: stickers, t-shirts, Spivos, shoulder straps, and custom floaties:

  • 1$ - Shout-out
  • 5$ - Sticker-pack
  • 30$ - T-shirt
  • 49$ - Size matters - so choose yours!
  • 79$ - Pro Pack - Spivo, floaty, and shoulder strap
  • 89$ - Double Trouble - Two Spivos - any size
  • 129$ - Triple Threat -Three Spivos, any size.
  • 550$ - Pro Shop Pack - 10 custom logo Spivos

After years of refinement the Spivo design is complete and we are ready to begin production. The funds from your pledge will go directly to purchase the costly steel moulds for injection moulding and help cover costs associated with our initial production run. These costly steel moulds will allow us to produce extremely high quality parts, with incredible dimensional accuracy. So far, we have funded this project from our own savings but now we need your help. 

We expect to send out the first Spivo 3 to 4 months after achieving our Kickstarter goal.

We have partnered with a local manufacturer with over 30 years of experience in the injection moulding business. They have worked with Fortune 500 companies creating high-end plastic parts for consumer products as well as aerospace and industrial plastics. Their facilities are state-of-the-art and their experienced engineers have reviewed all of our CAD Files and drawings so that each part is optimized for injection moulding. They have assured us that they can deliver our moulds and our initial production run of parts within 2 months.

Product assembly will also be handled locally. Quality is paramount to Spivo, so we decided to keep assembly in-house ensuring only the highest degree of care is taken with each and every unit. We also believe in creating great jobs for people in our community and boosting our economy; this is reflected in our decision of staying local.

After our final round of qualification testing, we will ship the Spivo right to your doorstep so you can begin sharing your experiences with family, friends, and the rest of the world! 

Campaign Timeline:

Andre Bellerive - Edmonton born, Ottawa raised, Andre has spent the last two years working on his engineering thesis in explosion instabilities. When he's not focusing on things blowing up he can be found skiing, riding bmx, surfing, playing soccer, or shooting with his various cameras. Mealtime: caesars and hot-dogs. Favourite beer: Beaus. Favourite ski hill: Whistler, BC (how Cliche). Favourite movie: Gladiator "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED!?". Dream car: Tesla model S. Last artist on iPod: Tristam

Marc Bjerring - Montreal born, Ottawa raised, Marc served as a Canadian Forces Reservist, while completing his engineering degree. When he's not jumping out of helicopters and airplanes he can also be found skiing, surfing, cycling, diving, and riding bmx. Mealtime: stouts and pizza. Favourite beer: Andre's Caesers. Favourite ski hill: Revelstoke, BC. Favourite movie: Cool Runnings... mon. Dream car: 67 Shelby GT500. Last artist on iPod: Milky Chance

Pat Lalonde - Yukon born, Ottawa raised, Pat has spent the past four years managing a very successful sales force.  When he's not talking too loud, he's still talking too loud, but you can often find him working on his car or rock climbing. Mealtime: Sushi and sake. Favourite beer: Dark and Stormy. Favouriti Ski Hill: Mont Tremblant, Quebec. Favourite Movie: American Pie. Dream car: McLaren P1. 

Greg Dillon - Calgary born, Ottawa raised, Greg has spent the past four years completing a degree in communications with a minor in entrepreneurship. When he's not drinking espresso Greg can be found skiing, wake boarding/surfing, diving, downhill mountain biking, or drooling over super cars. Mealtime: Waffles and coffee. Favourite beer: Tequila, but porters are good too. Favourite ski hill: Revelstoke, BC. Favourite movie: Shawshank Redemption... and Stepbrothers. Dream car: Ferrari 458 Speciale. Last artist on iPod: Mark Knight. 

Thank you Kickstarter and thank you backers.

Without your contribution Spivo would continue to be a hobby rather than a livelihood. We are eternally humbled and grateful for believing in something we have put so much heart into. Your efforts and backings have not only allowed us to take a step forward in supporting ourselves, but continue to progress the action sports community that we cherish so deeply. They say that if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life, so to be able to prosper in an industry that we are already so passionate about would be a dream come true. With the success of this campaign we will continue to work hard to bring you the most innovative and engaging camera accessories on the market. We can’t say it enough; thank you, thank you, thank you!

A message from the founders:

“Your support means the world to me, my appreciation is endless and I cannot wait to continue the Spivo journey thanks to you” – Marc

“Without you, we are nothing. Your backing has given us credibility and sustainability in an industry that is already so difficult to stand out” – Andre

 Stay in touch

  

   More questions? Contact us directly or leave a comment!

Risks and challenges

We are thrilled to contribute to an inspiring community of action sports enthusiasts. We've put a lot of work into creating the most interactive camera mount so that you never miss a moment.

While any project of this type presents unique challenges and risks, from manufacturing, to shipping Spivo worldwide, and everything in between, we are committed to bringing you the best possible device.

Our delivery date is a conservative estimate based on specific and unpredictable factors; however, we will will be working night and day to make sure you get your Spivo as soon as humanly possible.

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    Sticker Pack! Receive three premium Spivo stickers to place anywhere you want. Who doesn't love stickers?
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    Spivo T-shirt! Limited edition team shirts. You got our back, now let us get yours.
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    Early Bird. Receive a Spivo at the lowest price. What a deal!
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    Spivo. Does size matter? You tell us. Choose your size: S - 12", M - 15", and L - 26". Free Stickers included!
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    Pro Pack. Take your filming to the next level with one Spivo, one adjustable sling, and one floaty. Free stickers included!
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    Double trouble: Two Spivos any size. After all, one is the loneliest number. Free stickers included!
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    Triple Threat: Good things come in three's, Spivo is no exception. Choose your sizes: S - 12", M - 16", and L - 26". Free Stickers included!
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    Double Trouble Pro Pack: Two Spivos any size, two adjustable slings, and two floaties. Free stickers included!
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    Pro Shop Deal. Receive 10 custom Spivos, any size! We'll insert your own logo inside of our clear polycarbonate tube so you can promote your brand.
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