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Padcaster VERSE is the first mobile-media case built for iPhone, Android and your favorite tablet, too.
Padcaster VERSE is the first mobile-media case built for iPhone, Android and your favorite tablet, too.
468 backers pledged $68,439 to help bring this project to life.

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Padcaster is in the final stage of development for Padcaster VERSE, the first mobile-media case built to fit iPhone, Android or your favorite tablet, too.  We need your help to finalize the production of this unique tool and make it available for filmmakers, video bloggers, mobile journalists photographers, drone pilots, students, teachers, coaches and content creators everywhere! 

Padcaster VERSE is a rugged polycarbonate case that shares the same core design elements of the flagship original Padcaster line. The VERSE includes twelve ¼-20 threads and five integrated cold shoe slots around its frame to provide a total of seventeen easy-to-use, stable mounting points for media accessories including lights, microphones, teleprompters and more. 

The center of the case houses a universal bracket that's compatible with any phone or tablet – Apple or Android – up to 5.31 inches in width, the size of an iPad mini.  

While the original Padcaster, and the solutions created for the iPad family, continue to be amazing sellers, the question we get more than any other is ‘when are you making a case for the iPhone?’ We wanted to go a step further and build a case that not only fits any iPhone model, but all video-capable smartphones. To top it off, Padcaster VERSE also fits almost any small tablet, too. This sturdy, durable yet lightweight solution is compact enough to travel anywhere.

Padcaster VERSE in Venice with iPhone 6

In Ireland with iPad mini

 As a monitor and rig for the DJI Osmo

 As a drone remote 

Created to transform an iPad into an all-in-one mobile production studio, the original Padcaster’s unique design adds stabilization, audio and optical upgrades that enable iPad users to shoot, edit, stream and share professional quality video content.

Founded in 2012, our company is still scrappy but growing strong! 

We were honored to have run a successful Kickstarter campaign for the Padcaster Mini a few years ago and it was an amazing experience that taught us a ton of important things - one of the most important being the value of your ideas and suggestions.

This is one of the reasons we're here now.  

You asked and we listened! And now, we hope you can help us achieve our funding goal to complete Padcaster VERSE's development. We promise you won't be disappointed. 

Here's just a small sample of what people are making on mobile devices:

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While there are some options for smartphone videography out there, most of them focus on one detail and almost all are designed for a single device. And when that device changes, you're out of luck.

Padcaster VERSE works with any phone of any make and is built to last through years of your device's upgrades and improvements. It's a mobile-media case looking for a long-term commitment.

Thanks for checking out our campaign. We hope you'll help bring the VERSE to life!

Back us today and not only will you be the first to get your Padcaster VERSE, but to say thanks you'll get VERSE at the lowest special Kickstarter prices - up to 55% off retail!

PLEDGE $25 OR MORE

I KICKSTARTED THE PADCASTER VERSE TEE!

Last go round it was a huge hit so we thought we'd bring it back. You'll have to specify your size. Each shirt comes with our eternal gratitude! (Gratitude not pictured)

PLEDGE $50 (EARLY BIRD) - PADCASTER VERSE CASE - SOLD OUT! 

PLEDGE $70 OR MORE - PADCASTER VERSE CASE!

PLEDGE $150 (EARLY BIRD) - PADCASTER VERSE - EXTENDED!!

PLEDGE $200 OR MORE - PADCASTER VERSE MOJO SPECIAL!

PLEDGE $250 OR MORE - PADCASTER VERSE STUDIO!

PLEDGE $400 OR MORE - VERSE & PADCASTER COMBO PACKAGE! 

PLEDGE $600 OR MORE - VERSE & PADCASTER COMBO DELUXE!

PLEDGE $1000 OR MORE - VERSE & PADCASTER DELUXE PLUS TRAINING SESSION!

PLEDGE $2500 OR MORE - VERSE & PADCASTER DELUXE PLUS IN-PERSON TRAINING WITH JOSH!

PLEDGE $5000 OR MORE - THE ULTIMATE VERSE & PADCASTER SUPER DELUXE TRAINING AND DINNER PACKAGE!

Risks and challenges

Because the original Padcaster product line has already been through the manufacturing and distribution process, we're confident that we can produce our Padcaster VERSE in a timely manner. Over the past five years we have developed a strong relationship with the manufacturers that will help bring this product to completion.

That being said, unexpected challenges will no doubt arise. We will always keep our backers informed and updated along the way.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL -
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    The first 100 to back us at the $50 level will receive a Padcaster VERSE case. This case will retail for $99 once we have finalized development and production. Buy it here, help the cause and save!

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    PADCASTER VERSE CASE!

    Missed the early bird opportunity to back us at $50? You can still grab the Padcaster VERSE case at this level and it's still a great deal at $70! Remember, VERSE will retail for $99 in stores.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL -
    PADCASTER VERSE BUNDLE!

    Another incredible deal - Early Bird Special limited to first 100 to back us at this level. You'll receive a Padcaster VERSE, including case, lens, mic and audio interface. This is truly a steal as it will retail for $329.

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    EXTENDED EARLY BIRD -
    PADCASTER VERSE BUNDLE!

    An incredible deal returns- at the Extended Early Bird Special level, you'll receive a Padcaster VERSE, including case, lens, mic and audio interface. This is truly a steal as it will retail for $329, which gives you a savings of $179. THAT'S 55% OFF!!!

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    PADCASTER VERSE BUNDLE!

    Missed the early bird opportunity for the bundled Padcaster VERSE, have no fear. We still have this incredible deal. Back us at $180 and you'll receive a Padcaster VERSE including case, lens, mic and audio interface. Remember retail will be $329 so you're still saving big!

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    PADCASTER VERSE MOJO SPECIAL!

    A complete solution for mobile journalists! Includes VERSE case, lens, mojo stick mic & splitter cable, LED light and a NEW pistol grip & mini tripod combo with a BUILT IN POWER SUPPLY. Ideal for field work, on the go interviews and catching that breaking story, this package has a retail value of $449

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    PADCASTER VERSE STUDIO!

    A complete solution for a portable studio! Includes VERSE case, lens, mic, audio interface, LED light and V-POD pistol grip & mini tripod combo. This package has a retail value of $429 and is limited to the first 100 backers. Get it while it's hot!

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    VERSE & PADCASTER COMBO PACKAGE!

    For the person with multiple devices, we have the perfect reward. This includes an original Padcaster for iPad including lens, mic and audio interface (you'll specify iPad model later), plus an additional Padcaster VERSE case and lens kit! With a Retail Value of $549, you give big and save big!

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    VERSE & PADCASTER COMBO DELUXE!

    Pledge $600 and get an original Padcaster for iPad including lens, mic and audio interface (you'll specify iPad model later), plus an additional Padcaster VERSE case and lens kit, LED light, and full size VT-16 Tripod! A retail Value of $949 makes this reward almost too good.

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    VERSE & PADCASTER DELUXE PLUS TRAINING SESSION!

    For a cool $1K, get the gear and the know-how. Includes an original Padcaster for iPad including lens, mic and audio interface (you'll specify iPad model later), plus an additional Padcaster VERSE case and lens kit, LED light, and full size VT-16 Tripod! PLUS, Josh will conduct four hours of online training with you to provide some tricks of the trade.

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    VERSE & PADCASTER DELUXE PLUS IN-PERSON TRAINING WITH JOSH!

    Get schooled - live! Pledge at this level and get an original Padcaster for iPad including lens, mic and audio interface (you'll specify iPad model later), plus an additional Padcaster VERSE case and lens kit, LED light, and full size VT-16 Tripod! Then, sharpen your pencils because Josh will fly to you to provide you with a hands-on full-day training workshop.

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    THE ULTIMATE VERSE & PADCASTER SUPER DELUXE TRAINING AND DINNER PACKAGE!

    Bring your questions and your appetite! Pledge at this level and get an original Padcaster for iPad including lens, mic and audio interface (you'll specify iPad model later), plus an additional Padcaster VERSE case and lens kit, LED light, and full size VT-16 Tripod! Then break out the datebook, because Josh will fly out to you, provide a hands-on full-day training workshop, work with you to produce a video AND take you to a swanky dinner. Retail Value = Priceless

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