SwitchPod, the revolutionary new tripod that instantly switches to handheld mode and back in seconds, is live on global crowdfunding platform — Kickstarter and a breakout success having already raised over $350k.
Anyone that’s ever tried to film themselves knows that it’s harder than it looks. Trying to walk while filming, the curious looks from bystanders, and the overall difficulty in trying to carry a bulky tripod in one hand while trying to keep the camera steady and aligned. Enter the SwitchPod- a lightweight, versatile tripod that instantly flips back and forth between handheld and tripod mode making filming easier than ever.
“The SwitchPod was inspired by the community of vloggers, YouTubers, and video creators who film on the go, like us. We realized that existing portable and handheld tripods were not meeting the needs of the community, and we built something simply to make creating easier,” says co-founder Pat Flynn on the inspiration behind the project. “The tools we use to create videos shouldn't hold us back, and that's where the SwitchPod comes in.”
SwitchPod works with any camera. No more fussing with tripod mounting plates, our embedded 1/4-20" standard tripod screw and tightening knob will help attach any camera in seconds. Magnets help to keep the legs collapsed together while in vlogging mode, but are gentle enough that, with the flick of your wrist, can easily switch to tripod mode. Despite its lightweight design, the SwitchPod is also incredibly strong and made of an aluminum alloy; capable of turning the SwitchPod into a full video rig.
The SwitchPod was painstakingly designed over the past year from the ground up and to be strong, yet lightweight:
• Weight: 11.1 oz / 315 grams
• Material: Aluminum (Alloy)
• Length in Collapsed Handle Mode: 11" long
• Size of Handle: 1.5" deep by 0.75" wide
• Size in Tripod Mode: 9.75" tall by 9.75" wide
• Color: Black
• Two ¼-20 threads for accessories
• Circle pad to protect base of camera
• Patent Pending
“SwitchPod is better because it's solves all the needs of an on-the-go video creator. It switches from vlog mode to tripod mode in just seconds,” adds co-founder Caleb Wojcik. “All in all, it has the creator in mind with every design aspect, and it can even attach to any ball heads for people who want added flexibility to tilt or angle their camera in any direction.”
SwitchPod is currently live and available to support on Kickstarter: http://switchpod.co/
About Studio Jigowatt, LLC
Studio Jigowatt, LLC, founded in 2018 by Pat Flynn and Caleb Wojcik, designs, develops, and produces products for creators, made by creators. SwitchPod is their first physical product, inspired by filming hundreds of videos over the past decade.
For more information on SwitchPod please visit http://www.switchpod.co
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