Ingenious engineering meets a good idea: a credit card-sized "tripod" for your smartphone


Back in 2013, a Kickstrarter project went very, very well, thanks to innovative thinking and crafty design. That was the Pocket Tripod for iPhone. It's a small piece of kit, which, when deployed, can hold one's iPhone steady — even at extreme angles — for some advanced photography. When the user is done with it, the gizmo folds into a small, credit card-sized object. Pretty nifty!

However, as the developers of Pocket Tripod themselves noted, there are a lot of users out there that have their iPhone wrapped in some kind of case. And, there are a lot of other smartphones, whose users would love to try a Pocket Tripod for themselves. So, the engineers sat down and began planning for a Pocket Tripod 2.0, one that takes size adapters so that you can use it with any phone and any case.

Well, the new project is finally up and running a campaign on Kickstarter. At the time of writing this article, there are 1,782 backers for a total of $50,488 pledged, which is way, way past the company's initial goal of $6,000. So, it seems that the Pocket Tripod for all shapes and sizes will, indeed, happen.

If you want to jump in on the Kickstarter offers, the $15 early-bird offer is, unfortunately, gone. You can, however, pledge $18, which will get you one Pocket Tripod in your choice of size and color.


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8 Comments

1. TerryTerius unregistered

I have to thank you Paul, I doubt I would've ever learned about this without you. And for me, this will be extremely useful.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

its obviously not a "tripod", but a foldable phone stand.. but whatever...

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very very impressive! Gonna grab 1 for my OnePlus One :D

4. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

What if it scratches the sandstone cover?

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

I have a homemade carbon fiber case on my OnePlus One: https://db.tt/7KS7FbuZ https://db.tt/G2RqGO2v

6. TheHeartBreakKid

Posts: 102; Member since: Jul 07, 2015

This broke my tempered glass. Be carefull of how you slide in you phone into this, many people broke their screen using this.

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Really? Thanks for the heads up, will try to use it cautiously with the right size clips for my OnePlus+Case+Tampered Screen Protector..

8. rnagic

Posts: 215; Member since: Jul 13, 2014

You could literally cut an old credit card or business card and achieve the same results for free.

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