STAND-POD is a smartphone stand & tripod that fits in your wallet

STAND-POD is a smartphone stand & tripod that fits in your wallet
Now, wouldn't it be totally awesome if you could carry a smartphone stand without having to think about anything other than taking it out and using it? The STAND-POD, envisioned by Jean-Pierre Marchant, does the job of both tripod and stand equally well while fitting inside your wallet's credit card compartment. It's a thoughtfully designed piece of folding plastic that can be propped securely in two positions to support your phone in both portrait and landscape orientation. 

The contraption has cutouts on the top to let you place the phone as on a tripod and take a self-timed photo. It also features a thread to mount on any standard tripod. STAND-POD is designed for smartphones that are no more than 10mm thick. It has been tested with iPhone models 4 to 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, and other Android phones from the recent past. When finished, the Kickstarter-funded product will be available in six colors, at prices between US $13 (CAD $15) for a single unit up to US $101 (CAD $115) for a 10-pack. Final units should start shipping in March 2015.

We have to say, we appreciate the simplicity and efficiency of the STAND-POD, along with the effort that went into it. Jean-Pierre went through 20 prototypes (third picture below) before settling for the final design. A lot of work was put in refining that unassuming piece of plastic you're seeing, which is downright cool! If you're interested, the project's page is in the source link.


source: Kickstarter

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7 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

I dont need a stand per se, but I was using this tiny tripod that I keep in my truck to record some time-lapses of my construction projects, but I always loose em - this is better and I have my wallet with me all the time - until Apple Pay goes full rockets... Thanks for the heads up...

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

They could've made it into a phone case when its not on stand instead of putting in your wallet as a credit card. So instead of pulling your wallet out everytime to put your phone in stand mode people could just bend the cover and make it into a stand if need be. I should probably patent that :3

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Those already exist, dude.

4. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

He can still patent-troll the heck out of case makers, though.

5. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yeah....Thanks to PA, I already have experience of trolling. I just now need to apply this skill-set to earn money for myself :D

7. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Wow, with a tripod bush as well? And able to stand the phone vertically? Where?

6. Duke19

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

Looks like there is a chance that you would have to take your phone out of its case just to use it... I would probably look for a case with a built in stand personally, but interesting idea.

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