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Kickstarter campaign details nifty credit card-sized iPhone stand

By David Tom
Jun 18, 2013
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  1. The iPhone’s meteoric rise in the smartphone industry has helped more than just Apple earn a pretty penny; in fact, there are entire businesses devoted to designing and manufacturing accessories for the popular handset.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,952   +578

    Hard to call which one it is more - sick or pathetic...

    The only thing sure, from the number of backers, is that the sickness is contagious...

    P.S. How would you like your Steve Jobs, sir?...

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  3. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Maniac Posts: 904   +54

    It's a neat idea, though I would imagine if successful there will be a lot of knockoffs out of china.
     
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,224   +777

    With some clever marketing people will buy it without realizing they never needed it in the first place. To me it looks like a superfluous gimmick. but hey, a lot of the world was built on gimmicks.
     
  5. What manufacturers does take into consideration is that 99% of people put cases, that in most cases (lol pun) are easy to remove, on there phones.
     
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  6. Big problem...will not hold the iPhone if it is in a case (most of 'em). (n) They should have figured out a way to make the holding slot size adjustable - then it could be used with ANY phone.

    Kind of dumb on their part I would think.
     
  7. RambodR

    RambodR TS Rookie

    Thank you for your concern.
    The Pocket Tripod is the size of a couple of stacked credit cards. That leaves very little material to work with, and any adjustable mechanism (with moving parts) would make it weak and prone to breaking.
    Various slim cases are being considered and compatibility modules are being designed for them.

    Thanks,
    Rambod.
     
  8. RambodR

    RambodR TS Rookie

    I appreciate that you think that the marketing is done well. I'm a mechanical engineer with no marketing background. Whether or not the Pocket Tripod is a "superfluous gimmick" is subjective, and really depends on the way you use your iPhone and what level of connivence you're satisfied with.
    When I designed the Pocket Tripod, I aimed for convenience and functionality, which are things that are important to me.

    Cheers,
    Rambod.
     
  9. RambodR

    RambodR TS Rookie

    As the designer and manufacturer of the Pocket Tripod, I can promise you that it would be practically impossible to re-create a knockoff of the Pocket Tripod that WORKS. The Pocket Tripod is made of 6 precise and highly engineered parts with complex geometries that would be impossible to copy without the original engineering drawings and dimensions.

    Rambod.
     


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