Kickstarter Projects of Interest
Here is a quick line up of cool or interesting Kickstarter projects in Photography Technology.
Funding – 2 Likely
Delivery – 3 Good
“Inspired by the popular bungee cord rifle slings used in the military we have designed the patent-pending BOOMR to be the most comfortable camera strap/sling on the market!”
My take on it*, it looks good and it will probably be fairly comfortable. Honestly the price is right for a good camera strap. Currently $25 for all the early birds and $29 after those are gone. This is an excellent price as the BlackRapids that I own was close to $60. If you are using the camera strap that came with your camera check this one out and watch the video for more details.
Funding – 4 Fully Funded w/ Stretch Goals
Delivery – 2 Likely
“Sliders and motion control units give you precise, motorized control of camera moves and create stunning time-lapses. Unfortunately, conventional systems are heavy, complicated to use, and can cost thousands of dollars. The time and skill required to set up a conventional motion control system prevents people from using them whenever and wherever inspiration strikes.
Our team of electrical engineers, software developers, and filmmakers set out to create a very portable, low cost product that was capable of creating the beautiful shots of motion control units. The result is The Hercules.”
My take on it*, the Hercules is a good little motorized slider. The pricing for just the unit itself is $99 and for $329 you can get the slider track as well as a lot of other items. I would be interested to see it in person and how smooth it really is. It’s hard to tell from edited video if they used post processing stabilization to make it look better.
Funding – 1 Questionable
Delivery – 1 Questionable
“Forget all that hassle and heartache. The Si-Jex SUPERcase is the ultimate solution for adding power and storage to your GoPro® Hero 3 & 4. Choose from 128, 256, or 512 GB’s of space and stop worrying about running out of juice just when the going gets good.
The Si-Jex SUPERcase is the first and only all-in-one GoPro accessory case that combines battery power and storage into one simple component. Simply plug your GoPro into the SUPERcase and you’ve instantly added hours of power and video to your adventure.”
My take on it*, the Supercase is a cool concept. What sets it apart is the added storage space. The disadvantage is that it adds weight and bulk to what should a small GoPro. I love that the case has an added battery, because we all know how poor the battery life on a standard GoPro is. I also like the addition of the filter threads to the front. The marketing of the product is what really scares me, it looks like it is still in the prototype phase and delivery time frame is questionable at this point. Pricing starts at $100 for the barebones which is the case and battery. $230 will get you the case, battery, and 128Gb of storage.
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*Just my opinion, we do not endorse any product and Kickstarter does not guarantee delivery of these products, neither do we. Spend your money at your own risk.
The ranking system is 0-4.