The JackPod has been announced as a Kickstarter campaign, which consists of a project that will allow smartphone users to attach their devices to any tripod.
More and more people are using their smartphones to snap photos. Some people put the quality of the camera on the priority list because they will use the phone to capture thousands of photos.
With the help of new and creative apps, mobile photography can be done with impressive results. However, photos would turn out even better if the devices could be easily mounted on a tripod.
JackPod: the truly universal smartphone-to-tripod adapter
The solution comes from yet another Kickstarter project. It is called “the JackPod!” and it consists of a universal smartphone tripod mount.
The best part about it is its price. The JackPod will cost only $10 or even less, if the designer manages to cut down the manufacturing costs one way or another.
Creator Joe Simon said that he applied for a patent and that the resolution will be announced soon, though there are no reasons for his patent to be rejected.
The idea behind the JackPod is very simple. What do all smartphones have in common? The industry-standard 3.5mm audio jack, of course. Mobile phone users can insert the JackPod into the 3.5mm headset jack and then attach it with ease to any tripod.
All iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone devices have a 3.5mm headset port
All conventional smartphones have such a port, including the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices. The 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView handset also features such a jack and photographers would be able to use the staggering image sensor to its maximum potential.
Backers who donate $9 or more are going to receive a free JackPod with free shipping in the United States. Additionally, people who pledge $18 or more will receive a bundle consisting of a JackPod and a Pedco UltraPod mini tripod.
Joe Simon added that the product has been tested extensively and that the JackPod is ready to enter mass-production.
This Kickstarter project was launched on March 1, 2013. It will end on April 3, 2013. At the time of writing this article, $4,167 were pledged to the cause, out of the $16,500 goal.