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article imageGeorgia man wants smartphone shutterbugs to mount up

By Dierdra Baptiste     Sep 2, 2012 in Business
Lawrenceville - A Georgia man has invented a stable support for smart phones that allows users to connect a tripod (and other accessories) for better picture and video capture.
People love taking pictures with their smart phones. Be it for fun, candid shots of family, friends or outings, to vacation memories or whatever catches their eye, those smartphones are clicking away. It’s evidenced by the popularity of posting personal pictures to social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Because of this, people have an increasing desire for professional quality photos and uniqueness in their design.
George Robbins, of Lawrenceville, GA, has developed UniGrip Pro, which is a mount for smart phones. A stable mount practically guarantees that new baby pic, landscape or vacation view will have an added ‘wow’ feature.
Robbins has been developing and testing the UniGrip Pro for over six months and is ready to provide his new product to what is sure to be a buying and satisfied consumer. However, lack of funding needed to mass produce is halting the progress.
In an effort to launch the UniGrip Pro, he’s doing what many entrepreneurs have done successfully in the past and placed it into the hands of the people for support with the use of crowdfunding.
Utilizing Kickstarter, his project will only be funded if at least $15,000 is pledged by Thursday Sep 27, 3:52pm EDT. Pledges run from as little as $1 to $325 with incentives on differing levels such 1, 2 or even 4 UniGrip Pro devices to pledgees upon production.
His Kickstarter page describes its function:
UniGrip Pro first of its kind professional quality universal smartphone mount which allows the user to mount virtually any phone with or without its protective case, to industry standard accessories such as Tripods, Mono-pods Light kits and stabilization devices. 1/4 20 Threaded Receivers are on both the top and bottom of the unit.
UniGrip Pro smartphone mounting system designed to attach industry standard accessories such as trip...
UniGrip Pro smartphone mounting system designed to attach industry standard accessories such as tripods
George Robbins
The video shows the ease, function and stability of the product but what makes the UniGrip Pro different from other mounts on the market? It separates itself by demonstrating how it’s "precision laser cut from high quality durable steel and will last a lifetime” and “most other mounts are made from cheap plastic and have been know to fail during use. Putting your phone at risk of being damaged or destroyed.”
The pictures reveal the slide down clamp design noting that it can be securely connected to the largest of phones with even stronger connections to accessories.
Who says Americans have lost their innovative edge? Will this new smartphone mount be the dawn of an exciting new leap into photography for you?
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