May 9, 2016 at 6:48PM

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New iPhone Cage for iPhoneography and Filmmaking

We're designing a new aircraft-grade aluminum frame that allows you to customize your iPhone 6/6s and 6 Plus/6s Plus to match your photography and filmmaking needs by adding lenses, filters, and accessories such as flashes, lights and microphones. You can convert the phone into a mobile journalism rig, a video or photography camera, or use it for live broadcasting, vlogging, street and adventure visual storytelling. Its integrated lens mount and numerous industry-standard ¼”-20 threaded mounts allow you to place your iPhone on a tripod, shoulder rig, car or motorcycle, and even on a drone. At the same time, it lets you access the iPhone’s display, ports and buttons, to continue using it for calls and other smartphone operations.
I'd love to hear your opinion: www.Ilovehelium.com.

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It looks like it's well designed. However there are rigs out there that are adjustable regardless of what phone you have, be it android or apple. I would say the price point looks good & it looks like you're almost fully funded. Despite these things I applaud you for bringing a product to market & supporting smartphone video production!!!

May 10, 2016 at 10:10AM

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Derek Armitage
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Hey Derek, thank you! I put a lot of thought into the design, and the first major design point I had to contend with was "universal" or "phone-specific". The decision to go with a phone-specific design was driven by 1. The desire to keep the envelope as small as possible 2. Wanting to provide a precisely located lens mount. Universal designs don't support these attributes very well. When you have an almost $200 lens like the Moondog Labs anamorphic adapter, or the soon-to-arrive Zeiss Exolens, you want to know that you're extracting as much as possible from your investment in glass. If the lenses are not concentric with the camera sensor, you've effectively wasted your investment in great optics.
I appreciate your kind wishes and thoughts :)

May 11, 2016 at 12:23AM, Edited May 11, 12:30AM

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Brandon Hoe
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This one kind of looks more interesting though
http://www.cinebody.com/

May 12, 2016 at 4:57PM

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Tobias N
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