I don’t know about you, but when I try to use my iPhone’s camera for anything longer than a quick 5 second video, my video ends up looking like it was taken in a windstorm during a major earthquake. I need a stand for my iPhone that can hold the device steady, and is versatile enough to be used in different situations. Oh yeah, and it has to remind me of a Pixar movie every time I look at it!
From the AT-ST website:
The AT-ST Video Stand is a sturdy stand designed for the Apple iPhone 4 and 5. Among other things, it has a multi-jointed swing arm to allow you to position the iPhone at any height and angle.
The AT-ST Video Stand, is designed to be used at a variety of heights and angles that can be set with just a second or two of adjustment of the swing-arm. The AT-ST Video Stand is designed to be a great tool for recording video, snapping photographs, scanning photos, live video conferencing and more. The main thing, the video is steady, and your arms won’t get tired holding the darn iPhone.
Setting up the holder involves a simple press on either half of the petal. Just place the iPhone into the holder and let it click. Taking the iPhone back out also takes just another gentle press.
The AT-ST Video Stand’s design lends itself to excellent cable management. The stand holder doesn’t block the charging port for your iPhone, so you can charge the iPhone if you need to, while you’re using the stand. There is even a cord clip in the middle of the swing-arm to keep the cord out of the way while in use.
Where did the idea for the stand come from?
Our Big Head of Design, Royce, who majored in Industrial Design at RISD, had been trying to FaceTime with his then one-year old baby girl, Roxi, and his wife, Grace. It was a horrible experience for both parties involved. On his end, Royce found that there was absolutely nowhere appropriate to put his iPhone. Holding the phone caused blurry video and occupied one hand. Propping up the phone resulted in weird, distorted perspectives (sort of scary for little kids). On Grace and Roxi’s end, there was no good way to both hold an energetic one-year old and an iPhone simultaneously. Roxi kept trying to move around and Grace had to struggle to hold Roxi. As you can imagine, the video quality was terrible on both sides.
After trying a few different tripods and stands, Royce got an idea. He had this old Star Wars All Terrain Scout Transport (AT-ST) model. He got a few rubber bands and strapped the phone onto the AT-ST’s head. Perfect.
That inspiration eventually led to the AT-ST Video Stand.
The current production plan is as follows: Tooling will start in September, followed by production verification in November. During this production verification stage, we will create 150 limited edition White stands manufactured under close supervision, as well as 20 Black stands for early backers pledging $29. Mass production is scheduled to commence in early December.
What are the Reward Levels?
- $1 – Thanks for your support!
- $15 – Five IPEVO Touchscreen Wipes. Free Shipping in the USA
- $29 – Special price for early backers only! One black AT-ST Video Stand. Free Shipping in the USA. Strictly limited to 20 pledges.
- $49 – One black AT-ST Video Stand. Free Shipping in the USA. Strictly limited to 50 pledges.
- $69 – One black AT-ST Video Stand. Free Shipping in the USA.
- $99 – One Limited Edition white AT-ST Video Stand. Free Shipping in the USA. Strictly limited to 150 pledges.
If this looks like something you could use, and who couldn’t, be sure to drop by the AT-ST Video Stand Kickstart site and check it out.
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