May 30, 2011 in Bags and Cases (F)
[prMac.com] Santa Barbara, California - The iPad 2 is a brilliant device but is fragile and sometimes awkward to hold. California engineer John Stump came up with an innovative way to get a grip on the iPad 2 and make better use of the cameras and multimedia features and launched his invention on Kickstarter. For those in the know, Kickstarter is a place where creative projects can look for funding.
" I love my iPad 2 but I was looking for something not too bulky to hold it and set it up as a video or camera stand. I am a wacky inventor with a dream, so I created my own! I am very excited to announce that the project is on kickstarter at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnstump/iloqe-ipad-2-case-with-detachable-tripod-mount and I can't wait to get it started" said John Stump inventor and engineer behind the iLoqk and the XShot products.
The iLoqk is a thin case to protect the iPad and respect the sleek Apple look, combined with a removable tripod mount. Let your iPad stand on its feet on any tripod to capture and enjoy awesome content.
The idea is a safe and secure removable latch system that allows you to quickly attach a universal tripod mount in portrait or landscape mode . The best part is it does not add bulk to the device. The lightweight polycarbonate skin snap fits to the iPad 2 with two small slots that accept the latch in portrait or landscape mode. So when the tripod mount is not needed, the skin does not add bulk as it is only 1mm thick.
Imagine now what can be done on the ipad2 with FaceTime, video conferences, Time-lapse videos, Skype, photo booth, self portraits, YouTube, Netflix and much more.
The project is on Kickstarter and needs funding to be launched. There are different ways to help the project, support creativity and get it started: from a $1 (USD) support to a $40 (USD), $60 (USD) to receive an iLoqk and more.
John is a mechanical design engineer and avid inventor with over 15 years of design and product development experience. He has spent his career engineering, designing, inventing, managing, and supporting the manufacturing of a wide variety of industrial and commercial grade products. These products include medical devices, consumer electronic accessories, fitness equipment, and pet products. Stump earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Santa Barbara and has Business Professional Certification from UCSB Extension Program. He co-invented and designed the popular XShot camera and iPhone accessories. Copyright (C) 2011 John Stump. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.