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RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows how difficult it can be to capture a focused, clear photo or video using a smartphone or tablet. The smallest movement in the hands results in a blurry image that's best deleted. Designers Geoffrey Blakely and his father Taylor set out to solve this vexing problem. Their solution is MyFotoBuddy: a universal tripod mount that works with smartphones and small tablets. To help deliver this much-needed product to market, the Blakelys have launched a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $5,000 in 50 days.
"We haven't exactly invented the universal tripod mount, but we have invented the first one that really works as well as advertised," explained Geoffrey. "Existing mounts rely on clamps or screws and most are only compatible with one or a few devices. MyFotoBuddy is a game changer; it's one tripod mount that works with every smartphone and small tablet on the market. There's simply no need for multi-device households to buy a different mount for each device. MyFotoBuddy does it all."
The secret behind MyFotoBuddy is its nano-suction tape. A remarkable new technology, nano-suction tape has almost limitless applications. While the surface looks and feels like smooth plastic to the touch, the tape actually consists of millions of tiny suction cups. Nano-suction tape ensures a strong grip on any smartphone or small tablet, but without leaving sticky residue or having to bother with mounting hardware.
Ingenious nano-suction tape is not the only noteworthy feature of MyFotoBuddy. The base of the tripod mount has also been designed with strength and durability in mind. A rubber grip material prevents the mount from wriggling. Unlike many competitor products, the mounting nut is metal rather than plastic; the Blakelys will not sell a product that can break after only a few uses.
Backers of the crowdfunding campaign, which runs through January 21, are eligible to receive their own MyFotoBuddy for a pledge of only $21. The Blakelys are confident that once more people read about this tripod mount and see the video on the Kickstarter page, the pledges will come rolling in. Both amateur and professional photographers and videographers can appreciate the value of a do-anything, go-anywhere mount like MyFotoBuddy.
The Blakelys are not the sort of innovators who are content to bring just anything to market. Early in the testing process, they identified some shortcomings with their first prototype design for MyFotoBuddy. Without missing a beat, they went back to the drawing board to create a sturdier and better tripod mount. Today's MyFotoBuddy is, like most worthy innovations, remarkably simple and precisely designed to do one thing extremely well.
When the project is funded, MyFotoBuddy will go from the prototype phase to full production. The Blakelys have connections with an injection molding facility, which will facilitate fast, economical production of the tripod mounts. Geoffrey has a decade of experience in order fulfillment, so even thousands or millions of orders for MyFotoBuddy will not be overwhelming.
Taylor and Geoffrey Blakely are the father and son team behind MyFotoBuddy. Geoffrey's background is in advertising design, while Taylor has decades of experience in architecture. Together, the Blakelys form a powerhouse creative team, envisioning products to make 21st century life simpler and better for everyone.
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