In the current (November 2012) issue of Pixology magazine I wrote about an innovative new camera strap system from Custom SLR. One of the things that intrigued me about this product (besides that it is a well-conceived and well-built product) is that it was funded through Kickstarter.
Well, now the folks at Custom SLR are at it again, with another Kickstarter project.
For those of you who might not be familiar, Kickstarter is a website that provides an avenue for those with cool ideas to get funding for their projects from everyday people, without having to win over venture capital folks. In other words, it lowers the barrier to entry, creating potential for a wider range of interesting products to get to market.
Custom SLR has found success with several projects on Kickstarter, and now they’ve launched a campaign for the ProDot. This clever little item adheres to your shutter release button to provide a little better control, a softer button, an easier-to-find shutter, and the potential to reduce some vibration. It’s an interesting concept, and I’m curious to check it out in person if the project takes off.
If you’d like to learn more, or consider contributing to the Kickstarter campaign for the Custom SLR ProDot, visit the ProDot page here:
After checking out the details, I’d be curious to get your thoughts about this product in particular, and the Kickstarter concept in general. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.