Pocket Tripod: 360° wallet-sized iPhone stand
Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple: "Great project. Never would have come about without a great deal of creativity and desire to do something different...it's perfect for me. You can count me in. I never had thought that something like that could be done."
 
Gizmodo "Blew Me Away ... why didn't someone do this before? ... what a great idea that I wish I'd thought of."
 
Cult of Mac "Pocket Tripod, A Truly Ingenious Any-Angle iPhone Stand ... Is it magic? No. Just clever engineering."

iClarified "The Pocket Tripod transforms like a toy and can take the shape and size of a credit card that fits in any wallet."
 
Mashable "I can think of so many times I wished I had a tripod to shoot video with the iPhone or to prop it up somewhere for a group shot using a timer. Now this clever contrivance will make it so I'm never without a stable platform, eliminating that loathsome shaky-cam look, or keeping shots sharp even in low light."

C|net "Incredible feat of crowd-funded engineering"
The innovative open-barrel design of the Pocket Tripod's hinges allow for the pins to have the same diameter as the thickness of the Pocket Tripod. This lends to deriving the most strength possible from the available volume of material; as well as flexibility, which is required for the mobility of the pieces during transformation.
Strategic extrusions and cavities have been placed on each pair of parts that are in contact. The geometries of these extrusions and cavities are derived from the motion of each piece in relation to its counterpart, to let each pair of parts snap into place only when brought close enough to their intended preset positions. 
The Pocket Tripod re-arranges the finite material of a thin card into a structure, which makes it exponentially stronger at countering the forces applied to it. The result is the beautiful geometries that make the pieces of the Pocket Tripod, which derive their forms from their functional purposes.
The unique radial sliders of the Pocket Tripod allow for fine adjustment of the iPhone's tilt angle. In fact, it let's the user adjust the tilt angle of the iPhone uninterruptedly within 90° sweeps. This in combination with the universal edge compatibility of the iPhone with the Pocket Tripod results in 360 degrees of tilt angle adjustment. 
The Pocket Tripod is only truly functional with the iPhone placed in it, to syncronize both swivel pieces and add stuctural rigidity. Every aspect of the Pocket Tripod has been designed with the iPhone in mind. The constant cross-section of the iPhone's edges allow for a universal compatibility of it with the Pocket Tripod on any of its four edges in either direction.
It's taken dozens of iterations of the Pocket Tripod design to arrive at a real-world product that can be manufactured. This progress can be tracked through some of the milestone 3D printed prototypes shown above.
The pocket tripod app is a free app, that has an interactive 3D model of the pocket tripod. 
The app is intended to be a 3D instructions manual that shows how to transform the pocket tripod from one form to another using step by step on-screen instructions.
It gives a unique way to interact with the pocket tripod, that's as close as possible to having the real thing in your hands.
The app even lets you experiment with different colours for the pocket tripod, which you can suggest to us for our future productions.
Inspiration for the Pocket Tripod logo.
The funds required to manufacture the pocket tripod were raised with the help of 2,565 backers on Kickstarter. Thanks to their overwhelming support, the manufacturing of the pocket tripod is well under way.
The Pocket Tripod is now being sold, and shipped worldwide from Pocket-Tripod.com
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