These helmet cameras can cost $200 or more. I thought to myself, ‘there has to be an easier, more affordable way.’
Reno, Nev. (PRWEB) October 06, 2012
Smartphones have revolutionized the world of video. Anybody may now snap a video, edit it and share, all from the palm of their hand. This month, Velocity Clip will unveil its point-of-view, universal mobile camera mount on Kickstarter, selling preorders in an effort to launch and introduce its revolutionary new product.
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“I was snowboarding in Lake Tahoe one day and noticed that every other skier and snowboarder had a helmet camera on,” said David Kephardt, co-founder of Velocity Clip. “These helmet cameras can cost $200 or more. I thought to myself, ‘there has to be an easier, more affordable way.’”
The Velocity Clip lets users take any smartphone or point-and-shoot camera and mount it to their head, chest or gear.
“I already had a smartphone that took great videos,” Kephart said. “I looked all over for something to hold my smartphone to my body while I was snowboarding and couldn’t find anything. That’s when I called my business partner, Swen, and said, ‘we need to make a case for my phone so I can use it as a helmet cam.’”
The Velocity Clip includes three mounts: a head mount, chest mount and gear mount. The clip works with iPhones, compact digital cameras and Android devices.
“We wanted to keep the design as simple as possible,” Velocity Clip co-founder Swen Duerigen said. “We wanted the clip to be universal so people wouldn’t have to buy a new mount every time they bought a new phone. Its universality also allows people to keep their phone protected with their favorite case.”
The entrepreneurs plan to begin selling preorders of the Velocity Clip on Kickstarter on Oct. 16, with packages starting at $49.
“We’re selling the Velocity Clip at cost,” Duerigen said. “We have the basic package, and a few special Kickstarter packages.”
The goal of the company is to sell 1,200 units at $49 each to raise a total of $58,000.
“So many times we have seen our friends capture some great footage on their helmet cam, only to have it sit on a hard drive,” Kephart said. “With the Velocity Clip, people can now view, edit and share their videos and pictures instantly. No more waiting to get home and connect it to the computer, we wanted this to be as simple as possible.”
For more information about Velocity Clip, visit VelocityClip.com.