Accessories News, glif, jackpod, kickstarter, smartphones, tripod — March 12, 2013 12:25 — 8 Comments
Connect your smartphone to a tripod via headphone jack
Here is a simple, yet ingenious, idea to mount a smartphone on a tripod that is seeking funding via a Kickstarter campaign.
The JackPod is a small, 56-gram plastic cube with a universal tripod mounting port on one side with two plastic jacks on its other sides that plug into the device’s headphone socket.
What this creates is a none device-specific tripod mount that will connect your smartphone securely in either portrait or landscape mode. It can be used for not only shooting photos, but also videos of course.
At the moment I use a Glif and Gorilla Pod to hold my iPhone steady, but it only works with an iPhone in landscape mode, I’ve also tried expensive tripod accessories for different orientations that will fit the Glif, but as we know, as much as we love the Glif it is only compatible with the iPhone 4 and 5.
The JackPod is quite possibly the first mounting accessory to be truly universal (it’s the first one we are aware of), as every smartphone has a headphone socket, and it will fit a standard tripod mount.
Its creator, Joe Simon, says the plastic jacks are extremely durable so your phone will not slip and there is a reassuring click when your device is attached.
Roughly priced around $9-$10, it looks a snip too. It’s already reached over 50% of its Kickstarter fund target, which ends 3 April. Simon says he is looking for at least $16,500 worth of orders to green-light the project.
Check out his campaign video below: