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Pocket Tripod iPhone kickstand folds up to fit in a wallet

Pocket Tripod iPhone kickstand...
The Pocket Tripod in its folded-up state
The Pocket Tripod in its folded-up state
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The prototype evolution of the Pocket Tripod
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The prototype evolution of the Pocket Tripod
The Pocket Tripod can hold the iPhone at almost angle
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The Pocket Tripod can hold the iPhone at almost angle
Pocket Tripod works in portrait or landscape mode
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Pocket Tripod works in portrait or landscape mode
Pocket Tripod is about as thick as two credit cards stacked on top of each other
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Pocket Tripod is about as thick as two credit cards stacked on top of each other
The Pocket Tripod in its folded-up state
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The Pocket Tripod in its folded-up state

The Pocket Tripod is an interesting new stand and tripod for iPhone users. Instead of being a bulky device that is hard to carry around, this one is able to fold up completely flat and fit inside of a wallet. Not only can it fold up into a tiny package, it can articulate into all kinds of positions, so it offers a lot of flexibility.

The tiny stand is only 2.3 mm thick, which makes it about the same depth of two standard credit cards stacked on top of each other. This means that it should fit easily inside of any wallet, so users can have it with them at all times.

As far as positioning goes, it can hold the iPhone in landscape and portrait mode. It can hold it at all different angles, so however a user wants to look at their screen, this tiny stand can accommodate. The piece that actually holds the iPhone in place is where the rotation occurs, and it can be moved to almost any conceivable position.

Geometrical Inc. is seeking funding for its Pocket Tripod on Kickstarter. Its funding phase has just begun, and it is currently at almost US$2,000 of its $45,000 goal. The minimum pledge required to grab a stand is $25.

The Kickstarter pitch below provides more information, and shows a visual demonstration of exactly how the Pocket Tripod works.

Sources: Kickstarter, Pocket Tripod

2 comments
Bruce H. Anderson
Interesting idea, but most of the people I know have a case on their iPhone. A few scoremarks on the holder pieces might allow users to custom size the notch to fit.
tigerprincess
You should make another piece for this tripod that would fit into the phone slot and have other dimensional size groves on the opposite side to fit other phones, or tablets, or phablets, or GPS devices or even small cameras into it with the mounting screw or without. This would make this device much more universal and open the market to many more customers. Apple is not the world.