InukTech will launch Inuk, a carbon fiber tripod alternative, on Kickstarter next month
On March 1st, InukTech will launch a Kickstarter campaign for Inuk, a portable folding camera tripod alternative. Unlike traditional tripods, Inuk features flat carbon fiber arms and legs joined by reinforced technopolymer hinges and soft rubber feet. The rig's three legs and two arms can be folded flat against the device's carbon fiber plate for compact storage.
Inuk supports payload weights up to 1.5kg / 3.3lbs and features a ¼” -20 universal screw for connecting cameras and mounts. In addition to supporting cameras and smartphones, Inuk can accommodate accessories like microphones, flashes, and lights.
Though the support can be used like a tripod, Inuk's legs can also be folded for uneven surfaces, and accessories will be available for connecting the support to different structures. At this time, InukTech says its connection accessories include a magnet, suction cups, super suction cups, straps, and clamps.
When folded, Inuk measures 17 x 9 x 2.5cm / 6.7 x 3.5 x 0.98in and weighs 160g / 0.35lbs. The model can extend up to 12cm / 4.3in in height with a 30cm / 11.8in footprint and 42cm / 16.5in arm width.
InukTech hasn't revealed any other information about the model, but plans to officially launch it on Kickstarter next month. Consumers will have the opportunity to 'pre-order' the camera support at up to 50% off the expected retail price with prices starting at $39.95 for the basic 'Starter Kit' and going up to $56.95 for the 'Video Maniac' kit.
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