SwitchPod works with any camera, from a phone to a DSLR, and simplifies video making.
Switch between handheld and tripod modes (and back again) in seconds.
SwitchPod is lightweight, compact, and nearly indestructible. It will save you time between shots so you can focus more on shooting and less on messing with your gear.
If you’re a vlogger, you’re going to love it.
Estimated Delivery: August 2019
We launched on Kickstarter on January 30, 2019 and ran a 60 day campaign, which raised over $400,000 to help us fund the creation of the first batch of SwitchPods.
We’re currently in the process of manufacturing, which should finish up in July 2019.
Our first round of SwitchPods are estimated to ship in August 2019.
While attending a conference in late 2017 we noticed how many YouTubers and vloggers were walking around, using an item not meant for vlogging. We’d watch over and over again as people struggled to transition between holding their camera out in front of them and setting it down on a flat surface. What they were using was cumbersome, time consuming, and kinda hard to watch.
We thought to ourselves, “There’s got to be an easier way”.
But there wasn’t. So over the next 14 months we invented it.
Switch between handheld and tripod modes (and back again) in seconds. Yes, it really is that fast and you'll get the hang of doing it in a couple minutes.
SwitchPod works with any camera. No more fussing with tripod mounting plates, our embedded 1/4-20" standard tripod screw and tightening knob will help you attach any camera in seconds.
Quickly attach or remove your camera in seconds. The tightening knob allows you to switch cameras swiftly while ensuring that any camera is safely attached.
Magnets help to keep the collapsed legs together while in handheld mode. But they are gentle enough that, with the flick of your wrist, you can easily switch to tripod mode. Move easily from shot to shot and waste no time setting up.
We created this to be ergonomically easy to hold by any sized hand. Finger grooves allow you to grip the SwitchPod at your comfort level anywhere along the neck. If your camera is heavy, choke up. If it’s light, slide down.
The thin and lightweight design allows you to easily slip it into any camera bag, pocket, or fanny pack (if you’re THAT cool). Anyone, even kids with smaller hands can hold it easily. With the 3 legs collapsed into handheld mode it is barely taller than a penny, but shorter than an SD card. And it’s lighter than you think. At 11 oz (315 grams) everyone we hand it to is surprised by how lightweight, but sturdy it is.
SwitchPod is strong enough to hold heavy rigs and won’t sag. We stacked 100 pounds on top and it kept standing. Despite its lightweight design, the SwitchPod is incredibly strong and made of an aluminum alloy (not plastic). It will support a heavy camera, lens, microphone, and more without breaking or slowly collapsing.
Non-slip feet. Discreet, recessed feet allow you to set your camera down quietly on a surface without it sliding away.
Add your own quick release plates or ball heads. Have a bunch of tripods with the same quick release adapters? Modify the SwitchPod by adding your own quick release plate. Need a ball head? You can add that too.
Use the two ¼-20" threads on the legs to add accessories. Add a mic, a monitor, an LED light, or your Hello Kitty keychain. Turn your SwitchPod into a full video rig! (Note: We tried attaching a fax machine as well, but cable management was too much of a pain.)