TORONTO, Ontario (CitizenWire) — If you’re the photographer in the family the best photo of yourself is likely on your driver’s license. With the Quik Pod® from Fromm Works, Inc., the patented and world’s first handheld extendable tripod, the days of holding out your arm only to get poor picture results are over. No more asking strangers for help. A person simply holds the extended Quik Pod® with camera attached and properly framed photos and videos are captured without the help of strangers.
The Quik Pod® invention came to Wayne Fromm when he was traveling with his family. He was growing tired of asking strangers to operate his camera for family photos. Fromm has invented and marketed nearly fifty successful commercial products and is particularly known for his toy creations including Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Talking Mirror.” Over one hundred prototypes were created before he successfully manufactured the world’s first pocket-size extendable, handheld tripod for digital cameras, camcorders, and iPhones.
The Quik Pod® is made of the same material as airplane parts to achieve strength and a weight of less than 3.5 ounces. It comes with a built-in self-positioning mirror to help frame each shot. Retailing at less than $30.00, the Quik Pod® Pro+ includes a lightweight tripod leg adapter and is designed for point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders, waterproof cameras and for remote lighting. The Quik Pod® converts from handheld use to tabletop in seconds.
“Families on vacation, YouTube and Facebook users, will all benefit by making picture taking and movie making easier. Professionals are using the Quik Pod for photo and lighting solutions,” says Fromm.
The Quik Pod DSLR® for professional cameras retails for $49.95, and is super tough as seen in an online video showing it survive the torture test of it being run over by a 10,000-pound truck. (Link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GfWLiz4w-8 .)
The Quik Pod® is protected under U.S. Patent 7,684,694 with foreign patent pending.
The Quik Pod can be viewed at www.quikpod.com/home.asp. High resolution images can be downloaded at www.quikpod.com/Press.asp. The Quik Pod can be purchased in the USA at B&H Photo, Adorama, J&R Computer World and in Canada at Henrys or ordered online at www.quikpod.com . In Europe the official distributors are Kaiser Fototechnik and Shakama Grupo Empresarial S.L.
About Fromm Works, Inc.:
Fromm Works has invented and marketed nearly fifty successful commercial products. Company President Wayne Fromm is a prolific inventor and entrepreneur with a number of patented inventions to his credit. His creations include such hits as the patented “Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast Magic Talking Mirror,” “Crayola’s Color and Show Projector,” “Saban’s Power Ranger Room Defender” and “Nestle’s Nesquik Magic Milkshake Maker.” His company co-marketed “Crazy Bones” a popular collectible that was featured as a McDonald’s Happy Meal.
Fromm’s companies proudly support various Children’s Foundations to foster health, hope and creativity.
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