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Snapzoom: The Universal Smartphone Scope Adapter

A project in Honolulu, HI by HI Resolution Enterprises

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Snapzoom the universal smartphone adapter turns ordinary binoculars into super telephoto lenses.
Backers: 1182
Average Pledge Per Backer: $81

Funded: $96,293 of $55,000
Dates: Apr 24th -> May 26th (33 days)
Project By: HI Resolution Enterprises
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Latest News

Counter Weight Stretch Goal Unlocked!!!

May 26th - via:
Aloha Backers, Thank you so much for helping us reach $95k!!!  You’ve unlocked the third stretch goal, and we're happy to add counter weights to the list of included accessories! Counter weights help keep Snapzoom in the landscape position while... (Read More)

Almost There!

May 26th - via:
Aloha Backers, What an incredible month this has been, we are so fired up, and we can’t thank you enough for your support and enthusiasm. With less than 24 hours left, please keep spreading the word and we'll see you at the finish line! Thank you,... (Read More)

Tripod adapters coming your way!

May 22nd - via:
Aloha Backers, Thank you all again for helping us reach another amazing milestone, $90k!!! You’ve unlocked the second stretch goal and we are happy to add tripod adapters to the list of included accessories! We had an amazing day and wanted to... (Read More)

Crowdfunding Roundup: Innovations to the Stylus, Camera, and Belt

May 20th - via:
This week proves to be no disappointment on the crowdfunding front. Here are a few of the gems we came across that are currently seeking funding. (Read More)

Storage pouches, and screen shades for everyone!!!

May 17th - via:
Aloha Backers, Thank you so much for taking us over $85k, we can't believe it! You've unlocked the first stretch goal and we're super stoked to add storage pouches, and screen shades to the accessories included with the Snapzoom pledge rewards.... (Read More)

Funders wanted: Camera lucida for modern times, cardboard medium-format camera, and binocular zoom for smartphones

May 12th - via:
Looking to support some awesome photography projects? Channel you inner venture capitalist and get in on these crowdfunding prototypes. (Read More)

Aloha from Hong Kong!

May 10th - via:
Aloha Backers, Thank you all so much for your support! We can’t believe we’re already half way through our campaign and now have 1000 backers!!! The last two weeks have been a complete blur. We left New York right after Disrupt, returned home to... (Read More)

Binocular kit comparison

May 3rd - via:
Aloha Backers, Sorry its taken me so long to get this info to you. Many of you have asked for more information about the binocular kits so I took some pictures for you to compare the IQ. I also put it in a Google doc because the update format is a... (Read More)

Please help us get the word out.

April 30th - via:
Aloha Backers, We've been so busy getting Snapzoom off the ground it turns out we forgot one important thing. Please forgive us, we are hardware guys and kind of new to the social media world and it’s ways. We forgot to ask you to follow us on... (Read More)

Thank you for getting us past our goal!!!

April 29th - via:
Aloha backers, Thank you so much for all your support and helping us to meet our goal! We’re still in shock from the incredible response and can’t wait to start production and delivery. We are in NYC to show off Snapzoom at Tech Crunch Disrupt... (Read More)

We're almost there!!!

April 29th - via:
Aloha backers, What an amazing week! We could never have imagined that we'd be so close to meeting our goal so soon. Thank you so much for all your support and we can't wait to start making and shipping your Snapzoom! Thank you, Daniel and Mac  (Read More)

Thank you again!!!

April 28th - via:
Aloha backers, Thank you again for another incredible day, we're simply floored by the response. We also really appreciate all the suggestions we've received for stretch goals. We are taking all of them under consideration, and please keep them... (Read More)

Thank you for another amazing day!!!

April 27th - via:
Aloha backers, You guys are unbelievably awesome, we just broke 75% of our goal in just 3 days! Thank you so much!  We have favor to ask of our discerning backers, we'd like to get your suggestions on what type of stretch goal pledge rewards... (Read More)

Thank you again, for an incredible 2nd day!!!

April 25th - via:
Aloha backers, We're having a hard time picking our jaws up off the floor. Today was absolutely insane, and it's all thanks to you! We're super thankful for all the support and encouragement, and appreciate all the comments and suggestions. We're... (Read More)

Thank you for an incredible first day!!!

April 25th - via:
Sorry last night I was so tired from all the excitement that I didn't double check my punctuation before I posted. Just to be clear there is no question, yesterday was an incredible day! Thank you all.  (Read More)

Thank you for an incredible first day?

April 25th - via:
Aloha Backers, What an amazing first day! We raised over $10,000 in 12 hours, and we truly appreciate all the encouragement you gave us. I can hardly keep my eyes open, but I just wanted to say thanks before the end of the day. Daniel  (Read More)

SnapZoom Clamps Binoculars To Your iPhone

April 25th - via:
Why buy some dumb iPhone telephoto lens when you could just drop $70 on an adapter that weds your iPhone with a pair of binoculars. That’s what Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen were thinking when they came up with the SnapZoom, a universal mount to do just that. (Read More)

Insert Coin: Snapzoom gives Kickstarters a crack at its smartphone scope adapter (video)

April 25th - via:
Snapzoom stole a lot of hearts at Engadget Expand, but it didn't quite steal enough votes to win our Insert Coin contest. Now you can exact some justice, as the smartphone adapter for binoculars, telescopes and microscopes is up for grabs on Kickstarter to let you zoom in on the moon, bacteria or whatever else you can think of. So far it's vacuumed up $15,000 toward its $55,000 goal, and while the early bird offer is sold out, backers can still grab one starting at $60, a hefty discount from the final $80 retail price. For $90, you'll even get a basic 10x25 compact Bushnell travel binocular tossed in, so if you want to see what made our Insert Coin judges go zoom-crazy, hit the source or video after the jump. (Read More)

Snapzoom Kickstarter wants to marry your iPhone with binoculars or a telescope

April 24th - via:
Your iPhone's camera is great for those wide-angle or panoramic shots, but the lens just isn't that wonderful for telephoto images. Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen of HI Resolution Enterprises discovered quite by accident that by holding an iPhone camera up to a pair of binoculars, they could get some amazing video and still images of surfing action. (Read More)

Snapzoom brings any smartphone closer to the action

April 24th - via:
The makers of Snapzoom want to bring your smartphone closer to the action without relying on your device's digital zoom. The universal adapter works with most smartphones with or with out a case, they say, and all single or dual eyepiece scopes like binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes and microscopes. (Read More)

Attach Binoculars to your Smartphone for Telephoto Shots with the Snapzoom

April 24th - via:
Earlier today, brothers-in-law Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen of HI Resolution Enterprises announced a new product for the photography enthusiast community that they’re trying to get some help funding. Launched via Kickstarter campaign, the Snapzoom is a universal adapter that can attach a slew of optical scopes (i.e. binoculars, telescopes, etc.) to your smartphone in lieu of a telephoto lens. Read more at (Read More)

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