December 19th, 2006 08:27 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Wayne Fromm, Inventor of the Quik Pod
Quik Pod? First Extendable Hand-Held Tripod in the World
"I see a lot of products and this one stands out as a winner. It solves an everyday problem for photographers." Neil Cohen, buyer J&R Music World/Computer World
NY-NY (rushprnews) - The Quik Pod?. was launched only three weeks ago and to the great delight of his modern-day inventor Wayne Fromm, it is already fast becoming the hottest, number one camera and camcorder accessory for sale this shopping season. The Quik Pod?, an item that can be best described as an "extendable hand-held tripod" that lets you properly frame and photograph yourself with your friends and family.
Dave Johnson from PC World - Digital Focus: Holiday Shopping Guide, Part 1 described the Quik Pod? in such terms: " Take Fromm Works` $25 US, for example. This cool little gadget attaches to the bottom of your camera like a tripod, but it`s actually an adjustable extension that lets you take a self-portrait from a comfortable distance away. Small enough to fit in your pocket, it enables you to take better "look-where-I-was" photos than just pointing a camera at your face from arm`s length".
The Quik Pod?. is a GREAT GIFT IDEA UNDER $30.
Fromm`s goal 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, was to build a compact, handheld tripod. Over one hundred prototypes were created before he successfully manufactured the world`s first pocket size extendable, handheld tripod for digital cameras and camcorders, the Quik Pod?. A person simply holds the extended Quik Pod? with the camera facing their face and the camera takes their photo or video without the help of strangers.
And the reaction to the Quik Pod?? "I took it on a cruise to Cozumel last month and people from all over wanted to buy one, even a research scientist from New York!" says Fromm. "I use it wherever I go. I would buy one even if I hadn`t invented it."
What is it made of: The Quik Pod? is made of sturdy polycarbonate and aluminum. It weighs less than 100 grams and comes with a built in self-positioning mirror and hiking clip.
Where to buy the product: The Quik Pod can be viewed at www.quikpod.com and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx9RsfR9efk . It can also be purchased in store in the USA at J&R Music World/Computer World and Ritz Camera or ordered online at www.quikpod.com by toll free: 1-800-567-0878. The Quik Pod will shortly be featured again at The Shopping Channel.
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The Quik Pod at www.quikpod.com
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