DID YOU SEE THAT?
Now you can say YES!
Snapzoom. Clamp it, create your view, and capture an angle you never knew existed- all from the screen of your smartphone. This nifty smartphone-to-scope adapter is universal, and the applications are endless.
Seriously. From long distance photography to night sky stargazing to feeling right there in the line-up with your favorite surfers, Snapzoom is a cinch. It opens up never-before-seen points of view through your smartphone screen. Are you ready for a new perspective?
Snapzoom is designed in Honolulu, Hawaii, by the team of Daniel Fujikake and Mac Nguyen of HI Resolution Enterprises. The good friends and brothers-in-law got their inspiration for Snapzoom searching for an easier way to share their surf session videos with family and friends. They loved using their smartphones but needed an affordable telephoto lens solution to better capture the action from 100 yards away on the beach. Their answer was Snapzoom, the universal smartphone scope adapter.
Daniel and Mac are first time inventors and gadget design novices, but their passion drove them night and day. After they’d reached the limits of what they could accomplish in Daniel’s garage, they teamed up with a Rapid Prototyper, who translated their ideas into CAD and 3D printed prototypes. These prototypes proved their concept worked well, and Snapzoom was able to beat out over 130 other submissions to become a finalist in the Insert Coin: New Challengers contest at the Engadget Expand event in San Francisco.
In April they will be featured at Disrupt NY’s Hardware Alley, and will be launching their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
The idea behind Snapzoom was to create a tool that made it easy for anyone to take amazing long distance photos and videos with their smartphones. In order to accomplish this they had to make Snapzoom:
Universally accepting of all major smartphones with or without a case, and all major single or dual eyepiece scopes.
- Easy to use and straightforward to set up.
- Small and light enough to always comfortably carry with you.
- Able to lock smartphones to the scope in the “Landscape” position, so videos are easier to watch on TVs and Computer screens.
- Well made, with durable quality materials, and offered at an affordable price.
High quality images and the ability to easily share them have made our smartphones the perfect choice for capturing our daily lives. Snapzoom is a simple tool that maximizes the versatility of the smartphone camera by adding optical scopes as accessory lenses.
Smartphone cameras only limitation is a slim profile, which restricts them to only a fixed focal length lens. Snapzoom liberates your smartphone by utilizing the high quality optics in your binoculars to maximize the reach of your smartphone's camera, and gets you closer to the action.
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Works with Any Smartphone...
Works with iPhone or Android even the Galaxy Note bigscreen TV / Smartphone Mashup! Just slide the phone in the Snapzoom and you’re ready to shoot and share photos instantly.
Engadget's Insert Coin Competition
“Snapzoom beat out 140 entries to be selected as a finalists in Engadget's first-annual Insert Coin: New Challengers competition.”
Meet the inventors of Snapzoom Universal Adaptor.
Snapzoom was invented February 2012. The two founders have been on a mission to get this product in the hands of photo enthusiast.
Daniel is born and raised in Honolulu and is a full-time stay at home dad of twins. He loves spending time with his family and also enjoys surfing the warm waters of Waikiki, photography, and playing music. His background in surfing and photography is what inspired the blend of the two, leading to the invention of Snapzoom.
Mac was born in Vietnam and raised in Honolulu. A jack-of-all-trades, Mac’s favorite hobbies are surfing, cooking, and working on his hot rod. His passion for surfing and frequent sessions with Daniel eventually inspired him to co-design the product Snapzoom.