No doubt; the GoPro cameras have been a big hit! They are small and easy to use. You can take these cameras anywhere and they are extremely versatile. We have also seen some awesome footage on YouTube!
Now someone local is wanting to take the GoPro Cameras to the next level! Mike Kamber from the Atlanta Metro has created the Hero 3 Tether. Using this tether will make sure you will never lose your camera! Mike has wanted to use his GoPro camera to catch video of the adventures he gets to do in his life, but he was always too scared to mount the camera to get the best shot in the fear of losing the camera. So Mike developed a better tether system to ensure that the camera would never get lost from what ever he was attaching the camera too. With his system, you can add 1 or 5 or 20 tether lines or safety straps and attach as many additional safety mounts as you want. You also don’t have to worry about the plastic case breaking off the back or at the stock mounting tabs and losing the camera.
Mike has sourced an engineering company that uses CNC milling machines to make parts for many different companies and products. The company has already finalized the molds, which have been paid for, necessary to create the polymer version that will be injection molded. These molds have to be very accurate and so were very expensive. With your help they will be able to pay for raw material and labor costs to have the Polymer versions made. The Polymer versions will be ready for installation as they come out of the injection molds. The Aluminum versions will be anodized to give an additional outer layer of protection and a beautiful finish that any designer would be proud of.
All of the tooling and molds have already been made and paid for. To give their customers the best product they can, they will supply every Tether Ring with new upgraded hardware. These will be the Allen screws and a Allen wrench that secures their Inner Tether ring to the factory outer ring and then to the case. Everything is in place and ready to start production on the parts; they just need your help through Kickstarter!
As of March 12th, this Kickstarter project has around $2,170 of the $5,000 goal they need to be funded. And as you know in Kickstarter, a project is not funded until the fundraising goal is reached! This project only has 18 days left to reach the $5,000 goal. For a pledge of $15; you will get a tether package which will include a Fiberglass re-enforced Polymer Tether for your Hero 3 camera, a 12″ nylon tether chord and 2 stick on mounts to attach your tether cord. For a pledge of $25; you will get an Aluminum Tether Package that will include 1 Anodized aluminum Tether for your Hero 3, 2 stick on Tether mounts and 2 12″ stainless steal plastic coated Tether strap. There are other reward levels you can choose from on this project!
To learn more about the Hero 3 Tether and to pledge money; go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1833528339/hero-3-tether-never-loose-your-gopro-camera
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