ArchMount gives your iPad a secure, portable tripod mount

Once again, Kickstarter.com is proving itself to be a mobile filmmaker’s best friend. This time around, SerialKickers is pitching the ArchMount, a sturdy, lightweight, portable tripod mount for your iPad.

There are other iPad tripod mounts on the market (such as The Padcaster and the MovieMount), but the ArchMount takes a unique approach. Rather than providing a solid frame in which to insert your iPad, the ArchMount snaps in place around your device using elastic cords. Is that a good thing? Well, according to its developer, the ArchMount is:

  • Minimalistic in design
  • Small in form factor
  • Sturdy and secure
  • Inexpensive
  • Stylish, even eye-catching
  • Non-abrasive (won’t scratch your iPad)
  • Able to attach to any standard 1/4-20 tripod screw mount

On the downside, the ArchMount does not provide additional mounts for other accessories, such as lights or microphones. By comparison, the MovieMount and Padcaster both provide additional mounts. That said, if all you’re looking for is an easy way to mount your iPad on a Tripod, the ArchMount looks like a great solution. Like all Kickstarter fundraising campaigns, there are different rewards for different levels of support. If you want to get your hands on an ArchMount, you’ll have to pledge a minimum of $22. I’d say that’s a pretty nice price!


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One Response

  1. Very nice device! Everyday I see a new product that helps young movie and TV producers break through the barriers to entry.

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