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This ultra-compact tripod sets up in only four seconds

  • Already raised more than $ 400,000 on Kickstarter, 100% funded in 90 minutes.
  • Quick, smooth set-up takes only four seconds.
  • Ultra-compact design allows to have it always in your bag.
  • 2 optimized models: 85cm (weighs 400g) and 120cm (weighs 690g).

Lumapod, a dynamic camera gear start-up based in Austria, has announced an ultra-compact travel tripod, which sets up in only four seconds. With the launch of a Kickstarter campaign they bring its patented technology to amateur and professional photographers around the world.

Lumapod’s two tripods have three modes which allow amateur and professional photographers to choose the best option for their needs. Its 85-centimeter model and 120-centimeter model can each become a tripod, monopod, or selfie pole. All of the models and modes are usable for smartphones, GoPro, Mirrorless, DSLR, and more.

“At Lumapod, we have developed the fastest and most compact tripod in the world,” said Lumapod co-founder and designer Martin Grabner. “Our patented tensioning technology means any photographer can set up a professional-quality tripod in four seconds – and still carry that same tripod in their day pack. Whether you’re an international traveler, the family photographer, or a professional who requires speed and compactness, Lumapod can fit your needs.”

This compact and speedy solution for photographers and videographers has already received endorsements for its set-up speed, stability, and versatility. Leading Austrian travel blogger and photographer LadyVenom (@LadyVenom on Instagram) says that while “my current tripod almost always stays at home” because of its size and bulk, “I’m looking forward to having a product that solves exactly these problems. Then I’ll always have a tripod when I’m on the go.”

Lumapod’s Kickstarter campaign runs until October 25. Its two models are currently available for up to 50% off retail sales prices for Kickstarter supporters.

Lumapod GmbH is a start-up camera gear company based in Austria. It was founded in 2018 by Eva Ertl and Martin Grabner. An industrial designer by trade, Grabner developed a travel tripod tightening mechanism which received a patent. Lumapod’s mechanism provides an ultra-compact design and a four-second setup. Its initial product line has two models and was supported by several funding agencies, including a public-private partnership from the Austrian government’s Austria Wirtschaftsservice aws impulse XL grant program.