Quik Pod fast-becoming the number one accessory for digital camera

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Ane, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Ane

    Ane Guest

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Media contact: Anne Howard

    Quik Podâ„¢ First Extendable Hand-Held Tripod in the World
    Fast Becoming the Number One Camera Accessory on the Market

    Modern-day Inventor Wayne Fromm once again succeeds in creating an
    accessory that has been described as �It’s about time! Brilliant
    invention�

    "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) 12/12/2006 – The Quik Pod™. was launchedonly
    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
    Podâ„¢, 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 Podâ„¢. is a GREAT GIFT IDEA UNDER $30.00.
    Fromm's goal who 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 Podâ„¢. A person simply holds the extended Quik Podâ„¢ 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 Podâ„¢? "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 Podâ„¢ 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
    . 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.
    To set up an interview or to obtain a product sample: Contact Anne
    Howard by phone at 310-295-9578, or write her at
    . Visit Anne at www.annehowardpublicist.com
    PRODUCT DEMO AT J&R Music & Computer World
    23 Park Row
    N.Y., N.Y 10038

    Date: Wednesday Dec. 13
    Times: (noon-2pm)

    The Quik Pod at www.quikpod.com
    -END-
     
    Ane, Dec 11, 2006
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    AustinMN Guest

    Now that sounds like the most useful device I've ever heard of...

    Austin (sarcasm intended)
     
    AustinMN, Dec 11, 2006
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  3. Yeah, and where does "tripod" come from? Should I order three of them?
     
    Charles Schuler, Dec 11, 2006
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    Wm. Harris Guest

    Quik PodT First Extendable Hand-Held Tripod in the World
    Fast Becoming the Number One Camera Accessory on the Market


    You're bullshitting, right?
     
    Wm. Harris, Dec 12, 2006
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  5. So, Mr Wayne Fromm re-invents the extenting rod, like a car aerial,
    which was originally sold as an accessory for a Minolta Disc Camera that
    has a viewfinding mirror on the front - so the use could hold the camera
    out on this rod, and do a self-portrait.

    This means that his Quick-Pod can't be patented, as the entire concept
    has already been done before (and probably more than once, the Disc
    camera is the last one I can think of).

    David
     
    David Kilpatrick, Dec 12, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest


    Wow! A camera on a stick!

    Whatever next?

    (cue another complete waste of money ...)
     
    Tony Polson, Dec 12, 2006
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  7. Ane

    Skip Guest

    In fact, in re-inventing the wheel, Mr. Fromm may be violating some patents,
    himself. At best, all he's done is produce a small monopod with a ball
    head.
     
    Skip, Dec 12, 2006
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    irwell Guest

    Under-skirt photography aid?
     
    irwell, Dec 12, 2006
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  9. Ane

    Ane Guest

    David,
    it is patented. You may check with Mr. Fromm if you would like to.
    Thank you,
    Anne
     
    Ane, Dec 15, 2006
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    Ane Guest

    Nope it is a very high selling item. The Quik Pod has received
    extensive media coverage and people love using them. You didn't have to
    be rude about it.
     
    Ane, Dec 15, 2006
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  11. Ane

    Ane Guest

    It is patented. You guys are sounding so ignorant and just plain
    bitter. What have YOU created latetly?
     
    Ane, Dec 15, 2006
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    J. Clarke Guest

    One can patent anything. The fact that it is patented just means that he
    decided to fill out a form and pay a fee.

    I seriously doubt that that patent would stand up to any serious
    challenge--there's only one feature of that thing that I can see that's
    any different from my Traxx hiking stick which I've had since some time
    in the '70s and that's that he put the camera mount at the bottom and not
    the top.
     
    J. Clarke, Dec 15, 2006
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  13. Ane

    Skip Guest


    Published work.
    Patents are meaningless, the automobile was patented, until Henry Ford
    pointed out to the courts that the patents depended on pre-existing work.
     
    Skip, Dec 16, 2006
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  14. ...Don't you just love spammers who advertise, but then stick around to
    get it in the neck..
    Tell us Ane (sic) - what have YOU done other than spam newsgroups? Do
    you know what a newsgroup is about? Do you know the netiquette you
    should adhere to? Have you ever contributed in any way other than this
    crap? You are trying (unsuccessfully) to preach from a fragile
    glasshouse..

    I invite any persons wishing to discuss the product with "Anne Howard
    Publicist", to examine her posting history. )O:

    Yes, "IT'S A WRAP!", Ane!!!
     
    mark.thomas.7, Dec 16, 2006
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