The Crabble that I used to carry in my wallet is a perfect example of why wallet-friendly mobile device accessories have a lot going for them. The same idea lies behind the creation of the ClearShot, a new Kickstarter project that is a smartphone tripod in the shape of a credit card. More precisely, it’s a bit shorter than a credit card, and about the thickness of two embossed credit cards stacked on top of one another. This means that it should fit into most wallets with credit card slots.
To use it, you fold it up into a stand that can grab onto practically any smartphone with or without a case, and hold it in different positions, both in portrait and landscape. The exact number of positions depends on the device and case. Naturally, it will also work as a stand, though it’s designed as a tripod.
The beauty of this is that it can be with you at all times, at least if you still use a proper wallet. Most people tend to end up not using tripods with their phones simply because they don’t have one or have it with them, so the price and portability of this could fix that. $15 will get you one ClearShot, and the price per unit will decrease as you move through the tiers up to the $5000 1000-pack distributor tier, with various other goodies thrown in on the way.[Kickstarter]