Moment Smartphone Lens Kickstarter Project Blows Past Goal In 28 Hours, Up To $208K And Counting

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Sometimes a company has an idea that hits everyone right in the zeitgeist. Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter are terrific indicators of what people will be interested in buying, because they speak volumes with their support. We’ve seen it in the recent past with projects like Pebble, OUYA, and the Oculus Rift, and smartphone camera lens maker Moment is enjoying some of that same grassroots success.

Moment was looking to raise $50,000 on Kickstarter, but it blew way past that amount right away, netting $100,000 in just 28 hours. Currently, with 25 days to go in the campaign, Moment has raised over $208,000, and it’s a virtual certainty that the number will be higher than that by the time you read this.

Moment smartphone camera lenses

Moment is creating camera lenses for your smartphone to make all the mobile photography we’re all doing much better. Currently the company has a telephoto lens and a wide-angle lens, and there will certainly be more coming. Currently, supported devices include iPhones, iPads, and Samsung Galaxy S2 and newer devices.

The lenses may cost as little as $99 at retail.
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sevags replied on Sun, Jan 19 2014 4:27 PM

I don't understand, what are they offering that other attachable lenses haven't for years now?

I feel like kickstarter is sometimes like buying stocks, where people buy the wrong ones *cough* Nestor. I like when people overwhelming support new ideas on kickstarter but u find it baffling when people support products that already exist. Well the best of luck to them either way.

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yeah, i'm with the above poster...I've seen plenty of third party lens for iPhones and the like...nothing new here.

I haven't bought one because they don't work with my case and taking a case off and putting on a lens adapter and lens takes time, by then the shot is gone...Use a DSLR for family portraits.

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