Flexible Tenikle ‘tripod’ uses suction cups to stick almost anywhere
A new ‘tripod’ like device called the Tenikle has just launched on Kickstarter, and it looks kind of like a Joby GorillaPod with a creative twist. As with the GorillaPod, Tenikle features three flexible arms that can be bent and reshaped for a variety of surfaces; unlike GorillaPod, Tenikle can stick to those same surfaces using the three powerful suction cups found on each arm.
Tenikle can be used by either directly attaching a small action camera (or smartphone) to a suction cup, screwing a camera mount into the device’s 1/4-20″ port, or attaching a camera directly to its 1/4-20″ screw adapter. The tripod is flexible enough to be rolled into a ball for heightened portability and strong enough to hold 8lbs / 3.6kg per suction cup.
When used dry, the creators claim that each cup is able to maintain strong suction for two or more weeks, while wet cups will maintain strong suction for four or more weeks. Both Stingray Gray and Coral colors are available, but Lagoon Blue and a special Kickstarter color will be added if the crowdfunding campaign hits stretch goals.
The team behind Tenikle plan to retail the tripod for $30, but is currently offering it to backers who pledge $25 or more. The campaign also includes pledge options such as a bundle with an adapter (and more) for $35 on up.
To find out more about the Tenikle or put down a pledge of your own, head over to the Kickstarter campaign by clicking here. This creative little tripod has already destroyed its initial funding goal, so it’s very likely this one will become a reality (although that’s never a guarantee…)