The idea for the Velocity Clip was born on a mountain side in Lake Tahoe, California. Swen, the Founder, was on a ski trip with his buddy and fellow California State University Chico student, Andrew.
As college students they didn’t have $400 to spend on a GoPro, but wanted to share their snowboarding experiences with their friends and family back home.
A pretty extensive search online for cheaper alternatives fielded some iPhone products, but being Android users with two different models, they wouldn't work.
It also became clear that all of the other products available were model-specific which meant replacing the accessories each time they upgraded their smartphone.
They decided that they should create a smartphone mount that would not only work with any phone, but one that could accommodate the vast array of protective cases available on the market. While they were at it, they designed the base to work with the wide variety of GoPro mounting systems.
Several design plans, prototypes, and frustrating dead ends later, the Velocity Clip Universal Smartphone Mount was born. Initially funded by personal investments and a successful Kickstarter campaign, the small company has grown to four full time employees, steadily increasing sales on the web store, and interest from several retailers.
The company has been featured on several television news outlets including:
Swen and Andrew are still working to further enhance the design and build the company one Velocity Clip at a time!
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