Every photograph that is taken with a traditional camera is more than likely going to require you to depress it's shutter button. If you're an action or wildlife shooter, you may have one of those super-fast trigger fingers where you lie in wait for the moment of the perfect shot. This little Kickstarter item might just give your fingers that extra edge for a faster push and better grip on it. Video inside!
From the ProDot Kickstarter page:
Hello Kickstarters! We are thrilled to introduce the Custom SLR ProDot, a textured, press-on dot that easily adheres to the camera shutter button, which instantly makes the shutter more responsive and helps reduce camera shake and finger fatigue when capturing photos. Photographers are constantly in search of more precision and control from their DSLR’s shutter release, and the ProDot’s textured surface and raised button-padding will allow for a more ergonomic feel and an instant improvement to the most critical engagement point of the camera, its shutter button.
The ProDot comes in Black, Red, and Clear. Their Kickstarter page is selling a 3-set for a $15 donation, with expected shipping in December of 2012 if they reach their goal.
As someone who has been in some very hot and humid shoot environments, I've had my finger slip a bit while getting moist from perspiration and moisture in the air, so I could see how this might be useful. Let me what you think of this product in the comments, and if there are other small items that you use on a regular basis that make your life easier as a shooter (a personal favorite of mine is the MicroMuff!) throw up a link or two.