You may remember back in May we reported on TriLens, a Kickstarter-funded project that aimed at improving the ease of changing lenses. After overcoming legal obstacles during the product’s initial campaign, the team behind it is gearing up for a global roll-out of its invention.
Frii Designs, the Swedish startup behind the TriLens, said the product aims to “eliminate the need for multiple camera bodies, assistants, and bulky bags.” It is most notably aimed at wedding photographers, who are likely to benefit from the convenience of being able to rapidly change lenses, so as not to miss those crucial moments.
We’re told that the company suffered a setback owing to legal complications with delivery of the product to the U.S., forcing the Kickstarter rewards to remain limited to non-U.S. citizens only. This time around, in order to “make things fair,” the company is promising 200 new early bird rewards exclusively for American backers.
Founder Jonas Lundin said:
During our last campaign we were overwhelmed with emails from disappointed Americans who wanted to pre-order the TriLens. Our supporters have been really understanding of the situation, and we want to give back to the community by giving everyone the same chance of getting the TriLens for the Kickstarter deals."
As of the closing of the initial Kickstarter campaign, the TriLens was officially 260 percent funded, ultimately supported by 1,218 backers. On the August 8, Frii Designs will launch a second Kickstarter campaign, meaning the TriLens will be available worldwide for the very first time.
Keep an eye out for the new Kickstarter here.