Almost two years ago we wrote about an interesting idea for a rolling DSLR rig we found on Kickstarter. The concept was a small, compact and heinously simple design called CineSkates. Fast forward to today, and CineSkates has evolved not only into a whole line of products under the name "Cinetics," but is one step closer to great success. Now distributed by JOBY (owned by Daymen who also distributes Lowepro bags), CineSkates shows that when Kickstarter works, it can really work.
Honestly, I've never been a huge fan of Kickstarter. To me, it seems like it's all too easy to just throw money at a project and hope for the best. But when a project is backed by a business savvy mind that is hell bent on success, I guess nothing will stop the rise to the top.
You can see the whole line of Cinetics products at the new Joby-Cinetics webpage. My hat tips to you Cinetics, you've come a long way.