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The Quik Pod DSLR's logo. Click here to visit the Quik Pod website! PRESS RELEASE: With Quik Pod® Photographers Reach New Heights!

January 29, 2008, Las Vegas, NV. Quik Pod®, announces the Quik Pod® DSLR for professional photographers. It is the world’s first handheld extendable monopod that multitasks as a self-image device, monopod and a boom for extended reach.  No longer do photographers have to hold a skinny rod of a monopod for overhead shots.  The Quik Pod® DSLR provides a hand grip assembly, quick release head and a built-in panoramic mirror for overhead and self-image viewing.  It also comes with a “belly pad” for body support.

Weighing only 9 ounces this handheld device is lightweight and compact. It can also be used for self-imaging when hosting and conducting interviews with still or video photographic equipment. Adopted by leading news reporters.

Quik Pod® DSLR, extends to 53” and contracts to a mere 18”. It has been tested to pick up a 28 lb. weight (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPl7bcC6PWk)

There is a Quik Pod® for every need. The Quik Pod® Pro+ is the perfect travel accessory for point and shoot cameras. No more asking strangers for help to take a photo. No more waiting for strangers to stop walking in front of your camera. A person simply holds the extended Quik Pod® with camera attached and properly framed photos and videos are captured. A panoramic self-image mirror on the Quik Pod® allows the user to see his or her relative position to the camera lens providing perfectly framed photos every time.

Also new for 2008 is the Quik Pod® Slim constructed of stainless steel and extending to 38.5” while handheld and 41” when converted to a tabletop tripod. Perfect for large group shots.

Quik Pod® Slim
The Quik Pod® invention came to Wayne Fromm when he was traveling with his family. He was growing tired of asking strangers to operate his camera for family photos. Fromm has invented and successfully marketed dozens of commercial products and is particularly known for his toy creations including Disney's Beauty and the Beast Talking Mirror. Over one hundred prototypes were created before he successfully manufactured the world's first pocket size extendable, handheld tripod for digital cameras and camcorders, the Quik Pod®.

Fromm has demonstrated the Quik Pod® many times on home shopping networks where it is a solid seller and a favorite of celebrity guests backstage!

“Families on vacation and You Tubers will all benefit by making picture taking and movie making easier”. "Professionals are using the Quik Pod Pro+® for lighting solutions and as a chest pod.” says Fromm

The Quik Pod® Pro+ is made of sturdy polycarbonate and aluminum, weighs less than 3.5 ounces and comes with a built in self-positioning mirror to help frame each shot. Starting at $24.95 there is a model for every photographic need.

Fromm Works will be exhibiting at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) annual event in Las Vegas (booth Q181). We invite all media to visit with us and check out the many uses of the Quik Pod® .

The Quik Pod® can be viewed at www.quikpod.com/home.asp . High resolution images can be downloaded at http://www.quikpod.com/Press.asp . The Quik Pod® can be purchased in the USA at J&R Computer World, Calumet Photo, B&H Photo, Adorama, QVC and in Canada at Henrys, Vistek and the Shopping Channel or ordered online at http://www.quikpod.com .

The Quik Pod® U.S. Patent Application Publication #20070053680 and Foreign Pat. Pend.

About Fromm Works, Inc.
Fromm Works has invented and marketed nearly fifty successful commercial products. Originating in the toy industry company president Wayne Fromm is a prolific inventor and entrepreneur with a number of patented inventions to his credit. His creations include such hits as the patented "Disney's The Beauty and the Beast Magic Talking Mirror", “Disney’s Princess Magic Mirror Set”, "Crayola's Color and Show Projector", "Saban's Power Ranger Room Defender" and "Nestle's Nesquik Magic Milkshake Maker". 


Fromm Works' Quik Pod DSLR. Courtesy of Fromm Works Inc., with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

(First posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 14:54 EST)

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