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‘Photo Pod’ Is The Great Umbrella-Alternative Every Photog Needs Rain Or Shine
By Hannah Sofea, 18 Apr 2017
Composite image by DesignTAXI, images via Under the Weather
Rick Pescovitz was just your ordinary inventor before successfully selling his product ‘Original Pod’ to the entrepreneurs of American television series Shark Tank for a funding of US$600,000.
The product not only became a massive hit amid the general public, but also turned out to be completely beneficial to outdoor photographers. Average umbrellas are often dreadful to lug around, and difficult to manage when open, what with all the other gear photographers might have to hold simultaneously. With a steady tent that’s easy to pop up, who needs the conventional brolly?
After minimal alterations, the team at Under the Weather created an ‘Original Pod’ especially for photographers, dubbed the ‘Photo Pod’.
Just like the former, this modified release is made of steel wire, weather resistant polyester, and cold-treated PVC, which makes it durable. The ‘Photo Pod’ stands close to two meters tall, allowing photographers to move around freely whilst being protected from external elements.
It is fully-enclosed with zippers that can be accessed from inside and outside the pod, along with transparent sides for a full 270-degree view. If it ever gets cold, the pod will keep you warm up to 30 degrees, as well as shield your skin from the sun with its UPF 50 protection.
The ‘Photo Pod’, which weighs just 10 pounds, retails online at US$200.
Watch Pescovitz’s pitch on Shark Tank below. To learn more about the product, click here.
[via PetaPixel, video via ABC Television Network]
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