We are excited to finally announce new backer levels for Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
Our new Wide Lens captures stunning images on Pixel and with our new Photo Case, you can make your phone an even better camera. We are blown away with how sharp the Pixel camera is with our new Moment Wide Lens.
BATTERY PHOTO CASE
The world’s first battery case for mobile photography.
Double The Power
Starting with the battery, we wanted a case that let you shoot all day. One that delivered on the promise of power without the extra bulk.
Using a custom design, the iPhone 7+ Case packs a 3500 mAh battery and the iPhone 7 carries a 2500 mAH battery. Both larger than the phone batteries themselves, this translates into more than a 100% recharge of your phone.
Beyond battery size, we wanted to make the case easy to use. It automatically keeps your phone charged whenever it’s inside. And because we like to provide a little extra control, you can turn charging settings on and off inside the Moment App, something most other battery cases don’t provide.
A Faster Shutter Button
Shooting with a button can be faster than tapping the screen, especially if your subject is moving. And when you’re shooting with one hand, it’s always awkward trying to hold onto the phone and touch the screen at once.
Using the Moment App, you can half-press the shutter button to lock the subject and full press to shoot (photo or video). In the Apple camera app you can full press to shoot. And in both apps, pressing and holding unlocks burst mode.
New Lens Interface
We made mounting a Moment lens easier, stronger, and more reliable.
The larger lens diameter on the iPhone 7 and the dual lenses on the the 7+ forced us to redesign the Moment lens interface. Slightly larger, we now have enough room to make an interface that clicks into place using a spring loaded mechanism. Not only is it easier to mount a Moment lens, but for the first time you can also put our glass over the Wide or Tele lens on the 7+.
This opens up the ability to take even more creative shots.
Better Camera Strap
Cameras are meant to be worn, and a phone camera is no exception. No longer stuck in your pocket, you can wear your case on your wrist, around your neck, inside your jacket, or outside your dress.
Thin, Strong And Easy To Shoot
We wanted to create a camera body that added minimal bulk to your phone, provided enough protection for adventure, and enabled one handed shooting. In addition, the finely textured surface provides better grip in every kind of weather. Dropped phones can be devastating, we’re here to help.
Having spent months iterating on the smallest of details, we believe this is the thinnest, most usable battery case available for people who love to take pictures.
Works With Your Apple Power Cables
Where other battery cases use a micro-USB connector and their own power cables, we designed the Battery Photo Case with a lightning connector, enabling you to use your standard Apple cables. Plug your case into the wall to recharge or into your laptop to recharge and sync.
No extra cables to forget, plug in and hit the road.
Our first minimal, lens mountable case.
The Photo Case is everything we love about minimal photography. Adding only 3mm in thickness to your phone, this is the thinnest lens mountable case we’ve ever made. It’s slim and unobtrusive in your pocket, yet readily available when you want to shoot.
To all the customers who asked for a thin, non-electronic Moment case — this one’s for you.
THE NEW MOMENT WIDE LENS
The best lens we have ever designed.
Moment lenses have always been about combining world class lens design with cinema quality glass, to create the best image possible. Our new Moment Wide is without a doubt the best lens we’ve ever made.
Sharper Edge To Edge
Using our proprietary design process, we have created a stunning aspheric lens that delivers exceptional edge to edge image quality. This all-glass asphere improves on our already class-leading distortion correction and maintains razor sharp images on iPhone’s F/1.8 aperture.
We went through many design iterations until we came to what we believe is the best mobile photography lens in the world.
A Touch Bigger
In order to accommodate the larger iPhone aperture, we made this lens slightly bigger, enabling us to take advantage of every photon without compromise. A larger lens also makes the optics more tolerant to misalignment, so unwanted dark corners are a thing of the past.
Easier To Align
Thanks to our amazing customers, we received plenty of feedback about how to make the new lens interface easier to use. With slightly larger tabs, better visual markings, and a spring loaded detent, you will have more confidence when installing and shooting with Moment.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
Every Moment product starts with the customer.
From capturing to sharing, we’ve spent the past three years connecting, listening and learning from thousands of our own customers. Each with slightly different needs, but all with a shared desire to capture better images, faster.
Read more about how we designed these amazing new products.
Manufacturing a new product is the riskiest and most expensive phase of the journey, so the money we are raising goes directly towards covering our tooling and upfront manufacturing costs.
Before heading to Kickstarter we made multiple prototypes of each product, went through rounds of manufacturing feedback with our partners, and built out a detailed schedule. All of this work gives us confidence in our ability to deliver on the project.
Despite this work there are still risks ahead. The Battery Photo Case is the most technically advanced product in the lineup with complicated tooling, rigorous testing, certifications, and MFI compliance. We have attempted to layer in sufficient time for each phase, but if we fail along the way it could delay our delivery date.
We are now ready to kick off tooling and start the manufacturing process. And barring any unforeseen disasters we expect to deliver against the following schedule.
We would love to thank our family, friends, and everyone who has helped throughout the journey. Your feedback, support, and positive encouragement has been incredibly inspiring.
James Barkman, Henry Romano, Garret Van Swearingen, Jamie Finch, Kari Davidson, EJ, Kyle Babcock, Jessica, Jessie, Mika Louchart
Lead Camera: Caleb Babcock
Secondary Camera: Zach Reed
Edit: Caleb Babcock
Music: “Heaven” by Icelanders, “sfsg” by Utah
Julia Manchik, Erica Simas, Zach Reed, Melissa Leith