Press Releases – Kenu iPhone Tripod, Mobile App and POC Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS Helmet

by Brian Mullin on November 13, 2014


SAN FRANCISCO – (Nov. 13, 2014) – Kenu®,
maker of Airframe® and Airframe+, portable car mounts for smartphones
and phablets, announces the launch of their newest product, Stance™ – a
compact tripod for iPhones. Stance is the first tripod specifically
designed for the iPhone, mounting directly into the iPhone’s Lightning
port using Kenu’s patent pending MicroMount™. Watching your favorite
videos, using FaceTime, and positioning your iPhone’s camera to capture
amazing photos and videos has never been easier.

Grams thoughts =>  This small little tripod fits into the iPhone’s Lightning port, letting you take pictures or watch things while holding the device in multiple positions. Pretty cool little unit that is small enough to toss into a pack or pocket. 

is small and compact, making it easy to take anywhere. It weighs only
1.2ozs (34g) and is smaller than a pack of gum. Non-slip feet and
premium zinc-alloy construction create a stable base. A ball-and-pivot
joint lets the phone tilt and rotate freely, allowing you to position
your iPhone at the perfect angle.

“Apple’s new iPhones have really
exciting photography capabilities,” said Kenu founder and CEO Ken Minn.
“Whether people are using the new iOS photography features like
time-lapse and self-timer or they are using apps like Hyperlapse,
Manual, or ActionShot, we’re excited to launch Stance to help people get
the most out of their new iPhones.”

Stance is also amazingly
versatile. With the legs folded flat, Stance positions your iPhone for
watching videos or taking pictures in landscape mode. And if you’re
ready to unplug, Stance even has a bottle opener built into one of the

Stance is available for $29.95 on and will be available in premium retailers worldwide in early 2015.

About Kenu®:
Kenu is a San Francisco based mobile lifestyle brand. They produce a
variety of products with world-class design and functionality,
exceptional engineering, and high-quality manufacturing. Their products
include the Airframe, Airframe+, and Highline. The company was founded
in 2011 by Ken Minn, co-founder of Joby.


New App Puts Power of Outdoors in Adventurers’ Hands
Features include access to expert advice, original content, and exclusive deals

PARK CITY, Utah (Nov. 13, 2014)
—, an online retailer of premium outdoor gear, is
placing the power of their retail platform in the palms of people who
like to get outside with the release of a new mobile app. Available for
iOS devices, the Backcountry app provides an immersive mobile experience
for users on the go.

The app opens the door to wish lists, access
to deals, promotions, and credits that are exclusive to the app, and
24/7 click-to-call Gearheads who can answer questions around the clock.
Users can also see real-time new product updates and receive push
notifications to manage credits, track orders, and get the latest deals.

Grams thoughts =>  I like that it gives some nice advice and content on things, and obviously if one were so inclined, you can check out deals for products from Backcountry’s vast plethora of companies. 

is dedicated to providing the very best customer experience, whether
that’s offering the best selection of premium outdoor product, including
unique and undiscovered products and brands, delivering authentic,
expert content, or providing personalized service through our team of
expert Gearheads,” states CEO Jill Layfield. “Of course,
as an outdoor company, we want our customers to get outside as much as
possible. Our new mobile app delivers the experience that our customers
both deserve and expect from Backcountry, all for an on-the-go and
outside lifestyle.”
The new Backcountry app is available for download on the iTunes store. For more information visit

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is an online retailer of premium outdoor gear. Backcountry carries
nearly 1,000 brands in various categories, including backpacking,
camping, cycling, hiking, climbing, trail running, paddling, skiing,
snowboarding, snowshoeing, and adventure travel. Backcountry also
operates,,,,,, and is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation
attributed to the Liberty Interactive Group (Nasdaq:  LVNTA, LVNTB).

POC Earns Grand Award from Popular Science for the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS helmet
Helmet Integrity system takes top Recreation honor in ‘Best of What’s New’ awards

STOCKHOLM (Nov. 12, 2014)
— Popular Science has recognized POC, a leading manufacturer of skiing
and cycling helmets, apparel and accessories, as a “Best of What’s New”
Grand Award winner for the Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS
ski racing helmet. The world’s largest science and technology magazine
recognizes the new Helmet Integrity (H.I.) system in its December 2014

“Being recognized by Popular Science for the Skull Orbic
Comp H.I. MIPS helmet is a milestone and a true honor,” says Stefan
Ytterborn, POC CEO and founder. “With POC’s mission of doing the best we
can to possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents,
we have an obligation to never stop improving and serving our users
better and more accurate.

“The Skull Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS is our
most recent generation of ski racing helmets, using a number of new
innovations, better managing violence and increasing protection,
particularly emphasizing the unique needs and situations for some of the
world’s most demanding ski racing athletes.”

Grams thoughts =>  The
Swedish based POC company always has safety at the forefront of their
research and technology. This new helmet is full featured with the latest in technology and utilizes their knowledge base to the fullest. Some of this technology will morph its way into all of their helmets, making them safer for all riders (snow or bike).

The Skull Orbic Comp
H.I. MIPS features a collection of stress-strain sensors distributed
over the liner that record, collect and memorize any deformation. If an
impact—or a combination of impacts—exceeds the predefined level, an
indicator light turns from green to red, meaning that the helmet should
be replaced.

The helmet utilizes the patented Multi-direction
Impact Protection System (MIPS) to reduce rotational violence in a crash
as well as a multi-impact EPP liner. The helmet also has a layer of
POC’s VPD 2.0 compound in the front, which allows gates to be deflected
with reduced energy transmission to the head.

“For 27 years,
Popular Sciencehas honored the innovations that surprise and amaze
us—those that make a positive impact on our world today and challenge
our view of what?s possible in the future,” states Cliff Ransom,
editor-in-chief of Popular Science. “The Best of What?s New Award is the
magazine?s top honor, and the 100 winners—chosen from among thousands
of entrants—each a revolution in its field.”

Previously, the Skull
Orbic Comp H.I. MIPS was named Gold Winner in the Ski Segment/Helmet
Category at the ISPO Awards in Munich.

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About POC: POC
is a Swedish company with a strong mission to do the best we can to
possibly save lives and to reduce the consequences of accidents for
gravity sport athletes and cyclists. More information at

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