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Kickstarter: Custom SLR ProDot - Tactile Shutter Release Button for Cameras



Our good friends over at Custom SLR has just announced a new product called...ProDot. It's a textured, press-on dot that easily adheres to the camera shutter button, which instantly makes the shutter more responsive and helps reduce camera shake and finger fatigue when capturing photos.

Any push-button experience can find heightened control with the addition of this remarkably-simple and convenient accessory. The ProDot’s no-slip grip and finger cushioning will enhance the user experience for consumer electronic devices and video game enthusiasts, as well as users of computer mice, who will find RSI relief with less forceful clicks.

The Custom SLR ProDot will be available in low-profile black, high-visibility red, and clear color face.


I was at PhotoPlus this year and bumped into Ivan and Anne (2/3rds of the CustomSLR team) and while talking to them, Ivan tells me their working on a new product. He then hands me his camera and tells me to take a shot. As I took a shot, something felt different. It didn't really dawn at first but we looked at each other, that's when it hit me! The shutter button felt squishy, different and bright red. I point to it and he nods. I don't want to say too much because I want to save it for our review but all I have to say is...DEFINITE MUST BUY!


Visit the Kickstarter page if you're interested in purchasing the ProDot. It needed a goal of $3,500 and as of this posting, it has already exceeded that goal and currently sits at $4,450 with 31 days to go. Pledge $15 and you get all three colors. It's expected to ship December 2012 but no word on retail pricing outside of Kickstarter. Since it has met its goal, they have started production for the ProDot.

We'll have a full review of it when we get our grubby little fingers on it.

We are thrilled to introduce the Custom SLR ProDot, a textured, press-on dot that easily adheres to the camera shutter button, which instantly makes the shutter more responsive and helps reduce camera shake and finger fatigue when capturing photos. Photographers are constantly in search of more precision and control from their DSLR’s shutter release, and the ProDot’s textured surface and raised button-padding will allow for a more ergonomic feel and an instant improvement to the most critical engagement point of the camera, its shutter button.

But the uses for the ProDot don’t stop there! Any push-button experience can find heightened control with the addition of this remarkably-simple and convenient accessory. The ProDot’s no-slip grip and finger cushioning will enhance the user experience for consumer electronic devices and video game enthusiasts, as well as users of computer mice, who will find RSI relief with less forceful clicks.

The Custom SLR ProDot will be available in low-profile black, high-visibility red, and clear color face. We are so grateful for your continued support, and look forward to bringing the ProDot to market. Spread the word, help us get “kickstarted,” and Feel the Difference™ with the ProDot!

What is the ProDot compatible with?

The ProDot fits most digital and film cameras that have a round shutter button. In addition, we have found it works well on computer mouses and other push-button devices that have a smooth surface.

How does it attach to the camera shutter button?

The ProDot attaches to most surfaces with a special 3M adhesive that is easy to apply. We have found that we can apply/re-apply the ProDot to several devices before the adhesive starts to lose its stickiness. The adhesive does not leave behind residue.
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