Inuk is a compact universal support rig for payloads of up to 1.5 kg. It can be mounted literally everywhere using suction cups, magnets, or straps. Inuk is now live on Kickstarter with four different sets available.
Inuktech is an Italy-based start-up camera gear company founded in 2018 by a team with a professional background in Manfrotto. This compact universal support rig named Inuk seems to be their first product. It is a carbon fiber platform with foldable arms and legs (patent pending).
Inuk aims to replace multiple products and serve as a universal all-purpose mounting solution for smartphones, action cameras, or compact cameras. According to the manufacturer, it will be able to accommodate a payload of up to 1.5 kg. I would personally be a bit afraid to mount a mirrorless camera to it, as it looks kind of wobbly from some clips in their promotional video. For a smartphone or action camera i,t could be ok, but I cannot say for sure without having tested the product first.
When folded, Inuk only has a “smartphone-like” dimensions of 170 x 90 x 25mm (6.69 x 3.54 x 0.98″) and it weighs 160g (0.35lbs) so it should easily fit in a pocket. From the folded position it opens three legs, which serve as tripod support, and two foldable arms to accommodate accessories such as lights or microphones. In the middle of the carbon fiber platform, there is a rubber pad and a standard 1/4-20″ camera screw. Those three legs also have rubber pads and can even be equipped with magnets, suction cups, or straps to expand mounting possibilities.
Furthermore, the company claims other accessories and add-ons for the Inuk, such as dolly or slider, are already in development.
Inuktech offers four different kits on Kickstarter:
- Starter kit – includes Inuk, 1/4″-20 universal camera mounting screw, GoPro clamp, Smartphone clamp, and 3× Straps. Early bird price starts at €39 (about 44 USD).
- Creative kit – includes everything from Starter kit, Ergonomic handle, and mini ballhead. Available for €48 (about 55 USD).
- Video maniac kit -includes everything from Creative kit, 3× Magnets, and 3× Suction cups. Starts at €57 (about 65 USD).
- Video maniac pro kit – includes everything from Video maniac kit, but there are stronger suction cups. Starts at €61 (about 65 USD).
As with every Kickstarter campaign, please be aware of certain risks when sending the money to support the product.
What do you think about the Inuk universal support rig? Can you imagine including such a product in your kit? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.