People who spend a lot of time on their feet have products like Dr. Scholl’s gel inserts to help cushion their feet and absorb the shock of walking. Likewise, photographers who press the shutter button so much that they fatigue their index finger now have a similar product as well: the Custom SLR ProDot. It’s a patent-pending dot add-on for your camera’s shutter button that supposedly helps reduce camera shake and finger fatigue.
Fashion-conscious photographers will have three colors available to choose from: black, red, and clear. The back of each dot uses a special 3M adhesive for its stickiness, and can be removed and reapplied several times before it begins to lose its stickiness.
The textured and padded dot can also be used on other consumer devices as well, from video game controllers to computer mice, helping to reduce the amount of force required to press/click buttons (a boon for people who suffer from repetitive strain injury).
The ProDot will begin shipping late 2012/early 2013, and can be preordered in packs of 3 for $15 over on this Kickstarter campaign. The price is a bit steep given the fact that the product is a dot, but $15 would be a small price to pay if the accessory does in fact reduce ordinary camera shake by any noticeable amount.