Hi everyone, if you use the Peak Design products you may want to read the following.
Peak Design has announced an update for the Anchor connectors, they’re the little connectors that come with all Peak Design camera straps. Customers with earlier versions of the Anchors may be eligible for a free Anchor Update Kit.
Peak Design has written the following:
This is actually the 4th time we’ve updated our Anchors, meaning that our new Anchors are actually version 4 (or V4). We began making V3 Anchors in August 2017, which featured a thinner cord that could fit directly in smaller camera eyelets. In Spring 2018 we got a few reports (7 total) of V3 Anchors prematurely wearing out and failing. To put things in perspective, we’ve sold over 1 million V3 Anchors, so the observed failure rate is 7 in 1,000,000 (or 1 in every 17,000 users). Though small, this failure rate is unacceptable for us and hence we’re updating our Anchors to prevent this issue from happening to anybody else.
If you purchased a strap before June 5, 2018, take the Anchor Update Survey to see if you qualify for a free Anchor Update Kit.
So how can you tell if you’re using a version 1 or version 3 Anchor? Refer to the image or video below.
Have you experienced or noticed anything with your Anchors? Leave us a comment below and share your experience with us.