If you like to shoot videos or photos with your smartphone, chances are you have at least one accessory like a selfie stick or a tripod. Each of these serves a purpose, but it’s frankly a pain to carry around multiple gadgets.
Using a tripod can mean getting the perfect picture, but the problem is getting it set up in time to take that shot. Somebody finally built a better tripod. The tripod of the future coming soon, and it eliminates knobs, buttons, and those awkward extending legs.
A couple of months ago we saw the SteadyWheel, a very affordable camera accessory that can help you stabilize your shots. The MōVI is way more expensive than the SteadyWheel, but for what it can do – and the money, time and effort it could save – it seems like more bang for the filmmaker’s buck.
Lots of today’s cameras have some sort of image stabilization tech built in, but none of them really provide the kind of smooth moving shots you can get from a professional camera rig like a Steadicam.
There’s a reason why some people find that they sing better in the shower than they do in public: they can only perform when they’re all by themselves. So if you’re trying to record something for school, for an audition, or for posterity’s sake but can’t seem to perform to your full potential in front of someone else – or you just don’t have any friends around – then you might want to look into the SoloShot.
In this day and age, nothing is ever as it seems. Take the Twig, for example. It’s a Kickstarter project started by Jason Hilbourne, who’s setting out to redefine cables and chargers for the iPhone with one small gadget.
When I first saw this iPhone case, the design kind of reminded me of the Transformers. While that might not have been the initial intent, the Rokbed case is definitely something unique-looking and functional since it will allow you to mount your iPhone almost anywhere.
There are seemingly thousands of different multitools on the market, but I can never decide which one I should buy. Now, my decision might have just gotten easier, thanks to Gerber’s Steady Tool, which adds a handy tripod to their latest pocket-sized tool.
Professional photographers frequently carry multiple lenses with them so they’re ready for a variety of shots. If you own an analog Leica M series camera like the MP or M7, Leica has a quirky accessory that will let you carry an additional lens with the camera and even use that second lens as a handle.
I have had a bunch of different multitools over the years. I tend to lose them before long and need to replace them. I think the multitool is perfect for the geek toolbox and is a good thing to take with you when you are out hiking or hunting too.
There have been moments in my life when all I wanted to do is take a photo of a wonderful scene – but with me in it. I normally don’t bring a tripod around with me, so the perfect photo opportunity goes bye-bye when the place I’m in also happens to be semi-deserted.
The Joby Gorillapod has a new challenger in the versatile gadget holder/stand game. The Lethal Pro by Zoll may not have an animal in it’s name, but it looks very much like one, and it’s not just for looks either.
Despite having a rather unfortunate name, the Glif is actually a really good product idea. It’s a tiny mount which lets you put your iPhone 4 on a tripod with ease.
Designed by Thomas Gerhardt and Dan Provost, this pint-sized piece of rubberized plastic mounts onto any tripod or camera mount with a standard 1/4″-20 thread.
You’ve probably heard of Joby’s Gorillapod. It’s a great take on the classic tripod that doesn’t take up too much space, and works just about anywhere. Now, it turns out you can reuse your Gorillapod as an iPad stand too.
For this stand, the smallest Gorillapod for cellphones and cameras was used.
The guys over at Hypebeast stumbled onto these images of an iPhone 4 paired up with the lens from a dSLR camera.
While details are scarce, and some commenters think the rig is fake, I think it’s real, especially from the Manfrotto pocket tripod mount, which is a legitimate photographers accessory, featured previously here on Technabob.
Now, I think the iPhone 4 captures pretty nice photos all on its own, but the idea of a manually adjustable lens could make for some much more professional and artistic photography than the iPhone’s tiny standard camera lens can muster on its own.