Our smartphone’s cameras keep getting better and better, and an important aspect has become the optical image stabilization, as more consumers are looking for their devices to produce great looking shake-free videos.
Action and compact cameras are a much better solution if you’re really shooting a lot of videos, but if you want to have a gadget that would improve the stability in all your device – your smartphone, your GoPro and whatever else you might have.
This seems to be the purpose of solidLUUV, a gadget that has an aspect that’s just as strange as its name. Currently seeking crowdfunding on Kickstarter, this new gizmo is described as the world’s 1st all-in-one stabilizer for all action and compact camera, as well as smartphones.
solidLUUV is a 3-axis mechanical stabilizer that has a modular setup which allows to attach an electronic module, thus making it the world’s first 2×3-axis stabilizer. The device is very easy to use with one hand, and here’s how it’s able to provide a very high level of stability:
“Thanks to its 3-axis gimbal and the flexible grip, solidLUUV absorbs your body’s movements and vibrations, so you can produce steady, clean footage anywhere you go, and for whatever purpose. No extra tools are needed, simply adapt the weights inside solidLUUV for your specific camera, attach the camera with our simple Plug & Play action, and go”
The gadget is of course waterproof, which means you can take videos and pictures even when it’s raining outside. For the 2×3-axis ultraLUUV stabilizer, the team has partnered up with Feiyu Tech, a high-quality manufacturer for hand-held gimbals. Have a look at the video from below to see just how efficient it can be:
At the time of writing this, the team has already surpassed its funding goal of 100,000 euros with 37 days still left to go. If you’re interested, you can get one solidLUUV for a price of 100 euros; and for the ultraLUUV, which is solidLUUV +the electronic stabilization module, you’ll have to shell out twice as much.
This definitely isn’t a cheap gizmo to have, but it will definitely appeal to those that work in this industry, such as aspiring filmmakers, freerunners or just anybody who wants to provide awesome videos.