Become a smartphone Spielberg

They say the most useful camera is the one that’s with you… and that’s undoubtedly your phone. A major percentage of videos uploaded online are now being shot through phone cameras, so it makes sense to be able to make them look as professional as possible. Shoulderpod’s series of phone/camera rigs work beautifully to not just give you a stable shooting platform, but also allow you to connect various peripherals to your shooting device.

Shoulderpod makes a variety of shooting rigs and the X1 (shown below) is by far the most stable and accommodating of them all. With a completely modular set-up, that fits into the smallest of carrying cases, the X1 can be assembled in a configuration that suits you the best. Its vice-grip works with pretty much any phone (so if you’re planning to get the iPhone 8 releasing on Tuesday, you can still use it!) or even camera, like the GoPro or Sony’s recently launched RXO. The X1 also lets you mount everything else from mini light panels, viewfinders, to even microphones… and the entire set-up can be carried by hand (in a single or double handle configuration) or even mounted to a tripod for perhaps the most professionally shot mobile phone videos. What’s best is that once you’re done, the X1 dismantles completely, fitting into a slick case that slides right into any bag you may have. Looking for something a tad bit smaller? Shoulderpod’s S2 and R2 may just hit the sweet spot!

Designer: Shoulderpod

BUY NOW

shoulderpod_x1_1

shoulderpod_x1_2

shoulderpod_x1_3

shoulderpod_x1_4

shoulderpod_x1_5

shoulderpod_x1_6

shoulderpod_x1_7

shoulderpod_x1_8

shoulderpod_x1_9

BUY NOW

The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the competition: More than just a stylus

With phone screens getting bigger and bigger, the Galaxy Note doesn't quite stand out the way it used to. The Note 8's 6.3-inch screen is only a tad larger than the 6.2 inches boasted by the Galaxy S8+, and both devices share the same Snapdragon 835...

The Galaxy Note 8 vs. the Note 7: What’s changed?

Last year the Galaxy Note 7 was actually one of our favorite phones until it started exploding, so we're happy to see Samsung's line of large-screen-with-stylus handsets make its return today with the Note 8. While it would have been easy enough to s...

EFF says border control needs a warrant to search your tech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has submitted a court filing arguing that federal agents at international airports should obtain a warrant before snooping through passenger laptops, phones and other digital devices. Warrantless border search...