Phoenix, Arizona (USA) - June 22nd, 2019
With the rise of foldable phones, gimbal stabilizers (the handheld devices that can make your mobile videos look smooth) have one BIG problem - they simply won't work with them.
So far only two major companies have launched folding phones - Samsung with its Galaxy Fold, and Huawei with the Mate X. Both are large smartphones with screens that can fold or unfold, and even be used to some extent with the screen closed.
The StayblCam was the world's first video stabilizer created for both smart phones and action cameras - and now remains the only one on the market that can properly hold foldable smartphones for video stabilization.
Electronic "gimbal" stabilizers, or even other mechanical stabilizers rely on a clamp type grip to hold your phone in place.
But there is a problem with this: The clamps only stretch out to about 3 inches, or roughly 80mm. This is enough to hold most regular phones - but not foldable phones, since they are TWICE the width of a regular smartphone!
The StayblCam on the other hand uses its own patented slot design. It features a thin slot and a thick slot, to support a wide range of phone thicknesses. Furthermore, a lot of testing and engineering went into finding the perfect rubber resin to use in the StayblCam's grip. It had to have a perfect combination of softness and hardness, texture, and friction. The end result was a very durable and firm grip that will your phone securely - even when filming upside down!
The other major obstacle for using a gimbal stabilizer with a foldable such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X - is that those stabilizers were designed and calibrated to only hold the weight of an average smartphone.
Folding phones however, weigh nearly TWICE as much as other phones, so even if the gimbal stabilizers could grip them - they couldn't balance them. The StayblCam can hold AND balance devices up to 400 grams in weight - easily balancing foldable phones.
When the Galaxy Fold and Mate X comes out this year - their owners will only be able fit these new foldables into the unique phone mount on top of the StayblCam - and it can provide all the weight stability to create smooth looking video. All with the benefits of portability, durability, and no need for charging batteries.
See tests, demos, and video reviews of the StayblCam here.
The patented StayblCam remains a top choice among video enthusiasts - and here is why:
Electronic stabilizers are fragile, and prone to break. And forget about taking your gimbal out scuba diving...
Try filming this low with your electronic gimbal - without breaking your back...
Still the most affordable stabilizer in its class - the StayblCam also is way more convenient to bring along with you, compared to other "clunkier" competitors.
Although there are other video stabilizers on the market – almost all of them still have a few shortcomings in terms of what they can and cannot be used for.
Many competing stabilizers are also not that easy to operate for the average consumer. Most often with other mechanical stabilizers, users have to spend some time setting a balance point with counterweights, screws, or levers – and they are prone to problems like wind affecting balance. Electronic gimbal stabilizers have limitations with battery time, fragile design, and limited range. The StayblCam was designed from the ground up to be extremely easy to use for anyone.
The StayblCam really allows you to record videos in ways that were previously (near) impossible. Imagine filming little children, and having your smartphone look UP towards them (from the floor level) while they are walking around! Or - record your cat or dog while they're playing, and see the world from their point of view. All of this is not only possible - but EASY to do, with the StayblCam.
The StayblCam can be turned on its head upside down, and the firm friction of the rubber grip holds onto your smart phone while you record - without the need to bending down or assume awkward postures.
Likewise, thanks to the telescopic design of the StayblCam - you can pull it out to its full length, and record video up to 3 feet (1 meter) above your head! Talk about getting some cool angles of wildlife, or in large crowds. It's like having stilts - without having stilts.