Looking for a sturdy, fast, super portable handheld stabilizer that you don't have to think too much about? Then you might want to check out the SwitchPod.
SwitchPod, which is fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, is a camera stabilizer designed with three legs that can be gathered to shoot handheld or spread out to form a mini-tripod, and the transition between the two can be done with a super quick (and hella fash) flicka da wrist. It supports "any camera, from a phone to a DSLR."
SwitchPod has a lot of impressive and desirable features, including the ability to use it as a handheld stabilizer, as well as a mini-tripod. The $99 SwitchPod has mounting options that come standard: two 1/4 -20" threads on the legs allow you to add an accessory, like a mic, a monitor, or an LED light.
Its lightweight, portable design allows you to hook it onto a carabiner and attach to your gear bag.
Honestly, for a $99 piece of gear, I say it's worth a closer look.
- Weight: 11.1 oz / 315 grams
- Material: Aluminum (Alloy)
- Length in Collapsed Handle Mode: 11" long
- Size of Handle: 1.5" deep by 0.75" wide
- Size in Tripod Mode: 9.75" tall by 9.75" wide
- Color: Black
- Two ¼-20 threads for accessories
- Circle pad to protect base of camera
- Patent Pending
- Price: $99
Like I mentioned earlier, SwitchPod's Kickstarter campaign just ended, but if you're interested in getting your hands on one, you can put in your pre-order. Delivery is estimated for August 2019.