by Tommy Ly
April 6, 2012
Some things will never change: Tripods provide a camera with added stability and shooting video on our unsupported iPhones will be a little shaky no matter how hard we try to keep our movements smooth. The SLINGSHOT, a current Kickstarter project, aims to be a great, multi-function accessory that serves as both a tripod and a handle for your phone. If you can't see the embedded video above, please click here. Designed by Charles Waugh, a professional photographer, the SLINGSHOT is his solution to the problems that current smartphone stabilizers have. Its cradle is injection molded from acetal resin, which is extremely resilient - allowing it to bend without losing its original shape. It can accommodate any smartphone (with or without a case) and will provide a firm hold, thanks to over-molded rubber pads on the parts that will come into contact with your phone. The cradle, which features a 1/4-20 thread, can also twist off to be used on top of any tripod. When used with the handle, the SLINGSHOT attaches to a ball joint in the top of the handle. Of course, this allows you to adjust your phone to a variety of angles for shooting. The handle also features two pull-out legs that allow it to be used as a tabletop tripod, which makes the SLINGSHOT even more handy. To make a pledge, or to see more of the SLINGSHOT, visit Kickstarter. Will you back this project? I know I will.