7/06/2015

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: 4K camera balls, pro optics for your phone


At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems. We’ve cut through the Pebble clones and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects out there this week. Keep in mind that any crowdfunded project — even the best intentioned — can fail, so do your homework before cutting a check for the gadget of your dreams.IndeVice — Professional smartphone camera rigm’s accompanying software. It also captures audio (with 4 microphones) and can beam video directly to Oculus Rift.

IndeVice — Professional smartphone camera rig


A smartphone or GoPro are convenient ways to take video and pictures, but they have their limitations. Glare on the screen, poor audio, limited performance in low-light situations, just a few lens options, poor stability, and the constant need to use both hands make it tough to get professional shots.  For this reason, Canadian upstart IndieVice set out to create a single gizmo that would replace all of your old gear and maximize the potential of the smartphone in your pocket. The company’s eponymous device is a revolutionary new approach to shooting professional videos and photographs with your smartphone or GoPro.
IndieVice can adapt to any size and shape phone. It sports a universal smartphone adapter, which can reportedly fit all iPhone models (including the 6+) as well as smartphones from Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, and Sony. Once your phone is clipped in, you can attach a myriad of different lenses, flashes, handles, and other camera peripherals. The system essentially uses your phone as the brain, and provides all the other parts of the camera. Pretty nifty, right?