The Glyde + Orbit by WOXOM allow you to shoot handheld video with your smartphone without the 'wigglies'.
Introducing the revolutionary Glyde + Orbit by WOXOM
Thank you for checking out my project on Kickstarter! I'm really excited about it and I hope you are too.
The Glyde by WOXOM is an amazing lightweight accessory with an arsenal of incredibly cool features.
Create incredibly smooth handheld video with nearly any smartphone, take brilliant still photography, or position your smartphone for Facetime or as a snappy desktop webcam.
Create sweeping panoramic videos and mindblowing ground-level shots inches above your feet. Sports, family events, vacations, etc. will never be the same.
You can now raise and lower your smartphone with ease and 'fly' through your environment to create unique, memorable videos with flair. Forget single perspective videos; your imagination is the limit.
How does it work?There are 3 simple parts to the Glyde + Orbit by WOXOM...
The ball-mounted phone cradle
The gimbal-mounted handle
The ball-mounted phone cradle
The cradle fits any candy-bar style smartphone from the tiny Nokia C6-01 up to the hulking Motorola Droid X with or without a case!
The phone cradle is made from acetal because it's an incredibly resilient plastic that can take a beating yet spring back to its original shape.
The ball-mount under the cradle allows the phone to be tilted about 25 degrees in all directions easily. You can level your smartphone before shooting or even skew it.
The gimbal-mounted handle
The handle is mounted onto the Gylde with a gimbal. What's that? A gimbal is a couple of rings and a set of pins that allow freedom of motion in two axes. Think: U-joint, or...your own wrist (but better!).
Simply put: the gimbal-mounted handle gives the phone motion isolation from your own 'wiggliness'. The pivot points are stainless steel, so they won't rust and the rings are anodized aircraft grade aluminum. The handle is drilled out to keep it light and has a bend to give you a relaxed position while shooting - that's really important for moving shots.
The counterweight hangs below the handle to stabilize the phone and keep it upright and happy. The weight itself is just about the same as an iPhone, so it’s easy to carry.
Use the counterweight as a foot for your phone so you can set it down. Its rubber feet will keep the top of your mahogany library table free from scratches.
The Orbit adds a rotary axis for smooth panning shots.
The Orbit by WOXOM has all the Glyde's features, and it adds a ball-bearing to the central axis.
Pan your smartphone with your finger-tips as you move through your scene. Bam! You have even more control over shooting video.
Even more awesome stuff you can do...
Universal tripod mount for your smartphone
Now you can use your smartphone for either still photography or video on the tripod of your choice! As long as it has a standard 1/4-20 mount, you're good to go.
Use your tripod as a counterweight
That's right, the bottom of the Glyde has yet another ¼-20 mounting option. Use a tripod for the counterweight if you want.
If you're already packing a tripod, you’re set to go! And, you can do cool stationary-to-motion shots, where the phone starts the shot on a stationary tripod and then you pick it up by the Glyde’s handle and fly away!
Facetime and other stationary use
Yes, the counterweight also acts as base. Drop your iPhone in the cradle for Facetime or still photography from a solid base. Or use the cradle to convert your smartphone into a webcam. Read books or watch movies in bed!
Shoot video at ground level
Here’s another really, really cool way to use the Glyde + Orbit: Inverted Mount Shooting. If you swap the parts around, you can hang your phone down below the handle, at the end of the extensions. Take very low-to-the-ground shots for super-cool skateboarding shots or scampering Chihuahuas. This is really a minimalist approach to using the Glyde + Orbit and the whole unit weighs just a bit more than your phone.
How your pledge helps...
This is such a great product that solves so many problems with smartphone video it just HAS to go into production! Your pledge will help to get it off the ground.
The biggest issue is buying the injection molding die for the phone cradle. Injection molding dies are horrifically expensive (but really cool!)
The next issue is the set-up costs for machining the handle, the gimbal parts, the ball mount, the extension rods, and the counterweight.
And finally, there is the production assembly tooling - to hold things in place while the pins are installed for example.
Your pledge will help all of that happen and you’ll get a great deal on a killer new product!
If you pledge at the higher levels, you’ll also get to invest in my wild creativity and get a ridiculous deal on either a year’s worth of new products or FIVE YEARS worth of great ideas. (BTW, I’ve already got a bunch kicking around in my head!) Thanks again for checking this out!
Charles Waugh(The often-requested exploded view) www.woxom.net
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Pledge $2 or moreYou selected
Personal ‘thank you’, and knowing you helped! + You get ‘backers only’ updates during the Kickstarter phase of our project.
Pledge $45 or moreYou selected
Pre-orders a $69.00 Glyde on release. Shoot smooth motion video on your smartphone. + All Glyde accessories released in the next year. + You get ‘backers only’ updates during the Kickstarter phase of our project. Add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 outside the US.
Pledge $65 or moreYou selected
Pre-orders a $99 Orbit on release. Shoot smooth motion video on your smartphone with cool panning shots as well! + All Orbit accessories released in the next year. + You get ‘backers only’ updates during the Kickstarter phase of our project. Add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 outside the US.
Pledge $90 or moreYou selected
Pre-orders BOTH Orbit and Glyde ($168 value). + All of their accessories released in the next year. + You get ‘backers only’ updates during the Kickstarter phase of our project. Add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 outside the US.
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
The Venerable Backer Pack. Pre-orders BOTH Orbit and Glyde. + You get one of EVERY product and accessory released by WOXOM between now and March 20, 2012. + You get ‘backers only’ updates during the Kickstarter phase of our project. Add $10 for shipping in the US, $20 outside the US.
Pledge $2,500 or moreYou selected
The Hardcore Backer Pack. Pre-orders BOTH Orbit and Glyde. + You get one of EVERY product and accessory released by WOXOM for the next year (between now and March 20, 2012). + After that, you also get 50% off EVERY product and accessory released by WOXOM for the next five years (through March 20, 2016). + You get ‘backers only’ updates during the Kickstarter phase of our project. + You get free shipping.
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