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About this project

The miniRIG will help you shoot more professional and creative looking videos and photography. No heavy and bulky equipment! Just one setup for all your needs!

The all-in-one system means you’ll be able to find so many uses for the miniRIG. It’s compact design makes it easy to take with you and use whenever inspiration strikes. The possibilities are endless with the freedom to experiment with interchangeable lights, mics and accessories.

Be more creative, shoot more professionally and personalise your miniRIG just how you like!

 

"miniRIG is a modular smartphone gimbal for life. More than a one-trick balance stick." Stuff Magazine

"If the smartphone puts a camera into a pocket, then the miniRIG turns it into a mobile studio." DigitalTrends

No more grain in low light! The integrated USB light has 5 adjustable power settings with colour temperature control. Unlike the fixed position light on your smartphone our flexi-cable design gives you more control.

 

The miniRIG mic reduces unwanted sounds that internal smartphone and GoPro mics are known for picking up. Now you can film even in busy and windy locations!

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Our revolutionary adjustable magnetic gimbal helps stabilise whatever you're filming so you can focus on getting the perfect shot. 

Simply loosen for smoother cinematic scenes and tighten to get more control for faster moving action shots 

Cinematic Mode

 

Action Mode

We've made the miniRIG super versatile so that you'll always find a way to use it. 

The adjustable handle offers you more natural handling allowing for more freedom to move. The integrated wireless trigger makes getting started quicker and simpler. Plus there are so many options to shoot how you like... and action!


Portrait, Landscape and Selfie

The smartphone mount is easily rotatable between portrait, landscape and selfie.
The smartphone mount is easily rotatable between portrait, landscape and selfie.

What the Flip? 

To help you get closer to the action you can even setup the miniRIG with your smartphone at the bottom.
To help you get closer to the action you can even setup the miniRIG with your smartphone at the bottom.

Simple Photography 

The intergrated tabletop tripod can be setup in seconds. To get light where you need it use the powerful flexi-cable light. The wireless remote is detachable to make it even easier.
The intergrated tabletop tripod can be setup in seconds. To get light where you need it use the powerful flexi-cable light. The wireless remote is detachable to make it even easier.

 

- Extendable with your selfie stick or tripod with 1/4 20 mounts integrated into the handle and main tube
- Detachable wireless trigger 
- Universal microphone mount
- Add any USB powered light or accessory
- Wrist strap for more protection

 

 

The miniRIG has been designed to be simple enough for anyone to start capturing more professional shots. We've removed the need for complicated counterweights plus with feedback from Smoovie backers it's now even easier. Just mount, balance and lock!

 

miniRIG already comes with a mount, mic and light but we’ve also made it compatible with all your favourites. Add any USB light or USB-powered accessory. If you've got a good ear you can try out different microphones too!

  

 

miniRIG stabiliser, GoPro adapter (compatible with GoPro tripod mount), USB light, 3.5mm microphone (iPhone 7 require lightning adapter), wrist strap and carry pouch. 

Compact size 21.5cm x 4.2cm x 5.1cm (and extends up to 35cm).

Weight 170 grams (6 oz), that's less than a Big Mac.

Holds All popular Apple, Android and Windows smartphones 50-83mm in width and up to 200 grams in weight, plus all GoPro models.

LED light 5 power levels, each with warm to cool settings.

Battery Life ~2 hours. (2 x AA not included)

USB power output 5V - 500 mA.

Materials Two strong neodymium N42 magnets, durable ABS and acetal plastic body, protective TPE rubber pads and anodised aluminium tube. 

The miniRIG provides you with features and advantages normally only available with heavier and bulkier equipment. And at a fraction of the cost!

That’s why we're excited about the miniRIG because it's an affordable, all-in-one item that you can experiment with and personalise to suit how you shoot. It’s perfect for those that want a simple step into understanding more professional equipment, or for those that want to improve what they already capture.

The miniRIG was developed by the same team behind the Smoovie pocket stabiliser. A Kickstarter success that was shipped to backers all over the world, and has been stocked by the likes of Photojojo, the Science Museum in London and Camera Obscura in Edinburgh.

 

 

   

Our warranty is a guarantee against any defects in the quality of the miniRIG product. Valid for 18 months from the received date   

 

 

In October we approached a precision engineering company in Taiwan who agreed to cooperate with the development of the project and to help manufacture in their facility in Shenzhen. This is a highly regarded company in the tech field and should ensure the maximum levels of workmanship and selection of best materials available. We believe the end result will be an aesthetically pleasing product which can achieve high quality video results. 

We are an experienced team based in London and HK who have designed, developed and delivered products on a global scale. We specialise in bringing innovative ideas to life and taking them to market. Our talented product designer Alex Kalogroulis has worked on many innovational designs from electric bikes and sea scooters, to smart touch kitchen gadgets. He also led design on the original Smoovie, a Kickstarter success, of which to date we have sold over 50,000 units. 

Taking on feedback from the amazing Kickstarter community he has been able to further simplify setup and usability of the original magnetic gimbal technology. The miniRIG is a more versatile all-in-one solution for capturing better stills and motion.

 

 

 

 

 

If you'd like to share about miniRIG please take a look at our press kit

For anything else please contact alex@pocketsmoovie.com

Risks and challenges

With years of experience our team really understand industrial design, working with manufacturers to get it right and delivering product all over the world.

We've already spent a lot of time prototyping, testing and refining miniRIG to get it right for you. We are working closely with our manufacturer to insure you get your miniRIG on time and on spec.

As with all products being mass produced for the first time we know that sometimes unforeseen scenarios can occur. We've been conservative with our timeline and accounted for delays that may arise. Should this happen we promise our backers that we will work hard to deliver as quickly as possible and keep you informed.

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