Hohem iSteady Mobile + Plus Smartphone Gimbal Review
I have got another mobile phone gimbal to show you today. This is the isteady mobile plus, and this is a full size. Mobile phone gimbal there’s been a lot of compact gimbals that have been released recently. The advantage of a full size, gimbal like this is, is that it has a bigger battery on it and that’s pretty handy for use. You can use it all day, long without worrying about depleting the battery and in fact you can even charge your mobile phone battery from the battery on the gimbal, so that’s pretty handy. You can be out all day long and not worry about battery power. So some of the features you’re going to find on this drone are that it’s got a really heavy duty max payload, for instance, my iphone 11 pro max is going to fit on there. No problem has that inception mode, they’re, saying a 600 degree rotation, so in other words, it will spin around fully and you can get that inception look and then it has the trigger button on the front for re centering, the gimbal, which is handy panorama mode, and It has a zoom control on it. It has a motion time lapse, which i really like like that, and it has auto tracking so face tracking. So you can use it to track you if you’re moving put it in. I call it cameraman mode to track you around if you’re narrating and looking at something okay, let’s open this guy up and let’s just see what’s inside okay.
There we go. You know i always appreciate it uh when a manufacturer puts a carrying case for you, because it’s just so much easier to keep track of everything when you do that. So a nice looking case here and, as you can tell it’s form fitted for the gimbal itself, you know and that’s important because then it’s not you know just shaking around inside a box uh. So of course uh. This is the first time i’ve opened this thing up so uh. We got documentation here and you know the usual silica gel, but yeah. So just the ubiquitous usb, cable, so usb8, a micro usb, and this i really appreciate it’s just a little tripod but that’s all you need, if you’re out in the field – and you just want to put the thing up on a bench or a table or something That’S, all you need to to hold the gimbal up and then the gimbal itself and, like i said this is a pretty uh good size unit. So so so there it is, and we’ll just take a quick look here at the front and it looks like we have the the camera button right. There zoom button right there uh mode button right there, and that is for the uh, the different uh stabilized modes. Uh and then you got the the joystick right there for moving the gimbal around uh, then on the side i really like this you’ve got a quarter 20 slot there that you can put any kind of attachment you want – and in this case it would probably be An external microphone and then yeah, so micro, usb for charging and usb a uh that i alluded to earlier.
You can connect to that to charge your cell phone. If need be so i mean those are just uh that that usb a plug there to charge your phone is just a very thoughtful feature in handy as well as this quarter 20 slot here for mounting a microphone, and then i guess on the back here, you Got a a trigger and that’s for re centering, the gimbal, and then this is uh, the the lights, the leds, to tell you how much power uh is in the gimbal itself, so that’s the basics of the gimbal uh. Let me get outside and we’ll see if we can get some good stabilized video with this guy. So this was supposed to be a motion lapse. As you can see, it is a time lapse, but the motion, part of it just didn’t, seem to work. I tried doing a motion lapse, a couple more times when i got home and i never could get it to work. But what you’re looking at here is a 180 degree panorama and i thought that turned out pretty darn good. This is the zoom function on the isteady mobile plus and, as you can see, it works pretty good, but understand that it is a digital zoom. It is not an optical zoom and it does not take advantage of the optical zoom function. That’S on my iphone Music. Sarah helped me demonstrate the face tracking function. With the i steady mobile plus, i will say that you have to look directly at the camera or it can lose you even if you say look to the side.
It needs to look right at your face to track it, so this is just a demonstration of the camera in stabilized mode. This is mode three, where it’s called all lock and it is going to keep the camera pointed straight forward, no matter how you move the gimbal and then this is mode one, and i think this is the one that you would use more often it’s called pan Follow so what it does, is it stabilizes the gimbal but allows you to pan from side to side? So if you want to look at something you can move the camera to the side, you can see it you’ll kind of see that a little bit here as we turn to the right so uh yeah, i mean i thought it was pretty good. I didn’t do any special kind of duck, walk or anything, no pun intended to make it smoother, that’s, just a normal walk that you see there. So this is one of the premier functions of this gimbal. It does inception mode, it will literally rotate 600 degrees. If you want so yeah, this is a just a little demo of that makes me dizzy just looking at it Music. I hope you enjoyed this look at the hohem. I steady mobile plus these kind of smartphone gimbals are kind of imperative. If you are trying to get stabilized video with your smartphone and they throw some pretty good extras in there as well, i have seen this gimbal on amazon for 89.
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