solidLUUV and ultraLUUV are stabilizers for smaller cameras and smartphones
German start-up LUUV financed development and production of a first small batch of its smartphone and compact camera stabilizing device last year via an Indiegogo campaign. After the successful start the LUUV team is now looking to fund mass-production of an optimized version of its product on another crowdfunding platform - Kickstarter.
The latest version of the product is now called solidLUUV and offers stabilization on three axis for smartphones, action cams and smaller cameras that can weigh up to 500 grams. The grip is flexible to minimize vibrations from your hand and a weighted gimbal keeps your camera steady and stabilized, simply making use of gravity. A so-called Plug & Play mount for fitting your camera or smartphone is included. The first time you use the device you have to adjust the mechanical stabilization for the weight of your camera and LUUV includes a list of recommended balancing weights for a large range of cameras.
For those who want even more effective stabilization LUUV combines the solidLUUV mechanical stabilizer with an electronic gimbal and calls the result ultraLUUV. The electronic module can also be removed and attached to a bike helmet, handlebar or other object. The stabilizers are made from ABS plastic and stainless steel and the ultraLUUV includes rechargeable Li-ion batteries that are good for up to four hours of usage.
On the Kickstarter page you can reserve a solidLUUV unit starting at $112. For an ultraLUUV you'll have to invest at least $225. Estimated delivery date is May 2016. Watch the video below to get an idea of the results you can achieve with LUUV and have a look at the Kickstarter page for more information, videos and backing options.
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