Hobie is an inexpensive, battery-free smartphone tool that will stabilize your time-dependent videos

Smartphone cameras have been getting some powerful photography software and firmware these days. Take the iPhone’s time lapse feature, for example, which allows you to create exciting videos of very slow-moving objects by filming them over a long period of time. Without a tripod, such videos will be very shaky, and depending on the angle, you might not be able to just rest your phone on a stable surface like with your old point-and-shoot camera. This is a job for special smartphone tripods like the new Hobie, a ring-shaped device developed by Overlab‘s Mattia Ciucciarelli that your phone can sit in while it holds it steady and rotates around.

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