Whether you're preparing for a trip across the world or just getting together a few essentials for a hike, it can be difficult to find space for everything that will come with you. If something is too big, it's staying at home. That's where most smartphone gimbals tend to fail the test: long handles and awkward shapes make them terrible to pack and annoying to carry. Zhiyun, a company highly regarded for its DSLR and smartphone gimbals, is preparing to release a new model called the Smooth-Q2 that's more compact than any smartphone gimbal on the market. Aside from a few basic sacrifices, it's a great little tool to really improve the quality of your videos. Read More
If you're a budding filmmaker or just want a way to capture your vacation or kid's soccer game without your jittery hands ruining the shot, smartphone gimbals are the way to go these days. DJI's series of gimbals opened up access to this longtime Hollywood workhorse for smoothing moves out. Now, the company is back with version 3 of its Osmo Mobile — more foldable and more affordable than ever. Read More
Nobody wants to watch shakycam footage, but it's not practical to bring a dedicated video camera rig everywhere. The DJI Osmo Mobile helped solve that problem, enabling users to get incredibly smooth video out of their phones' cameras, but it was pretty pricey at $299. The Osmo Mobile 2 fixes that issue and several other ones, with vastly improved battery life, support for portrait video, and more. Read More
DJI is best known for producing some of the best drones on the market, but the company does other cool things too. Among those are its Ronin gimbals, which range in price from $1000 for the Ronin-M all the way to a whopping $9000 for the full Ronin 2 combo. Now, DJI has released a companion app for the Ronin series on the Play Store. Read More
It's no secret that Bluetooth has been a problem child for Android, plagued with poor audio quality and connectivity issues. I've already covered a handful of common problems in a previous post, but another issue has been emerging in the last few months that threatens to virtually kill all Bluetooth operation on a device in the right conditions. The culprit is a nasty little oversight in the Bluetooth Low-Energy code added with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Once a device has been within range of enough BLE devices, the entire Bluetooth service will begin crashing.
There is only one truly obvious symptom, but it's incredibly unhelpful for diagnosing the issue. Read More