Yes, you don’t want to walk around with a selfie stick in tow, but you’re not too dense to admit that you need a better way of holding your phone when taking those endless self-shots throughout the course of the day. Maybe Olloclip’s more compact Pivot can offer a better alternative.
Way smaller than your standard selfie stick, it combines a short grip with a clamp where you can secure a phone for taking steadier selfies. More than selfies, the grip enables steady, more comfortable shooting for any photos or videos, making it a handy tool for anyone who uses their phone cameras extensively.
The Olloclip Pivot’s short handle comes with a finger hole along the top, giving you a way to better secure it during shooting. The integrated clamp can accommodate smartphones from 4 inches to 5.5 inches, with a standard tripod mount and a GoPro adapter for using it with your favorite cameras. There’s even a cold shoe mount for attaching lighting or an external mic, making this quite the versatile mobile videography tool.
Even better, the clamp doesn’t just stay at the same angle, with an integrated facility that allows it to move 225 degrees for taking sweeping shoots without having to move your arm. Olloclip claims the grip will provide a very natural hand feel, while passive stabilization will eliminate much of the shaking that usually accompanies handheld phone videos.
Slated for availability in October, the Olloclip Pivot is priced at $49.99.