Hobie: The Time-lapse Tool For Any Smartphone
Hobie is a handy tool for making beautiful time-lapses that works with any smartphone.
A new gadget is aimed at helping smartphone users capture professional looking timelapses. Though Hobie is little more than a modified kitchen timer, it allows users to record panning timelapse shots at almost any angle.
This tool works with any brand of smartphone regardless of it’s OS. The bungees allow a user to secure a smartphone up to 8 cm (3 in) wide in place. Now you don’t have to lug around a ton of heavy equipment. Hobie’s small size makes it easy to carry along to the shooting location and eliminates the need for bulky tripods. There are several settings options allowing the user to make videos from multiple points of view.
The Hobie is available in four colors: white, ice, blue, and black. There are 36 different point of view setting options that can be easily and quickly adjusted. You also have the option of keeping either a fixed or a moving 360 degree point of view. With Hobie it’s possible to create an infinite number of sketches, videos, time lapse, stop motions, or even record a work in progress.
Hobie does not require batteries because its motor is mechanical, so it can be recharged
manually by simply rewinding the kitchen-timer base.“I chose to repurpose this specific timer to give a new life to it plus, it is extremely durable and its shape is very simple. In addition, the timer itself has a mechanical engine inside, which means you never need to worry about
recharging batteries. Thats what I really love about them.” explains creator, Mattia Ciucciarelli.
Ciucciarelli’s Hobie has attracted considerable backing on Kickstarter. Click on the link to find out more, and support the campaign.