Filming and photography are avid obsessions of many. Today high tech photography and filming tech is not only used by professionals but also by enthusiasts and people who take these as serious hobbies. Apart from the core camera there are numerous other accessories which simplify the whole shooting experience for these people. These include mounts, tripods, flexible rotators etc.
These accessories are used to form precise functions which the human hand cannot perfect. One such new accessory is the Edelkrone Pocket Skater. It is basically a movable mount for your camera or smartphone. It is quite a nifty innovation though as it allows for unseen flexibility while shooting videos, taking photographs and filming in general.
There are a host of hardware specifications to this accessory which make it a must have tool for photographers and similar enthusiasts.
The body is made of CNC machined aluminium with delrin components, stainless steel screws and rubber wheel rings. The glossy black coating just makes the toy match your camera and complement it in every way.
Let’s look at the tech specs of Edelkrone Pocket Skater:
- Folded size: 2.1 x 5 x 1.8 inches
- Weight: 1 lb. (0.5 kg)
- Carrying Capacity: Up to 5.5 lbs.(2.5 kg)
- Mounting Option : 1.4” – 20 on top
- Wheel Radius: 1.5 inch (39 mm)
- Hex Tilt Head Rotation: 360o
- Minimum camera height from ground to camera base: 3 inches
- Maximum camera height from ground to camera base: 5.5 inches
In a nutshell, it fits in your pocket and is very light! This is good because most of the other accessories like mounts and lenses take up lots of space and also have to be handles with care. With an aluminium allow body and high tensile strength, the pocket skater can withstand large force and does not require as high the maintenance as required by other accessories.
High on flexibility
The device is very flexible. It has three wheels which can fold out and extend easily. The angle of the curve is set instantly by adjusting the front two wheels. The skater is very versatile and can be used to add a lot of fun and creativity to your videos especially in product and interview shots.
This flexibility is a great advantage as it ads mobility to the whole shooting experience without the fear of faulty images due to various factors like shaking of hands or lag or anything else.
The tilt head technology is new, unique and refreshing. You might not even need to carry around a tripod head anymore. It provides easy angle, height and rotation adjustments to further enhance your shots. You can also adjust the centre of gravity to achieve perfect balance and stability for different setups.
Review by 1KIND Photography
Smart Phone Ready
You can use the pocket skater in smart mode to mount your smartphone easily on it and take high quality shots. This is great for enthusiasts who don’t use cameras and engage in filming activities through their phones.
I personally think that the Edelkrone Pocket Skater is a very useful photography accessory out there. I strongly recommend it to all photography enthusiasts and aficionados out there.