SlingShot gives your iPhone better video stabilization for under $20

Fancy yourself as an i-videographer? Well, this Kickstarter project should go on your list of must-have accessories while shooting those critical scenes. Created by professional photographer and design engineer Charles Waugh, the SlingShot’s a video stabilization gizmo that not only works with the iPhone, but a whole range of smartphones as well. Made with industrial grade acetal resin, the unique cradle can stretch out and securely grip even the Samsung Galaxy Note (a whooping 5.3″ screen). A ball-mount lets you swivel your device and the handle hides a set of legs that’ll turn it into a handy table-top tripod (the cradle can also be removed and mounted onto any standard tripod).

The project has currently reached nearly $10,000 of its of goal of $20,000, with 41 days to go. A pledge of only $14 and you’ll receive the SlingShot with free shipping in the US (international orders add $10). Check out the video and production description below.

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New Year’s App Blowout: 48 Hours of Holiday Cheer

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It seems that even in this digital world, benevolent developers are out to spread the holiday cheer with cheap apps and this nice graphic! Happy holidays from the dev team at www.newyearappblowout.com.  Here is what they have to say:

To celebrate the coming new year, iPhone application developers have banded together to bring the world a little bit of holiday cheer. We’ve all heavily discounted our apps as our gift to you! These applications will be discounted heavily for at least 48 hours from Dec 31st to Jan 1st- so act fast to get these deals!

Contact: [email protected]

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