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Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts

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Product Highlights
  • Enables Smooth, Handheld Video
  • GoPro HERO Mount Included
  • iPhone 5/5s Mount Included
  • Supports GoPro HERO, 2, 3, and 3+ Models
  • Quick-Release System for Swapping Mounts
  • Simple One or Two-Handed Operation

The Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts is a handheld camera support device for shooting smooth, shake-free video. This kit includes two camera mounting brackets; one is for the GoPro HERO and the other is for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. It supports the GoPro HERO, HERO2, HERO3, and HERO3+. The quick-release system makes it easy to change mounts, and the quick-release plate can also be used as a tabletop stand or a tripod mount via the 1/4"-20 thread.

Includes mounts for the GoPro HERO and iPhone 5
iPhone mount supports the iPhone 5 and 5s models - the iPhone 5c will not fit
GoPro mount supports the GoPro HERO, HERO2, HERO3, and HERO3+
Quick-release system for swapping mounts
Simple one or two-handed operation
Comfortable, ergonomic hand-grip
Folds for convenient transport or storage
Additional mounts sold separately
Dimensions 8 x 15.5 x 2.5" / 20.3 x 36.8 x 6.4 cm
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts
  • GoPro HERO Mount
  • Mount for iPhone 5 and 5s
  • Belt Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SteadicamSmoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts
     
    4.4

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (12)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Professional quality (6)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (8)
      • Home movies (7)
      • In the studio (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (7), Professional artist (6), Business owner (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great way to get steadier GoPro footage

      I bought this for use with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black, but having the iPhone mount is a nice bonus. Handheld stabilizers are notoriously tricky to balance and use effectively – the...Read complete review

      I bought this for use with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black, but having the iPhone mount is a nice bonus. Handheld stabilizers are notoriously tricky to balance and use effectively – the Smoothee still requires practice and fine-tuning, but having a stabilizer designed specifically for the camera you are using definitely makes the process easier. Balancing can be done quickly and even an unexperienced operator (like myself) can get pretty good results right away. There's a lot of plastic in the construction, but everything feels solid and the gimbal is very nice and smooth. I'm getting the best results (so far) using the rear screen, the full waterproof case, and the sliding weight (with "Steadicam" written on it) slid almost all the way up – in other words, it seems to want a bit of extra weight up top. I don't think it would work well without the rear screen, although you might be able to substitute the extended battery back. For the price, I'd say it's a very good investment and a great way to get smooth moving shots with a GoPro.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone

      I love the idea of the steadicam smoothee but imagine taking a video camera and placing it on a needle - it's pretty much the same thing.

      So even trying to...Read complete review

      I love the idea of the steadicam smoothee but imagine taking a video camera and placing it on a needle - it's pretty much the same thing.

      So even trying to control or turn the video camera, you end up jarring it and it will bobble on the pin like handlebar.

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      5.0

      Quality product

      By kmfoto

      from greater NYC area

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects
        • In The Studio

        Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

        The steadicam smoothee is a well made product. It is simple to set up. I am using the Hero 3+ black with the LCD back. One needs to experiment a bit to find the correct weighting. I'm not sure the manufacturers recommendations for that configuration is correct.

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        5.0

        Love my Smoothee

        By Tommy T

        from LA

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies

          Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

          I ordered the Steadicam Curve but after a few weeks I returned it and got this Steadicam Smoothee. The Curve was just to small and hard to control. The Smoothee does a really nice job, easy to balance and use. B&H Camera shipped my Smoothee the next day and I received it in California 2 days later! Great Service.

          I would recommend this item to any GoPro user. I use it with my Hero3+Black using the Battery bacpac.

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          4.0

          Pretty good but practice makes perfect

          By Extreme Novice

          from Valrico, FL

          About Me Hobbyist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Performance

          Cons

          • Takes Practice

          Best Uses

            Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

            I have had my steadicam now for about a week. At first it was a little tricky for figure out how to use the unit without the camera pivoting. After a little practice I was abot to shoot much smoother video than in the past. I like that there are no batteries needed to operate the unit.
            One dislike is you do stand out while using the smoothee due to its size and wierd shape. But the vidoes come out way better.

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            4.0

            good choice

            By docinbox

            from arkansas

            Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

            well made, actually works, worth
            the money.

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            4.0

            Good Tool for my Business

            By Real Estate Broker in Columbia

            from Columbia SC

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                I use this tool with my GoPro and Iphone 5 for listing videos in my real estate business. It allows me to have a non shaky video while I walk through properties.

                There is a learning curve and I am still having to get used to how to use it properly. I find it a bit frustrating that it's not as easy as I thought it would be.

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                2.0

                Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone

                By Justin

                from Denver

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Lacks Functionality
                  • Poor Performance
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                    I love the idea of the steadicam smoothee but imagine taking a video camera and placing it on a needle - it's pretty much the same thing.

                    So even trying to control or turn the video camera, you end up jarring it and it will bobble on the pin like handlebar.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Got my money's worth.

                    By D

                    from Bay Area, Ca

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                    • Limited Compatibility

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                    I use this with my GoPro Hero 1. I don't do much video, and when I do, it's definitely not in any professional nature. I got it mainly to do home video type stuff without the nausea-inducing handheld look.

                    I've been able to play with it for about 2 weeks and i definitely feel like it was a worthwhile purchase. From the test footage I've taken, there's definitely a significant improvement in video quality over hand-holding, especially while doing things like walking up a flight of stairs, although, I can't comment on how it compares to any other stabilizer since this is my first. Out of the box, I attached my gopro and did some minor adjustments using the knobs and was up-and-running.

                    There's somewhat of a learning curve on holding and moving with it, but it's not a steep curve. One small negative i have is that whenever i put it down for more than a few minutes, when i pick it up again, i need to make minor adjustments to get it balanced again. Adjustments were very minor, though, and not a dealbreaker. Probably my biggest gripe, and still not a dealbreaker, is the fact that there's no universal mount that will let you attach different phones. Only iphone mounts are available, and even then, each iphone is a separate mount. Since i don't use an iphone and my main use for this is with my gopro, it's not that big a deal. Also, although it looks pretty delicate, it's actually feels more solid than it looks.

                    Pros:
                    -Significant improvement vs. hand-held video.
                    -Out of the box, not too much required to get going.
                    -Good price point.

                    Cons:
                    -every so often, needs minor re-adjustment to keep balance.
                    -no universal mount. only works with iphones and gopro cameras, which require different mounts sold separately.
                    -depending how abruptly you move, may have slight sway. but definitely preferred over the shakiness sans-stabilizer. strong Wind may be a factor.

                    All in all, considering cost and functionality, I feel I got more than my money's worth for a pretty well built product.

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                    4.0

                    Smooth move, Steadicam!

                    By RobR

                    from Berkeley, CA

                    About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                      Using any camera stabilizer requires a certain amount of practice for good smooth tracking. These devices isolate the camera from operator movement, but of necessity, that means they won't automatically track when you move without a little user input. If you use too tight of a grip when guiding the camera, you lose the benefit of stabilization. Thus, the need for practice.

                      That said, the SteadiCam is conveniently counterbalanced for use with a GoPro or an iPhone 5 or 5s and you can get to work right away. I found that even during my practice runs I was able to get usable footage.

                      The device feels solid and seems well built. I look forward to using it.

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                      5.0

                      Does the job

                      By Trailrunner4d

                      from Bloomington, IN

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                        Great for recording moving around on the trails and up/down steps. A MUCH smoother experience. Great accessory for the money. It does take a little getting used to, but had a feel for it in a matter of minutes. Getting it balanced was a cinch. Great buy!

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                        4.0

                        Quality Product

                        By Aman

                        from Las Vegas

                        Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                        Have used device to film many different videos so far and it has been nothing but good to me. Took a little getting used to but with practice it works well. Glad I bought it!

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                        4.0

                        takes some skills and practice to master

                        By ARTOUR

                        from GARDENA CA

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                            Everytime I need to move with the camera I use the steadycam, walking,on the car on bicycle

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                            5.0

                            Great way to get steadier GoPro footage

                            By Daniel at Wataingi.com

                            from San Luis Obispo, CA

                            About Me Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance

                            Cons

                            • Limited Compatibility

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                            I bought this for use with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black, but having the iPhone mount is a nice bonus. Handheld stabilizers are notoriously tricky to balance and use effectively – the Smoothee still requires practice and fine-tuning, but having a stabilizer designed specifically for the camera you are using definitely makes the process easier. Balancing can be done quickly and even an unexperienced operator (like myself) can get pretty good results right away. There's a lot of plastic in the construction, but everything feels solid and the gimbal is very nice and smooth. I'm getting the best results (so far) using the rear screen, the full waterproof case, and the sliding weight (with "Steadicam" written on it) slid almost all the way up – in other words, it seems to want a bit of extra weight up top. I don't think it would work well without the rear screen, although you might be able to substitute the extended battery back. For the price, I'd say it's a very good investment and a great way to get smooth moving shots with a GoPro.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great product!

                            By GabrielGM

                            from Lausanne, Switzerland

                            About Me Film Student, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                              It is exactly what I need, great product. You should be a bit pacient and learn how to balance your gopro/iPhone, but once you master it, is a piece of cake!

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                              5.0

                              Smoothie does as it says

                              By Boofys Dad

                              from Surrey, UK

                              Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                              Very happy with this piece of kit. Will be making much use if this over the summer with social media promo footage

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                              5.0

                              Great Stabilizer

                              By Translucent

                              from San Rafael, CA

                              About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                                I've used this for outdoor filming of family and friends in preparation for using professionally in my corporate work. Once you get the hang of it you'll find it's a very easy to use and fun tool. It packs nicely in a backpack and is balanced right out of the box. I also use a full Glidecam with vest in my work and the Smoothee is not as great for true stabilization, and the GoPro is good at one thing, well-lit fun stuff. But, I'll use it for B-roll. The form factor is lovely.

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                                5.0

                                Well designed and built

                                By Oxnard

                                from Washington DC Metro area

                                About Me Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                • Need Practice To Master

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                                I had looked at several other camera stabilizers before purchasing the Steadicam. I am glad I chose this over one of the cheaper models. The device is very high quality and a solid design. Adjustments are made with simple knobs for balance instead of having to add or move weights around. The quick change mounts for the GoPro and iPhone 5 are very nice to have.
                                It does take a bit of getting used to in order to get a smooth and steady shot but that is no fault of the product. Once you master the art of using it, you will get much smoother video than you could otherwise.

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                                4.0

                                Smooth and Stable w/ Learning Curve

                                By Matt the Workhorse

                                from Jonesboro, AR

                                About Me Professional Artist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Improves Performance
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Pricey / Poor Value

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about Steadicam Smoothee Kit with GoPro HERO and iPhone 5/5s Mounts:

                                I purchased the Steadicam Smoothee for 2 primary purposes - BTS videos for work and the resurrection of the home video. Working in a video production and photography company, it's good to have someone documenting behind the scenes. This works very well for that, as I can use an iPhone or GoPro to grab those candid moments. It reduces the irritating shake and warble that simply handholding the camera brings. The Smoothee isn't the easiest thing to control, but after a couple hours of learning how to properly adjust the unit and finding the right movements, it's become practically second nature. The learning curve isn't steep enough to discourage the casual user though. I plan on using this for home video, and my wife and family will have plenty of opportunity to use the Smoothee as well.

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