The X3 Handheld Electronic Gimbal for Smartphone from ikan features a motorized 3-axis gimbal designed to keep your Smartphone level as well as isolate it from hand shake. It powers using a removable lithium polymer battery. The clamp holds most Smartphones securely and incorporates soft foam to protect your camera.
The X3 stabilizes footage shot with your Smartphone, while allowing you to pan and tilt up to about 20°, depending on the weight of your Smartphone. It is not designed to hold your Smartphone perfectly still; rather it is designed to compensate for shake when moving, and provide an organic-looking stabilized shot.
Stabilized pan, tilt, and horizon.
The X3 electronically stabilizes the pan, tilt, and horizon axes. The weight of the device you are stabilizing will affect the ability of the motors to stabilize your footage. The heavier the device, the more strain on the motors, which will lower the stabilization range. With a 7-ounce device, the range is approximately 20°.
With practice the stabilizer allows you to create smooth flowing shots that otherwise might suffer from camera shake. Once you become proficient with the X3, you can create smooth video selfies.
Clamp your smartphone into the X3, place it on a smooth level surface, and turn it on. The X3 calibrates itself in between 3 to 10 seconds.