JOBY Swing Portable Electronic Smartphone Slider

BH #JOJB01642 • MFR #JB01642
JOBY Swing Portable Electronic Smartphone Slider
Key Features
  • Film Smooth Timelapse & B-Roll Footage
  • App-Controlled Motion Control
  • Split Swing Arm with 15" of Travel
  • Top & Bottom 1/4"-20 Mounts
Film smooth time-lapses, b-roll footage, or just add dynamic motion to your videos with the Swing Portable Electronic Smartphone Slider from JOBY. The Swing is made to be easy to use via the dedicated JOBY Motion app for iOS and Android. All you have to do is connect your phone to it with a 1/4"-20 adapter (not included). Once set up, the app wirelessly springs the Swing into motion via Bluetooth, passing on your commands to split and expand with a generous 15" of travel distance; moving your phone as it films a video clip. In the app you can adjust the travel speed to achieve different effects. If you need more stability, the bottom 1/4"-20 connection can be used with an optional tripod.
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JOBY Swing Overview

Film smooth time-lapses, b-roll footage, or just add dynamic motion to your videos with the Swing Portable Electronic Smartphone Slider from JOBY. The Swing is made to be easy to use via the dedicated JOBY Motion app for iOS and Android. All you have to do is connect your phone to it with a 1/4"-20 adapter (not included). Once set up, the app wirelessly springs the Swing into motion via Bluetooth, passing on your commands to split and expand with a generous 15" of travel distance; moving your phone as it films a video clip. In the app you can adjust the travel speed to achieve different effects. If you need more stability, the bottom 1/4"-20 connection can be used with an optional tripod.

Additional Features

Conveniently charges via USB Type-C
Integrated bubble level
Up to 1.3 lb payload capacity
UPC: 817024016425

JOBY Swing Specs

General
Maximum Weight Capacity1.3 lb / 600 g
Mounts2 x 1/4"-20 (Top & Bottom)
Travel Distance15" / 38 cm
Speed0.001 to 0.4" / 0.003 to 1 cm per Second
USB1 x USB Type-C (Charging Only) Female Input
Wireless
Bluetooth5.1
Battery LifeUp to 1.5 Hours
Recharge TimeUp to 2.5 Hours
Power
Power SourceBattery (Built-In)
Physical
Material of ConstructionPC+ABS Plastic, TPE, Steel, Polycarbonate PC, Glass-Filled Nylon Plastic
Cable LengthNot Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions6.7 x 2 x 1.9" / 16.9 x 5.2 x 4.9 cm
Weight0.6 lb / 290 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.8 x 4.2 x 2.3"

JOBY Swing Reviews

Micro shake

By Nguyen
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-08

A promised product but micro shake make it ruin my video.

Great Idea but not read for prime time

By Boyce
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-26

The app has not been developed yet. I can live with that because I think they will update and improve it. The thing that I cannot live with is that the slider has micro shakes. All the footage you take with this is shaky to the point of being unusable. It's a shame because I would love to have a small slider I could travel with and the price point is so good. I hope Joby can improve a great concept.

Too heavy to work with most table top tripods.

By Greg
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-13

I just got the Swing and I'm somewhat disappointed. First off all, once it is fully extended (with an iPhone Pro Max mounted), all of my table top tripods collapse under the weight. Even the Joby's own 5K GorillaPod that is rated to work with DSLRs. For that reason, you will need to use a heavier/larger tripod. But who wants to carry an extra tripod to shoot with a smartphone? Here is my second complain. As of right now, all the settings and even the image capture is done through the Joby's app. That's right, you cannot use any other app to capture the timelapse/video but the Joby app. This also means that to use it for any other camera other than the phone, like GoPro or similar action camera, you will still need to have your phone connected and capture the video through it. If you quit the app, the Swing stops the motion. What I also would like to see is the possibility to use of a smartwatch, Apple Watch, or a bluetooth remote to set the set points. At the moment, if you want to set the start and end point, you need to keep holding the +/- signs until the desired position is met. If you are doing a full motion, it may take a while. While holding a finger, you keep pushing on the phone which adds pressure on the tripod head. Speaking of tripod heads. The one included in the kit, is not strong enough to hold an iPhone Pro Max in place, especially when used at extreme angles and when setting the set points it moves. Overall, I would like to see software improvements so that the Swing could be used with other apps as well as the action cameras and using the Joby app just to set up the motion.

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