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3-Axis Mobile Phone Gimbal Stabiliser Now $30 (Was $79 Reduced to $49) @ Kmart

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This is my first post… So, please be kind..

3 Axis Phone Gimbal Stabiliser from Kmart Now reduced to $30 (Was $49 .. RRP $79).
I Hope it should be good for people who wants to try the Gimbal for fun at entry level.
I have ordered it through Click & Collect. Search for your other nearest stores if it is not available at your kmart.
On Click & Collect Kmart said that if it didn't find the device they deliver it for free.

Product Details

Material: Adhesive, polycarbonate (PC), fibre, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), copper wire, EEL and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA)
Dimensions/Size: 29.1cm (H) x 12cm (W) x 5cm (D)
Product weight:0.4kg
Colour: Black
Features
Turn your smartphone into a movie-making machine
Bluetooth enabled
Quick adjustable by hand
Automatic adjustment of up, down, left and right
Vertical shooting by hand gestures
One-Key back original position
Scene mode: Locked mode, half-follow mode and full-follow mode

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    • +1 vote

      Please help me decide between these two.

      • +12 votes

        Ask your parents

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        Both are good.

      • +1 vote

        Buy both. It’s only $5 ea

      • +5 votes

        The claws have been getting bad reviews. Mediocre specs, poor warranty service, and doesn't hold an edge without frequent sharpening. Narwhal horn has superior penetration and the blubber enhances heat retention.

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          Much appreciated,
          Any recommendations on pet insurance that covers accidental Narwhal penetration?

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            @Sleuth: You should check your unicorn insurance policy as those often include cover against narwhals also.

      • +1 vote

        I have adult sized claw ones. They are the bomb

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      Please sort using $$$ . So, that you can see the deals with highest prices first.

  • +6 votes

    And a mighty fine first post! Keep up the good work!

    And while on the topic, I have heard that google camera 8.1 (or whatever is the latest) has the cinematography mode for shooting videos. Does anyone have any good feedback or recommendations on video modes or apps while using gimbals?

    • -3 votes

      lol

      my first post… So, please be kind..

      fighting.. the urge.. to do… opposite

    • -1 vote

      You are right, I am using Google pixel 4a 5g and don't need any of these stability stick. Basically when I turn on camera it suggests to correct the angle and I find very easy

    • +2 votes

      Most cameras these days on high end phones have a type of image stabilisation, either optical in the sensor itself or through digital image stabilising or both. Downside with digital stabilisation is the image is generally cropped, making the image look more zoomed in.
      These gimbals still have their place with phones as the image stabilisation is still not as good as the gimbals yet, except for gopro which has excellent digital image stabilisation

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        Mechanical vs digital stabilisation. Why even try to compare? Digital merely stimulates stabilisation.

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          Not exactly, it crops the sensor, so its comparable; the information chosen to be kept does literally shift within the sensors field of view.

          This is why a gopro field of view increases when you turn stabilization off.

          Due to the limits of gyroscopic sensors, its usually just a little bit slow though, so anywhere with a longer exposure (like low light) risks smudging or light trails.

          Thats where mechanical comes into its own.

          To say its simulating stabilization is incorrect, the 'focus frame' moves within the full sensors view.

          It's not a post processing trick or such, it's done on the fly.

          Its real stabilization, just current electronic limitations mean it falls behind mechanical for now.

          I love gimbals for that reason. Night time shots without blur on tiny sensors; amazing.

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    To anyone who has one of these- any idea if you can attach a GoPro with confidence?

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      If you've got a GoPro Hero 8 Black or Hero 9 you wouldn't need to - their in-built stabilisation is brilliant!!

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        Got a 6 :(

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          Still pretty brilliant. But no reason this shouldn't work, though you may need an adapter.

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            @cnut: Yeah I'm trying to avoid adapters of possible. Osmo 3 gimbal + adapter getting expensive.

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              @Qbagger: By the looks of it, you should be able to use a GoPro no problem. Grab one and return if it doesn't. Kmart are pretty easy with that sort of stuff. If anything I can imagine it holds it better than a phone as there's more surface area on the sides of a GoPro.

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        There is a big difference between image stabilisation and gimballing. A camera is in a fixed orientation unless moved manually by something, image stabilisation is just cropping the field of view to remove minor movements.

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        got Hero 7 Black last time, they keep saying that which makes sense otherwise why upgrade

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        I still get trails from lights at night.

        Gimbal and EIS off fixes that.

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      It shouldn't need any adapters. Looks like it'll go right in fine.

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      You will need a mount for the Gopro to fit nicely onto the Gimbal. The Gopro size is too small to fit in some of these gimbals and sometimes may not even be heavy enough to balance.

      Something like this https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Handheld-Gimbal-Stabilizer-Mount.... I was using something similar with my Hero 4.

  • -3 votes

    Gimbal Stabiliser $49

    Why would it need stabilising???

  • +14 votes

    Should I get one of these or go for something like the dji gimble?

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      Totally valid question- why the negs?

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        Fixed. I upvoted to correct the negs.

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          Thanks guys, I’m new to gimbles and just not sure if the price is worth it when you have something like this that appears to have the main feature set

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      you mean osmo> ?

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        Yeah osmo mobile

  • +1 vote

    Ordered one, thanks OP!
    I’ll check back in on how I find it.

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    Just a quick note on this one, the max weight of the smartphone is 180g~ for it to work. I had an iphone xs MAX and that was 200g.. just tilted to one side no balance hahah!

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      So no point for heavier phones then?

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        Yeah! i spent 20mins thinking i was inept work this thing lool! Then i realised the suggested weight of the smartphone and frown in sadness.

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          Heh my phone is 230g without a case lol.

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      Manual says it is compatible with 110-230g.

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        Manual can say one thing but in practice, as willyw0nka experienced, it's not true.

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          My phone is 202g though. Perhaps they didn't use the adjustment knob, or even turn it on.

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            @Gehirn: Hmm well then that changes err'thang

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              @CVonC: Yeh I think what Gehirn says, need to slide the arm out to balance it while off first.

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      My phone with case is 223g. I thought I had a faulty gimbal the first time I tried it. Turns out I just hadn't balanced the phone first, need to slide the arm out, touchy to balance but worked ok once I did.

      Without the case (17?g) the gimbal could overcome the imbalance, but wasn't strong enough at the upper weight limit.

  • +8 votes

    Unboxing and using.
    https://youtu.be/BnNVM2R9iTQ

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    Physically the same as Kaiser Baas S3

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    Thanks OP, try my lucky draw now

  • +1 vote

    They got at least 3 stock in Kmart Broadway. It does not show at Click and Collect. It's $10 more though. Saw 3 of them behind the service desk with $59 price labeled.

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    seems good for the price will compare it with my dji osmo

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      That would be great- cheers!

  • +8 votes

    Why is everyone so soft lately. OP your sharing something that you think is of value, who cares what the recipients have to think. Screw everyone who has something bad to say.

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    i got a DJI combo during boxing day for about $125 on amazon, honestly i thought it is good to make youtube/tiktok videos but don't seem to be for that purpose. I thought i could follow a subject from room to room, and it would hold steady, or while trying to create a smooth videos of following someone. You simply cannot hold focus if there is too much movement, yea it is probably common knowledge, but i didn't know :/

    It is probably worth for outdoor videos.

    People who buy a smartphone gimbal, what do you use it for? My DJI gimbal is looking for an use-case now. thinking if i should just return to amazon.

    Anyone suggest cool ways you could use a gimbal if you are not keen on taking stunning travel videos? Don't see myself traveling much in 2021

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      not sure which combo you mean exactly but i have an old Zhiyun smooth Q and used it with iphone 7 plus and it did pretty okay for what it was.
      However even gopro 7 black hypersmooth is way smoother imo.

      Tbh it has been a while since i used my smooth Q, but i remember I had to turn off the phone's inbuilt stabilisation as it would clash.

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        I got the DJI Osmo 3 combo

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          If you’re in the return window return it I guess

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      Car reviews and how to videos.

      I also enjoy local walking tracks and mountain trail climbing.

      Also a gimbal, along with EIS, really makes handheld private bedroom movies jump up in quality, massively.

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      would you say it would be ok to being used as point and record for vlogs and 3sec landscapes/scenery clips?

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        depends on the type of vlogs…what are you thinking about?

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          beginner standards - basic food, scenery, selfie vids lol

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    OP, how can I do this…"On Click & Collect Kmart said that if it didn't find the device they deliver it for free"?

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      probably too late to explain now. if the shop you would like to click and collect showing in stock. they realised there isnt any stock while processing your order, they will source from other shop and ship it for you free of charged. this is my understanding.

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    One is not enough for people,must have 3 at a time,what a good idea

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    Got refunded this morning :(

    "On Click & Collect Kmart said that if it didn't find the device they deliver it for free."

    I see stock in Ocean keys

  • -1 vote

    Does anyone have any clue as to which android app is this Gimbal compatible with. I just received this Gimbal and I must say I am highly disappointed that the manual is just shoddily written and there is no app support. This should have been sold for 10$.

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      You connect it via Bluetooth and the button triggers a Volume press to activate the shutter on your phone. Not sure what you'd need an app for?

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        The folow an object feature can be done only using an app.

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          Or the joystick, or further with your legs.

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            @Gehirn: If I was supposed to do it with the joystick or using my legs, then it should have been explicitly mentioned on the Kmart website. Most Chinese unknown brands and DJI has the follow feature using the app.

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              @mynameisborat: Usually items state their features on the box, not what they lack.

              It's your fault for assuming it has these extra features when there's no indication of them.

              You're not buying a DJI, it's a $49 rebranded gimbal that is very well received on AliExpress and elsewhere.
              https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001442664351.html

              Would love to see these cheap gimbals with object tracking you say are out there, or the $10 similar ones to this as you suggest it's worth.

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                @Gehirn: DJI doesn't mention on the box that the follow feature is using the app

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                @Gehirn: Moreover, thanks for link. In the description section of the link that you provided clearly mentions "Note: H4 does not support APP. Only supports Bluetooth connection!" . Now that's exactly what should have been written on the Kmart's page. It would have saved the hassle of ordering and returning it.

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          Ah ok, gotcha…

          I guess we have different ideas of what $50 would buy. I think it's a fair buy at this price for what it is. $10 will barely buy you a half decent tripod…

          Looks like this S5B is what you're after then.

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    Moreover, thanks for link. In the description section of the link that you provided clearly mentions "Note: H4 does not support APP. Only supports Bluetooth connection!" . Now that's exactly should have been written on the Kmart's page. It would have saved the hassle of ordering and returning it.

  • +2 votes

    it is now $30…

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      Thanks @iperezgenius .. updated the post

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        im unable to order though. completely out of stock? u guys have any luck?

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          I picked 1 up in person for $30 at Belconnen Kmart. It was the last one in the store and hard to find as it was a generic white box located on the shelf above the Customer Service Counter with the old clearance price of $49. The counter lady said it was a Black Friday sale item.

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    Now it is $20 from kmart Kardinya [WA]

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      Thanks, had yet to put in my 28D PP claim for the drop to $30. Mustn't be much stock around as they've taken it off the website.

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    $14 now.