If you’ve gotten familiar lately with names like Steadicam, Merlin, Glidecam, Lensse, Hague, Glide Gear, and a few others popular for making the most up-to-date gadgets in camera stabilization, then you’ve probably got the new fascination for taking images and clips of just about every happening in daily life and sharing them online to thank for—or blame as the case may be. The above brands are some of the most respected and highest selling camera stabilization systems out in the market today. Due to the “pedigree” of some of them though, they are also usually the more expensive camera stabilizers around. Fortunately for the rest of us, there are now many other makers putting out camera stabilzers for even average Joes like us. With the advent of higher quality video capable cameras on our smartphones and the more affordable price points for many new mini camcorders, just about anybody can turn into an instant videographer. The challenge now rests on becoming somewhat decent at shooting footage. Just because we now have the capability, it doesn’t automatically mean we’ll be any good at it. This is where the avid filmmaking and videography enthusiasts come in. It is through the visionary thinking of people already deep into making movies and video clips that the idea of a gyroscopic camera stabilizer for much smaller cameras came from. If people now enjoy shooting their own videos—whether for their own recreational movie making ambitions or for just for plain sharing online—it only made sense to entice them to do it better by adding an essential piece of equipment. When these mini camera mounts came out, many people didn’t hesitate parting with their cash for the promised improvement in the quality of their footage. Imagine being able to pull off smooth and shake free video or movie with nothing but an iPhone of some other smartphone.