The Feiyu Tech SPG Live gimbal for your smartphone has just landed in for the Australian spring this year, just before we start getting outdoors. Superseding the former G4 Plus and Apple's G4 Pro, the SPG Live does everything the previous version does, now, Feiyu Tech have added a bunch of new features. We've had a bit of time to play with the SPG Live and here's what we like about it.
Neoprene Protective Bag
Made to fit, this protective bag will stop it from getting scratched or tangled up in your bag. There's a nice little loop so you can clip it to your bag or belt for easy access. You will look like a total geek, but it's worth it if you can get set up quickly to capture the spontaneous moments.
Bluetooth Shutter Remote
With the Bluetooth shutter remote, you don't need to touch the screen to start/stop a video. As long as you have a thumb, you can use this thing single handed.
A feature only available in the previous Apple version of the G4, now available in the SPG Live. Great to get those awkward angles.
Two 1/4 Inch Tripod Mounts
Now, on the back side of the control, as well as the bottom end, you will find a standard 1/4 inch tripod mount. Ideal for mounting onto anything you can find with 1/4 inch screw. I like the bottom mount for use with a cold shoe mount adapter to mount additional lights or microphones. Its nice they've kept the G4 thread to mount a telescopic rod or their carbon fiber rod.
Updated Self Balancing Phone Mount
The updated phone mount automatically centers the phone to give you perfect balance. This might not sound great, but it will save you power and reduce vibration, especially for the bigger phones.
Other New Features