Have you ever seen those amazing timelapse videos which move from one side to the other, showing the sun rising and sun setting? Isn’t that something that you wish you could do yourself? The thing is you probably can, and if you’re willing to invest a bit of money, there is a crowdfunding project for a motorized slider called Trek.
Launched on Indiegogo, Trek claims to be a motorized slider that can be used for small cameras, such as GoPros, compact cameras, and even your smartphone. While sliders aren’t exactly new, Trek claims to be different due to its modularity, and also the fact that it is completely tool-less, which means assembling it, adding on components, and disassembling it can be done easily and quickly.
Its modularity also means that users can choose to create a slider moves in a straight line, or purchase curved tracks to create a slider that can move in different directions, or even in a circle if that’s what you want. These tracks can be disassembled individually, so packing them into a bag and taking it with you on the go should not be an issue.
That being said, Trek is priced starting at $299 ($245 if you pledge on Indiegogo) which isn’t exactly cheap, but it is cheaper compared to some of the other options out there in the market today. Granted it’s not necessarily an accessory for everyone, but if you wanted to take more professional photos/videos, this could be an option for you.