MobiSlyder test

MobiSlyder is the small brother of the popular Glidetrack slider. It’s meant for cellphones, P&S digicams, digirecorders, and small dSLRs. The MobiSlyder comes with an articulated mount for full flexibility with your phone, a mobile device mount which has a variable size and can fit both small and big phones, a 1/4″ standard mount, and an adhesive & 1/4″ ball mount.

I tested the slider with my Canon SX200 HS digicam, which worked great. The slider was really smooth, it was like pushing a feather! Very nice sliding, especially for that price!

I also tested with my Galaxy Nexus phone, which is a rather big phone at 4.7″ diagonial screen. The phone also had a plastic case which added to the bulk and weight. The mobile device mount was able to fit the Galaxy Nexus fine, but the articulated mount had problems supporting the weight (even after tightening it). The mount would just collapse under the weight occasionally.

Another problem was that the slider is a bit noisy, as you can hear below. I usually don’t care about capturing sound for my projects, so for me this is not a problem. Also, I’m more likely to be using the standard mount with my digicam rather than the phone too.

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Yinka wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 8:56 AM PST:

Is the noise caused by the “mobile” mount, or is the slider just as noisy with the standard mount?


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Eugenia wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 9:51 AM PST:

Just as noisy.


Michael C. wrote on February 14th, 2012 at 7:55 PM PST:

Does it use standard rollerskate bearings? And they are open along with the track they are riding on? I wonder for how long will it work in non-sterile conditions. Can bearings be replaced easily?


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Eugenia wrote on February 15th, 2012 at 9:28 AM PST:

Yes, it can be replaced. The bearings are small plastic cylinders, not exactly like rollerskating though.


Michael C. wrote on February 16th, 2012 at 11:29 AM PST:

Are the bearings proprietary? Do you know where you can buy them besides Glidetrack and how much do they cost?


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Eugenia wrote on February 16th, 2012 at 11:34 AM PST:

No idea, sorry.


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