Wiral Lite is an affordable cable cam system you can use with your smartphone

Who needs drones?
20 October 2017 / 18:21BST

Aerial shooting is becoming an increasingly accessible option for filmmakers of any standard, but not everyone can justify investing in a decent drone or professional cable camera just to shoot their unspectacular skate runs. That’s where the Wiral Lite comes in. It’s an easy-to-use, motorised cable system that’ll work with your action cam or smartphone, and the whole kit costs just $199. Just attach and tighten the cable (provided), mount your compact cam of choice and use the remote to move it along the line at speeds of up to 28mph. As well as being silent, you can use the versatile cable to film in tricky, narrow spots that a drone wouldn’t be able to access. Back it on Kickstarter now.