ShiftCam’s New SnapGrip Turns Your Phone Into a Real Camera (Sort of)
If you’re looking to add some pizzazz to your phone’s shooting capabilities, there’s no shortage of accessories that promise to do just that. The latest of these (and one of the most interesting to have landed in our inbox), comes courtesy of ShiftCam.
The SnapGrip, as it’s called, consists of a pretty nice, chunky DSLR-like grip that easily snaps onto the back of MagSafe-enabled iPhones, or pretty much any other handset thanks to an adhesive magnetic ring. The latter can be glued to the back of the device of your choice.
The grip itself goes beyond simple comfort. With a built-in Bluetooth shutter button, you can easily take photos or start recording without relying on finicky touch buttons, while a built-in 3200mAh battery conveniently charges your handset if it supports wireless charging. thread.
There is also the option to upgrade to a ProGrip, which uses a clamp mounting system if you prefer not to use magnets, with the addition of a cold shoe extension, larger 6400mAh battery and 15W wireless charging compared to the SnapGrip’s 5W charging speed.
If you regularly find yourself shooting video/vlogging in low-light conditions, there’s also the optional SnapLight — an LED light ring that attaches to the rear magnet of the handle, opening and closing easily as you see fit. Finally, there’s the SnapPod tripod, which also attaches magnetically to the handle, providing a compact tripod solution that can also be extended for use as a selfie stick.
Available on Kickstarter in five rather attractive colors with an estimated delivery date of August 2022, prices start from US$63 for a single SnapGrip, and climb to US$229 if you fancy a set with a bag and extra lenses. thrown in for good measure.