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Shoulderpod’s iPhone grip helps you shoot video like a pro

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ShoulderPod's S1 grip is a fantastic addition to your kit.
ShoulderPod's S1 grip is a fantastic addition to your kit.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

So you want to take video with your iPhone, because you realize that it’s a fantastic camera with some great features like slo-mo and time-lapse, and you also know that the best camera for any video or photo shoot is often the one you have with you.

If you’re like me, though, chances are you’re a bit shaky-handed. Or you have big mitts that tend to cover your whole iPhone, and they constantly end up hitting the Sleep button when you don’t want them to.

In short, shooting video with any sort of professionalism or polish is much more easily accomplished with a camera you can grip. That’s where ShoulderPod S1 Pro iPhone Grip comes in.

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The unit consists of a holder for your iPhone (in landscape only, obviously; this is video we’re shooting!), a sturdy wrist strap to slide your big hands through, and a heavy weighted piece at the bottom that gives you the aforementioned gripping area. You can now hold your iPhone in your hand the same way you would a tiny pro-sumer video camera, leaving your thumb free to tap the Start button and get video-ing.

Your other hand is then also free to tap at the screen, setting the focus and exposure (or locking them down) or swiping to slo-mo or time-lapse modes. The S1 works for either lefties or righties, so all of us can reap the benefit of this delightful solution to taking better video.

Leaves your other hand free for tapping and swiping.
Leaves your other hand free for tapping and swiping.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Better yet, though, is that you can unscrew the heavy gripper portion and then attach the S1 to any standard tripod or monopod, making the S1 an ideal tripod mounting solution. Take off the hand strap and you can prop up your iPhone in the grip to use as a iPhone stand. This is one versatile little iPhone grip, whether you’re out for a quick video shoot around your neighborhood or setting up on a tripod for your local theater group.

You can get this fantastic little bit of kit to slip inside your purse or bag, having it ready at a moment’s notice, for as little as $35 on Amazon, so head on over and grab your own S1 from ShoulderPod today.