If you’re looking for a smartphone cage and rigging solution, the SHAPE smartphone hand grip support rig could make your life easier! This rig consists of a universal smartphone adapter that acts as a cage, a top plate adapter with three shoe mounts and 1/4″-20 threaded holes, and two compact handles that can rotate 360°. Let’s take a closer look at it!
If you’ve been trying to create professional-looking videos with your smartphone or even Vlog with it, you probably know how hard it is to keep your device steady. We recently reported on the RØDE Vlogger Kits, which are useful for improving everyday video reporting with smartphones in audio and video quality. But, if you’re looking for a more robust and “shoulder-style” solution, the SHAPE Smartphone Hand Grip support rig might be a good alternative for you.
This product is not exactly new. But as smartphones, and especially their camera systems, become more and more powerful with each iteration, rigging solutions like these could be on the rise. The Apple iPhone 12 Pro for example is capable of shooting 10-Bit Dolby Vision HDR now, so a decent rig to go with it might not be the worst idea.
SHAPE Smartphone Hand Grip Support Rig
The SHAPE Smartphone Hand Grip support rig is a compact, universal handheld rig for smartphone filmmakers. It consists of four main components:
- A universal smartphone support that holds your smartphone in place.
- One top plate adapter that attaches to the rig’s shoe mount. This top plate gives you three cold shoe mounts and a couple of 1/4″-20 threaded holes for accessory attachment.
- One set of compact handles with SHAPE patented push-button technology. You can rotate the handles 360 degrees, which means you can put them up/down for shoulder-style shooting scenarios. Also, you can put them at 90 degrees, so they double up as a small stand.
- A padded neck strap to increase stability and carry your rig.
The smartphone cage and the top plate adapter are made of CNC machined aluminum and anodized for extra durability.
Price and Availability
The SHAPE Smartphone Hand Grip support rig is available now for $395.12/€346.
What do you think about this smartphone rigging solution? Do you often shoot with your smartphone? What kind of smartphone rig do you use? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!