Bringing the best out of the iPhone with the Beastgrip

An iPhone 4 in a Beastgrip tripod mount, audio from the board coming in on the left, external power supply coming in on the right, video streaming live on Ustream. This was at the Senate candidates debate in Hilo, Hawaii. Photo by Baron Sekiya
An iPhone 4 in a Beastgrip tripod mount, audio from the board coming in on the left, external power supply coming in on the right, video streaming live on Ustream. This was at the Senate candidates debate in Hilo, Hawaii. Photo by Baron Sekiya

Got a new iPhone tripod mount and I have to say it’s the best out of the four I’ve used. It’s called the Beastgrip and can accomodate just about any smartphone, not just iPhones, so you won’t have to worry about obsolesence with the design. Most of the parts are made on a 3D printer in Chicago as they’re in the start-up stage of the company and don’t have full manufacturing yet.

One of the great things about the Beastgrip is that it has a 37mm thread in front of the camera lens so you can screw-on wide or telephoto adapters. Here’s a video below of my iPhone 5S with a telephoto adapter, no adapter and a wide angle adapter attached. The telephoto vignettes so you have to zoom in slightly. Watch the video for a sample view.

The Beastgrip feels great in the hands as it’s easy to hold the iPhone steady, has plenty of 1/4″-20 sockets and a cold-shoe mount on top, I just wish it had more than one cold-shoe but I could just mount another in one of the sockets I guess.

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