There is a saturated marketplace these days for smartphone grips and mounts, ranging from super robust to the cheap and nasty, making it difficult to find the perfect choice for your style of photography.
Creating a quality product that stands out from the crowd is something that Barcelona based company Shoulderpod pride themselves on. They have designed and crafted a modular smartphone system that allows photographers and videographers to customise their products to suit individual needs.
Specially designed for mobile photographers & filmmakers
The Shoulderpod S1 is a high quality, versatile, portable grip and tripod mount for any iPhone or smartphone. I've used the grip for over four years on various iPhone models and it has become a valuable asset to my photography.
Take the photo below of the Manchester Christmas Markets, captured from a 250 feet high vantage point whilst leaning over the edge of a parapet with thousands of people below. It took not just a steady hand to get the shot but a quality, robust grip that I could depend on to keep my device, and importantly the people below, safe and secure as I aligned the view beneath me.
The Shoulderpod S1 is a 3 function solid and portable solution. An adjustable clamp holds your smartphone securely. It is tightened or loosened with a large thumb screw. The handgrip is screwed into the clamp's universal tripod hole. Finally, a wrist strap keeps your phone secure and ready for action.
Whilst the Shouderpod S1 is still widely available for purchase, the company have released the Shoulderpod S2, called "The Handle Grip" which eventually replace it's predecessor, the S1. It includes a longer wooden handle as with the R2 Pocket Rig and X1 Pro Rig plus an improved leather wrist strap.
A solid and reliable smartphone tripod mount. Perfect for amazing slow-shutter images time-lapse visual stories, crisp , perfect 360º panoramas or smooth hyperlapse videos.
Mount the aluminium extension and wrist strap and the S1 becomes a secure and comfortable hand-held grip. Allowing photographers and filmmakers to take amazing single-handed action images.
The S1 stands on its own, in landscape or portrait mode, so it can be used as a table-top tripod. Take steady shots and movies or use it as a stand for viewing.
IT'S MODULAR, JUST LIKE LEGO!
The Shoulderpod range is not just limited to the versatile S1. The company produces a whole range of multifunctional and modular solutions for expanding your iPhone or smartphone photography. Add microphones and lights to create a professional mobile rig and travel light whilst telling your story.
Watch the video and learn how The Shoulderpod System works.
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