Phoneography fans everywhere have a lot of choice these days in terms of accessories for their smartphones. One such group are smartphone grips which securely hold the smartphones so they can be mounted on standard tripods. Here are three to consider.
The JOBY Griptight is a spring loaded mount which just expands and upon release, grips the smartphone tightly. It then screws into any tripod stand. This universal mount easily accommodates any phone from any manufacturer and works either in portrait or landscape orientations.
Glif iPhone grip
The Glif iPhone grip is different. It clamps onto iPhones (4/4S and 5) securely because there is a channel piece which helps hold the smartphone in place for extra security. Like the Joby Grip, the Glif also works in different orientations. The grip also doubles as a smartphone stand as shown below. It can also be dangled on a keychain.
Glif as iPhone stand
The iPhone Swivl is a different sort of mount for tripods. It is a motion tracking base for panning video. The Swivl tracks the sensor worn by the user and is able to keep up through 360 degrees. It also tilts up and down. Remote and arm gesture controls complete the fun video experience!