While smartphone manufacturers battle for the title of “best photo quality,” it’s hard to overlook the feeling of holding an actual camera. Luckily, the Hong Kong-based ShiftCam has been manufacturing a remedy for this lack of authenticity with its unique ProGrip accessory and now looks to make it even easier by producing a MagSafe-compatible version: the SnapGrip.
By essentially transforming your iPhone 12 or 13 into a digital point-and-shoot camera, the SnapGrip’s ergonomic shape pulls elements from your average DSLR and lets it snap right into place, adding a comfortable grip, a rotatable mount, and a dedicated shutter button. Whether you want to send a selfie atop the mountain during your next big hike or take a landscape photo of the view, the SnapGrip’s internal battery allows you to do so continuously with no need to worry about your phone dying, as it doubles as a MagSafe charger.
ShiftCam has also introduced a pair of handy accessories intended to work seamlessly alongside its innovative SnapGrip. These include a hybrid tripod mount and selfie stick, as well as a magnetic LED ring light with four different brightness levels, ensuring well-lit photo quality. All in all, this new accessory is bound to come in handy on countless trips, with or without these additional pieces.
If you’re a shutterbug, this might just be the most noteworthy iPhone accessory that has come around in quite some time. ShiftCam’s SnapGrip and accompanying accessories will come available in a handful of colors, and the brand will soon begin raising funds for the device on Kickstarter. You can sign up now to nab one for the Super Early Bird price of $119, a 25% discount off the expected $160 retail price of the SnapGrip.