Shiftcam is a maker of smartphone imaging accessories best known for its 6-in-1 lens slider cases and 'Pro' line of accessory lenses which were all launched via successful crowdfunding campaigns.
Latest Product Release - ProGrip
Now the company has returned to Kickstarter with a new project: the ShiftCam ProGrip. The ProGrip is a smartphone grip designed to emulate the ergonomics of a larger camera, like a DSLR or mirrorless model. Shiftcam says it wanted to create a product that combines the accessibility and convenience of mobile phones with the familiarity and control of a traditional camera.
In addition to a quite substantial handgrip, the ProGrip features a Bluetooth shutter button and a pivot construction that allows for quick rotation of the phone from landscape to portrait orientation or vice versa. This means you can shoot photos or videos in any orientation without altering your hand position on the grip.
Other camera-like features include a cold shoe mount that allows you to attach lighting accessories or external microphones, and a 1/4" tripod mount. The ProGrip also comes with a built-in battery and can charge your device wirelessly using the Qi standard. ShiftCam says the battery's 5200 mAh capacity roughly doubles your phone's battery life.
Unlike previous ShiftCam cases, the ProGrip is not meant to be used with a specific smartphone model but designed to work with a long list of devices including most recent Apple, Samsung, Google, LG, Huawei, and Xiaomi high-end models. ShiftCam also says that 'based on market intelligence from our case manufacturer' the new grip will be compatible with the yet to be launched Apple iPhone 12 series.
The ProGrip doubles as a hands-free dock with charging capability when not used for image or video capture. Thanks to the pivot design it can be adjusted for content consumption or video calls.
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Original post published at KickStarter.com (19/06/2020)