IK Multimedia’s US$59 iKlip Grip (www.iklipgrip.com) is a multifunctional video stand with Bluetooth shutter for smartphones, compact video cameras, audio field recorders and more. In fact, it’s like four accessories in one.
It can be used as a desktop tripod, grip handle, monopod or tripod adapter. In all configurations it can securely hold any smartphone with a screen size from 3.5 inches to six inches — even when the device is in a protective carrying case. The iKlip Grip also features a standard mounting system for connecting small mobile video cameras like a GoPro, compact digital cameras and stand-mount audio field recorders.
The secret to iKlip Grip lies in its secure and expandable holding bracket system. It lets users position a smartphone at any angle to capture photos, videos and audio. The iKlip Grip features an expandable spring-loaded soft-touch rubber bracket that provides secure holding power.
Repositioning the held smartphone is as simple as expanding the brackets to release the phone, then re-securing it. The iKlip Grip holding bracket features a standard quarter-inch threaded tripod screw mount so that it can be used with any standard tripod as a mobile device adapter.
Plus, when a smartphone is used for audio and video capture, the connection ports are accessible for use with IK’s iRig Mic Field, iRig Mic HD, iRig Mic Cast and iRig Mic. The base handle of the iKlip Grip provides two intuitive functions: an ergonomic hand grip and the ability to form a secure tripod stand for stationary media capture.
iKlip Grip also features a pivoting ball-joint attachment system that provides a full 90 degree angle of angle adjustment plus 360 degrees of rotation.
The iKlip Grip comes with a 17.5 inch detachable telescopic extension arm. This gives users a way to position their device from 10 inches to 22 inches. This extension arm offers different perspectives for photo, video and audio recording.
The iKlip Grip comes with a Bluetooth control that lets users remotely activate the shutter in video and photo apps. The remote is universally compatible with iOS and Android, and it can be operated up to 10 meters away from the device. It’s handy for capturing live performances, family vacation photos, movies and selfies.