iPhone cameras are becoming better, smarter, and sharper with each upgrade. And with the help of manual camera apps, it can click photos at par with a DSLR Camera. However, they lack the balance and usage comfort a DSLR offers. ShiftCam has attempted to change that with ProGrip. An innovative, ergonomically designed grip, battery bank, and wireless charging dock all rolled into one!! Let’s learn about it in more detail.
ShiftCam ProGrip Gives Your Smartphone a DSLR-Like Grip
Founded in 2017, ShiftCam has been dedicated to making mobile photography more “convenient, compact, and comprehensive.” And in their attempt to do so, they figured the need for a handy, comfortable grip for the smartphone.
A steady hand is a must whether you are taking a photo or a video. And holding the phone for so long can cramp up your hand. You’ll surely need something more comfortable to grip, and as easy and handy as your phone. ProGrip by ShiftCam is one such product.
But wait for a minute, while the name suggests that it’s a grip, but this beauty here is a ‘Pro,’ at a lot of things.
Grip Like a Pro
ProGrip is ergonomically designed to offer the user a comfortable, non-slip grip for utmost ease and security. The design purposefully incorporates a certain angle that minimizes stress on your wrist joints and one-handed usage.
It accommodates the whole hand, so fingers fit snugly and do not block any area of the screen. Further, the weighted grip enhances balance during composing and taking the shots.
Shoot Like a Pro
There’s something satisfying about the DSLR’s shutter button, and most photographers do miss that on a phone. So much so, that Apple has even included that in the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max’s battery case.
And so does the ProGrip. The Bluetooth button is ideally placed for your index finger and enables a shake-free click! The soft grip also allows for a hassle-free switch between landscape and portrait orientation, giving you all the freedom you may need.
Charge Like a Pro
Understanding the need for staying juiced up, the Pro Grip smartly incorporates a fast wireless charging option. The built-in 5200 mAh battery can ensure that your smartphone lasts all day long.
And not just your phone, you can use it as a power bank and fast charge other accessories such as AirPods, Lights, etc.
Dock Like a Pro
Adding more versatility to your device usage, ProGrip also doubles as a secure dock, charging station, and stand. The weight of the battery section is optimal for table-top stability.
And a 60° angle allows for hands-free filming, video surfing, video calls, or reviewing your day’s footage. You can also pivot the device between landscape or portrait orientation, depending upon your preference.
Compatibility Like a Pro
A very-very important question? What devices is this genie compatible with? Well, this is the best part of all, the ShiftCam ProGrip has a universal gripping mechanism. Thanks to which you can clip to any smartphone.
Here’s a list of compatible devices for further clarity:
|Apple||iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone XR Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 8, Note 10 Plus, Note 10 Plus 5G, Note 9, S10, S10 Plus 5G, S10 e, S20 Ultra, S6, S6 Edge, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, S9, S9 Plus|
|Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 4 XL|
|Huawei||Mate 20 Pro, 30 Pro, P30 Pro|
|LG||G7 ThinQ, G8s ThinQ, V30 Plus, V40 ThinQ|
|Xiaomi||Mi9, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 3 5G|
Accessorize Like a Pro
Want more? Well, believe it or not, ProGear has more to offer. For starters, it comes with a 1/4” tripod screw, Cold Shoe for lights or Mic and a hand strap loop. Then, there is a wide range of ProLenses and other camera accessories suiting to your device.
Whether you are looking for a telephoto, wide & ultra-wide angles, long-range macro, traditional macro, fisheye, or anamorphic lenses, ShiftCam has it all.
|Product Dimensions||152mm x 67mm x 88mm|
|Battery Capacity||5200mAh, 19.24w (2 x cell of 2600mAh each)|
|Port||Type C for both IN and Out|
|Power Input||18W Max, PD, Compatible with 9V/2A, 5V/2.1A|
|Power Output USB C||18W Max, PD, Compatible with 9V/2A, 5V/2.1A|
|Power Output Wireless Charging||10W Max, 9v/1A, 5V/1A|
|Output when Wired and Wireless Charging is in use||Wired – 10W Max, 5V/2A|
Wireless – 5W Max, 5V/1A
ShiftCam ProGrip: Should You Buy It or Pass It?
Yes, you should opt for ShiftCam ProGrip! Especially if you are a mobile photographer, journalist, an influencer, hobbyist photographer, or a traveler.
After all, it’s not every day that you come across a smart and functional combination of a grip, battery bank, and wireless charging dock. Everything seems to be intricately designed and well thought of, tailored to your and your device’s need.
More information about price & availability you can visit the Kickstarter page.
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