If you’ve ever tried to shoot video with your iPhone, you know that it’s not only difficult to get a really steady shot, it’s challenging to keep a good grip on the phone without risk of dropping it or getting your finger in the way of the lens. This new, inexpensive accessory provides an easy solution to all of the above problems.
Designed by Mike Linhardt of AirCastMobile, the Airclip is a simple little gadget which slides onto the body of the iPhone 4 or 4S, providing a stable, comfortable grip on the phone while you shoot videos or stills.
It’s small and lightweight-enough that you can carry it around in your pocket and attach it to your phone only when you want to shoot, which is a huge bonus over many of the existing (and more expensive) camera grips on the market today.
Just slide the removable AirClip onto the edges of your iPhone, and slip your index finger and pinky through the rings on the ends. Voila. You have a camera grip. To make it even more functional with a single handed grip, you’ll want to move the camera icon down to the bottom left corner of your app screen so you can just tap that with your thumb. You can also use the AirClip as a (portrait-mode only) stand for your iPhone when you set it on a flat surface.
The AirClip is currently raising funds over on Kickstarter, with a goal of $10,000 by November 12th for them to go into production. A pledge of $20 or more will get you one of the first production batch of these ingenious little contraptions.