Whether you’re using your smartphone or a small camera to take your photos and videos, anything that can help us create better results is welcomed. Say hello to the IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro multifunction stand.
The iKlip Grip Pro is four accessories in one – a tripod, a hand-grip mount, an extendable monopod and a selfie stick complete with remote shutter control.
It is made of sturdy lightweight plastic and aluminium and when fully closed and folded down it is about 20cm long but it extends to more than three times that length to up to 62cm.
It has a standard UNC quarter inch threaded ball mount which is adjustable so a phone or camera can be held at different angles.
It comes with a smartphone tripod mound and can also be used with a digital camera.
The iKlip Grip Pro’s handle unfolds and becomes the three legs of a tripod.
It has rubber feet for added grip and creates a sturdy base that can be used on a table top or on the ground.
The lightweight telescopic aluminium pole is extendable and can be twisted to lock in place at your desired height.
And you can use the smartphone mount or attach your camera using the threaded ball mount.
When the legs of the iKlip Grip Pro’s tripod legs are folded down they form an ergonomic grip.
This handle can be used as a hand-held mount so you can hold your phone or camera with one hand and get a better angle on your shot.
And if you want to shoot over other people’s heads in a crowd you can extend the pole to full length and trigger the phone’s shutter with the Bluetooth remote or using the digital camera’s timer.
A monopod is a tripod without the legs and the iKlip Grip Pro can be used in this way to provide a stable base to shoot your pictures or video.
And the mount can be easily adjusted to take your smartphone or camera from landscape to portrait mode at the top of the monopod without disconnecting the device.
If you want to take great photos of yourself, the iKlip Grip Pro can also come in handy.
In the handgrip mount mode, you can extend the pole and even angle the smartphone mount towards you to achieve the best shot.
And the telescopic aluminum pole allows you to easily adjust it to get the right length to suit your shot.
The included smartphone mount can even fit larger devices even if they are inside a case.
With the iKlip Grip Pro you can set up your smartphone in a variety of positions and it’s not always possible to hit the shutter button on the device.
But the Bluetooth shutter remote makes snapping your images or triggering your videos easier.
It pairs to your iPhone or Android smartphone and has two buttons – the top button works with Android phones and larger bottom button works with the iPhone.
There’s also a clip on the back so you can attach it to the iKlip Grip Pro so you won’t lose it and put it a position to let you take your shots with one hand.
But one thing that we found particularly frustrating was trying to pair the remote shutter. It worked fine the first time but once we were disconnected it took a while connect again.
With our iPhone, we had to forget the device and start the pairing process all over again.
The iKlip Grip Pro is available now and is priced at $99.95.
The IK Multimedia iKlip Grip Pro is an excellent multifunction photography accessory whether you’re shooting with a smartphone or a digital camera. It can convert in seconds and all fold and stay in one piece so it’s an ideal companion. They just need to get the shutter remote right to it automatically pairs when you turn it on again.