Cellphones aren’t just expensive gadgets, but they’re also extremely sensitive and prone to falling and breaking if you use them for more than just texting or calling. Over the years, cell phones have evolved more than humans could've ever imagined. What started as a means of texting or calling for the sake of communication has become the most wholesome device in human history. Whether it's browsing through the internet or listening to music, one can do it all using their hand-held device.
One of the most well-known names in the world of cell phones, and not just any cell phones but high-end premium cellphones happen to be apple’s iPhone. One of the most outstanding features of the iPhone which truly makes it unique among its competitors is its camera.
Many people who are passionate about photography and filmmaking use the iPhone to pursue their love for their art. This is why mobile filmmaking is now a thing that many people have taken upon. Shockingly many well-known singers have also used the latest iPhone models to shoot for their music videos as well. This goes to show how advanced and credible the iPhone's camera is.
However, even though Apple has done a stellar job in ensuring that the iPhone delivers the quality of the highest level on all fronts it has still been unable to make the iPhone completely safe. This is why many users often end up with a broken screen or worse, a broken camera.
This risk can be mitigated to a great extent by taking certain precautionary and safety measures. SmallRig Mobile Video cage is one such safety measure. It is a cellphone accessory designed especially for filmmakers who shoot most of their videos on iPhone.
What is SmallRig Mobile Video Cage?
SmallRig is a well-known company that is well known for manufacturing and selling accessories related to cellphones and cameras. It has launched its mobile Video Cage specifically for iPhone Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro. These mobile cages come in different sizes each one tailor-made for the respective iPhone model.
SmallRig has launched these cages to protect the iPhones from any significant damage during filmmaking and shooting. This video cage has been designed in a way that it provides maximum protection without blocking the phone’s camera or pressing any unnecessary button from the sides while also making all the ports and jacks in the phone easily accessible. The material is rubbery and not very hard so you can be assured that it will not cause any scratches on the sides.
The SmallRig Video cage is weighed around 87 grams and has dimensions of 6.38 x 3.44 x .61 in. It is made of silica gel and Aluminum alloy, and it is very light in weight.
The Small Rig Video cage looks like a bumper-style phone and has no back or front side. The bumper-like design helps in protecting the top, bottom, and sides of the phone which are the most susceptible to damage. This video cage has a frame section that can be used to attach other external lenses. You can add either 17mm threaded lenses or M-mount. This cage will not disrupt the LIDAR array or the wide-angle of the phone and has shoe mounts and 1/4″-20 threaded mounting holes to attach other accessories. You can also attach other items such as microphones or a handgrip. With this frame on, you can shoot on both horizontal and vertical modes.
Installation and Testing
The video cage comes in a box packaging and has a separate box of multiple accessories that you can test while purchasing. This accessories pack includes items such as two SmallRig 2772 Lightweight Side Handle, 2066B Articulating Arm, HTS2756 Mini Top Handle, etc.
To install this video cage on your phone, you will simply have to press the buttons of the cage which will open the hinged section. Then you need to insert your phone in the cage by sliding it in and then closing the section.
Carrying your phone around in this video cage is pretty convenient. However, some people claim that it adds a little wiggle to the phone yet there's no hindrance while shooting or filmmaking. This video cage also prevents your fingers from accidentally touching the screen while shooting or filmmaking. In a nutshell, this video cage will provide a nice grip and surface to your iPhone while shooting either with your hands or on a gorilla pod. In addition, it will provide your iPhone with the necessary safety while shooting.