Manfrotto Introduce Their First Smartphone Accessory: The Klyp
Acknowledging the market trend towards smartphones as serious image capture devices, and the huge number of videos and stills taken on the iPhone, Manfrotto have taken their first step into making products for those that want more than a snapshot from their iPhone. Klyp + ML240 LED light + Pocket Tripod (roughly $150) offers a stylish, functional method of attaching supports and additional lights to your phone.
The case is made of a rigid polycarbonate with a quality feel soft touch coating giving it a silky smooth appearance. It features a felt inlay to enable smooth fitting of the two parts to the phone without possibility of damage and it clips together positively. The two Klyp snap-on adaptors have photo industry-standard fittings (¼”” thread and flash shoe) so you can also interchange the accessories you attach to your iPhone.
The accessory clips can be attached to any of four different points around the case to allow landscape and portrait images to be taken with ease, and in darker conditions, to add a Manfrotto LED light in the optimum position to fill in shadows when shooting stills or video in low light. When using the iPhone’s FaceTime feature, the continuous light can be turned 180 degrees to light the user in a soft pleasing way. ❚