• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken within three months

    I haven't used the clamp many times but it has become unusable within three months. The thumbwheel to tighten the clamp has come away and it no longer loosens/tightens the clamp. This device feels very high quality but it doesn't matter how nice it looks if it breaks easily.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone X Tripod Adapter

    This is my favorite smartphone tripod adapter - it’s super solid. Some have complained that the Manfrotto TwistGrip Tripod Adapter Clamp does not hold a smartphone firmly or that it wobbles. That is a correct statement ONLY if you use it INCORRECTLY and don’t follow the printed instructions. When folded into position for use, squeeze at the BACK of the clamp nearest the tightening knob and you will find this is one of the most secure tripod adapters you can buy. If you pinch it at the tips of the top and bottom jaws it does cause slack even when you tighten the knob. An advantage of the metal construction is that it has enough weight that when I’ve got my iPhone X in it, it can stand on it’s own on a flat table or shelf without the need for a tripod. I’m a minimalist so the super thin flat form works well for me. I leave my quick mount adapter from my Gorillapod attached to the TwistGrip so I can just pop it on the Joby if I need an angled shot or a raised support. Works well with a Manfrotto Lumimuse LED light in the cold shoe.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For those who know how to follow instructions this is my Favorite mount!!!

    So first off the person who rated it one star clearly doesn't know how to follow instructions. The mount should be pinched from the back when the phone is seated inside to ensure a secure fit. What I love about this is it's compatible with my Velbon tripod, my Joby gorillapod (I got the iPhone combo from Apple Store) and any other tripods I use it with. It also has a COLD SHOE so I simply put my Zoom H1 (in a shock mount) voice recorder on top and get top notch audio! The iPhone tripod mount is solid aluminum and I've been using it for about 6 months in many situations without issue. Holds the iPhone very securely, again, you need to know to pinch it tight from the back to grip on the phone correctly. Cold shoe is snug and I tried the Manfrotto 8 led light with it, worked nicely!

    This isn't an end all solution. What I added...

    -3D printed shock mount for Zoom H1 recorder... Look up Max Piantoni on YouTube!
    -Neewer 360 degree aluminum alloy ball head to get all the shots I want.

    I watch YouTube for reviews, I write google maps reviews to hundreds of locations so I thought this mount deserves a realistic review. Oh... And I have the Joby Griptight Pro for iPhone... This one is nicer in that it has a COLD SHOE and it is much more compact when travelling. Joby wins when it comes to gripping iPhone but I find the adjustments it can do useless for cinematic purposes. Hopefully people know you should never shoot video with iPhone upright. I use the griptight pro with a joby suction cup mount for an awesome iPhone car mount! My iPhone 7 Plus goes in and out with ease and I love how I can adjust the angle in a snap. For making a call or gps purposes.

    You've reached the end of my long winded review.hope it helps.

    The end

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid

    I don't post product reviews very often but I had to sign in to warn people about this particular product. I purchased through the Apple store in August 2016 for a 6S+ after doing plenty of research online. It's useless, don't believe the sponsored, fawning rubbish that you will see online. When you tighten to lock the phone, it's still not secure. Never is. I’d never trust this to hold an iPhone. If you are planning on doing anything outside of leaving it completely stationary on a desk with a pillow underneath it then avoid like the plague.

    Also, I purchased three of these for a project I was working on so it’s not that I got one faulty unit. None of them are fit for purpose.

    Shame I can't give it 0 stars really.

    10 of 13 people found this useful