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the Best holders and Riga for cameras smartphones

With the help of today's smartphones can do just awesome pictures. In the right hands, the phone can even compete with some professional photo cameras worth thousands of dollars.

In some areas, however smartphones still lag behind. Features of the cameras are the ergonomics, adaptability and extensibility.

Fortunately, there are several tools that you can use to display photo and video from your mobile phone to essentially new level. Holders can improve ergonomics, ease of operation and even add a few features to the camera of the smartphone. Those who want greater stability, as well as additional components and accessories can find a suitable rig. It's hard to decide which path to choose, and how to find suitable accessory, so we've created a list of top holders and rigs for cameras smartphones.

What should I buy: the holder or rig?

First you need to choose which way to go. Holder for smartphone is smaller and not as extensible, but it is much more portable. Such devices are for those who wants the phone itself performed most of the work, but they wish to improve stabilization, add some extra features and get the best... control.

Meanwhile, the rig is designed for those who want to improve what the camera phones can do yourself. Of course, he can add stability and features, but most of them also has a couple of mounts for lights, MICS, lenses, and more. Riga can be quite advanced and are better suited for the avid enthusiasts or professionals looking for a complete replacement of the existing system.

Best holders

Pictar Mark II

Price: 7 990 rubles

Pictar Mark II can be called the most attractive and convenient holder in this list. Accessory covers about half of the phone and has a classic design that is both aesthetically pleasing and easy to use. In addition, you get a shutter wheel, exposure compensation, intelligent wheel to switch presets and shooting modes, as well as the scroll wheel for zoom. The holder also has a tripod socket in the bottom and mount the type of cold Shoe to one accessory.

This device does not use cables, connectors, or wireless connections. Instead, the holder can emit high-frequency sounds to send commands to the smartphone app. These sounds are not audible to the human ear. Great idea, right? At a price of 7 990 rubles, which is a good investment in better photos and videos.


Adonit Photogrip Qi

Price: 3 800 RUB

Adonit Photogrip Qi may not have the cool wheels and tools, but holder solves a major problem for those who are photographed with smart phones — the time of Autonomous work. This holder has the battery on 3000 mAh and wireless charging Qi, which means it can recharge your device when located in the docking station.

Another interesting feature is that the shutter button the Bluetooth can be removed and used at a distance up to 10 meters. The kit also includes a mini tripod, bag and neck strap. All this is not very expensive — about 4 000 rubles.



Price: from 2 500 rubles

Shuttergrip a much easier option, but it copes with the main tasks. The holder is very comfortable thanks to the rounded shape and comes with a Bluetooth shutter button, which can also be removed for shooting from distance up to 10 meters. Over 2 500 rubles is quite a simple version at a very affordable price.


Shoulderpod S2

Price: 2 800 RUB

Shoulderpod S2 has no built-in controls, buttons, or any other technology. It really is nothing more than a holder for your phone, but the accessory performs all of its functions gracefully. Solid mount holds the phone, it can be attached to a wooden handle and a gorgeous leather strap. For extra stability there is a screw for a tripod, and the price is set at 2 800 rubles.



Cost: from 950 rubles

Pixlplay designed for babies, but he copes as a holder of the smartphone for users of all ages (if you don't mind looking a little silly). USbber design looks playful and colorful, but also quite well-protected smartphone. Not to mention the fact that the grip will be phenomenal. The only feature that the accessory is in addition to this, is that there is a shutter button, but works through headphone Jack 3.5 mm. Those who have smartphones without this connector, can use adapter.

In addition, the enclosed design means that not all phones will fit this holder. The maximum dimensions of the smartphone are of 5.59 x 2.95 x 0.374 in. However, the price is only 950 rubles!


Best of Riga

Beastgrip Pro

Price: 10 600 rubles

Beastgrip Pro is one of the most popular rigs for smartphones, mainly due to the versatile design and additional accessories. The device expands both horizontally and vertically to fit a wide range of smartphones on the market. The included grip provides more ergonomy and reliability for steady shots, and the lens mount can be adjusted to work with virtually any smartphone.

The device has five standard 1/4-inch thread for mounting Riga to any tripod, slider, or stabilizer. In addition, the company sells lenses, mounting for "cold-Shoe" clips, action holders, and more. You can even purchase an adapter for attaching the DSLR lenses, which really enhances the Beastgrip Pro.

Beastgrip Pro is about 10.5 thousand rubles, but all optional accessories must be purchased separately. Nevertheless, this is a pretty good price for such a versatile device.


Dreamgrip Evolution Mojo

Price: from 100 roubles 12

Dreamgrip Evolution Mojo is designed for those who want to use the system "all inclusive" for better video and photos on the smartphone. It comes with a universal Riga, shotgun MIC, two led lights, dual handles, two holders clips and a holder for the lens. The price is about 12 thousand rubles. Those who want to extend the functionality of the accessory, you can purchase additional pens, monitors, light sources and even additional cameras.


IK Multimedia iKlip A/V

Price: 11 500 rubles

Modern smartphones can take amazing video, but the same cannot be said about the sound quality. With this problem struggling iKlip A/V. in Addition to ergonomic arms and mounts for phone, iKilip A/V comes with all the necessary features for playback professional sound. The device is accompanied by a mount for a wireless receiver, XLR input, headphone output for monitoring and control of phantom power. All this costs about 11.5 thousand rubles.


Joby Gorillapod Mobile Rig

Price: 6 400 rubles

Gorillapods — an excellent all-round tripods, but the manufacturer also has a solution for those who need to extend the capabilities of Riga. Joby Gorillapod Mobile Rig adds a few strings with connectors for lights, microphones and more. Any device that can use a "cold Shoe" or a mounting in the form of a pin, can be attached to this Riga. The best part is that these extensions if you wish, you can also remove.

At the price of about 6 400 rubles rig Gorillapod also cheaper than other devices in this list. If you can cope with three additional accessories, it's quite a quality product at a great price.


Shoulderpod Pro X1

Price: 8 850 RUB

If you like Shoulderpod S2, but do you think that it is not enough, you should pay attention to the Shoulderpod Pro X1. He is also an elegant and beautifully designed but comes with two handles attached to the plate. These handles provide great stability, and plate allows you to attach other accessories.

Is a modular system, so you can extend it if you want. Similarly, if you already have Shoulderpod S2, you can purchase additional accessories if needed. This product can be bought for around 8 850 rubles.


You are now ready to bring photographs and shooting video from a smartphone to a new level! In the above list we have placed great options, so choose wisely, ie one that best meets specific needs.