This a video review done from a guy name, Kevin Trinh on You Tube. He gave a really fair review of the Flip Cage for iPhone. I’ll add a little more in-depth detail in combination to his video review up above.
I took the photo from my sister’s iPhone to show you that what Kevin said on his video review was true. That on the iPhone 4S does not slide in the mount properly liked it showed on Gary Fong’s website. Your iPhone 4S does hang off on the right side. I find that really misleading and no disclaimer that will happen when you slide in your iPhone 4S. It’s also really tight when you slide in and bubbles up your screen protector or shield. I don’t really care for the bubble up on your screen protector very much because what this does is let in dust particles and dirt get in along the edges. Over time this will ruin your screen protector if you use this Flip Cage for a prolong period of time. One thing I can add is you can use the iPhone mount from the Flip Cage on your any standard tripod. But with how it slides and hangs on the right side on the iPhone 4S, I’d be a little reluctant in trying to use this on a tripod.
The white flaps that come with the Flip Cage as you can see I took them off. Why, because they kind of get in the way and serves no real purpose. Originally the Flip Cage was made for a point and shoot camera and it was a way to protect your point and shoot. But when you use these for the iPhone it doesn’t exactly fit and have no real need for the white flaps.
The lanyard that comes with the Flip Cage is OK kind of cheaply made and took that off too. I don’t plan to wear the Flip Cage around my neck.
Flip Cage with iPhone 4 and 4S mount – $29.95
Flip Cage with iPhone 3GS Mount – $29.95
Tripod Adapter for iPhone 4 and 4S – $19.95
Tripod Adapter for iPhone 3GS – $19.95
Lightspheres and other products
Overall I was disappointed with Gary Fong Flip Cage, now don’t get me wrong I owned his Lightspheres when I did photo gigs. Those were really well made products. This is my reason why I’m so disappointed along with the price of the Flip Cage, $29.95. I’m hoping that Gary Fong will redesign this Flip Cage and make it better for the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S. If you do want to buy one, this would be great for a back up if you can’t find your regular iPhone tripod. I like the rubberized frame for the bi-pod do it stays study. It’s great if you want to mount your iPhone 4 and 4S if you want to watch videos (You Tube, Vimeo and movies) and Facetime or any video calls. If you just want to do table top photos for taking picture of things to use for quick up loads on Ebay and any other sites you want to sell your stuff, then it’s great for that type of photography. I want to thanks Robbie and Gary Fong for giving me a chance to test out the Flip Cage. If you have any questions about this product and post just leave a comment or email me email@example.com. You can find and follow me on Instagram @combo_apps. Have a great week and see you soon…
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