Today in the debut release of the Shoulderpod, so I’m going to give you the comprehensive review of this product. I write a post about this product last year in the fall. Enrique tweeted me that they were finally going on sale to the public today, June 10th !!! I was so excited that he remembered me and asked me to review their product. The company is based out of Barcelona, Spain and ran by Enrique Frisancho and Ana María Vicens.
Company’s premises: We are a team of engineers, architects and designers with 20 years experience in product design. We love photography and filmmaking, but we specially like taking pictures and filming with our smartphone cameras. Unfortunatelly we couldn’t figure our how to hold them correctly … and so we thought, “what if we changed that?” So after one year of work at TAMBAKUNDA – our product design studio – we came up with a range of interesting concepts that we are now ready to share with you. We’ve partenered with top class European manufacturers for crafting high quality equipment that will change the way you film and take pictures with your mobile devices.
I got my Shoulderpod over a week ago and I’ve been playing with it. This product was worth the wait, works great with my Olloclip with quick-flip case and DCkina lenses with threaded cases and clip lenses. This was/is made for the mobile photographer and mobile videographer. I took photos to show you what I got and what you’ll get as well up above. The package is really nice and everything is packed nicely in the box. Each of the pieces you get are built tough and made to last. When you hold them in you hand you will feel the quality and thought out planning/design that went into making the Shoulderpod.
As you can see in the demos photos provided by Shoulderpod you see how much room you have to work with the head mount. Not only that, the Shoulderpod is universal with most all of the smartphones in today’s market. This way you have a piece of mind when buying the product and you don’t have to worry about the changing designs of most smartphone to come. We all know that the next iPhone is rumoured to change in size and design. It’s important to know this because you don’t want a clutter of old mobile photo gear products you can’t use, piling up and filling up our landfills. The only smartphone not recommended is The Galaxy Note 3. Leif (nephew) and I tested this with my sister’s Note 3. You have to use the Note 3 without a case. When we place the Note 3 in the head mount, it was wobbly and loose. It also barely fit, so if the rumoured iPhone 5.5 phablet comes out. I recommend not using the Shoulderpod with that phablet either.
Now look at all the great functionality and different ways you can use with the Shoulderpod. It’s so versatile from watch videos to making video and photographing those special moments. You really can’t go wrong with the Shoulderpod. It’s mobile and built tough. What I can’t wait to do is some mobile street photography with this unit.
Now here’s the moment you’ve been waiting, my first video shot using Horizon app and using my Shoulderpod with my left hand. Boyce found his old transformers and I shot a video of him. You all know I can’t use my right hand, so I shot the video all with my left hand. The Shoulderpod was really helpful with holding my iPhone.
It was also helpful with taking photos, here are two photos I shot using Hipstamatic (Loftus and Cano Cafenol). I even did the random shake before shooting these two photos. The Shoulderpod made this possible for me to shoot photos and videos again.
Let’s talk about price, the Shoulderpod is on sale for $29.90 for 3 DAYS , June 10th, 11th and 12th. On June 13th the sale will end and the regular price is $34.90, so take advantage of this 3 day launch sale. You can order your Shoulderpod >HERE< . Includes 2-year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects. Engineered and industrially crafted in Europe using the highest quality standards and materials built to last. Compatible with virtually any smartphone model – Holds your device tightly thanks to its adjustable pressure-screw and its wide rubber pads. Features three functions: use it as a Tripod Mount, Filmmaker Grip, and Traveler Stand: the ultimate tool for serious smartphone photography. S1 is the first Professional Smartphone Rig made for avid smartphone photographers, filmmakers, journalists, sporters & travelers.
If you have any questions about the Shoulderpod please leave comments, email me firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Shoulderpod info@Shoulderpod.com. I want to thank Enrique and Ana for keeping me in the loop and contacting me. It means a lot. Go and get you your Shoulderpod now !!!! Have a great day and see you soon…