These Powerful MagSafe Mounts Turn Your iPhone into a GoPro.

These Powerful MagSafe Mounts Turn Your iPhone into a GoPro.

YouTubers might need MagSafe accessories to make their videos. 

Moment's MagSafe-enabled line of photography-oriented mounts, which was first announced shortly after the iPhone 12, is now available for purchase, and they are well worth the waiting time.

MagSafe comprises several components called Moment M(Force) MagSafe components. Moment offers a variety of mounting options, including a wall mount, a car vent mount, a cold shoe mount, a tripod mount, a tripod cold shoe mount, a portrait/landscape tripod cold shoe mount, and finally, a multi-threaded mounting option. 

One of the most appealing factors of GoPro cameras has always been the variety of mounting options available. Now, some new iPhone MagSafe accessories have arrived, bringing some of that versatility to your iOS device.

Moment, an accessory manufacturer, was responsible for some of the first MagSafe tripod mounts for the iPhone 12, which were created at the inception of Apple's magnetic system.

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However, the company has now created its most powerful add-ons, including extra-strong magnets to keep your iPhone safe and secure. 

The Moment Mobile Filmmaker Cage ($99, or approximately £75 / AU$135), like GoPro's Mod accessories, is designed to allow you to attach many accessories – such as microphones and lights – to your iPhone while providing additional stability to complement Apple's already impressive image stabilization.

The first video cage includes MagSafe compatibility (added to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series). It comes with a proprietary magnet array known as (M)Force, which appears to be significantly more powerful than the standard MagSafe connection. 

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The world's first video cage to support MagSafe compatibility (which is already built into the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series) also includes a proprietary magnet array called (M)Force, significantly stronger than the standard MagSafe connection.

In addition to two cold-shoe mounts for your microphones or lights, the Cage is studded with 1/4-inch mounts (a total of 28 of them), allowing you to mount it on mini tripods in a variety of configurations. There are also four 3/8-inch threads compatible with accessories such as Arca Swiss tripod plates on the camera.

Due to its ability to stand flat on a surface without using a tripod and built-in cable management appears to be the ideal MagSafe accessory for vloggers and YouTubers. It is especially true if you already own some of Moment's lenses and filters and don't have the funds to invest in a dedicated setup from a company like GoPro or Sony. 

The Filmmaker Cage is joined by a couple of other new MagSafe mounts: the Strap Anywhere Mount ($39, approximately £30 / AU$55) and the Stick-on Adapter ($9.99, approximately £8 / AU$13), which are both available now. The second is a 3M sticker accessory that allows any iPhone to be used with Moment's (M)Force mounts, even if it does not have wireless MagSafe charging capabilities.

In addition, the Strap Anywhere works in a similar way to GoPro's Tube Mount in that it allows you to attach a magnetic phone mount to fitness equipment such as Peloton bikes, ellipticals, and just about any tube-shaped surface. It appears to be particularly useful for more casual filmmaking or a convenient way to FaceTime when you're at work.

Analysis: The Mobile Filmmaking Wars Continue To Rage.

Moment's MagSafe accessories enhance the versatility of the latest iPhones, which are already capable filmmaking tools. These accessories, along with others from Moment, are pushing the iPhones closer to being a competitor to the GoPro, albeit with a slight increase in fragility.

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For capturing B-roll footage or for turning your iPhone into a primary camera for vlogging and YouTubing, the Filmmaker Cage appears to be a handy accessory. The MagSafe component is more about being easy to use and convenient than improving your videos. Still, if it encourages you to shoot more videos, that's a good thing for everyone. If you're not confident in the magnets, the 1/4-inch threads allow them to be used with traditional phone clamps if you prefer that option. 

MagSafe mounts from Moment make it easier to attach your iPhone to objects for more interesting compositions and angles than you would otherwise get from nervously holding a slippery rectangle.

Even though the Sony Xperia 1 III and the Samsung Galaxy S5 have more filmmaking-friendly features, Moment's lenses and other accessories make the iPhone more appealing to videographers.

The smartphone combat against the best vlogging cameras from GoPro, DJI, and Sony is expected to heat up later this year as the iPhone 14 is strongly rumored to have a 48MP for 8K video. 

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