SHIFTCAM SnapGrip Creator Kit 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
11 min readDec 13, 2022

Never fear missing out on that moment. Grip, Snap, Shoot with SHIFTCAM.

It is hard to believe that we are only a few weeks away from Christmas. From Thanksgiving to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, through Cyber Monday/Week, it seems that Christmas insidiously sneaks up on us each year. This year, when I asked my 13-year-old son what he might like for Christmas, he joked about money but then mentioned accessories for his iPhone 11. When I asked for more specifics, he discussed that he would like something to help record/make videos while playing games.

As a trend amongst many of his friends/peers, he envisions a possible future hobby outlet through YouTube. Over the past few years, we have made and uploaded a few unboxing Christmas videos and scavenger hunt videos. We liked the content/themes but disliked the shaky handheld video and poorly lighted amateur production. He wanted something with a bit more light and a tripod/base setup to record. The ShiftCam SnapGrip Creator Kit could not have been a more perfect option for him.

Packaging/Unboxing:

The ShiftCam Snapgrip Creator Kit arrived in a clean 6 inches wide by 8 1/8 inches tall by 2 3/8 inches thick hanging-style retail package. You will find the SHIFTCAM name, “Empowering Mobile Creativity” jingle, and the product name at the top of the pristine white cover panel. I liked the splash of red color within the title “Designed for Mobile” and felt it added a nice break from the black-on-white color scheme. The lower left quadrant showcased two images of a phone plus mobile kit.

The top image showed a camera plus light in landscape mode, while the lower image showed a vertical phone/tripod and mount setup. The lower right corner provided icons depicting the MagSafe compatibility and the universal function of the kit (works with all phones). The main cover focal point was the large central image of the monopod/light connector and phone.

I liked the layout and design of the outer packaging and felt the artistic vibe. The…

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