Moment, the company that manufactures external lenses, apps and accessories for smartphones, is taking full advantage of the iPhone 12’s MagSafe technology. It just unveiled a line of MagSafe accessories that will let you attach your iPhone 12 to tripods or walls, and accessories like cold shoe mounts to your iPhone 12.
The company developed a magnet array called (M) Force that, in conjunction with mechanical features, provides extra connective strength, usable with and without a case. The company thinks the iPhone 12’s MagSafe is a “more accessible” option than other phone clamp solutions.
To start with, Moment unveiled a pair of MagSafe tripod mounts for the iPhone 12. The regular $40 Tripod mount attaches using the (M) Force magnetic array and can be used with any standard 1/4-inch-20 tripod for shooting in both portrait and landscape mode. The $50 Pro Tripod Mount includes a cold shoe accessory mount for different sized phones, making it easy to add LED lights, microphones and other accessories. Both are built with aluminum construction and use padded contact points. If you just need a cold shoe mount, you can get one of those for $30.
For iPhone 12 filmmakers, Moment has introduced the $30 Multi Threaded Mount. It’s a “cheese plate” type of device that lets you attach your iPhone to “magic arms, tripods, rig mounts, ball heads,” according to the company. It should work with most of those types of accessories thanks to a pair of standard 3/8th-inch female threads and three 1/4-inch female threads. It also has padded contact points so as not to scratch your iPhone.
Moment also has a $20 Wall Mount MagSafe device that attaches via the (M) Force magnets to your phone and with 3M adhesive to the wall, along with a $30 car vent mount. Finally, it revealed a new line of $50 “Thin and Protective” cases compatible with Moment lens mounts that work with Qi wireless and MagSafe charging. They can handle up to a six foot drop and come with a wrist strap attachment, though the wrist strap itself is sold separately. The products are launching on pre-order today on Moment’s website, with shipping estimated for the first quarter of 2021.