By Andrew Liszewski
While I wouldn’t rely on it for any professional work, the fact that the iPhone gained video recording capabilities with the 3GS has occasionally come in handy. But image quality issues aside, the hardest part about using it to capture video I find is keeping the phone steady, though I can’t say I’m willing to shell out $129.99 for this slightly over-engineered solution.
The OWLE mount provides a more ergonomic solution for holding your iPhone while capturing video, and the fact that it’s made from anodized aluminum should provide enough weight to make it easier to keep steady. The phone fits inside a silicon case, which then slips into the mount itself, and there’s even a boom mic which attaches to the iPhone’s headphone jack for capturing slightly better audio. It comes with a 0.45x wide angle/macro lens, but it also accepts any 37mm mount lenses if that doesn’t suit your grand cinematic vision.