How do you make a mobile smartphone cage even more portable? With the release of the SmallRig Fold P10 Smartphone Cage, SmallRig manages to do just that by adding foldability to what’s typically a rigid product. By doing so, this brand has also added new dimensions in mobile filmmaking with a rig, since the Fold P10 can be transformed into different configurations to accommodate unique shooting styles.
When completely folded, the Fold P10 can slip into a pocket or be stored in a bag without taking up too much space. When unfolded, the P10 retains what mobile content creators love about rigs and cages—stability and control. The two handles that fold out continue to give you the smooth-panning, push-in, and twisting shots that look professional when edited together, and nearly impossible to achieve with a phone precariously positioned between your fingertips.
Unlike other rigs that force you into a dual-handle system, the P10’s folding design gives you the option of just unfolding one side. Mount your phone on the built-in spring-loaded holder and use this single-handle configuration to reveal different angle possibilities. Easily shoot social-media-friendly vertical footage, give yourself the ability to reach the camera farther over ledges and above crowds, or drop it low for ground shots.
As easy as it is to use, SmallRig incorporated additional conveniences to make the Fold P10 even more enjoyable to use. The silicone material on each grip has anti-freeze and non-slip properties that make recording in colder locations more tolerable. Also, the addition of a wireless control button allows you to trigger the shutter or record button with the flick of a thumb.
Even as versatile as the P10 smartphone cage is out of the box, mobile camera operators will appreciate the amount of expandability that’s possible. Built into its aluminum-alloy frame are five different 1/4"-20 connectors and a trio of cold-shoe mounts, so you can attach an external mic, LED lights, or even a SmallRig Tabletop Tripod, which lets you switch between handheld and static shooting—or use the tripod itself as a handgrip for increased extension.
SmallRig continues to innovate in the mobile space with the Fold P10 Smartphone Cage, a product that uses creativity in engineering to expand the artistic expression of photographers and videographers alike. You can pick up a Fold P10 and browse a wide range of other SmallRig shooting accessories today at B&H.