Black iPhone with a Rokform V3 skeletal-style case featuring a tripod adaptor and revealing the apple logo.

iWorld 2012: Rokform V3 Mounting iPhone Case with Tripod Adaptor

I just got back from MacWorld | iWorld, and BOY, what a difference one year can make!

In 2011, Macworld wasn’t much more than 20 isles of iPhone cases.  This year, I found boatloads of terrific apps and accessories for mobile filmmakers… along with 20 isles of iPhone cases. But not all of those cases were useless. In fact, some were downright awesome.  Here’s an example:

The Rokform V3 iPhone Case features a small, clever mount that makes it extremely versatile, and suitable for sticking on the side of a road case or camera rig.

They offer a bunch of mounting options, and add-ons, including a can opener (which is handy since filmmakers have been known to enjoy a drink or two). Naturally, of all the options, I thought the coolest add-on was their tripod adaptor (works in landscape and portrait orientations).

My only complaint is that the Rokform lacks a locking mechanism (to keep the case in place).  Once an iPhone is mounted, it feels pretty solid, but a lock would make me feel a little more comfortable. There was another company showing off a VERY similar mounting system called the Quad Lock (just finished a successful Kickstarter funding campaign) that features a locking mount. Hopefully, Rokform will follow suit.

If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy way to mount your iPhone to just about everything, check out the Rokform V3.

Here’s some video I shot at the Rokform booth, and some more I swiped from their website.


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Man presenting on stage with a microphone and a projection screen in the background, focusing on Mobile Filmmaking.

Video: The HHH Mobile Filmmaking presentation at LACPUG

Just in case you missed my Mobile Filmmaking presentation at the Los Angeles Creative Pro User Group back in July, here’s a (low angle) video of the whole enchilada! It’s PACKED with apps and accessories you need to know! Check it out! And as always, if you dig it, share it!

Smartphone mounted on a tripod using a New GLIF clamp holder for stability.

The New GLIF tripod mount looks awesome!

UPDATE – MAY 30, 2017: Having successfully wrapped up its Kickstarter campaign, the GLIF is now available for purchase directly from the Studio Neat website! The GLIF will run you $28, while the full set with hand grip and wrist strap will set you back $55. The GLIF, one of the first iPhone camera accessories is still one of the best. And it’s about to get even better! Just in case you’ve been avoiding every article ever written about mobile filmmaking, the GLIF is a pocket-sized tripod mount for your iPhone.


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