Here's a simple modification for turning any Contour brand case ($30) into a sturdy iPhone tripod mount. This do-it-yourself design by Scott Patrick is a fairly cheap solution for the serious video geek. I like the idea of using an iPhone case that adds extra protection should some duck-footed, wonder-klutz kick the tripod while your device is mounted.
The only objection I have is that I prefer to shoot video in landscape perspective rather than portrait. Which appears to be an easy adjustment with Scott's mod seen here. I guess you can always use the tripod for the landscape tilt. Even so I have little use for video in portrait mode.
Here's what you'll need:
- iPhone Contour Case
- Angled aluminum
- 1-1/2" x (quarter twenty) 1/4-20" bolt
- Lock washer
- 1" nylon sleeve
- (quarter twenty) 1/4-20" coupling nut