PRESS RELEASE: Zacuto Releases Consumer Version Handgrip Rig for iPhone 3Gs Video
CHICAGO, IL --(July 30, 2009) —Following the popularity of the recently released Zgrip iPhone Pro by Zacuto USA, a leading maker of camera gear and accessories for professionals, the custom house has launched their consumer version: the Zgrip iPhone Jr. Specifically designed for Apple iPhone 3Gs shooters, this mini-rig comes with multiple fingers to quickly lock the iPhone in place and offers a stable solution for shooting video.
With the desire to design a more affordable version of their Zgrip iPhone Pro ($295), but still offer the independent filmmaker the key feature of stability, Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, product designers for Zacuto USA, created the Zgrip iPhone Jr. ($69) which utilizes many of the same featuers as its big brother , only minus the adjustability. “I’ll tell you what I’m most proud about,” explains Steve Weiss, “We are manufacturing this Zgrip iPhone version in the USA and still keeping the price point down.”
Perfect for the “iPhone Centric” filmmaking crowd, the Zgrip iPhone Jr mini-rig not only safely cradles the iPhone, the lightweight handgrip system allows you to mount additional accessories at the top of the cradle, such as a light or mic. Additional features include a smartly designed 1/4 20” on the base of the handle-grip giving you the quick option to attach the rig to a tripod.
For video demonstrations and to learn about the additional features of the Zacuto Zgrip iPhone Product Line, go to: http://zgripiphone.com. If you want to take advantage of their Pre-Launch Event (product arrives August 15), you can pre-order the Zgrip iPhone Jr. before August 15th , and you will receive a $10 instant rebate which brings the cost of the Zgrip iPhone Jr. down to $59.
Zacuto's Zgrip iPhone Jr.
Photos provided by Zacuto USA.
About Zacuto USA
Located in Chicago's River North neighborhood, Zacuto, originally a production equipment rental house formed in 2000 by a former Director and DP Steve Weiss and Jens Bogehegn, whose combined film/video experience of over 50 years, quickly expanded into a producer of high end production equipment with the creation of their revolutionary line of Zacuto USA products. Designed for independent filmmakers, the Zacuto, made in the USA, brand of products, offer customized camera packages whichcome with a Life Time Guarantee and are shipped anywhere in the world. For more information visit www.zacuto.com.
(First posted on Monday, August 3, 2009 at 13:22 EDT)