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First Look: Spigen SGP Kuel S22 Smartphone Cradle for Camera

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Company: Spigen SGP


Model: Kuel S22 Smartphone Cradle for Camera

Price: $25

Compatible: All iPhones

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Spigen SGP's latest accessory, the Kuel S22 Smartphone Cradle for Camera ($25), is designed to help amateur and professional photographers integrate iPhones into their workflows by attaching the device to cameras with traditional flash mounts; it's pitched as compatible with most external flash-ready cameras, except for Sony's. The design of the accessory is actually quite simple: it's composed of a pliable plastic C-shaped grip, lined with rubber along the inside of the top and bottom, attached to a rigid arm ending in the flash mount. Kuel S22 easily slides on or off of the camera when loosened, but the plastic bolt holds it in place when tightened. Once in place, Spigen SGP suggests simply turning the iPhone's camera app on and using it as a live view mode for your better camera, though the value of that functionality is somewhat questionable.


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