Cool Gear: SnapMountâ„¢ Tripod Mount for iPhone 4

I don’t know how I missed this back in February, but here’s a pretty cool piece of gear — the SnapMountâ„¢ Tripod Mount for iPhone 4.

As the popularity of iPhone photography grows, so has the number of devices to mount an iPhone to a tripod. They range from spring-loaded clamps all the way to the supremely cool OWLE Bubo. If you’re looking for a lightweight and inexpensive tripod mount, the SnapMountâ„¢ looks like it’s worth checking out.

SnapMount, shown with a Joby Gorillapod (not included)

SnapMountâ„¢ is an easy to use, versatile tripod mount for iPhone 4. It has some cool features designed in, including easy access to all ports and controls, two threaded mounts for landscape or portrait mounting, and easy snap-on/snap-off use. It securely holds your iPhone 4 around all four corners to reduce the risk of it slipping out of the mount. It works with any tripod with standard 1/4″ threading. The SnapMountâ„¢ is bulkier but looks more secure and substantial than the comparably-priced glif.


Other features include:

  • Works for both AT&T and Verizon iPhone 4
  • All iPhone external controls available, including headphone jack, volume up/down buttons, speakers, and 30-pin dock connector; and no portion of the screen is blocked
  • Also works as a stand—stands upright on any flat surface without needing a tripod
  • iPhone can be charged while mounted
  • Recessed areas ensure most external headphone jack attachments will fit while using SnapMountâ„¢
  • Small and lightweight—weights only 0.7oz (20 grams)
  • Reinforced brass threaded inserts ensure a secure hold to any tripod with standard 1/4 in. threading


The SnapMountâ„¢ Tripod Mount for iPhone 4 runs $18.95 plus tax and shipping. It’s available from the SnapMount website or from



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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Looks like a brilliant little mount, just wish the legs didn't stick out. Not great for mobility or putting in your pocket. I'm going to check out the price anyway, Thanks Marty.

  • David Wood

    I wonder if the plastic is hard enough to allow you to file down the legs a little, and make it more pocket-friendly.

  • Jason w/ SnapMount

    Hi Nicki and David! This is Jason with SnapMount Products LLC. I understand about the little legs. We wanted to make sure it was easy to bend the tabs to release the phone, so we made the corners stick out a bit creating the "legs" as you mention. However in future models we do hope to make them a bit smaller. I see no reason why you couldn't file them down a bit–just might look a little strange but it would definitely work. Thanks for your interest and feedback!