There’s a lot of junk floating around Kickstarter, particularly for cameras. So it’s worth noting when something interesting pops up and actually starts shipping, like miggo’s Grip & Wrap and Strap & Wrap.
Cameras and lenses can break. To protect expensive equipment from getting banged up, photographers have long bore the burden of lugging around boxy, unwieldy cases or bags. A funky but functional duo of new products by miggo appears to solve this problem.
The Grip & Wrap, which is a padded grip that connects securely to your camera and wraps around your wrist to prevent accidental drops, is currently shipping; and the Strap & Wrap, which is a thick padded neck strap with a zipper, is slated to lauch next month. Both can be folded around the camera when not in use, and both incorporate Neoprene and soft Lycra materials to offer impact protection.
The Grip & Wrap and Strap & Wrap also come with a bottom steel screw that enables the camera to be attached to a tripod while still in the carrier. Both products come in two sizes that fit either mid-size DSLRs or compact mirrorless shooters. There are also a selection of different colors so there’s variety among the accessories.
We’re pretty eager to test these out. They certainly look interesting, but can they really protect a lens from an accidental drop? We’ll have to test them out, and find a potentially sacrificial camera.
Miggo’s Grip & Wrap is available now for $39.99 and the Strap & Wrap is set for release at a price of $49.99.