Manfrotto's made a smartphone clamp called TwistGrip

Manfrotto have created a smartphone clamp that's able to grip any smartphone on the market, allowing all devices to be mounted to all manner of accessories. Tripods, for example, are able to screw in with this device's universal 1/4-inch thread. This accessory is tiny – compact enough to fit in your pocket beside your smartphone, twisting then into a heavy-duty grip for your smartphone when the need arises. Manfrotto suggests that the TwistGrip is made in Italy with high-quality aluminum.

Two moving bits are key to keeping your device securely attached to whatever other accessory you happen to have attached to the TwistGrip. First, there's a twist movement that turns the bar form into a c-shape. Then there's a locking knob which keeps the device in place once you've found the right size to grip your smartphone.

This accessory is part of Manfrotto's system of mobile accessories – you'll also find the Klyp for your iPhone specifically, as well as the Lumimuse light collection that you'll see below – there's a mobile tripod, the TwistGrip with a phone, then a Lumimuse lamp. All Manfrotto.

The TwistGrip universal smartphone clamp is available through Manfrotto online for a cool $50 starting this week. There you'll find a massive collection of tripods and other oddities that work with this clamp as well.

It's as of Manfrotto is not just accepting of the smartphone photography trend, they're encouraging it! And why not? Smartphone cameras now are far better than pocketable cameras of all sorts were just a few years ago – and for most hobby photographers, there's simply no reason to use anything else!

Manfrotto also has a slightly less fancy solution called "Universal Smartphone Clamp", an accessory that also has a 1/4-inch thread for your tripod. If you don't need to be on the cutting edge, you might want to check Manfrotto's listing for that, as well.