Hansnap LogoThere are all sorts of attachments that make filming extreme sports and other intense activities from your phone easier. Most of these attachments come in the form of some sort of handle. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it makes it difficult to film in a first person shot. That is to say that it is hard to film if you are the one doing the activity. There are a number of reasons for this, but it mostly boils down to the fragile nature of smartphones. Well, we just came across a new Kickstarter Campaign that offers a new take on this sort of filming accessory: The HANSNAP.


The HANSNAP is a pretty unique device. Whereas most similar mobile accessories employ some sort of handle or other rig, the Hansnap straps right to your hand, making it super secure. Here is a quick rundown of how it actually works, “Simply strap HANSNAP to your hand and slip your smartphone in. The pivoting arm between the case and the hand strap enable various angles which stabilize the phone for photo or video capture. They also allow for quick accessibility, screen visibility, and voice control.”1

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How secure is the HANSNAP? Well check out some of the activities the founder has put the accessory through over the past couple of months:

  • Moshing / stage diving
  • Skateboarding
  • Surfing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Concert footage
  • Tree Scaling
  • Sailing
  • 4 Wheeling
  • Bungee jumping
  • Kayaking
  • Live streaming events
  • Extreme Selfies
  • Motorcycle sports
  • Keynote presentations from your smartphone2

Check out this video of the HANSNAP in action, as well as the idea behind the device: