With its 5-megapixel camera and 720p video recorder, the iPhone 4 can capture some pretty impressive-looking images--as long as you hold it perfectly still. Indeed, as any savvy photographer or videographer knows, if you want the best results, you need a tripod.
The Canopy Kapok is an iPhone 4 case with a built-in tripod mount. It also comes with a pair of shutter-control buttons and a stand. It's not a perfect product, and the impending release of iOS 5 (which will turn the iPhone's volume-down button into a shutter release) limits its overall value. But you may find it worthwhile, if only for mounting your iPhone on your favorite tripod.
The Kapok comes in a clear-plastic shell that's maddeningly difficult to open--until you realize that the thick black bottom of the shell is actually the included stand. Also, there's a finger-hole near the top where you can reach in to push the Kapok down and out.
The case is your typical matte-black two-piece, with about 5/8 of an inch extra at the bottom to accommodate the dock connector. Other than that, it's very slim and light--good all-around protection if you decide to leave your iPhone in it full time.… Read more