Adonit PhotoGrip Qi review

This add-on grip for smartphones redeems itself with Qi wireless charging

Adonit PhotoGrip Qi
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Being able to wirelessly recharge a smartphone while taking photos is great, and we also love the built-in Bluetooth shutter button. However, away from those killer apps there are a few design foibles that keep it from being a must-have.


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    + Charges phones wirelessly

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    + Built-in Bluetooth shutter button

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    + 3,000 mAh built-in battery

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    + 1/4-inch thread can be used with any tripod


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    Basic build quality

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    Lack of stability makes a tripod essential

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    Group shots/selfie-centric

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Smartphones are not built to be brilliant cameras. Yes, the best camera phones boast increasingly incredible optics relative to what they used to have, but that’s about it. Adonit thinks they’re too slippery, can’t easily be stabilized. It thinks that they take terrible selfies, and run out of battery too quickly. Adonit is completely correct about all that, of course, and yet there’s something about its PhotoGrip Qi that keeps it from being the must-have accessory.

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.