Neewer iPhone 15 Pro Max Phone Cage review

Capture gimbal-smooth camera moves with your iPhone 15 Pro Max and add accessories such as LEDs and filters to your shooting set-up.

NEEWER PA024K Cage for iPhone 15 Pro Max held in the hands of DCW reviewer George Cairns
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I thoroughly enjoyed using the Neewer Cage for iPhone 15 Pro Max on my parkour action test shoot and was impressed with the gimbal-smooth footage that we captured as well as the freedom the cage gave us to make complex camera moves. The option to mount accessories and filters on the cage was also very useful.

Pros

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    67mm thread filter mount

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    17mm lens mount

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    Handle configuration for portrait or landscape

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    iPhone buttons accessible via buttons on cage

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    Cold shoe mounts on top and sides

Cons

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    No cold shoe mounts on handles

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Being a regular Digital Camera World kit reviewer since 2022 I’ve tested the products of well known brands such as Hollyland, SmallRig and Godox on multiple occasions. However the Neewer iPhone Cage is the first Neewer product that I’ve put to the test, though I have recently started to notice the Neewer logo appearing on devices in friend’s studios (and in adverts on my social media feeds). 

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MaterialAluminium alloy
Powerbank mountNo
CompatibilityiPhone 15 Pro Max (15 Pro version available too)
Dimensions175 mm x 95 x 15mm
Weight230 g
SmallRig Brandon Li Mobile Video Kit for iPhone 15 Pro Max

The aluminum cage in the <a href="https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/reviews/smallrig-x-brandon-li-mobile-video-kit-for-iphone-15-pro-max-review" data-link-merchant="digitalcameraworld.com"">SmallRig Brandon Li Mobile Video Kit for iPhone 15 Pro Max is very similar in design to the Neewer cage and you can attach filters (such as an ND filter) to the cage. However I found that the edge of the ND filter was visible when shooting in Ultra Wide on the Brandon Li cage, but it didn’t appear on the Neewer rig. The Brandon Li cage’s side handle does have the bonus of additional cold shoe mounts, plus one handle also boasts a Bluetooth shutter button. Due to its extra features the Brandon Li Mobile Video Kit does cost more than the Neewer cage.

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If you’re not an iPhone user but fancy expanding your smartphone’s shooting options then check out the Neewer PA009S universal smartphone cage. It boasts 6 cold shoe mounts for attaching separately sold lights and mics, plus there’s a slot for the receiver of a wireless mic kit. It also ships with a handy strap so you can dangle the rig around your neck like a DSLR camera in between shoots.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.