Today I've got a pretty interesting item to review. Miggo is a company that makes camera straps that also double as protective cases. Pretty cool right? So when I got the opportunity to test one out, I was super excited. I love taking my camera with me everywhere, but sometimes I don't want to carry my bulky camera bag around with me, especially if I'm going to work or school. I was actually in the market for a protective DSLR case to put on my camera so I can just throw it in my backpack or purse- that's why I was so excited to try this product out!
Miggo makes two different kinds of straps: the "Grip & Strap," which is a wristlet-type strap, and the "Strap & Wrap," which is what I'm testing out today. I chose the DSLR option (obviously), but there is also an option for smaller, point-and-shoot cameras as well. So, after putting it on my camera and using it a bit, here are my thoughts:
Well, I'm not entirely sure where to start with this one. I guess I'll start with the fact that I spent over an hour figuring out how to correctly attach it to my camera. You attach the strap via a small screw that you screw into the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera. You can move the screw around based on how long your camera lens is, to allow the strap to fit perfectly around the camera when you wrap it up. Sounds easy, right? That's what I thought, but I had to watch their instructional video about 10 times before I think I put it on correctly. And I'm not even sure about that- it seemed no matter where I put the screw, the strap never snugly fit my camera when I tried to wrap it up.
Another thing that bummed me out about this strap was that the length wasn't adjustable. I have an incredibly short torso, so when I wear this as a regular camera strap, the camera is dangling around my crotch area, down by my thighs, and I usually like to have it sitting right under my chest if I have a strap on it. Another big flaw: since the camera is attached only by the screw in the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera, this means the camera lens is facing downward toward the ground when you wear it, as opposed to facing out, away from your body (does that make sense?) The screw feels secure, but I wish the camera was more stable-y attached to the strap.
Mostly, I think the idea of this product is really clever, but the execution just wasn't there. Personally, I put my normal camera strap back on the day after using this product and I like that way better than this thing.
What do you think? Would you ever try this product? Have you ever tried anything like this? Let me know!
Happy Wednesday! :)
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. However, all opinions are 100% my own.