Version 2 is a complete overhaul and comes with numerous improvements:
- Strengthened Moment compatible interchangable lens mount ( https://www.shopmoment.com/ ) - even better for advanced vlogging!
- Switched to solid case base for faster printing, more ruggedness
- Reworked the hot shoe - now it sits lower and is even more solid while using less material.
- Case fits a little tighter now. v1 was perfectly fine, but v2 will inspire more confidence that the phone won't just slide out. I tested it and it is very stable!
With the new lens mount and a shotgun mic you can now achieve better than compact camera audio and video quality with just the phone you already have!
This is a case/sleeve for your Pixel 2 XL allowing you to mount any hot shoe accessory, for example an external microphone allowing you to use your phone for professional recordings such as for journalistic work and interviews or vlogging. Based on Screwyluie's Pixel 2 XL case. I took the bottom half off because it wouldn't fit my printer easily otherwise, but it's actually much better this way. It still clicks snugly into place - no risk of the phone falling out, but it's still easier to just slide it out for when you want to put it in your pocket or use a different case (this isn't intended to be left on all day due to the bulky hot shoe mount). The hot shoe itself is based on a design by ccvh with some modifications. It's quite sturdy and mounted to the case in a strengthened manner so that it feels stable even with the pretty large Rode VideoMic Pro. Accessories can be mounted backwards so this should be great for vlogging with great audio.
Let me know if you have any feature request/improvement suggestions.
any I recommend strengthened/industrial PLA (APLA / "workday PLA")
Update v2: For v2 you definitly want 0.1mm resolution so that the lens mount comes out well.
I printed mine with 0.2mm and it works great, but it looks rough. I suggest using thinner layers, but can't guarantee that it will still snap into place as well as it would with 0.1mm. If you don't care for looks, 0.2mm layer work great.
Remove supports. If you used APLA as I suggested, consider "baking" it for additional strength, however this should be plenty strong enough either way.