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MEGATech Reviews: Shot Glass Mount for Polaroid Cube+
The Polaroid Cube+ action camera is meant to be a fun little gadget. And if your fun involves alcohol, you may as well get a shot glass mount too, right?
Pros
  • Totally unique accessory
  • Face forward or up
  • Dishwasher safe
Cons
  • Questionable value proposition
  • Cheap plastic build
  • Will probably need to rely on app
6.5Overall Score

Action and lifestyle cameras can provide all sorts of unique perspectives generally unattainable with more conventional cameras. You can mount these suckers on your helmets, on your skateboards or on your handlebars to put your viewers in the heart of the action. Or, if you pick up the Shot Glass Mount for the Polaroid Cube and Cube+ family of cameras, you can bring your viewer into the middle of the party. The drunken, alcohol-laden party. Remember to drink responsibly!

Shots Shots Shots

MEGATech Reviews: Shot Glass Mount for Polaroid Cube+

You might recall that the Polaroid Cube+ action camera that we reviewed earlier this summer can be complemented by a wealth of first-party (and third-party) accessories. We highlighted the Flexi-pod, for example. Unsurprisingly, there’s also a waterproof housing and all sorts of other mounts to put that camera just about anywhere.

When I first heard about the Shot Glass Mount for Polaroid’s little lifestyle camera, I couldn’t help but to think of the corresponding party song by LMFAO and Lil Jon. You know the one. And now you’ve got it stuck in your head too. You’re welcome.

There really isn’t much in terms of actual technology that goes into this accessory. It’s a plastic shot glass that happens to have a snug little compartment in the bottom to accommodate your Polaroid Cube (or Cube+; they’re both the same physical size). As a highly appreciated plus, the Shot Glass Mount is completely dishwasher safe.

Bottoms Up… or Out

MEGATech Reviews: Shot Glass Mount for Polaroid Cube+

It’s pretty clear that this is is meant to be a novelty product with not much of an actual practical purpose the same way a helmet mount might have. Even so, Polaroid has worked to provide us with a little added flexibility in how we might choose to use the Shot Glass Mount.

Since the Polaroid Cube+ lifestyle camera is a cube, it can be oriented in just about any direction and take on the same dimensions. As a result, you can place the camera in the mount facing upwards (toward the bottom of the shot glass) or facing outwards in one of two directions. I suppose you could also have it face straight down if you want too. The soft touch finish on the Cube+ coupled with the basic plastic of the mount keep the camera in place snugly and comfortably.

Regardless of which direction you choose to face the camera, you could run into a couple of minor annoyances. When it’s facing up, the plastic bottom of the Shot Glass Mount will inevitably get cloudy, dirty or scratched over time, affecting the quality of your party video. When it’s facing outward, you can’t access the record button on top of the camera. Thus, you either have to take the camera out to hit the button or utilize the mobile app.

Two Shot Glass Mount Perspectives

MEGATech Reviews: Shot Glass Mount for Polaroid Cube+

I’m a boring work-at-home dad to an almost two-year-old toddler, so I don’t get out all that much. Most of my “social drinking” is done by myself at night, after I’ve put the little one down to sleep. Please, don’t shed a tear for me. So, while I cannot provide you with a video of my insane partying antics in Ibiza, I can show you what the Shot Glass Mount can show you from the drinking confines of my kitchen.

Here is a sample video with the camera facing outward:

And here is a sample video with the camera facing upward:

The upward-facing video didn’t look nearly as gross as I had anticipated. I didn’t think that too many people would want to see the inside of anyone’s mouth (unless you’re a dental hygienist by trade), but the relative height of the shot glass keeps the gory details at bay. This really can provide a unique perspective for your party video.

MEGATechie Party Time or MEGATechie Painful Hangover?

MEGATech Reviews: Shot Glass Mount for Polaroid Cube+

Is the Shot Glass Mount a useful accessory for your Polaroid Cube camera? No, probably not. Is it a fun accessory that you might want to use for a couple of specialized shots at a special event? Maybe. I appreciate that you can use it facing in more than one direction and it’s practically dummy-proof. The latter is a plus if you happen to have had one too many shots.

The thing is that the Polaroid Shot Glass Mount sells for $14.99 online. While not an insane amount of money, it’s not exactly super cheap for what is otherwise a cheap plastic shot glass. And turning to the mobile app for much of the control might be a challenge if you happen to be a little too inebriated.

For what it’s worth, this accessory is just a fun diversion… which I suppose is all it set out to be in the first place.


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