Snappgrip – One handed picture snapping for your iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S3

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Snappgrip is a UK based Kickstarter project that will provide a snap on camera controller for your iPhone 4, 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3. It’s made up of 2 parts. A protective case and the Snappgrip which snaps into the case and houses the controls. Using Bluetooth, this accessory features one-handed controls for shutter, zoom and capture mode. The shutter button works just like your stand alone camera; a half press focuses and a full press takes the image. There’s even a threaded tripod mount on the bottom. This crowd funding project has a funding goal of £18,000. A £29-49 ($46-$79 US) pledge will reserve your Snappgrip if the project is successful.

I enjoy playing around with all the camera gadgets available for the iPhone, so I am curious about this one. That said, it just seems like overkill to me. The iPhone already has a built in shutter button and I don’t know about you, but I never use the zoom feature on my smartphones. Pair that with the fact that the Snappgrip requires charging and I’m not sure I’d use it all that much. What do the rest of you think?

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  • Dave Marcus December 23, 2012, 3:30 pm

    Well, like you I never use a digital zoom. I like kickstarter (the idea of it), and have backed several really good projects (and a couple of really bad overdue ones). This looks like it adds WAY too much bulk to the phone, I doubt you’d ever use it. You’d have to carry it around and when you wanted to take a picture connect it to your phone. Too much trouble.

  • Norm December 23, 2012, 5:29 pm

    Destroys the whole Iphone camera experience-which is a pretty good camera much of the time and very easy to use and most important- easy to carry at all times.

  • Meister Vu December 26, 2012, 2:22 pm

    I am speechless!

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