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The Satechi Bluetooth Smart Trigger and an iOS app gives you expanded control over your DSLR camera

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The Bluetooth Smart Trigger from Satechi slides onto the hot shoe of your Canon, Nikon, or Pentax DSLR camera and adds new dimensions to how you can use the camera.  The Smart Trigger uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology to pair with your iPhone (4S or 5) or iPad (3 or mini); an iOS app then turns your device into a remote trigger release accessory.  Bluetooth 4.0 has a range of 50 feet, and the low energy consumption means you can get up to 10 years from a single battery.  You’ll be able remotely trigger the camera in three modes.  With Regular mode, you can wirelessly trigger a shot – so you can make sure you’re always in the pictures, too.  Manual mode locks open the shutter for long exposures to capture star trails or light-writing shots.  Timed Shot mode turns your camera into an “intervalometer. Fine-tune your timer settings and use this mode to perform advanced photography techniques like time-lapses.”  The Bluetooth Smart Trigger is available at an introductory price of $44.99 at Satechi and Amazon.  The iOS app is free in Apple’s App Store.

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  • Donald Schoengold February 28, 2013, 5:57 pm

    There are lots of remote shutter triggers out there. I got 127 hits on a B&H search for “wireless shutter release”. None of them depend upon a good cell phone signal.

    What do you do w this thing if you are in the boonies and do not get a cell phone signal?

  • Janet Cloninger February 28, 2013, 6:12 pm

    @Donald Schoengold The phone connects to the trigger via Bluetooth, not cellular. It should work fine even in the woods.

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