Snappgrip adds DSLR-like controls to your iPhone

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It can be hard to hold the iPhone steady while you reach for the virtual button on the screen or find a volume button to trigger the camera to snap a picture.  If you like taking pictures with your iPhone but you’d like controls that are easier to find and use, consider the Snappgrip iPhone camera accessory.  We first told you about the Snappgrip in 2012, when it was an active Kickstarter campaign.  That campaign was successfully funded, and you can now order your own Snappgrip, even if you didn’t pledge.

The Snappgrip consists of a protective case for the iPhone.  When you want to use the camera, you attach the Snappgrip controller to the case and “gain access to real shooting controls including: Shutterfull press to take picture, half press to focus. Shooting Mode, Portrait, Landscape, Flash, Video, Zoom In Zoom Out.”  There’s a standard tripod mount, too, and a wrist strap and a microUSB cable for charging the battery.  There’s a companion app for the Snappgrip, and they are making their API available to other programmers.  The Snappgrip is available in black or white for $69.99 from BiteMyApple.

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