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Turn your iPhone or Galaxy S III into a full-fledged point & shoot camera with the SnappGrip

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Turn your iPhone or Galaxy S III into a full-fledged point & shoot camera with the SnappGrip
Sure, the Samsung Galaxy Camera might seems as though it offers the best of both worlds (camera & mobile functions), but if you’re still intent on using your smartphone for all your photo taking needs, there’s a neat add-on accessory that’ll turn it into a traditional point and shoot. That’s where the SnappGrip comes to mind, which is a snap-on camera controller that gives you the distinct styling of a dedicated camera.

Coming to market this sometime after February, with pre-orders for the gadget available now, this simple attachment allows the iPhone 4/4S/5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III to be armed with all the comforts of a camera. From its grippable body that mimics the feel of a standard camera, it further shows off its versatility with its mode dial, physical shutter key, and zoom control. Essentially, you slide in your device into the SnappGrip, and from there, it’s ready for all your shooting needs!

As for some of the additional items that the SnappGrip features, they include the following:

  • Wireless control over your smartphone via Bluetooth and an Android app or an iOS app
  • An iPhone 4, iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3-specific case to which the Snappgrip controller is easily attached or removed
  • A tripod mounting point at the base of the controller
  • A power switch and a micro USB connector for easy recharging with any standard USB/micro-USB cable
  • An internal lithium ion battery that will last up to 60 hours on standby

If you place a pre-order right now, you can reserve yourself a unit for a mere $79 – if not, it’ll retail for $99 when it’s released.

source: snappgrip via Kickstarter



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posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:53 4

1. android_hitman (Posts: 627; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


why the photos are with an iphone?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:03 7

2. ashu277 (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 May 2012)


Because APPLE is nothing but so called STATUS symbol

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:24 1

9. bucky (Posts: 1514; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Maybe it's just a solid phone

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 18:48 2

11. zazori08 (Posts: 113; Member since: 21 Dec 2011)


sandblast it and smack it to a sharp edge like the xperia z and we'll see what phone is solid.

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 01:53

12. jshan (Posts: 198; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


meaning what ?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:05 9

3. Ohrules (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


the only problem is that you would look stupid holding that to your head

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:09 4

4. smdeezy (Posts: 66; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


I feel like it needs to be able to enhance the original camera lens for it to do any good. It looks like it just bulks up your phone.

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:42 2

6. buccob (Posts: 1489; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


totally agree... when reading the title, I was expecting a full back cover to enhance grip, physical button, camera lens/lenses, and maybe xenon flash...

Oh well, probably later...

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 10:11 5

5. ultimatebatman (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


But does it add lenses? If not, why should I care about making my phone bulkier while doing the same things it did before?

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 11:50 4

7. k4j98 (Posts: 60; Member since: 12 Jul 2012)


With the Bluetooth I bet it has a bit of "shutter lag."

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 12:07 2

8. BigBoss10 (Posts: 232; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


SnappS h i t =P

posted on 18 Jan 2013, 13:24 2

10. Pyoung0560 (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Because, you are on Iphonearena who believe nothing is better than an Apple product

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 01:59 1

13. jshan (Posts: 198; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


no you are wrong buddy..bcz there is no any galaxy s or htc droid or moto droid ...that if apple didnt release their 1st iphone in 2007.. every1 should agree to that quote.cz its real .. so it deserv every best gadget in market.. isnt it ? and phonearena is just reviewing the products,if u dont like em so dont bother and stop making comments on this page..

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 11:00

14. andregabeh87 (Posts: 13; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


If the case will let the phone as bulky as a point and shoot camera, wouldn't less bizarre carry a smartphone AND a good point and shoot camera? I'll never understant these alternatives camera solutions for smartphones...

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 12:26

15. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


with that cheap optics it won't turn them into super-duper camera...no matter how hard they would try

posted on 19 Jan 2013, 19:01

16. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


At least the added part is removable, all you need to keep on it is the case, and it really should add a lens to it, but if it's bluetooth, then it should be able to work as a remote camera button, which would be cool I suppose, possibly more practical than a timer, provided you have a free hand and something to prop your phone up against.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 04:16

17. amirata_xman (banned) (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Jan 2013)


its good

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