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

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

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. android_hitman unregistered

why the photos are with an iphone?

2. ashu277

Posts: 18; Member since: May 20, 2012

Because APPLE is nothing but so called STATUS symbol

9. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Maybe it's just a solid phone

11. zazori08

Posts: 113; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

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

12. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

meaning what ?

3. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

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

4. smdeezy

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

6. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 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...

5. ultimatebatman

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 04, 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?

7. k4j98

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 12, 2012

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

8. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

SnappS h i t =P

10. Pyoung0560

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

13. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 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..

14. andregabeh87

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 16, 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...

15. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

16. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 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.

17. amirata_xman

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 05, 2013

its good

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