The Camera Bag: iPhone Shutter Grip Makes Your Phone Act More Like a True Digital Camera
posted Friday, May 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM EDT
Ok, you could say we're fairly obsessed with shooting photos with our iPhone, which is why something like the iPhone Shutter Grip makes perfect sense to us.
As most iPhone users well know, there are only two basic ways to shoot a photo with Apple's phone: either touch the camera button on the screen or, if you're running iOS5, you can use the phone's "volume up" button to snap a picture.
Both of these methods are awkward and somewhat slow.
The iPhone Shutter Grip, on the other hand, makes your phone act more like a regular digital camera so you can swiftly shoot photos and record video.
It attaches to the iPhone (3GS, 4 and 4S models) via the phone's charging slot and offers up two dedicated buttons for capturing stills or video. The grip also gives you an easier way to hold your phone while you're shooting.
The iPhone Shutter Grip has a tripod mount and is adjustable so it can fit over most cases.
The grip sells for $40 from here but, unfortunately is out of stock until the end of May.
UPDATE: The iPhone Shutter Grip only works with the Belkin LiveAction camera app, which is free.