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Snappgrip

Tripod mount and USB charging

Slide it on, slide it off

Extra texture

Buttoned up

Mount up!

Hold on tight

LAS VEGAS--Still in the prototype phase, but with plans to launch in February 2013, the Snappgrip is a smartphone case and camera grip.

The grip uses Bluetooth and an iOS or Android app to give you wireless control over your iPhone's or Galaxy S3's camera.
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The Snappgrip's battery life is as long as 60 hours in standby on a single charge.
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The grip locks onto its case when in use, or slides off and becomes just a regular protective case.
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Snappgrip has a textured surface to give users something to hold on to.
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Snappgrip adds a shutter release and digital zoom control, and a mode dial lets you switch shooting modes when using Snappgrip's app.
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Here's how the Snappgrip attaches to your phone. Since it's connected to the device via Bluetooth, you don't need to worry about physical connectors to use it.
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And this is the Snappgrip in action. Just like a standalone point-and-shoot, the Snappgrip allows you to half-press to prefocus. The companion app is available for iOS and Android and the creators are working to provide an API to developers to embed in their own photography apps.
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