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Snappgrip camera grip for iPhone and Galaxy S3 (pictures)

Add a shutter release, zoom control, and more to your iPhone or Galaxy S3.

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Snappgrip

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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Tripod mount and USB charging

The Snappgrip's battery life is as long as 60 hours in standby on a single charge.
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Slide it on, slide it off

The grip locks onto its case when in use, or slides off and becomes just a regular protective case.
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Extra texture

Snappgrip has a textured surface to give users something to hold on to.
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Buttoned up

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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Mount up!

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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Hold on tight

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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