Grip and Shoot - Bluetooth 4.0 Camera Remote for iPhone 4S

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The Grip and Shoot is an advanced and easy to use camera rig for shooting photos and video with your iPhone 4S. The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Grip works wirelessly with the Grip and Shoot Camera App to give you the ability to zoom in/out and capture photos/video all with one hand!

Grip & Shoot System

Bluetooth 4.0 Camera Remote for iPhone 4s

Smartphone cameras are beginning to rival stand alone cameras in picture quality but they are not easy to hold while filming. The Grip and Shoot quickly transforms your iPhone 4S into a camera rig that feels natural and is easy to use. The BLE Grip serves as both support and a wireless remote for your iPhone 4S. The ergonomically designed handle allows a comfortable shot at any filming angle.

The BLE Grip and iPhone 4S are initially paired using the Grip & Shoot App. The trigger at the front of the BLE Grip captures a photo, or activates the start/stop of video depending on the setting in the Grip & Shoot App. Located near your thumb lies two buttons that provide zoom in/zoom out functions. All three buttons work wirelessly with your iPhone 4S via Bluetooth 4.0. When not in use, the BLE Grip goes to sleep until it is awakened when the Grip & Shoot App is started. The Grip & Shoot Camera App mirrors the basic functions of the iPhone's Camera App and is a free download.

Bluetooth Low Energy is a new property of Bluetooth 4.0 wireless radio technology. It uses significantly lower power and provides lower latency than previous Bluetooth technologies. Because the BLE Grip requires little power, a single coin cell battery is used to power the BLE Grip for over 10,000 snapshots.

The Shooter Case is made from an elastomeric thermoplastic and has a ruggedized look and feel to it. The case is not only durable, but also allows functionality of all buttons and ports.On the side of the Shooter Case is a camera shoe over-molded onto a stainless steel support. The support is then over molded with the elastomeric Shooter Case. The case feels soft and rubbery but when connected to the BLE Grip, creates a solid connection between the BLE Grip & iPhone.

The Shooter Case can be removed from the BLE Grip and attached to the Tripod Mount which has the same locking mechanism as on the BLE Grip. The Tripod Mount has adjustable legs to angle the smartphone for a better shot angle. It can also be mounted onto a tripod. The BLE Grip is then used as a remote to snap a picture, start/stop video, zoom in/out up to 100 feet away.

The Grip & Shoot has an open API so developers can write iOS apps that can be controlled by the three buttons on the BLE Grip. Other camera apps are welcome to add the ability to control their apps wirelessly. Not just for cameras.....playing a first person shooter with the realistic feel of the Grip & Shoot system could be a blast.

A father/son design team has developed this wirelees remote for the iPhone 4S camera. They are planning on manufacturing the product in the United States and currently seeking social funding thru Kickstarter.

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