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Cooltopia has announced that its Kickstarter campaign for the SnappGrip - a snap-on camera controller that essentially turns smartphones into point-and-shoot cameras - has met its funding goal and will enter production in late February. “We will release SnappGrip for iPhone and Galaxy III in less than a month and will soon follow that with additional smartphone options,” says Lee Harris, Creator of SnappGrip. Completely portable, compact and removable, the SnappGrip enables smartphone users to take one-handed photos and snap off spontaneous pictures with ease. Carrying an MSRP of $99, the SnappGrip can be pre-ordered now for approximately $79 (£49) at the website below.
Website: SnappGrip on Kickstarter
Cooltopia Press Release
CES Brings Success to Cooltopia SnappGrip Kickstarter Project – Fundraising Goal Met
SnappGrip, a snap-on camera controller that turns smartphones into a point-and-shoot camera will be available in early March 2013
Pre-order now for special savings at Kickstarter
London – January 17, 2013 – cooltopia is pleased to announce the success of their Kickstarter campaign for the Snappgrip. Snappgrip, a snap-on camera controller that turns smartphones into point-and-shoot cameras will enter production in late February 2013. Smartphone users will now be able to take one-handed photos and snap off spontaneous pictures with ease. Simply attach the controller to the back of a smartphone and start taking pictures. Similar to a digital camera, users will enjoy functions such as zoom mode, shooting mode and focus. Completely portable, compact and removable the Snappgrip is the accessory smartphone users have been waiting for. Snappgrip will be released worldwide in February 2013 for $99MSRP but can be pre-ordered now for approximately $79 (£49) at http://www.kickstarter.com.
“Thanks to the overwhelming interest and support we received at the Consumer Electronics Show we are proud to announce that we have reached our funding goal and will go into immediate production,” says Lee Harris, Creator of Snappgrip. “We will release Snappgrip for iPhone and Galaxy III in less than a month and will soon follow that with additional smartphone options.”
The Snappgrip controller provides easy access to real shooting controls including:
Shutter Function: Full press to take picture, half press to focus
Shooting Mode: Portrait, landscape, flash and video
Zoom Function: Zoom in for close ups or zoom out for wide shots
Additional features include:
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
Compatibility with additional apps and smartphones will be available after February 2013. For more information about Snappgrip visit http://www.snappgrip.com.
About cooltopia Ltd:
Comprising experienced consumer electronic designers Rex Chen and Lee Harris, cooltopia designs, and manufactures innovative digital products. Our first creation, Snappgrip, transforms smartphone photography into a true camera-like experience. During 2013 you can expect to see several more cooltopia-designed products emerge leveraging the founders’ experience in audio, automotive and smartphone products. We’ve got offices in London and Hong Kong giving easy access to high quality industrial design, innovative app and firmware development and high volume, high quality manufacturing.