Just Mobile’s ShutterGrip is a great addition to an iPhone-grapher’s toolkit

Just Mobile’s ShutterGrip doesn’t ship until mid-April, but AppleWorld.Today got an advance copy. The bottom line: it’s a nifty accessory for smartphone owners who take lots of photos.

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The ShutterGrip — a “grab and go” camera control gadget —  is extremely versatile, offering compatibility with the iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, and iPhone 5/5s. It uses a tensioned grip to attach to these Apple smartphones, whether or not they’re in a case or not. Well, unless the smartphone with attached case measures more than 3.4 inches wide or 0.6 inches deep.

With it attached (and there’s no app to install(. you have a solid, ergonomic handle and wireless shutter button that helps eliminate shaky shots. The ShutterGrip automatically turns itself off after three minutes of nonuse, so there’s no on/off switch. After it’s turned off, a press of the button will wake up the ShutterGrip, which automatically attempts to connect to your paired smartphone.

With a tripod screw, lanyard hole and non-slip grip, the ShutterGrip makes it easy to attach accessories. It’s non-slip ergonomic grip helps ensure you don’t drop your iPhone. It also comes with a copper-core wrist strap that provides added security.

The ShutterGrip is easy to use whether you’re left-handed right-handed.You can clip it on either end of your smartphone and find the hand grip that works best for you.

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The clever modular design allows you to remove the shutter button to use as a remote control for selfies, videos and time lapses. It’s also built to make battery replacement easy. Of course, with it attached, you can’t slip your iPhone into a pocket, as you might otherwise. Still, the ShutterGrip itself is compact enough to fit into a pocket or purse.

The ShutterGrip uses a CR2032 disc battery that you can pic up in in most supermarkets and drug stores. You should’t have to replace the battery very often; according to the folks at Just Mobile, it will last up to 180 days based on 500 presses per day.

If you’re an avid iPhone-grapher, this little accessory is a must-have for your toolkit.

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