The Snappgrip from BiteMyApple is an accessory that makes an iPhone5/5s feel like a point-and-shoot camera. The accessory consists of two parts: a standard case for the usual protection (along with full access to all the controls) and the snap-on camera.
The device snaps on to the back of the included case with a quick-release button and connects to the Snappgrip photography companion app (free at iTunes) using Bluetooth. Images are stored in the app and can be moved over to your photo library and shared directly to social media.
Next to the shutter is a toggle for zooming with the internal lens. A mode dial allows access to the flash, scene and video modes. There’s a USB port for charging the accessory, and it even has a very useful standard tripod thread on the bottom.
The case also can attach lenses, available separately for purchase, which include a macro, fish-eye and telephoto. $70 at www.bitemyapple.co
Gregg Ellman, Twitter.com/greggellman
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