Review: Step Up Your Selfie Game with the ShutterGrip

If you want to take selfies, without looking like you used a selfie stick, you need a Bluetooth shutter remote control. But you also need a way to mount your phone on a tripod. That's where the ShutterGrip ($39.95) from Just Mobile comes in. Fresh off a successful Kickstarter campaign, the ShutterGrip will be available soon, but I got a chance to use it now.

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In fact, I used the ShutterGrip at a recent tradeshow and it worked well. I attached it to the end of a professional-quality monopod, thanks to the tripod mount, and was able to trigger video and photo recording with the removable Bluetooth trigger.

ShutterGrip

The ShutterGrip has a flexible clamp that expands for most phones. The remote claims a six-month battery life using the included CR2032 coin size battery. The ShutterGrip is sold in multiple color choices.

Pros

  • Tripod-mount
  • Flexible clamp expands for most phones
  • Removable Bluetooth shutter
  • Six-month battery life via CR2032
  • Multiple color choices

Cons

  • Selfie-stick or tripod not included
  • Plastic materials

Final Verdict

The ShutterGrip is a nice accessory that can improve your selfies.

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Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.