It’s a classic dilemma in our multi-tasking world — as you try to balance your Starbucks pumpkin spice latte frappé in one hand while you grab your smart sunglasses (do we have those yet?) and attempt to take a selfie with the other, your otherwise perfect and candid Instagram shot becomes a little bit shaky, or worse yet, your finger’s in the frame. Let’s face it — despite the ubiquity and relative convenience of using your iPhone as a camera, “using the touch screen or volume button to snap a shot still doesn’t feel as natural as using a physical digital camera,” or so say the makers of Snap! Pro, the self-described “best iPhone case for snapping a shot.”
The development of increasingly high-tech and high-powered cameras on our smartphones has now become a major selling point for devices that are otherwise relatively undifferentiated from one another. So given our collective penchant for documenting every moment of our lives via smartphone camera, the beautifully designed Snap! Pro, which “helps you use your iPhone to take photos in the most natural gesture, and it is the fastest way to snap a shot intuitively,” is entering a very welcome market indeed.
It works by mimicking the way you would actually take a picture with a real digital camera, adding a shutter button right on the case. And the case itself ergonomically designed to fit within the confines of your hand without forcing you to expand your reach or perform some crazy maneuver to either press down on the volume key or hit the shutter button on-screen. According to its makers, the Snap! Pro affords you with “a thicker grip” that is “ideal for taking photos with your iPhones, allowing you to take a photo more naturally and steadily.”
“When you press the shutter button of the SNAP! PRO, the iPhone volume button will be simultaneously pressed as well to trigger the camera shutter,” they further explain. “No pairing, no cables, no batteries or additional apps are needed.”
And while turning your iPhone into a full-fledged digital camera may sound like a bulky enterprise, Snap! Pro has ensured that you get to keep the sleek design of your Apple device, with “interchangeable grips [that come] in two types of thickness.” The team urges you to “choose the grip that you feel most comfortable with under the circumstances.”
Best of all, the new case comes with a varied selection of lenses to make you feel even more legitimate as an iPhone photographer. You can grab a wide angle and macro lens, a fisheye and macro lens, a CPL filter, a 3X Telephoto lens, an ultra-wide angle lens, or a free-frame fisheye lens, so you’re always ready no matter what the situation calls for. And with both a tripod hole and a wrist strap, you can mount your camera anywhere and ensure that you’ve always got a firm grip on it.
So if you’re looking to level up on your iPhone photography skills, it might just start with getting the right iPhone case. And the Snap! Pro looks to be a pretty safe bet.