As the cameras on our phones get better and better, many of us are less likely to carry our point and shoot camera with us as well. Then it comes to the point of wanting to take a picture or yourself or the whole group, and you’re stuck with only your camera. The Muku Shuttr Remote is a compatible with iOS and some Android devices and also allows you to be in the shot and take the picture with the touch of a button.
You connect your phone to the remote via Bluetooth 3.0 which will work at a distance of up to 30 feet. The remote is very small and convenient. It is designed as a keychain so you can always have it with you. It also ships with a little stand that plugs into the headphone jack, which in itself is pretty ingenious. Both of these things are so small, that it’s perfectly reasonable to assume you can carry them with you all the time. You have the option of white or black, and it comes with a small carrying pouch.
It is compatible with your native camera on devices with iOS 5 or higher (including iPads), Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2, Note 3, and LG Nexus 4. For the other phones you can download the Shuttr Camera in the Play Store for compatibility.
To use the remote, turn it on, select iPhone or Android mode, and your phone will discover and pair with it. The next time you want to use it, all you have to do is turn it on and you’re good to go. It is recommended that you always turn the remote off after use or the battery will die in about a month. When turning it off between uses, the battery should last about 2 years. Replacement batteries can be purchased at drug stores.
The Remote was very successful on Kickstarter this past summer, check out their video here.
This is an exciting little accessory for your phone. I picture great nature shots that also include you, group photos, and pictures of you AND the kids (just imagine). We have enough pictures with only half of our arms, our full faces, and a tiny bit of the background. Increase the quality of your photos. Who would regret that?
The Muku Shuttr Remote is available on Amazon for $39.99.