by Juli Clover
January 22, 2013
Last time on Snap Spot I shared the fantastic clip-on lenses that I’ve been using from one of my favorite iPhoneography sites, Photojojo. This week I have another fun accessory to share, the iPhone Cable Trigger, which allows you to take pictures from a short distance away. This cable trigger is no ordinary, boring piece of iPhoneography equipment. Instead, it has been designed to look just like an old school film canister, which fits in subtly with your decor or nestles comfortably in a pocket when you are out taking photos. If you use your iPhone to capture crisp, close up photos and videos of objects and pets, then you already know your ultimate nemesis - camera shake. Evil camera shake is always there, spoiling your precious pictures, but you can defeat it with this cable trigger. Set your phone up on a tripod or a flat surface, plug the trigger into your headphone jack, and click the button on top to snap pictures without touching your phone at all. It eliminates camera shake and it’s a great way to get posed photos of yourself and your friends. Low light photography will never be a problem again! The trigger functions directly with the camera app so you don’t need to install anything at all. Just plug it in and go. Though it isn’t wireless, you will hardly notice. The retractable cable has quite a long range (30 inches), and it never gets tangled up. Let me tell you the best part about using the iPhone Cable Trigger - it’s the click! When you push down on that button, it gives a nice, satisfying clicking sound so you know your photo has been captured. By the way, it also stops and starts video recording, making it ideal for all of those hilarious cat videos. You can get your own iPhone Cable Trigger for $23 from the Photojojo website. Snap one up and your photos will look better than ever. Want even more Snap Spot? Check out my archives. And as always, if you have a suggestion for an app or an item that you would like to see featured, make sure to get in touch.