Welcome to MobiTog - The Original Mobile Photography Community!
THE Original Global Community for Mobile Photographers - Everywhere...

You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user. Sign up or
Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. MobiMono IS BACK... Hold onto your Blacks & Whites!

Awesome new Kickstarter in UK - Limited Cheap Price - Snapp Grip

Discussion in 'Accessories & Phones' started by Smooth, 20 December 2012.

  1. Smooth

    Smooth Site Admin Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    1,763
    Likes Received:
    1,868
    Location:
    Herts, UK.
    Real Name:
    Matt
    fernandoprats, MsDee and lamkentucky like this.
  2. Robert Lancaster

    Robert Lancaster Searching for Groovy! Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 June 2012
    Messages:
    10,476
    Likes Received:
    16,941
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    Real Name:
    Robert Lancaster
    Looks very sweet Smooth!
    Bit too rich for me ... and a bit too far away! :D
     
  3. Smooth

    Smooth Site Admin Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    1,763
    Likes Received:
    1,868
    Location:
    Herts, UK.
    Real Name:
    Matt
    £19.99 for the first 100 - not sure on international posting though... :)

    Leave a note here if you back it?
     
  4. Chris / interealtime

    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

    Joined:
    7 May 2012
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    862
    Real Name:
    Chris
    I'm not so sure on that one. I like the idea, but it's going to be limited by software - very little with work with it (possibly the shutter will work with apps that support volume shutter control). You'll be stuck with the app they provide with it for proper control, and we don't know what that will be like. If it's a great app, fine - but most of us have a preferred app to shoot with.

    They're making an API available for developers, which is good - but then it comes down to whether devs want to support it. It's going to be an extra layer of complexity in the app, and extra stuff to maintain and support. That's fine if it sells in large quantities, but if it sells in low quantities, something doesn't work too well and you get a small but vocal group of customers who aren't happy.. it ends up being a lot of hassle for minimal reward. Expect most devs to wait for it to sell well (and prove it works well through the API) before supporting it.

    It's a bit chicken and egg unfortunately - it needs app support to really take off, but app support will mostly come after it takes off.

    I'm not sure on the ergonomics too. Surely the shutter button should be at the edge for easy access, as that's the part you're going to be using the most? Instead the mode switch (which isn't going to get much support initially at least) is there. But maybe it makes more sense in hand, and it is in the right place.. we need somebody to try it out really :)

    Oh, last thing: the case is a fixed size. If the iphone 5s/6/whatever has a slightly different shape, it's no longer going to fit. Hopefully the company will do well and will sell a new case, and it's not an issue, but I'd be much more comfortable buying something like that if it was a simple clamp-on design.
     
  5. Smooth

    Smooth Site Admin Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    1,763
    Likes Received:
    1,868
    Location:
    Herts, UK.
    Real Name:
    Matt
    All good questions sir - but it is very promising they are releasing the API - could be as big as ollo in the future! As for ergonomics - I am a big fan!

    Have contacted the developer and invited him to join Mobi so he can answer some of these queries - hope he takes me up on the offer :)
     
    Chris / interealtime likes this.
  6. Venomator

    Venomator Green & Serpentine... Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    9,847
    Likes Received:
    13,090
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, England
    Real Name:
    Rog...
    Well, for nineteen little squidleys I think it is worth a punt and I am happy to support such initiatives for our sport... ;)

    So I am in and I wish them well... :D

    And I don't see the case issue being such a problem, the i4 and i5 are, after all, already different sizes... :rog:
     
    fernandoprats likes this.
  7. Chris / interealtime

    Chris / interealtime The NightCapper... Developer

    Joined:
    7 May 2012
    Messages:
    443
    Likes Received:
    862
    Real Name:
    Chris
    Hopefully they'll take that up :) It's a tough one for them I guess - they'll face potentially hard questions, possibly without answers that are convincing enough. On the other hand, it's a kickstarter thing, and good early feedback (which they're likely to get here) can be a great thing. And if they have really good answers at the ready, they'll get a fair few more people ponying up :) (I'll go for it myself perhaps, but I'll need some convincing - especially on the API / 3rd party support bits!)

    Ven: thinking about it, the 'buttons' bit is separate from the 'plastic case' part. And it's bluetooth controlled. It can probably be attached to pretty much any phone or case with a bit of string and bluetack.
     
    Venomator likes this.
  8. sdgareth

    sdgareth Mere nano mortal... Site Staff

    Joined:
    26 August 2011
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    6,704
    Location:
    Swaziland
    Real Name:
    Gareth Evans
    this is right up my alley, all the controls in one hand
    cool, will give it a go (if they will permit given my location)
     
  9. Smooth

    Smooth Site Admin Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    1,763
    Likes Received:
    1,868
    Location:
    Herts, UK.
    Real Name:
    Matt
    Exciting stuff - they only have £1.7k of their £18k target to go - and 19 days to do it in!

    Anyone else pledged?
     
    fernandoprats likes this.
  10. Venomator

    Venomator Green & Serpentine... Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    9,847
    Likes Received:
    13,090
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, England
    Real Name:
    Rog...
    Reckon they should do that easily in time, there is normally a last minute push that ends up raking it in for such projects... :D

    I'm already in, so I do hope they make it... :rog:
     
  11. sdgareth

    sdgareth Mere nano mortal... Site Staff

    Joined:
    26 August 2011
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    6,704
    Location:
    Swaziland
    Real Name:
    Gareth Evans
    I'm in :D
     
    Venomator likes this.
  12. sdgareth

    sdgareth Mere nano mortal... Site Staff

    Joined:
    26 August 2011
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    6,704
    Location:
    Swaziland
    Real Name:
    Gareth Evans
    thanks for the reminder, completely forgot about this :alien:
    simple controls, easy to grip :Dyes please
     
    Venomator likes this.
  13. fernandoprats

    fernandoprats Addicted

    Joined:
    26 August 2012
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Barcelona
    My 365:
    My MobiTog 365
    I'm in too and I knew about it after reading MobiTog!
     
    Venomator and RoseCat like this.
  14. sdgareth

    sdgareth Mere nano mortal... Site Staff

    Joined:
    26 August 2011
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    6,704
    Location:
    Swaziland
    Real Name:
    Gareth Evans
    I see target reached and expecting production at the end of Feb :thumbs:
     
    Venomator likes this.
  15. fernandoprats

    fernandoprats Addicted

    Joined:
    26 August 2012
    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    912
    Location:
    Barcelona
    My 365:
    My MobiTog 365
    Yes, I received the email ¿^
     
  16. Smooth

    Smooth Site Admin Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    1,763
    Likes Received:
    1,868
    Location:
    Herts, UK.
    Real Name:
    Matt
    Lzed, RoseCat, lisamjw and 3 others like this.
  17. sdgareth

    sdgareth Mere nano mortal... Site Staff

    Joined:
    26 August 2011
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    6,704
    Location:
    Swaziland
    Real Name:
    Gareth Evans
    fernandoprats likes this.
  18. Venomator

    Venomator Green & Serpentine... Admin Site Staff

    Joined:
    25 May 2011
    Messages:
    9,847
    Likes Received:
    13,090
    Location:
    Cambridgeshire, England
    Real Name:
    Rog...
    It is super news, so pleased Mr Hardaker heeded our advice and took the initiative... :rog:
     
    RoseCat, fernandoprats and sdgareth like this.
  19. sdgareth

    sdgareth Mere nano mortal... Site Staff

    Joined:
    26 August 2011
    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    6,704
    Location:
    Swaziland
    Real Name:
    Gareth Evans
    a MT inspired JV :thumbs:
     
    RoseCat and Venomator like this.
  20. Mike Hardaker

    Mike Hardaker The 645 Pro... Developer

    Joined:
    4 May 2012
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    452
    Real Name:
    Mike Hardaker
  21. dogsitter

    dogsitter Addicted

    Joined:
    4 October 2011
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    2,235
    This looks cool. But it wouldn't work for my street stuff. It would just draw attention to me. I prefer to look like a person checking messages.
     
    richardcb and Venomator like this.
  22. richardcb

    richardcb All Bronzed up! Site Staff

    Joined:
    28 June 2011
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    6,337
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    Real Name:
    Richard
    Good point. One of the iPhone major strengths as a camera is its 'stealthy' profile. :)
     
  23. Mike Hardaker

    Mike Hardaker The 645 Pro... Developer

    Joined:
    4 May 2012
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    452
    Real Name:
    Mike Hardaker
    So you wouldn't use it for your street stuff. I'm intrigued by the fact that you can snap it in or out as needed...
     
    Lzed likes this.
  24. dogsitter

    dogsitter Addicted

    Joined:
    4 October 2011
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    2,235
    I also use a bulky case. I drop stuff. My last phone got water damage from shooting in light rain. Im a mess. So I have case that protects from nuclear events ;)
     
    RoseCat likes this.
  25. RoseCat

    RoseCat Cat'sClockedIt... Site Staff

    Joined:
    1 August 2011
    Messages:
    26,933
    Likes Received:
    27,106
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Real Name:
    Catherine
    :lmao:
     

Share This Page