Belkin is making it easier for you to turn your iPhone into a real camera. The LiveAction Camera Grip is made of rich corinthian leather soft touch plastic and connects to your iPhone 4, 4S or iPod touch via the dock port. It sits on the heel of the phone with separate shutter release and video / stills buttons for easy snapping. On the bottom is a standard size tripod mount for when you need a mechanically steady hand. At the same time, you can grab the LiveAction remote -- a Bluetooth control that can shoot pictures from up to 30m, saving you the ten-second-timer-dash. If the surface won't hold your phone neatly, you also get a detachable prop. Undecided buyers should check out the press release after the break; those who believe in love at first sight just need to know both are available from mid December and will set you back $50 each.
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Belkin Liveaction Camera Accessories and App Instantly Capture and Share Content

(Playa Vista, CA) – November 9, 2011 – Belkin provides consumers with the capability to instantly capture and share life's most spontaneous moments with the newly announced LiveAction Camera accessories for the iPhone and iPod touch. Experience a better way to snap photos and record video with products including the LiveAction Camera Grip and LiveAction Camera Remote. Immediately share this digital content with the new LiveAction App. "With upgraded cameras, new phones like the iPhone 4S take great pictures and are beginning to replace traditional cameras because they provide instant gratification-the ability to shoot and share via social media instantly," said Jamie Elgie, senior director of Belkin's mobility division. "Our new LiveAction Camera App and products enable that spontaneity, but also provide an enhanced camera experience that feels more like that of a traditional point-and-shoot camera. It's the best of both worlds."

The free LiveAction App features an intuitive on-screen interface to upload high-quality photos and videos directly onto Facebook or into an email without having to open another program. The app also allows you to capture still photos while simultaneously recording video of the same content so you don't miss a single moment. Separate photo and video buttons make it easy to switch modes right on screen. In addition to working in conjunction with Belkin's LiveAction Camera products, the LiveAction App can also be used alone as the primary camera app for the iPhone and iPod touch.

AVAILABILITY
The Belkin LiveAction App is free and available for download now at the Apple App Store. The LiveAction Cameral Grip is available now at Amazon.com. The LiveAction Camera Remote is available for pre-order now at Amazon.com. The full line of LiveAction Camera products will be available in stores in mid-December. The full lineup of Belkin's iPhone and iPod touch accessories can be seen at http://www.belkin.com.
LiveAction Camera Grip - With a contoured, soft-touch design and external shutter button, the LiveAction Camera Grip transforms an iPhone or iPod touch into a traditional digital camera, allowing the user to take pictures quickly, easily, and comfortably. The Camera Grip attaches to the charge connector of the device and fits easily over most cases. The integrated tripod mount attaches to any standard tripod for more stabilized control. Separate buttons for photo and video allow the photographer to quickly switch from taking stills to recording live action. The LiveAction Grip requires the use of the LiveAction App. Attaching the Camera Grip immediately activates the app, making it seamless and easy to use on the go.

Fast-fire shutter button
Two modes for photo and video
30-pin connector
Case-compatible
Works with the free LiveAction App
Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPod touch
Part number F8Z888
$49.99

LiveAction Camera Remote - Nothing shows off a good time like a group photo, but with most camera phones someone must be left out to take the photo. Eliminate that problem with the LiveAction Camera Remote. The intuitive remote wirelessly activates an iPhone or iPod touch camera shutter from up to 30 feet away. Two button controls can instantly switch between photo and video functions. The detachable camera stand props up the device and then slides back onto the remote to create the ultimate pocket-sized camera kit. The Camera Remote requires the use of the LiveAction App.

Remote shutter control enabled with Bluetooth® wireless technology
Two distinct buttons for photo and video
Detachable camera stand
Operational up to 30 ft.
Case-compatible
Works with the free LiveAction App
Compatible with iPhone 4 and iPod touch
F8Z896
$49.99