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The Belkin LiveAction Remote Control works with your iOS device via Bluetooth meaning you can take pictures or record videos from 30 ft away. It is small and light, making it easy to carry around, with the top part coming off to act as a stand for your iPhone, even if it is in a case. Being able to shoot from 30 ft away means you can get into group shots and take sharper pictures as you won't introduce any camera shake when pressing the release. The Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote is available from the Photojojo Store for $40 (approx £25.79 as of 31st May 2012).
- Two different buttons for photo and video
- Operational up to 30 ft
- Included stand props up your phone and fits over cases
- Works with the LiveAction app
- Share images via Facebook, email or save to camera roll
- Works with iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone 3GS, 4/4S (iOS 4.3 or later)
It's great that the stand for your iPhone connects to the remote itself, without adding much size. This is good as you can use your iPhone on a normal tripod, such as the Gary Fong Tripod Adapter and the remote still fits nicely in the hand.
With the remote you can take shake free shots, particularly useful if you have bought a lens, such as the Vtec iPhone 12x Aluminium Telephoto lens, which will exaggerate any camera shake. The shots in the lens review were taken using the Belkin remote, ensuring they are as sharp as possible. One thing that does let it down is that it works only with the LiveAction remote and not with other photo apps.
Lastly, we discovered that if you press the picture taking button when not in the app it plays/pauses your music, with the movie record button skipping to the next track.
|The Belkin LiveAction Remote is a very useful iPhoneography accessory.|
Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote ProsWorked over a longer range than stated
Built in stand is useful
Decent value for money
Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote ConsOnly works with the LiveAction app
|VALUE FOR MONEY|
The Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote is available from the Photojojo Store for $40 (approx £25.79 as of 31st May 2012).
Belkin LiveAction Camera Remote Specifications