cooltopia Adds Pro-Level Apps & Social Network Tools for Snappgrip Case/Controller

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cooltopia-snappgripcooltopia announced hardware integration with pro-level photography apps and social network tools for the Snappgrip, a snap-on camera controller designed to turn smartphones into point-and-shoot cameras with one-handed control.

Snappgrip will now work with the 645 Pro and PureShot apps, which provide high-quality image output with a real digital camera feel, and the Eico Design Weico+ app, an Instagram-type app that integrates into all of Western and Chinese social networks and chat platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook.  The Snappgrip will be available for online preorder in early February for an SRP of $99.

“We are thrilled to announce the Snappgrip integration with several serious high-end photo apps,” said Lee Harris , creator of Snappgrip. “We want Snappgrip to be every mobile photographer’s go-to accessory and hope that it will only enhance the amazing apps that they are already using such as the 645 Pro and PureShot, Weico+ and Jack Hollingsworth ’s soon-to-be-released Passport app.” 645 Pro was developed to make an iPhone feel like a pro camera. Inspired by the medium-format cameras, it produces print-ready output from a selection of seven film modes inspired by classic film stock with seven “backs,” from square 6×6 to panoramic 6×17. 645 Pro was also the first iPhone camera app to provide the option of uncompressed, unprocessed, lossless, developed RAW (dRAW) TIFF files. It’s now joined by PureShot,’s “#nofilter” app” that’s designed to deliver the best possible unprocessed output.

“We’re very excited by Snappgrip,” commented Mike Hardaker , founder of “It’s just a great fit for the apps we design and for photographers who take mobile photography seriously.”

In addition, cooltopia announced that Snappgrip will be named as one of 50 mobile photography accessories by Jack Hollingsworth, an award-winning, 30-year career veteran in commercial photography, at MacWorld 2013. In conjunction with being included as one of his 50 favorite accessories, Snappgrip will be fully compatible with Filmic’s new camera-replacement app designed by Hollingsworth and Neill Barham.

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