GadgeTell Review: MirrorCase for iPhone

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The MirrorCase for iPhone 4 / 4S is an innovative new take on traditional protective phone cases. Geared towards the mobile picture-snapper, this piece from RHP Multimedia is fundamentally quite simple but provides a ‘next-level’ solution to an issue that we’ve all dealt with.

With iPhone’s 8-megapixel iSight camera and HD 1080p video recording capabilities, being a DIY photo- or film- maker has never been easier or more rewarding. Considering how beautiful the completed product can turn out, users also enjoy wirelessly sharing their creations with friends easily.

Taken with MirrorCase on iPhone 4S.

However, a common problem arises when engaging their iPhone camera — the picture-taker may find themselves in a weird position, being hidden behind the phone’s screen, lining-up their desired view to capture and missing the actual real-life event in which they’re setting out to keep. This dilemma, the company has been referencing as ‘Phone Face.’

‘Cat Stevens & Smoke,’ taken with MirrorCase on iPhone 4S.

MirrorCase is the only product we’ve seen out there that keeps the photographer ‘inside’ the event, experiencing and easily capturing what is happening through their iPhone camera as accurately as possible.

The case’s high-quality mirror secured inside, reflects the view finder outwards, allowing users to capture images while holding the phone vertically.

This makes for a much more comfortable experience while out and about doing your thing, creating no need of straining your arms outwards for a long time or hiding behind your phone screen. It will turn your iPhone into a literal ‘point-and-shoot’ camera.

I’ve spent a week with MirrorCase and I can’t say enough positive feedback about it. Taking nearly any time to set up, I was able to capture pictures exactly as I had wanted them in no time. All of the labeled photos in this post were taken from my iPhone using MirrorCase and the conjoined iPhone app.

Taken with MirrorCase on iPhone 4S.

We all know that when using mirrors, images reflected from a distance will appear upside-down and ‘mirrored’ from left to right. The free MirrorCase app of the same name, found in the iOS App Store will invert and reverse the mirrored-effect, correcting your view-finder, making your image appear as it should.

This is a worthwhile gadget. In addition to its main use of easing phone camera use, it’s design creates for a convenient hands-free phone usage with a classic, shoulder-pinch and talk maneuver. An added perk of using the case, it’s built-strong but soft-to-the-touch plastic makes for solid protection that’s nice to hold in your hands, while stealthily catching photos of unsuspecting passer-bys.

When it comes to taking top-notch photos and videos on your iPhone 4 or 4S, there no device that is as practical and simple to use. It’s $49.95 price point is a small amount to ask for capturing the things in your life that matter most.

iPad users, you’re in luck too — the company announced a MirrorCase model for your Apple tab to be released in the near future.

Here’s a little MirrorCase Gallery that I’ve compiled:

Feel free to post your feedback or your own photos taken with MirrorCase.

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