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MIOPS Mobile Turns Your Smartphone Into a Powerful Camera Remote

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The company behind the popular MIOPS Smart Trigger is back, and this time they’re turning your smartphone into what they’ve dubbed “the world’s most versatile camera remote.”


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Meet the MIOPS Mobile, an evolution of the MIOPS Smart Trigger that uses the hardware inside of your fancy schmancy smartphone to become even more powerful. Time-lapse, distance-lapse, Motion, Sound, Vibration, and more can all trigger your camera to take a photo.

Like the original smart trigger, the MIOPS Mobile connects to your camera using a camera release; unlike the original, this one features Bluetooth 4.0 built right in. That’s how it communicates with your smartphone and the MIOPS Mobile app to trigger your camera in a variety of ways.

You can trigger the camera using sound, motion, vibration, time, or even distance—all set and controlled from your smartphone.

What’s more, you can set a custom sequence of different triggers. So if you want to take a road lapse to a pool for some motion-triggered canon balls, to a basketball court for some vibration-triggered dunks, and finally to a fireworks show for some sound triggered shots, you can plan it all in advance. Just be punctual.

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The downside to the MIOPS Mobile is, of course, the fact that it can’t be used without your smartphone in tow; but when’s the last time you left that thing at home anyway? Pairing a DSLR controller with the box-of-sensors you carry around in your pocket every day is a no-brainer.

Like the original smart trigger, the MIOPS Mobile is up on Kickstarter where it’s already raised over $12,000 towards its $50,000 goal with 39 days left to go.

If you want your own, you can pick up a MIOPS Mobile Remote pack—just the trigger and an appropriate camera cable—for $70 early bird, or the Full pack—trigger, smartphone connection dongle, camera cable, flash adapter, and flash connection cable—for $100.

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To learn more about the MIOPS Mobile or put down a pledge and secure your own before those Early Bird offers are gone, head over to the MIOPS Mobile Kickstarter campaign page by clicking here.

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