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Kootek® Bluetooth Wireless Remote Control Camera Shutter Release Self Timer for iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPad Air Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note Tab, Google Nexus, HTC, Sony and other iOS Android Phones (Black)

3.7 out of 5 stars 207 customer reviews
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 1 inches, 1 inches, 0.2 inches
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Product Description

Warnings:

KOOTEK is the only legal owner and seller of the trademark Kootek®. We are not responsible for the fakes you bought from other tortious seller.
We take full responsibility for the quality of our products.
Kootek® - USPTO# 4496065‏‏- is a registered trademark protected by US Trademark Law.

Compatibility List
Apple:
IOS 6.0+ i.e. iPhone 6/5s/5c/5/4S/4, iPad 4/3/2/mini, iPod touch 4. Kootek Shutter works with the camera app of iOS. Just pair it up and shoot
Android:
NO APP NEEDED for Samsung Galaxy S5 S4, S3, Note 4 3 2, Tab 2, Note 8, 10.1. (MAY NOT works with low-end or old Samsung model, including S2, Notes 1, S3 mini etc). Moto X, Droid 2, Nexus 4, 5, 7, 8 and all newer version with bluetooth 3.0+ and Android 4.1+
For Sony Xperia Z, HTC New One and X+, simply download the app "Camera360" from Google Play.
Video Mode
Switch your native camera app to video mode and you can start taking videos with your Kootek Shutter. Kootek Shutter will sleep in 1-2 minutes if not used, so you might need to press twice to stop the video (once to reconnect from sleep model and a second time to stop the video).
Battery Life
Battery life of up to two years if the Kootek Shutter is turned off after use. The RC2032 battery can be replaced if/when necessary.
3rd Party Camera App Compatibility
Camera, Camera+, Hipstamatic, Fisheye Cam, 645 ProII, Pure Camera, Pixlromatic, Popstamatic, iDarkroom, Camera360, Duomatic, SlowShutter, TtV Camera, CrossProcess, Big Lens, Diptic, ShakeItPhoto, Vintagio, and Rawporter.

Other Camera App may not be compatible.


Product Information

Product Dimensions 1 x 1 x 0.2 inches
Item Weight 0.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 0.3 ounces
ASIN B00J2QK6O8
Item model number PETCC
Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 207 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #127,756 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
#56,138 in Cell Phones & Accessories > Cell Phone Accessories
#127,382 in Electronics > Cell Phones & Accessories

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Top Customer Reviews

By M. Erb #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 31, 2014
Length: 2:31 Mins
I love this remote shutter. It allows you to take photos or videos. It allows me to get what would have been difficult to impossible to take shots It's especially great for taking group photos. You know, those ones where you are never in the shot because you are the one taking the photo? Well now you can set up your iPhone on a tripod, get in the shot, and then stealthily push the shutter button on the remote and get that shot.

This is also great for nature shots, or anytime you need the camera to be absolutely steady. Using the remote shutter in conjunction with a tripod will let you get perfect shots.

It uses an easily replaceable CR2032 cell which should last for months with normal use.

At least one other reviewer was saying that you have to re-pair this each time you want to use it. That is just not my experience at all. After the initial pairing with my iPhone5s, I can turn the shutter on/off, I can even turn my iPhone off and back on and the remote shutter connects with the phone as soon as I turn it back on. No pairing or reconnecting problems at all for me. Perhaps depending on what iPhone version and/or IOS version you have could affect the pairing/connect issue. But with my iPhone5s and IOS7, there were no issues.

This remote shutter looks like it is being sold not only by Kootek, but by everybody and their Uncle. Apparently some overseas company makes them and then lets other companies buy them and brand them as their own. Whatever. It works and I love it.

I was provided a free sample for review.
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Item arrived way before estimated delivery date.

As soon as I installed the battery, I paired it to my iPhone without any problems. I was using the remote within minutes of opening the box. Very nice gadget for my iPhone.
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This is one of those things that I just had to try out. I was a little apprehensive because the stated requirement of "iOS 6 or newer" (for Apple devices) is a little old and I have the latest and greatest iPhone, but it was inexpensive enough to be in the "low risk" category (little $ to lose). It works great with my iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.0.2, so I'm very happy I took a chance on it!

This remote shutter release is remarkably easy to set up and use. First, turn this little remote "on" and then go into the normal pairing process on your smartphone. "Keyboard" may appear momentarily but is quickly replaced by "AB Shutter 3". Tap on it and it's paired. I had it ready to go in just a few seconds. Using the remote is also simplicity at its best - open the camera app on your smartphone and press the corresponding button (iOS or Android) on the remote to take a picture. There are no "hidden" settings to find or anything else to do. Truly, it could not be any easier. Pressing the "Android" button while paired with an Apple device has no effect.

Some other reviewers reported that this remote "lost" its pairing every time it was turned off and back on. I have purposely tested that because it would be pretty annoying, but I am not able to replicate that problem.

It's not documented in the instructions that come with this remote, but if you want to reset the pairing and use the remote with a different smartphone, just turn it on and then press and hold both buttons (iOS + Android) for about 2 seconds. The LED on the remote will flash rapidly to indicate it is in pairing mode.
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Honestly, 1 star is even more than what this piece of garbage deserves. First of all, this was supposed to be Kootek shutter release, just as it's shown here, but I received ASHUTB product, which doesn't work. It is Amazon's responsibility to provide adequate information for each product they sell. Secondly, I didn't receive a brand new item. There were lots of scratches all over the body which, based on how well packed it was, couldn't result from transportation. Thirdly, I tried it on several phones (Samsung Galaxy S4, S3 and S2) and none of them could recognize the device. The light comes on when you push the button, but that's all it does. And finally, it was the second shutter release I bought - the first one (although with no sign of wear on it) didn't react to button pushing in any way, it was simply dead!
So, if you're thinking about buying this thing, do yourself a favor: DO NOT ORDER IT ONLINE! Based on my experience, this product is very unreliable and if you really need the remote shutter release for your phone, I can only suggest going to some electronic shop and buy it there. That way you'll at least be able to test it right there and get a working one (but most likely it won't last long anyway).
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This thing showed up in my phone's bluetooth scan as soon as I turned it on. Pairing and connecting my review sample took seconds. When I tested it I discovered two things:

(1) it did not kill my bluetooth connection to my speaker to which I was streaming music, so a big plus for that!

(2) it functions like a mouse of sorts until you invoke the camera app. On my main screen when I pressed the Android button it brought up the app on which its 'cursor' was resting on.

For devices not supported out of the box (see the product description) you need to download an app called camera 360. I cannot say how well (or compatible) that app is, so caveat emptor if your device is not listed.

This works for movies and stills, but you have to first place your 'cursor' on whichever mode you want manually, then use the button to control off and on.

I love this for a few reasons (aside from the fact that it works with my phone and does what the description claims). First, I can mount my phone and control video recording of my practice sessions with a click of a button. Second, it allows me to fix my phone in an absolute steady holder and take photos or shoot video without any blur from shaking or movement from activating the camera.

With a small tripod this brings your phone to almost the convenience of a dedicated digital camera or video recorder. And it fits on a key ring!
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