Pictar camera grip uses sound waves to ‘DSLR your iPhone’

A camera grip that gives iPhone users ‘DSLR’ control, using sound-wave connectivity, could be on sale by Christmas if a crowdfunding project is successful.

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The Pictar promises to put controls such as a two-stage shutter button, an exposure compensation wheel and a zoom ring, familiar to DSLR users, at their fingertips.

Powered by a 1/2 AA battery, the gadget features five external controls for key settings using ‘high-frequency dual-tone sound to activate the camera’, according to a spokesman at Miggo, its maker. The sound (18,500-20,000 khz) is inaudible to the human ear.

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