iLuv today announced the selfy ecosystem, including the world's first Apple iPhone 5/5s and Samsung GALAXY S5 cases with a built-in wireless camera shutter, which is integrated into the back of each case and pairs to the iPhone 5/5s or GALAXY S5 wirelessly via Bluetooth. No app is needed. Here's more info on iLuv's Selfy case:
Selfy is a durable case that is available in iPhone 5/5s or GALAXY S5 designs, with a dual-layer, shock-absorbent design that protects the phone from everyday wear and tear such as drops and bumps. The selfy remote controls the phone's shutter with a simple touch of a button, without relying on any third-party apps. The result is an easy, intuitive experience that allows users to capture better, more expressive images whenever the moment is right. Consumers can have their phones several feet away to fit everyone into the picture and just push the button on the remote to activate the shutter when they are ready.
The selfy ecosystem also features a variety of accessories to make capturing consumers' favorite moments even easier. When the selfy remote is out of the case, one of four accessories easily slides in to take its place. Users can do everything from lining up the perfect group shot with the mini tripod mount, to capturing all the action on a bike or motorcycle ride with the bar mount, to using the car windshield mount to hold your phone while using the navigation function, talking on the phone "Hands Free" or taking videos or photos on the road. Accessories in the selfy ecosystem currently include:
Mini Tripod -Perfect for stable, high-quality shots and group photos -Flexible legs allows for set up anywhere -Lightweight, ultra-portable size -Works with all standard cameras
Bar Mount -Perfect for bicycle and motorcycle videos -Pivoting arm can be adjusted to hold iPhone at various angles -Adjustable clamp fits 0.6" to 1.2" diameter bars
Helmet Mount -Perfect for filming outdoor activities -Compatible with most helmets
Car Mount -Perfect for car videos, navigation and hands-free calling -Adjustable arm holds iPhone at any desired angle -Large suction cup adheres securely to windshield
Pricing and Availability
Selfy has an SRP of $49.99 and will be available in black and pink at www.iLuv.com/selfy and select retailers in May. Mounts in the selfy ecosystem have an SRP between $19.99 and $24.99 and will be available later in May at iLuv.com/selfy and select retailers.