First Glance & Design
The MukuLabs Shuttr is a Kickstarted Bluetooth connected remote control shutter for your Android or Apple device’s camera app. Compact enough to fit on your key-chain, it allows you to take your favorite pictures without the need of finding the shutter button on your cell. This is great for those who want to take high quality rear facing selfies without a hassle.
For some reason today’s smartphone manufacturers have forgotten about the shutter release button. The Muku Shuttr comes to save the day – right from your keychain. Forget timers and guessing, simply place your phone on a stand and go over to your group and take the picture remotely. You can even start/stop recording videos (in video mode) on most devices.
Compatibility & Power Source
The Shuttr works with the Apple iPhone, iPad, and most modern Android devices. You can use a simple switch on the side to connect via iOS or Android. The Shuttr is powered by a long lasting coin cell battery, so that means that you won’t have to deal with more wires to recharge. I was able to test the Shuttr on both the Apple iPhone 5 and my Samsung Galaxy S3 without difficulty after connection.
Some older devices that don’t utilize the later versions of iOS and Android may not be compatible (such as the iPhone 3G or Samsung Galaxy S). Battery life an extend up to over a year depending on use.
The Shuttr is a bit larger than your standard miniature flash drive. The lanyard hole works great to keep this on your keychain. This allows you to take pictures on the go with ease.
Android Guys and BiteMyApple are big supporters of crowd-funded projects such as the Shuttr.
The MukuLabs Shuttr is an amazing little gadget! You can pick up yours (in both black and white color variants) with fast shipping directly from BiteMyApple.co, a premium retailer of mobile related products.