A new Kicksterter project by the name of MaxStone is a wireless remote that lets you control your DSLR camera using your smartphone, and much more. The small device is basically a smartphone controlled camera shutter, Bluetooth device locator and remote smartphone shutter trigger all in one.
Created by Will E and Lia Zhang, the MaxStone connects with cameras using IR, meaning the device can only work for cameras with an IR receiver. It is powered by a single watch battery, and attaches to the camera in a way that it covers the shutter button, and hangs down a small main body in front of the camera’s IR sensor. The device then connects to the iPhone using Bluetooth, allowing users to remotely trigger the camera’s shutter from their smartphone.
The device also offers a Bluetooth proximity alarm sensor, as well as operate as a remote shutter for your iPhone camera. The project has already raised more than double its original goal of $50,000, with 27 days still to go. If you’d like to make a pledge ($35 or more), head over to their Kickstarter page.