Finding an iPhone 4 accessory that's not a total piece of junk is kind of a rare thing, especially when anybody who has a crazy idea can open up a Kickstarter and start collecting funds, but Beep's Red Pop shutter button add-on is definitely one of the better and more useful one's we've seen floating around.
The iPhone 4's 5-megapixel, 720p HD video recording camera sensor might take great snaps/video and be the second most popular camera on Flickr, but fumbling with its touchscreen shutter button still blows. That's why the Red Pop is stepping in to bring a physical shutter button to Apple's best smartphone.
Designed by Brendan Dawes, Red Pop for the iPhone 4 looks like a roll of film with a large red button. Once snapped on your iPhone 4, the free Red Pop camera app automatically loads and you're ready to shoot. It's that easy. Photos are saved directly to the iPhone's default camera reel so managing all your pics is a non-issue.
It's a simple solution for iPhone 4 photographers who want more control (and grip) and fewer blurry pics. And if it works properly (meaning there's no noticeable lag from press to processing), then it should be quite an interesting little iPhone 4 gadget to have in your pocket.
Don't have an iPhone 4, but still want in on the Red Pop action? Beep plans to make a new one that's ready for the iPhone 4S/5 due out in September as well as a mold for other smartphones as well. Pledges can still be made for the Red Dot (28 days and $7,705 out of $20,000 pledged as of this writing), so if you want to see this gadget become a real one, help Beep out over on his Kickstarter page below.