Belkin has announced LiveAction Camera accessories for the iPhone and iPod touch, as well as a free LiveAction app.
The app features an on-screen interface to upload photos and videos directly onto Facebook or into an email without having to open another program. It also allows you to capture still photos while simultaneously recording video of the same content.
Separate photo and video buttons let you switch modes right on screen. In addition to working in conjunction with Belkin’s LiveAction Camera products, the LiveAction app can also be used alone as the primary camera app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
The US$49.9 LiveAction Camera Grip (pictured) is designed to transform an iPhone or iPod touch into a traditional digital camera. It sports a contoured, soft-touch design and external shutter button. The Camera Grip attaches to the charge connector of the device and fits over most cases.
The integrated tripod mount attaches to any standard tripod for more stabilized control. Separate buttons for photo and video allow the photographer to switch from taking stills to recording live action. The LiveAction Grip requires the use of the LiveAction app. Attaching the Camera Grip immediately activates the app.
The $49.99 LiveAction Camera Remote wirelessly activates an iPhone or iPod touch camera shutter from up to 30 feet away. Two button controls can instantly switch between photo and video functions. The detachable camera stand props up the device and then slides back onto the remote to create a pocket-sized camera kit. The Camera Remote requires the use of the LiveAction app.