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Quick-Flip Case by Olloclip
Category: Cases
Works With: iPhone 4/S, iPhone 5, iPod Touch
Price: $50

Add the Olloclip accessory lens’s cost to the cost of this new Olloclip Quick-Flip case and you get to $120. That made use of to be the rate of an entry-level camera from a fairly respectable brand, however I ‘d suggest you purchase the Olloclip gear instead. Your iPhone’s camera way, way much better than a $100-200 point-and-shoot, and the Olloclip gear makes it much simpler to utilize.

What It Is

The modular design lets you slim down or prepare.

The Olloclip case comes in two parts. The case itself, and a Pro-Photo adapter for connecting accessories and tripods. The adapter needs the case, but the case doesn’t need the adapter, so you can just keep it in a bag or pocket for when you want to utilize it.

The case clips on like any other shell-style case, with cut-outs for all the controls and holes. However it’s a technique that enables you to utilize the Olloclip lens with the case still connected. Among the most significant customer grievances to the individuals at Olloclip is that it can’t be made use of with a case, as the lens slips tight over the bare body of the iPhone itself. The Quick-Flip has actually a hinged section on the leading right corner which– yes– cracks up of the means to let you attach the lens.

But that’s not all: the hinged area swings with a complete 180 ˚, whereupon its pointer leans on the “up” volume button. This properly turns the flip into a mechanical shutter release button for your iPhone.

The Pro-Photo adapter slides onto the bottom of the main case. It doesn’t hinder of anything (meaning you can still use the earbuds as a remote shutter release– just struck among the volume changes), and includes 2 tripod sockets, set at right angles on the bottom and left edges of the adapter. There’s likewise a cold-shoe adapter for mounting accessories like LED lights and mics.

Finally, it can be found in translucent black and white colorways, and the iPhone 5 variation has an insert to make the case appropriate with the iPod Touch.

The Good

Without the Pro-Photo adapter the case is likewise as small and thin adequate to be left on all the time.

The case– as you ‘d get out of Olloclip– fits like a tight, well-fitting glove. The case snaps into the iPhone and remains there, without rattles or moving components. Without the Pro-Photo adapter the case is also as small and thin as other layer, and can be left on all the time. For this reason it’s actually become my brand-new preferred case.

In truth, let us have a look at it’s case-only capabilities for a 2nd. On first opening the box, you grab the case and it feel s a little thin and lightweight, Nonetheless, once it’s on the phone it feels tough and sturdy, and also somewhat flexible, all the much better for absorbing shocks without cracking.

All holes are accessible.

There’s a somewhat raised lip around the screen bezel area, too, so you can lay the iPhone face-down and the display will not touch a flat surface.

The Pro-Photo adapter clips on sturdily, too, providing you some self-confidence that it’ll not fall off a tripod. I’d not use it to clamp my iPhone to a pair of bike handlebars, however for anything less unstable it must be fine. The trips holes are also hard, regardless of being made from plastic. They are actually reinforced with extra plastic, making them a little bulky. This is most likely why it’s a separate system.

The Bad

I only have something against the Quick-Flip case: the flip itself.

The shutter release works fantastic, however feels a little flimsy.

I only have one thing against the Quick-Flip case: the flip itself. It’s a little challenging to unclip, but that’s just due to its tight fit. Exactly what I do not like is that it feels a little floaty when utilizing it as a shutter launch. If you are shooting one-handed it’s actually excellent, letting you get your fingers in the right location without searching around for a small little button. But when used in landscape format, and with two hands, it feels like it will not cause the shutter appropriately. This concern is misguided in practice, though: it works great, and consistently It simply feels lightweight.

The Verdict

$50 is steep for a case, but if you figure in that you likewise get a helpful tripod mount, and that– if you are considering this case– you are already in the hole for a $70 add-on lens, it’s okay. In reality, if you’re among those photographers who’s actually given up on routine cameras and switched over full time to the iPhone, then this is a vital little gear. Even better still, you an grab a kit offering both the case and the lens for $100.