I’ve been using the Selfy case for about a week and a half now. Now that I’ve done a few photoshoots with it, I feel like I can give my opinion on it.
First, I want to say that I am not a case person. I’ve owned an iPhone since the original came out, and I never used a case until maybe 6 months ago. Even then, I only put it on when I wanted to use a lens. I just liked the way the iPhone felt, and I didn’t want any added bulk.
Having said all that, the Selfy feels really good in my hands because of the curved back. I can tell they spent time getting the design right. The case itself feels sturdy without being too heavy. I accidentally dropped my phone on a dirt path, from about 4 feet, while hiking one day, and there was no visible damage to the case or phone. It took a couple of days for me to get used to the new size of my phone, but now I like having the case on. My iPhone feels sturdier.
This is the main reason to get the Selfy. The wireless remote connects to the iPhone via bluetooth. It slides in and out of the case with ease. The remote securely snaps into place and hasn’t come lose once. I’ve used it to trigger the shutter from about 20 feet away. I’m not sure how far the maximum distance is, but 20 feet is plenty for me. You can also use the button on the remote while it is still in the case.
Why would you want, or need, a remote? It certainly makes self portraiture easier. You can set up a shot and trigger the shutter, while you’re in the frame. It can even help your landscape shots out. Sometimes, pressing the shutter on the screen can make the camera shake, which affects sharpness. If you use the remote in one hand, and set up your shot in the other, you can reduce camera shake and potentially increase sharpness.
If you don’t want a case, but want a remote, the remote works without the case. I can see myself using it with another case that I use for lenses. Plus my other case can be mounted to my tripod, whereas the Selfy doesn’t mount on my current tripod. You have to buy iLuv’s mini tripod for it.
The remote makes it easy to create levitation shots like this one.
There are some cool accessories for the Selfy, including a helmet mount, car mount, bar mount, vented helmet strap, and mini tripod
Overall, I’m a fan. I can’t think of anything to nitpick, other than the case was tricky to remove at first. I figured out that the easiest way was to lift the top up and push through the hole for the lens and flash. Once you get the hang of it, its not that tough.
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