Bluetooth headset (w/audio controls) as camera remote?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Sandoranges, May 31, 2013.

  1. Sandoranges macrumors newbie

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    Hey, first post here:)

    I have a iPhone 4, when I push the volume button (either on the phone or on the wired headset) the iPhone takes a picture. I really like the feature that the wired headset can be used as a shutter release, but I love the thought of a bluetooth headset working as a WIRELESS shutter release. (For taking pictures of me in it/photo projects where I'm waiting for something particular to occur ect.)

    http://petapixel.com/2011/11/29/blu...-as-wireless-shutter-releases-for-the-iphone/
    http://lifehacker.com/5863222/use-your-iphones-headset-to-take-pictures-from-afar
    http://gizmodo.com/475057461
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/12/trigger-iphone-shutter-with-bluetooth-headsets-keyboards/
    http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/1...ing-your-iphone-thanks-to-bluetooth-headsets/

    ALL these sources claim that SOME bluetooth headset will work and some won't (the volume buttons on the BT headset needs to control the iPhone volume), but no one says what type that will work.

    Have anyone on MR had a successful wireless camera shutter experience?


    I know that it works with a bluetooth keyboard, but they are a bit big to bring with me when I'm traveling.

    I've also come across this,
    http://www.ishotmounts.com/Camera-Shutter-Release-Wireless
    but I think its a bit expensive if there exist a working BT headset.



    Thanks for any answers/help in advance! Would love for this to work!
     
  2. Corpus Frisky macrumors newbie

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    I think it's time to file this one under the urban legend heading. It's amazing how many credible websites echoed that this was possible back in 2011, apparently without ever testing it. DOESN'T WORK.
     
  3. tateu macrumors 6502

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    Old thread but I was looking for some info on this today. I can confirm that it does work on an iPhone 5s, iOS 7.0.2 using an Apple wireless keyboard but it does not work using an old Plantronics Explorer 320 headset or an old cheap bluetooth stereo headset.
     

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