Having an iPhone means always having a camera on hand to capture photos. As the cliche goes, the best camera is the one you have with you. However, sometimes photogenic moments may be missed because your phone stands between you and the action.
The MirrorCase is a solution for this that works well, though in a cumbersome fashion. We tested the US$49.95 model for the iPhone 4/4S (an iPhone 5 version is coming soon).
Designed to eliminate “Phone Face,” the MirrorCase is a sturdy case that lets you hold your device from a more natural, horizontal angle while you take pictures and/or video. The design utilizes a mirror to reflect back any image in front of the device, allowing you to see still see the action in front of you while you record.
Using the free MirrorCase app — available at the Apple App Store — photos are automatically flipped and inverted to be right-side up, then saved to the camera roll. You’ll definitely want the app — though I don’t like that it automatically crops an the image without saving the original image in the camera roll.
The best thing about the MirrorCase itself is that you can be part of the photographic action instead of being stuck behind your smartphone. The case offers solid protection for the iPhone via a plastic shell with rubber bumpers for shock absorption. The case is also coated with a soft touch finish to provide a comfortable grip.
However, the MirrorCase does add considerable bulk to the iPhone. There’s no way around this, considering its purpose, but if svelte cases are a must-have for you, you need to think twice before buying a MirrorCase.
For more info go to www.MirrorCase.com .
ADR rating: 7 out of 10