Eico Design, maker of Chinese Instagram wannabe Weico+, just briefed us on its tie-up with the HongKong-based Kickstarter project Cooltopia in an effort to take more advantage of smartphone’s photo taking function.

 Cooltopia launched a project dubbed snappgrip on Kickstarter, the project, involves a snap-on camera control for smartphones with easy access to shutter, zoom and mode. The controller mounts to a protective iPhone case and is removable, so you can have it connected whenever you feel like a serious photography or leave it aside when you don’t need it. It lasts about 60 hours after one charge with its mciro-USB port.

As the device could be turned into a convenient addition for “smartphone photograthers”, leading Chinese interactive design company Eico Design also saw the opportunities – think of the Facebook-Instagram team-up – in delving into photo sharing market with the launch of Weico+.

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Ben Jiang

Listener of startups, writer on tech. Maker of things, dreamer by choice.