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Geeking Out On Cheap Tech – The Bluetooth Camera Remote

Am I the last one to know about Bluetooth camera remotes (remote shutter release)? I have a cheap $3 mini-tripod I grabbed from the discount shelf of one of those evil discount store chains. It came with a little key fob looking camera remote that I tossed aside and ignored. Until now…

I needed a photo of my dog Sadie and me for a recent blog post (A Simple And Fun Content Marketing Strategy We Can Learn From Snapple®) and we had no one to take the picture.

Sadie and me
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A selfie stick wouldn’t work for what I was looking for and timers don’t work well for shooting pics with animals. They don’t hold a pose very well. 😉

[Tweet “I had one of those “where have you been all my life” feelings. #gadgets #tech”]

Phone camera remote fob
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Then I remembered that little camera remote and decided to give it a try. I paired it with my phone and had the shot within minutes. I had one of those “where have you been all my life” feelings.

What an amazing tool and it couldn’t be any cheaper. I can’t recommend a particular brand, I don’t have enough experience and mine is a little generic remote with no writing on it. The same with the cheap mini-tripod it came with. I just know this little tool is staying close by from now on. I love technology. Here’s my Amazon Partner (affiliate) link if you want to use it in a search.

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Brian D. Hawkins is a late-blooming thought leader in his mind. So please don't disturb his happy thoughts. It's all he has.

Brian D. Hawkins has been a blogger for over twenty years, having written thousands of public articles on dozens of websites. He currently blogs for and his personal blog at

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