Who we are

Shuttercase was created by photo-hobbyists who are engineers.

We LOVE shooting photos, and members of our team are old school film fans who still process their own B&W films in bathroom. As gear manias, we tried many different things since the dawn of digital age: NIKON D300s, DIKON DF, SONY RX, FUJI X-T, Ricoh GR, which are all great cameras. However, with the introduction of iPhone, we gradually put aside our these traditionally “standard” cameras. More and more often, we carry our phones as handy cameras. After all, the best camera in the world is the camera on hand, and in that sense, iPhone is the all-time most popular digital camera.

Yet, phones are just awkward to hold and shoot. It’s ergonomics inferior to a real pocket camera, because phones are designed to function as phones and internet devices, not as cameras. And that’s why we created Shuttercase. Our mission is to make a perfect camera out of the ever-evolving ever learning smartphones sensors.

Now, our team is made of a group of creative thinkers, engineers, designers, and machinists. Our team is based in Sweden and HK. We’ve been developing hardware for other companies for years, and have finally decided to venture out on our own.

Welcome to join us. Together with your trust we can make mobile photography better.

Our Board Members:

CEO and Co-Founder: Mikael Andersson

Design and Co-Founder: Felix Fan

 

Our Story

"I used to carry my old film camera Nikon FM3A with Kodak Trix wandering on streets all day, and fumble with chemicals in the darkroom all night. However, after becoming the father of two children, I gradually lost those long leisure hours for films. I turned to digital and found iPhone to be my best pal. But I hated the inconvenience of modern smartphone as a shooting tool, with both hands and fingers pressing around on the touch screen. Just so unnatural. I wanted to hold and shoot like my good old Ricoh GR. With this idea in mind, bit by bit, I began to develop the concept of Shuttercase.

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In 2016, with friends and engineers, we started the design, simultaneously by two teams, one in the US and the other in Sweden. We went through 8 drafts, eight versions of prototypes, countless trial and errors, drawbacks, and failures. We even had to cancel the project in 2017 due to high cost and unforeseeable market prospect. It is not until September 2017, with the introduction of iPhone X, that we saw the perfect timing come. We re-activated this project. iPhone X is such a game-changer in smartphone photography that we decided to go all into it. After a year’s collaborative hard work, we can’t wait to show you what we have made.

Nowadays, I still return to darkroom from time to time - nothing renders light like black and white film. And I carry my iPhone X equipped with Shuttercase all the time. As the old saying goes: the best camera in the world is the one in your hand. I hope you will enjoy this tool as much as I do, as a passionate amateur, always curious, always ready to discover and capture the beauty of this wonderful world."

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Designer & Co-founder of Shuttercase

Our Passion

Shuttercase is made out of love, by photo-hobbyists who are engineers, for photo-hobbyists who shoot smartphones.

It takes us 20 months of research and design, 8 versions of making and remaking prototypes, countless days and nights of discussions and brain-storms, to finally bring a faint sparkle in the mind to a solid tool now in your hand.  We might not be perfect yet, but We Care what we Make, and we are always here working hard to improve. 

 

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Our Vision

We believe that you can do more with your phone.

We have crafted Shuttercase to mimic the shape and feel of vintage cameras, a design that has been perfected over more than 130 years. We add batteries inside the grip so that you'll never worry about a shortage of power in shooting.

Our mission is to make taking photos by phones like a real camera, more convenient, more comfortable to control, and Free to Create.

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Contact

For customer service and questions, please drop us a message at hello@shuttercase.com.

For business cooperation in retail or cooperate gifts, welcome to contact us at sales@shuttercase.com.

We care about your concern and we will get back to you in the shortest time possible, within 24 hours.

Designed in USA by Shuttercase Inc. Distributed Worldwide by VANTASTEK CO., LIMITED

Shuttercase is a registered trademark of VANTASTEK CO., LIMITED.

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