YOUBIQ adds all in one Mini-Pod, Grip, and Cloud Based Organizer to the iPhone 4

YOUBIQ adds all in one Mini-Pod, Grip, and Cloud Based Organizer to the iPhone 4

The YOUBIQ won't turn your iPhone into a pro camera, but for those looking to upgrade their camera phone photography experience the YOUBIQ Gymbl, App & Cloud solution is an interesting set of products and services which aim to make everything from image capture to upload and organization simpler. For, say, real estate agents or others who rely on their phones for quick images for work this could be great. And for families and vacationers who are almost happy with the iPhone as a camera but want to take it one notch further this will be an interesting alternative to getting a point and shoot with an Eye-Fi card. Read on for more details...

YOUBIQ Gymbl™, YOUBIQ App™ and YOUBIQ Cloud™ Take Advantage of the Power and Ubiquity of the iPhone 4®

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WAYLAND, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- YOUBIQ™, an innovative developer of smartphone accessories, apps and services, introduces YOUBIQ Gymbl™, YOUBIQ App™ and YOUBIQ Cloud™, that when combined form a unique solution for capturing, managing and sharing media with the iPhone 4®.

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The latest generation of smartphones has cameras that rival point-and-shoot digital cameras, and the migration of digital photography to smartphones is gaining traction.  Enter YOUBIQ...anywhere, everywhere.

The YOUBIQ Gymbl transforms your iPhone into a "camera with a smartphone." This flexible accessory is an all-in-one comfortable grip, on-the-go tripod and tripod adapter, for capturing images with great fidelity. At the heart of the Gymbl is a gimbal, a pivoting, panoramic head that lets the user rotate the iPhone 4 around its optical center. The Gymbl is a rugged, compact and versatile accessory that can be attached in seconds to a stylish, hard-shelled, ergonomic iPhone 4 case (included). The Gymbl can serve as a handheld grip to steadily and securely hold the camera in any position, or as a tripod to enable hands-free use of the iPhone 4 -- at home, in a meeting, for FaceTime, interacting with apps – anywhere.

YOUBIQ eliminates the need to connect to a computer. The YOUBIQ App connects to the YOUBIQ Cloud, synchronizing and archiving photos in the background as they're shot. The App also activates state-of-the-art services in the YOUBIQ Cloud including sharing and organization, while preserving the originals. The App registers the date and time, location, direction, and camera orientation of every image. It attaches the information to the media file so it can be easily organized on the iPhone 4 and in the YOUBIQ Cloud.

The App allows users to capture compound images in convenient project folders using an "augmented reality" helper that makes capturing panoramas a snap.  Source images are automatically archived in the background to the YOUBIQ Cloud to free up memory and can be copied to the iPhone's Photo album where they are available for use in other apps.  Tags are used to help organize images and to enable powerful features in the YOUBIQ Cloud.

The YOUBIQ Cloud is private and secure, enabling users to control what, where and how media is shared. Default settings allow for sensitive information, like location and tags, to be removed automatically before media is shared. With the YOUBIQ Cloud, media can be accessed and managed from anywhere using a standard web browser so there's no need to connect to a computer.  

"We're excited to bring to market a product that will enhance and simplify smartphone photography and allow most users to confidently leave their digital cameras at home," says Gordon Fowler, founder of YOUBIQ.  "We believe this launch represents a new category and we look forward to leading the way for rich new features and services for the smartphone market."

The YOUBIQ App ($2.99 with 2 gigabytes of storage on the YOUBIQ Cloud) is pending approval.  Once approved, it will be available for download from the iTunes Store® (search the App Store for YOUBIQ). The YOUBIQ Cloud offers additional storage in 25GB increments for $25/year. The Gymbl Grip and Tripod is $69 and a Gymbl Tripod Adaptor is $49.  Both are available for pre-order at with expected delivery in early February.  Broader availability is planned for spring 2011.

YOUBIQ will showcase and demonstrate the Gymbl Grip and Tripod for the first time at Macworld 2011 (Booth #1006), January 27th – 29th in San Francisco.

YOUBIQ LLC is located in Wayland, Massachusetts, USA, and was founded and led by Gordon Fowler.  YOUBIQ is developing products and services for capturing and sharing high fidelity media in the rapidly growing smartphone market.  For more information and demonstration videos, please visit  Follow YOUBIQ at

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