Manfrotto Announces The KLYP Case And KLYPAPP For The iPhone® 5

This accessory adds to Manfrotto's current iPhone 4/4s product range transforming iPhones into a professional camera.

Jun 04, 2013, 09:00 ET from Manfrotto Distribution

UPPER SADDLE RIVER, N.J., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Manfrotto, worldwide leader in the equipment and accessories industry for photography and imaging, continues to strengthen its iPhone® accessory offerings with the introduction of the new KLYP case for iPhone® 5. In addition to the release of the KLYP case for iPhone® 5, Manfrotto has also introduced the KLYPAPP, the first application to maximize the benefits of your iPhone® accessories, allowing users to edit pictures and make them look even better.

The overall concept has been designed with iPhone® users in mind, whether it's those who like to capture special moments with their loved ones to hobbyists and professional photographers looking for the best iPhone® image quality. The KLYP's versatile service also makes it easier for iPhone owners to use FaceTime and Skype. With LED lighting, stable support and the self-release shutter app, the KLYP is designed to satisfy those who want better mobile images and videos to share in real time. 

In celebration of the release of the KLYP case for iPhone® 5 and KLYPAPP, Manfrotto is teaming up with for an exciting photography contest, "Mobile Wonders: Share your best photo taken with an iPhone®". Taking place from Monday, June 3rd to Friday, August 16th, five winners will have the option to choose from two bundles of products:

Option A) Bundle of products composed of:

 Option B) Bundle of products composed of:

The Manfrotto KLYP case offers a stylish, functional method for attaching any camera support and additional light to the iPhone®, with its two ¼" thread and cold-shoe "clip-on" connector. It is made of rigid polycarbonate to prevent scratches and damage, featuring a quality soft touch coating with a silky smooth appearance and feel.

Key KLYP Features:

  • Easy to fit "always-on" two piece casing offering iPhone® protection
  • Additional soft felt insert to protect your iPhone®
  • Smooth, soft-touch coating gives the case a high quality appearance
  • Designed to have no protruding parts for comfortable carrying
  • Four points to attach tripods and additional lighting for flexibility and performance
  • Unique clip and rail system for simple secure fixing
  • Compatible with Manfrotto Pixi, the perfect mini tripod for compact system cameras, (MTPIXI-B $24.99) and the Compact Series tripod or monopod (MKC3-H01 and MMC3-01); all models available at retailers nationwide

Key KLYP Consumer Benefits:

  • First iPhone® 5 case specifically designed for photographers and videographers
  • First iPhone® 5 case designed to allow additional lighting to be fitted for better quality video and stills in low light
  • Compact size, even with LED light fitted, for ultimate portability
  • The ML240 adds soft light giving natural skin tones to your videos and stills in low light

The KLYPAPP completes the overall product concept, as the first hands-free photo capture app developed by Manfrotto. It maximizes the benefits of using the Manfrotto KLYP case jointly with its support accessories, allowing you to take pictures and videos by simply clapping your hands and sharing them immediately with your family and friends. The KLYPAPP is currently available for free download on iTunes®.

Key KLYPAPP Features:

  • Settings menu controls the App's main functions (e.g. background noise level, delay time, number of snapshots to take, delay time between shots)
  • Self-release shutter function, with the use of a tripod, allows users to be part of their pictures
  • Night mode increases light sensitivity in darkness
  • Virtual horizon button to help stabilize iPhone®
  • Editing menu allows users to crop pictures, enhance colors, flip each image horizontally or vertically, adjust saturation/ contrast/ exposure, regulate sharpness level


KLYP Item Code


MAP Price


Case for iPhone® 5



Case for iPhone® 5 + ML240



The Manfrotto KLYP case for iPhone® 5 is currently available at Brookstone retail stores and These products will be available at other retailers in mid-June. The KLYP is also currently available for the iPhone® 4/4S.

The Manfrotto KLYPAPP can be downloaded from the Apple Store:

For more information, visit

About Manfrotto Distribution
Manfrotto Distribution, Inc. is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the photographic, video, cine and lighting production markets. Manfrotto Distribution is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, Avenger and Lastolite. As the U.S. distributor of National Geographic, Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom and Rotatrim, which are available nationwide through an extensive network of authorized dealers, Manfrotto Distribution offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Manfrotto Distribution international network covers the U.S., Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Hong Kong, China and Japan.

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