What's the difference between the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1, 2 and 3?

There are three different versions of the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle.

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1

Version 1 can be identified by its black cable and bigger plug:

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2

Version 2 can be identified by its red cable, and slimline plug:

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2

What are the differences?

The differences are that version 1 is a little bit slower, and a lot less sensitive. The result of this is that the old, version 1 Dongle doesn't work on newer Apple devices, nor on most Android phones. We know 'newer Apple devices' is a bit fuzzy, but as a rule of thumb; if it has a Lightning connector, it probably won't work. In addition, the Triggertrap Dongle version 1 doesn't work on devices that have volume limiter set. This includes most devices sold in the EU and India.

The slimline plug on Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 means that you can use our Triggertrap app even when your phone is inserted into a protective sleeve.

We stopped selling the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1 in August 2012, before we launched the Android version of our Triggertrap Mobile App.

It may still be possible to buy the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1 from some vendors and second-hand, but we strongly recommend purchasing the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 instead.

If you have a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1, we do operate an upgrade programme - please contact us by email for details.

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 3

Version 3 can be identified by the red Tt logo on the dongle box, and slimline plug:

Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 3

What are the differences?

The differences are that version 3 is a lot more sensitive. This makes it compatible with a lot of devices that previously weren't compatible due to volume issues. The sensitivity will also make it a little faster on iOS devices.

The slimline plug on Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 3 means that you can use our Triggertrap app even when your phone is inserted into a protective sleeve.

We stopped selling the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 in July 2014.

It may still be possible to buy the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 2 from some vendors and second-hand, but we strongly recommend purchasing the Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 3 instead.

If you have a Triggertrap Mobile Dongle 1 or Dongle 2, we do operate upgrade programme - please contact us by email for details.