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Poppy Turns Your iPhone Into a 3D Camera

Poppy 3D

3D is all the rage these days, and if the people behind the Poppy are successful, then you might just be able to transform your iPhone into a 3D camera. If you take a closer look at it, the Poppy sort of looks like a Viewmaster, doesn’t it? That’s because its creators were actually inspired by these stereoscopes that were so popular in the eighties.

The Poppy has a slot in the middle where you’re supposed to insert your iPhone or iPod Touch. Only the iPhone 4, 4S, iPhone 5 and the fifth generation iPod Touch are compatible with the device. There are mirrors in the Poppy which allow your iPhone camera to capture two stereographic images.

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Wearable ParaShoot Camera Records Snippets of Your Everyday Life


The ParaShoot isn’t the first camera of its kind that was ever made and I’m fairly certain it won’t be the last. It’s a tiny camera that you’re supposed to wear around you neck, where it will record random moments of your life from your perspective, day in and day out. The amulet camera works in conjunction with your smartphone, which can be used as a remote control and viewfinder, so you won’t have to use your smartphone’s shooter or digital camera anymore when you want to take a picture or record a clip of whatever is in front of you.

ParaShoot provides a hands-free recording experience for your convenience and ease of use. The device is slightly bigger than a memory card and is designed to sport customizable cover plates so it’ll look more like a fashion accessory or pendant than a mini camera.

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These Giant DSLR Lens Are For Sitting, Not Shooting

DSLR Chair

The first time I saw my brother-in-law cry was when he sat on his fisheye lens after a particularly long shoot. Suffice to say, while his behind was perfectly fine, his lens were not. The second time was when his daughter grabbed his new lens from his bag and proceeded to play catch with her imaginary friend. You can just imagine how that scenario ended.

Breaking your lens is something you won’t ever have to worry about with Spanish design studio Monoculo ginormous DSLR reflex lenses, though. That’s because they’re (clearly) not actual lenses, but stools that were designed and created to look like one.

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CamFind Lets You Search for Stuff By Taking a Picture


So you have a picture of a bottle with foreign text on it. You can’t read it and you certainly can’t search for it conventionally since you can’t type the foreign characters. What you need at this point is a query-by-image search engine like CamFind that will use that image as the query to present you with matching hits.

CamFind will basically turn your camera into a portal to uncover the unknown. All you have to do is point and shoot and the app will take care of the rest.

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Aspekt is a Modular SLR Camera System That Lets You Keep On Shooting

Aspekt Modular SLR

Not all cameras are created equal. The same can be said for accessories. Photographers and hobbyists prefer different tools to create and capture their photographic masterpieces, which is why it’s so difficult to choose from only one brand because other lines might have more suitable options.

With this in mind, a team from the University of Applied Science in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany created Aspekt, a modular mirrorless SLR camera system that lets users attach and use different accessories and older lenses that are not normally supported by SLR cameras.
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Teddy Sitter Keeps One Eye On Your Kids, and Another On Your Sitter

Teddy Sitter

Even the most hands-on parents leave their kids with the sitter sometimes, and that’s where gadgets like the Teddy Sitter comes in. It looks like a regular brown teddy bear that you can find in most toy stores, except that it’s got a large and shiny beacon-like nose where I assume the camera and sensors are located. Because while the Teddy Sitter looks like a toy, it most definitely is much more than just that.

It’s meant to double as a babysitter for your kids, but I think it’s always safest to get a human to do that job. But for your peace of mind, the Teddy Sitter lets on-the-go or absentee parents monitor what’s happening at home in a truly novel way.

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DoorBot Shows You Who’s At the Door (and Lets You Tell Them to Buzz Off, If They’re Unwanted)


Fitting your home with an automated security system requires a huge investment. But if you currently don’t have the cash to get one installed, then  it’s a good thing that gadgets like the DoorBot exist to help you out a bit on that end.

The DoorBot is a WiFi-enabled doorknob with a camera cleverly built in it, so you can see who’s at the door without having to get up and actually check since the camera is automatically activated when they press the doorbell. It works in conjunction with an app, which flashes an alert on your smartphone whenever someone’s at the door. It then lets you access the video feed and either unlock the door or talk to whoever has come a-knocking (or rather, a-ringing.)

Check out a video of the DoorBot in action after the break.

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CAMERing Takes Stealthy Photography to the Next Level


People have been obsessed with stealthy gadgets even before James Bond came along. So it was to be expected that interest in these gadgets would soar when he finally did hit the big screen with all the ingenious stuff that Q supplied him with. Pens with video recorders, glasses with homing devices, and guns that only fire if the right person is holding it? Yeah, we’ve seen them all.

But another one to add to the list is the CAMERing. I think its name pretty much says it all, really, since it’s basically a ring with a camera cleverly embedded into it.

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Memoto, The Lifelogger

Some people will hate this device; we love it. It’s a tiny, easy to wear, GPS-equipped 5MP camera that automatically takes a picture every 30 seconds. The picture gets geotagged and uploaded to a server for indefinite and limitless storage when you connect the device to a PC for a battery charge, thus creating a precise log of your life that you can revisit at anytime. Memoto does this as long as it has battery, and its small energy requirements means that this is a period of about two days. There are no buttons: it just takes pictures, tags them with GPS and orientation info (through its built-in accelerometer, so the pictures always come out upright), and uploads. And as long as you’re paying the small recurring fee for the service, you can access the timeline of your life, locate where you were, what you were doing, when, with who… A related application organizes the pictures for you, and groups them into “moments” that you can relive in a stop-motion type of animation. It’s. Just. Awesome.

Of course, there are privacy concerns. To address this, the uploaded pictures are encrypted, and only shared when you choose to do so. There’s also the creep factor. Well, the camera only turns off when you store it away in darkness, so your friends will know that as long as you’re wearing the Memoto, they may be photographed. This takes away the uncertainty that could come with some other similar devices, like Google Glass. If they really hate it, just put it away. As for the legality of it, the company says that as long as you’re not asked to stop taking pictures, it’s ok. We’re not so sure, but obviously there’s a context for everything. Don’t bring these to, say, a gentleman’s club.

It’s a Kickstarter project at the moment, and boy was it funded fast! Within 5 hours Memoto reached it’s goal. It’s now sitting at $243,000 after only asking for $50k. Clearly there’s a huge demand for this. There are still some places left on the second batch of devices at $249, though if you don’t get in on that, you’ll have to pay the full $279 expected retail price and wait until April. The 2nd batch has an expected delivery in March.

[ Product Page ] AND [ Kickstarter Project ] VIA [ TechCrunch ]