Two entrepreneurs, Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg, have created a Kickstarter project consisting of a device which allows iPhone users to turn their smartphone into a 3D camera.
Three-dimensional technology has gone mainstream a few years ago, when everybody was dreaming about watching movies in 3D. However, this trend appears to be fading away because most 3D-capable devices are very expensive and not worthwhile.
Latest “cool” Kickstarter project aims to turn your iPhone into a 3D camera
Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg beg to differ as they have launched an interest project on Kickstarter, which turns iPhones into 3D cameras. The two developers have revealed Poppy, a small device that allows iPhone users to capture the world as we were meant to see it: in 3D.
Poppy is capable of taking 3D photos and videos. It is compatible with the iPhone 5, 4S, and 4, as well as with the iPod Touch 5th-generation. The design is pretty straightforward, as users simply have to introduce their smartphone into the device and then capture multimedia content.
Poppy is very cheap and you will most likely get a free tripod mount, too
The main advantage is that iPhone users will be able to buy the device at a small price and that Poppy does not require any extra purchases, such as batteries. Nevertheless, an iOS application will be released for download at the iTunes Store, to allow users to perform all kinds of cool stuff.
The first 100 Kickstarter backers have secured Poppy for a price of only $39. However, the 3D camera will cost $49 from now on, which is still a small price to pay for gaining three-dimensional capability on your iPhone.
The $40,000 goal has already been reached, only hours after the project’s introduction. More than $80,000 have been secured at the time of writing this article. If the project reaches $100,000 before the July 26 deadline, then the creators will include a tripod mount into all Poppy packages.
Watching 3D videos on YouTube using Poppy is possible
Poppy can also be used for viewing 3D content on your iPhone. YouTube is already supporting 3D videos and the device gives users the possibility of watching such movies and clips on world’s latest video-sharing platform.
Photographers who want to get a taste of Ethan Lowry and Joe Heitzeberg’s new creation should head over to the project’s Kickstarter page and donate.