iPhone 5 camera not enough, accessory promises 14-megapixel
November 25, 2012, 12:41 P.M, Sunday, New York local time — Not satisfied with your iPhone 5 and its 8-megapixel improved camera? Well, a celebrity in the United States is offering a new accessory that will turn your smartphone into a camera-machine.
As if the Apple iPhone 5 wasn’t smart enough, Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am claims that his new iPhone 5 camera accessory “will turn your smartphone into a genius-phone”. A camera on top of another camera, seems a little odd isn’t it?
Many will say that Apple’s decision to increase the iPhone 5′s camera image quality instead of upping the number of pixels is a rather disappointing move but seriously, the Apple iPhone 5 has an 8 megapixel shooter than can rival even most point-and-shoot cameras out on the market, human beings indeed have no satisfaction.
If you’re not happy with your iPhone 5 or iPhone 4S’s camera, why not check out Will.i.am’s iPhone accessory that will ‘add’ a 14 megapixel camera on top of your device’s 8 megapixel sensor?
The contraption [dubbed as 'i.am+ camera'] resembles a classic Leica camera, it is basically a souped-up iPhone case with a separate 14 megapixel sensor and flash but it is unclear whether the lighting technology used on it is xenon or LED. The i.am+ camera takes advantage of the iPhone’s 30-pin/Lightning dock connector.
“We have our own sensor and a better flash. You dock you phone into our device and it turns you smartphone into a genius-phone. We take over the camera.” said the pop star on an interview done by The Daily Telegraph.
Will.i.am is well-known for embracing advancements in technology, he is currently Intel’s director for innovation, the first artist [ever] interviewed on CNN via hologram.
Will.i.am is so well-loved by the science community that NASA even volunteered to broadcast his song ‘Reach for the Stars’ from Mars (which is over 300 million miles from our planet) back to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory situated in Pasadena, California in an effort to inspire youngsters to show more interest in the field of science.
The i.am+ camera series is all set for a November 28th launch in London, the Reach for the Stars singer is expecting to release several other digital accessories under the ‘i.am+’ brand.
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