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Red Pop Brings Back the Camera Button on Your iPhone

by Hazel Chua

Most cameras that you’ve probably encountered only require the push of a button to take a photo. (And if you were born a few decades ago, then you might have come across those where the photographer hides takes the picture behind a black hood.)

Now, with the advancement of technology, mobile devices and smartphones, such as the iPhone, are also being equipped with superior shooters that rival the performance of standalone cameras. However, you don’t get a special camera button with the iPhone. And that’s where the Red Pop comes in – if you give them the chance, that is.

You might have already heard about the iShuttr case that equips your iPhone with a larger flash and a button. But if all you want is the button (and a huge one at that), then the Red Pop is the one you want.

The Red Pop project is now up on Kickstarter, with pledges starting at $25 (a $75 pledge gets you your very own Red Pop button). The story behind and how the invention got its name is also pretty touching. Head on over to Red Pop’s Kickstarter page to find out more about it and maybe help it along by signing up to give a pledge.

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Comments (6):

  1. Technabob says:

    Ouch. This announcement has got to put the hurt on these Kickstarter projects…


  2. Philip Robbins says:

    Apple can make their camera work with the + button, good for them, but that will never make the iPhone feel more like a camera, I’ve had a touch, a feel and a go with the prototype Red Pop, (Brendan is my brother in law) and it feels great. The button – a real moving button – makes all the difference to the feel of taking pictures on the iPhone, Red Pop makes holding the phone for pictures super stable.

    I’ve been messing with my phone using my finger and thumb to press the + button as if taking pictures and it’s fiddly, I don’t have some big old franken-fingers, I have regular size hands, and it’s still fiddly, I use my iPhone without a case and it’s slippery as hell, with Red Pop those problems are gone. Old hands and stiff fingers or just young and clumsy? Yeah, you need Red Pop too.

    Oh, and no, I’m not getting one for free, I like it so much I’m paying for mine.

  3. Matt says:

    $75 for a button? Suckers. All of you. You can buy a Canon Powershot that’s smaller than the redpop accessory for 50 bucks on Amazon.

  4. Kmuzu says:

    Actually I’m against the idea of Red Pop. I guess not against Red Pop itself but the idea the iPhone is a camera. The iPhone is a cell phone with a camera on it – I tiny little camera. If you like to take pictures then use a real camera. It doesn’t have to be expensive or digital. Just learn how to use a camera. I posted an article about this at … http://elvisinmybasement.blogspot.com/2011/07/red-pop-sums-up-everything-i-hate-about.html

  5. Kmuzu says:

    Exactly – stop trying to look like a hipster photographer and just buy a camera and be a hipster photographer.

  6. steve says:

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