Gizmon iCA Camera Case Turns New iPhones into Old Leicas
December 30th, 2011
There are thousands of different iPhone cases out there, and there is definitely something for everyone. There are even already cases which make your iPhone look sort of like a camera. However, the Gizmon iCA iPhone case completely transforms your modern smartphone into an old fashioned camera. But will you want to make your iPhone this bulky? If you love cameras, then I suppose this is the case for you.
The Gizmon iCA makes your iPhone 4 or 4S look a lot like an old Leica IIIf. The case is made out of 32 different polycarbonate components, and even contains a lens mount that will allow you to use optional lenses for your iPhone camera. It’s even got a working shutter button and an optical viewfinder. So the case is not just for show (though the big fake lens in the middle is.) There’s even a tripod mount on the bottom of the case. They eventually plan on offering an external flash, a remote shutter and other accessories for the iCA as well.
The Gizmon iCA costs $65 (USD) at Four Corner Store, and it’s available in white, black and brown. The strap costs another $30 and the lenses – a macro or a fisheye, sell for an extra $45. That seems like quite a lot to spend on a case. The SuperPopCam app that is supposed to work well with the case sells for $0.99, though it’s compatible with any iPhone photo app.