PixlPlay turns your old iPhone or Android device into a kid-friendly camera with real shutter control


Chances are, you have an old smartphone laying around. These are perfect for kids that need a way to play games or take their own pictures. A new Kickstarter project has an idea for utilizing these previous generation devices, too. Pixlplay is an add-on that works with recent iPhones (non-Plus) and popular Android devices like Samsung S7, S6, S5, and Google Pixel.

The snap-on case turns your device into a child-friendly camera with a working shutter button, protective design and a manual focus lens. An attached 3.5mm headphone jack operates the manual controls and a pressurized grip keeps your device in place. Best of all, it offers drop protection from spills that would otherwise harm an iPhone or Android device. PixlPlay is available for backing on Kickstarter today for $20 with an estimated delivery date of June if all goes to plan.

It’s easy – simply place your Apple or Android device into Pixlplay to take photos and create fun effects with the included activities and app. Pixlplay protects your device and encourages active and creativity play through photography! iPhone 7 requires the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter included with your device to work the shutter button (optional). Some Android phones require setting up the camera shutter to be controlled by the volume button.  Also works with Windows mobile devices.

Source: Kickstarter

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