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Taiwanese accessory maker phunks with Will.i.am's heart

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The Ozaki O!photo iPhone 5 case reminded us a lot of Will.i.am’s much-hyped  i.am+ foto.sosho line.

On the iLounge show floor at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas this week Taiwanese manufacturer Ozaki showcased its line of iPhone accessories. Along with its widely distributed collection of cases and stands, Ozaki showed off the latest in its O!photo line. 

The new O!photo case offers support for a tripod, external flash, microphone and interchangeable lenses. The case expands the iPhone 5’s already long body with a grip that attaches to the lightning connector and functions as an input for the microphone. On the front of the camera, an apparently decorative shutter functions as a Bluetooth-activated capture device. For remote capture, you can remove the shutter and activate it away from the camera.

This photo shows the Bluetooth shutter release removed from the O!photo case.
The O!photo case offers tripod attachment on the bottom and a spot on top to hold a microphone or flash.

The O!photo can’t help but be compared to Will.i.am’s much-hyped i.am+ foto.sosho line. While the Black Eyed Peas star’s highest-end V.5 accessory adds a secondary sensor on top of iPhone 5’s 8-megapixel camera, Ozaki offers lenses to attach to their case like the cheaper V.4. At CES, Ozaki displayed a 200mm lens that captured clean shots from across the floor.

Ozaki is currently waiting on patents for their multifunctional camera accessory, but they hope to release the new O!photo case soon.

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Total comments: 3
Ak pinxit
By Ak pinxit (Feb 24, 2013)

wasn't smartphone suppose to be ever-ready snappy P/S ? with this bulk and accessory buildup why not not to get something like NEX ?

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Rage Joe
By Rage Joe (Jan 15, 2013)

They have understood everything completely wrong. No, William, NO!

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SRT201
By SRT201 (Jan 10, 2013)

Hmm... so now we can have the bulk and size of a decent point and shoot with considerably lower image quality! Why didn't I think of that!

Fashion Sense is an oxymoron.

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