After a smash-hit success crowdfunding campaign last year, Podo is again to do it throughout again with the sequel to its Cruel Intentions-inspired camera. Turning any floor into an impromptu tripod with its sticky-backed superpowers, the $49 Podo already zoomed past its $50,000 crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter.
Final yr’s marketing campaign had the corporate promoting its diminutive cameras at a cool hundred bob. Now, Podo comes a-knocking with a fair higher deal: Higher connectivity, higher sensors, higher lens, and half the price. Yowzers!
The camera shoots 5MP pictures — nothing to set the world on hearth, however greater than sufficient for sharing on social media. It additionally fortunately whirrs alongside filming 720p video at 30fps. The cam comes with a constructed-in battery rechargeable by way of USB, 8GB value of memory. Briefly, the camera goes a great distance in the direction of making photography fun again for individuals who know they need some flexibility past what their smartphones can supply them.
The micro-adhesive sticky pad attaches by squishing it right into a wall, tree, or fence — and once you’re finished with it, giving it a rinse restores it to its unique, tremendous-sticky situation so it may be reused again and again.
The primary promoting level, the corporate tells me, is the new sensor, that includes bigger pixels. Why does that matter in a world the place every part must get smaller on a regular basis? Properly, with out the dimensions limitation of, say, a smartphone, the corporate can use sensors which have comparitively higher dynamic vary, higher low-mild efficiency, higher thermal efficiency (i.e. they don’t overheat as simply) and fewer digital noise. Noice.
“Podo presents freedom and management on the similar time. Management is a selfie; freedom is a tripod and timer,” says the corporate’s president Eddie Lee, pinpointing the product’s USP. “It’s exhausting to get each.”