Do you recall that cool smartphone you originally got 5 years ago? You probably tossed it in a drawer somewhere because that’s where all smartphones go when you get a newer version. Now, there may be a reason to bring that old smartphone back and it involves Pixlplay Camera, which is what we’re going to introduce you to in this review.
Pixl Toys developed a new way to bring those old smartphones back from the dead as an exciting 35mm style camera that the little ones can use. PixlPlay launched on Kickstarter not too long ago, and many people are already interested in it.
PixlPlay Keeps it Simple
What’s cool about the PixlPlay Camera is the fact that it’s not hard at all – PixlPlay has done a good job at making sure they keep it simple. Children love electronics and gadgets, but those tiny hands and feet are continuously moving, which can spell a real disaster for delicate gadgets, like the newest Samsung tablet.
With the PixlPlay, you don’t have to worry, because it will keep your phone secure and keep things simple. There’s no pairing that needs to be done, no apps you need to install and none of those aggravating configuration headaches. All you have to do is put the phone in, plug the cable into the headphone jack and hand the 35mm style toy camera over to your children. Yes, it really is that easy.
Taking Photos is Exciting
While it’s a toy, it is still exciting to use the camera to take pictures. Think about it – what child doesn’t have fun taking photos? When it comes to freezing your dog, your sibling, your cat, your parents and all of the above, there’s just something mesmerizing about it.
PixlPlay doesn’t add any complications to this formula. In fact, the more we learn about this toy camera, the more we see that it actually enhances the excitement of taking pictures.
There are large buttons and knobs that children can turn. These buttons and knobs make it easy for a child to feel like that are professional photographers. Kid will be able to use the phone as normal through a splash-resistant, touch-sensitive protective case and simply by using the shutter button on top, they can snap photos.
Children as young as three years old can use this toy. While you aren’t required to download any apps in order to use it, there is a neat companion iOS app that will let you edit photos with frames and digital features. It works well with existing photography and camera programs. Stretch goals include a sticker sheet, activity cards and an Android application.
On the Pixlplay case, you’ll find the following features: Adjustable clamps for accommodating phones of different sizes, rubber handgrips, and a 3.5 mm cable that plugs into the audio jack to power the shutter button on the case. The little ones can snap photos through the phone’s build-in camera app using the shutter button, or they can take the normal route and snap photos simply by touching the screen.
Think about it – what child doesn’t enjoy taking pictures? That’s why PixlPlay has decided to develop the PixlPlay Camera and it already has a lot of attention aimed in its direction.