Turn Your iPhone Into A Food Worthy Camera 1

Posted by Foodie Buddha on November 13, 2011

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For those food bloggers who use an iPhone 4 (or 4s) as their camera, taking good food photographs is one of the biggest challenges you come across.  As it happens, a company by the name of Photojojo is trying to make things easier on you by giving attachable lenses for your iPhone.

As the power behind mobile phones increases with each generation, so to does the technical prowess of the cameras inside.  Pixel counts increase, new lenses are incorporated, and iPhone apps like Instagram and Flickr are available to make it easier to take good food photographs.  But no matter how good your photography skills, no matter how many pixels power that cellphone camera, and no matter how many apps you have, iPhone users have always had to deal with the limitations of having just one lens.

To help remedy that, Photojojo has released three tiny camera lenses that magnetically attach to your iPhone or iPad.  The idea is that these external lenses will help you take better pictures.  While I have yet to use these (as I don’t have an iPhone), the lenses seem like a legit purchase.

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There is a a 180-degree fisheye lens, 2x telephoto lens, and a 0.68x wide-angle lens (which also doubles as a macro lens).  If you shop the Photojojo store, the fisheye lens will run you $25 while the other two will cost $20 a piece.  However, if you buy the complete set, it’s just $49.00.  However, I poked around on the internet and found the entire set for less than $30 from a number of retailers.

To use the lenses, you have to attach a metal ring to your phone’s lens (using an adhesive).  Then, each lens can snap magnetically to the ring.  It sounds like a good system and feedback on the lens quality seems pretty good; although, a few people have complained that the attachment blocks the phone’s flash.  As a food photographer, that shouldn’t be a major concern to you.  So while buying a dedicated point-and-shoot (or even a full dSLR) is the way to go if you’re looking for top quality food pictures, the Photojojo set seems like an inexpensive alternative.  I’m curious to know what other phones this may work on.  If anyone of you has tried these, please hit us with some feedback in the comments section!  You can also find some sample shots over on TUAW.

All You Need For A Clean House: Cheeseburgers

Posted by Foodie Buddha on March 01, 2009

Who knew… but apparently all you need to keep a clean house is one of these kick ass little 4”x3” burger vacuums.  I’m not exactly sure what the white stuff is… perhaps an onion…maybe an egg!  Does it work?  Who cares!  This is almost sure to join Little Mario on my toy shelf.

Milk Chocolate In Your Computer: Hershey’s Goes Techie

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 24, 2009

hershey-usb-drive Apparently, this whole economic crisis is making companies totally rethink their business models.  Now, Hershey’s (yes that Hershey’s) is developing a line of consumer electronics.  They are going to start with Hershey Chocolates yum drives (aka thumb drives).  Soon to follow … digital cameras, earphones, and speakers.  I’ll be surprised if these all come to fruition; even so, its kinda funny to think that I may be able to buy a Jolly Rancher camera someday.

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Laugh Of The Day: Mario Batali Wind-Up Toy, It’ll Make You Flip Your Spaghetti 1

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 23, 2009

Damn Cool!  This will most definitely find it’s way onto my toy shelf (warning: crappy phone pic).  You can buy it on robotoys.com.


[Via NA]

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Laugh Of The Day: VHS Toaster

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 18, 2009

Got an old VHS deck lying around and a inkling for a tinkering?  Follow this Instructables.com lesson and end up with your very own VHS toaster.

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Let Everyone Know You Eat At Krystal … errr … White Castle Amps

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 07, 2009

The gang over at NerdApproved never ceases to amaze me.  Check out these White Castle Amps. [Krystal is the South’s version of WC … ].  Sorry for the lack of content today, but I needed a breather.


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Laugh Of The Day: World’s Best Pizza Slicer 4

Posted by Foodie Buddha on February 04, 2009

So yesterday brought word of the NerdApproved Pizza Pro 3000 Circular Saw.  First I was afraid, I was petrified; then I was told I’d rather have a kick ass laser by my side! (Yeah Gloria!)  Thanks Jeff for the email! Enjoy!  I’ve taken the liberty of starting the video right at the goods… there is actually a rough two-minutes that you can watch if you want!

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