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FOLDIO Is The First Foldable Photo Studio For Your Smartphone

By Steve Effron on December 17, 2013

As much as we love snapping smartphone photos, we have to admit that the quality still doesn’t measure up to most digital cameras. FOLDIO aims to close the gap by providing a mini-studio with bright lighting that yields professional-quality photos with a smartphone. It folds up for carrying in a courier bag or backpack and unfurls into a small, well-lit box.

Due to its diminutive size (dimensions are 10.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 inches when unfolded), FOLDIO best suits product photography rather than professional head-shots and glamorous selfies. If you sell products on a site such as eBay, this little studio is perfect for taking listing photos with your phone. FOLDIO is made of water-resistant laminated paper. The background surface is a 2-mm-thick sheet of matte-finished Ethylene Vinyl Acetate. You can wash this sheet and swap it out for a different color. FOLDIO uses Neodymium magnets to hold its walls in place and an LED strip for lighting.

FOLDIO’s raised nearly 11 times its goal of $10,000 on Kickstarter, and there’s still 15 days left to go in the funding period. With a few thousand dollars more, backers can unlock a customized smartphone app that should make taking, editing, and sharing FOLDIO photos even easier.

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