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Published 29/11/12

will.i.am Launches a Global First: i.am+ foto.sosho, a Revolution in Portable Lifestyle Technology

Singer Launches new camera phone attatchment

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musician and entrepreneur, will.i.am, and the world's best department store, Selfridges have today officially unveiled will.i.am's breakthrough i.am foto.sosho fashion camera accessory, for iPhone 4/4s. Adding a new twist to the rapidly expanding world of social-digital photography sector, i.am foto.sosho combines the form and function of a camera with the real-time aspect of an iPhone.

i.am foto.sosho is the world's first digital camera accessory and app combination designed to turn an iPhone 4/4s into a sophisticated point and shoot digital camera with on-board editing, filters and social media connectivity. The i.am foto.sosho iPhone 4/4s models will be available exclusively at Selfridges London from December 6, 2012.

As the worlds of digital media, consumer electronics and social media continue to collide, will.i.am further streamlines smart phones into a single multi tasking, high quality imagery social hub, with a unique social versatility. Smart phones are instantly transformed into point and shoot cameras by the i.am accessories that offer onboard photo editing, filters and sharing are all built into a 14 mega pixel lens.

will.i.am comments ''i.am proud to finally launch the i.am foto.sosho app and camera to the world from London. Our product fuses fashion with technology, changing the way you look at a smart phone...the i.am foto.sosho camera will make your smart phone brilliant...''

Selfridges London will showcase i.am camera accessories in three different departments in the London store. A team of specially trained i.am Evangelists will demonstrate the camera accessories in the flagship space experience on the ground floor womens accessories. Customers will also be able to purchase the camera accessories from first floor menswear and in the Technology Hall.

David Walker-Smith, Selfridges Buying Director comments ''We are incredibly excited to launch this global exclusive with will.i.am. We are a forward thinking business, always looking for new and exciting opportunities to give our customers extraordinary shopping experiences. We are delighted to be the first and exclusive retail outlet for i.am and help will.i.am to trailblaze a new path into 21st century technology and social media interaction.''


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In tandem with the launch of the i.am camera accessory and app, will.i.am is offering early buyers of the i.am camera accessory the first opportunity to secure an i.am profile within the ''i.am'' domain. Profiles will include a unique short web URL such as ''http//i.am/will.'' As i.am builds its offerings with additional hardware products and services, i.am profile users will have access to new collaborative and social features.

will.i.am founded and self-funds the development and manufacturing of i.am.plus, LLC, a global business operation with team experts located in China, Denmark, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States countries. i.am started as an initial concept in February, 2012, and then expanded to the product design and rapid prototyping phase in June, 2012. Working with a group of veteran mobile phone and tablet design and manufacturing experts based in California, Singapore and China, the team dramatically compressed the conventional consumer electronics project timelines to deliver the first i.am foto.sosho camera accessory models to retail on December 6, 2012 exclusively at Selfridges & Co for the 2012 holiday shopping season.

i.am foto.sosho i.am models turbo charge iPhone 4s to combines the form and function of a camera with the real-time aspect of an iphone. The iPhone5 foto.sosho model, coming soon, will push it up a notch by adding its own 14 mega-pixel sensor and 5x zoom to the mix.

Highlights

  • foto.sosho fits over iPhone4/4s models so there is no need to carry a separate camera to take, customize and share great pictures
  • included in iPhone 4/4s standard package include standard, fish-eye, and wide lenses. The deluxe iPhone 4/4s package includes standard, fish-eye, wide and zoom lenses.
  • Shoot, edit, share and send photos all with the same hardware. Control the built-in flash, and then edit photos immediately after shooting, including applying real-time filters and image adjustments. No need to wait to download photos to a computer to edit, apply filters and share.
  • The companion app that turns i.am foto.sosho into a social photography experience is free. Download it from the iTunes App Store and link it to your i.am foto.sosho camera accessory.
  • Instantly share photos via social media channels
  • Store photos in your individual and free i.am domain account, customized to your name, such as i.am/john, i.am/Watson
  • Photo Stream -check out your own stream, your friends' photo streams, people you follow, or the public/community photo stream
Models for iPhone 4s
  • foto.sosho C.4 modern look camera for iPhone 4/4s.
  • Lens included Standard, 0.67x Wide Macro, 0.28x Fisheye.
  • Point and shoot available in two body colors black or white.
  • Price 199 pounds iPhone 4 not included.
    foto.sosho V.4 vintage look camera for iPhone 4/4s includes a slide-out keyboard.
  • Lens included Standard, 0.67x Wide Macro, 0.28x Fisheye.
  • Available in two colors white & gold or black & silver.
  • Price 299 pounds iPhone 4 not included
Models for iPhone 5 -coing soon
  • foto.sosho V.5 vintage look camera for iPhone 5 coming soon
  • Available in sliver and brown leather, all white leather or all black leather.
  • foto.sosho L.5 luxury camera for iPhone 5
    includes slide-out keyboard
  • Available in sliver and brown leather, all white leather or all black leather.


1st Published 29 November 2012 14:10
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