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These Accessories Make Smartphones Look More Like Cameras

By: Jen Chae - Published: Jul 31, 2013
From camera-like phone cases to extended lens add-ons, these accessories transform your smartphone into something that mimics a camera. A lot of today’s iPhone owners are also photography enthusiasts, which is why companies are coming up with creative gadgets to tap into the phone-tography market.

Many phone covers physically mimic the shape and dimensions of a camera. A lot of them are inspired by retro cameras with big lenses, taking after Instagram’s popular icon. These phone cases often don’t serve any purpose in terms of functionality, but just display camera-inspired designs. Other camera-shaped phone cases are more practical; some will have an old school shutter button that takes pictures on iPhones. Aside from cases, many attachable smartphone camera lenses make phones look like bulky cameras.