About this project
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We believe that it is possible to show that photography is no longer difficult and burdensome for non-professionals, by creating a better environment in which everyone can easily take high-quality pictures with a smartphone
Foldio becomes more powerful and easier. You can experience the thrill of taking great photos by yourself with Foldio.
Example: This international backer wants Foldio set / 2 LED extra lighting option / 4 light diffuser.
Then, it's total $116 = $19 (Shipping fee) + $65 ($65 Foldio reward) + $20 (2 LED extra lighting option) + $12 ( 4 x $3 light diffuser).
- New backer: You can pledge total $116 including shipping fee.
- Existing backer: Manage your pledge. Click here for more info.
HOW IT FIRST CAME ABOUT
People take pictures with smartphones easily enough, but it’s difficult to get high-quality pictures due to random lighting or the background, especially for photography intended to promote a product.
In comparison, a photo studio has backgrounds and lighting which are completely controlled, which results in high-quality pictures. However, much time is needed to get the setting right, and the rental cost is quite hefty.
So we started to design a photo studio for use with a smartphone - a simple, easy-to-use portable studio for everyone.
Foldio (a portmanteau of "foldable" and "studio") is portable photo studio with a foldable design for smartphones. Foldio allows anybody with a smartphone to easily take studio-quality pictures. This is our ambitious project intended to unfold a whole new level of possibilities in smartphone photography.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT FOLDIO 2?
Foldio 2 is bigger and smarter in order to overcome the limitations of the 1st version of Foldio. Yet, we still focused on maintaining the portability and all-in-one studio style of the original.
Bigger Size - More Subjects are welcome
We increased the volume by 200% compared to the original Foldio.
It allows you to take pictures of a wider variety of subjects. Get in touch with your tremendous creativity.
Brighter Atmosphere - Powerful LED Strip with Adapter
LED brightness is improved by using dual LED light strips twice as long as the original one.
To maximize the LED light strip’s ability, we are going to use an adapter for Foldio 2. The Foldio adapter helps to make the lighting conditions and atmosphere consistent as well as being more practical than using batteries.
If you have existing lighting devices also, it’s perfect for taking pictures with Foldio.
Simple Magnetic Structure - Set Up the Studio in 10 Seconds
We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback about the foldable magnetic structure from 1st-gen Foldio users. So we will apply the same structure to Foldio 2 for convenience and simplicity.
Portability - Strong & Light material + Handle
Foldio 2 is bigger than the original Foldio. To maintain the portable concept, we will use strong and light plastic material. Also you might not be able to put it in your bag because of its size, so we've considered installing a grip to make it easy to carry neatly.
Backdrop set is composed of 3 color backdrops (White, Black, Gray). Choose a backdrop depending on the subject you want to take a picture of.
Also, you can use customized backdrops . Get in tough with your creativity.
Simple, but Powerful Foldio Application - Edit your photo in 5 sec
We have a goal to edit and upload photos on the Internet with only a smartphone. So we are developing a smartphone app for Foldio 2. Even though there are many photo editing apps, we struggled to find a simple one. We will design it to be highly compatible with Foldio to edit photos even better and easier.
Editing Brightness by foldio app
Editing Color temperature by foldio app
TAKE PICTURES WITH FOLDIO 2
Foldio 2 breaks through the limitations of the original foldio version. Take pictures of bigger subjects which are not able for foldio 1st version. You can create various moods by playing around with DSLR. Also there are tremendous possibilities to get in touch with your creativity by using different backdrops and foldio app.
HOW TO USE
SHARE YOUR PICTURES ON INSTAGRAM
There are lots of Foldio users who share their awesome pictures on Instagram with the tag #foldio. Join and share your great pictures!
Our team consists of product designers and developers from California and Seoul, Korea. We love creating something new about IT products, especially Smartphone. Our motto is 'Simple but Useful'. Functional yet simple, easy to use by anyone.
FOLDIO 2 featured on
Risks and challenges
This is our second Foldio project. We've gotten tremendous support on our first project. So actually, we have pressure that it should satisfy Kickstarter backers again and we are strongly hoping that we can succeed in fund raising again this time. We prepared this project with the earnest wish to listen to our backer's comments and offer an upgraded version of Foldio.
We have experience in producing Foldio, so we are confident we can make it and fulfill the rewards to you. we hope you support us to create a Foldio Large version. Your support can make it real.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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