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Trygger developed an iPhone camera case that makes better pictures by managing light with a polarizing filter.

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THE CAMERA CASE FOR IPHONE 4/4S: LESS GLARE. MORE VIBRANT COLORS.

Hi, we're Trygger and we've created the Camera Case. It's an iPhone 4/4S case with a polarizing filter built in to help you make your best photos. 

Professional photographers have relied on polarizing filters to clean up noisy light for decades. The Camera Case brings that same polarizing filter to your iPhone camera, built-in and always ready to take great pictures. It cuts out glare and unwanted reflections while making colors more vibrant and contrast sharper. It makes the world through your phone look more like the world you see through your eyes so you can capture all of life's moments the way you remember them.

POLARIZING FILTER

The polarizing filter cuts out glare and unwanted reflections, without blocking your flash. It is made by placing a color neutral polarizing film between two layers of high grade optical Borosilicate glass. Each of your snapshots will be crisp, clean and ready to show off.

Less Glare (Before/after photos are unedited)
Less Glare (Before/after photos are unedited)

MORE VIBRANT COLORS

The adjustable filter also lets you capture more vibrant colors that are truer to what your eyes see. The world through your phone has never looked this good.

Vivid Colors (Before/after photos are unedited)
Vivid Colors (Before/after photos are unedited)

REMOVE UNWANTED REFLECTION

The filter also lets you remove unwanted reflection from glass, water and metal. See the image, not the reflection!

Now You See It, Now You Don't (Photos are unedited)
Now You See It, Now You Don't (Photos are unedited)

ADJUST TO COMPOSE

The filter is adjustable so you can change how much light comes through. You'll have more control over the look of your photos, as you shoot them.

SLIDING BACK

There are no pieces to carry with you to attach (or lose). Just slide the felt-lined back up and you're ready. You'll be the quickest shot around.

LOW PROFILE PROTECTION

1.8mm of high-strength polycarbonate means your iPhone can be fully protected and keep its thin profile. Think of it as peace of mind for when you climb that tree to get the perfect angle.

BACKER’S COLOR CHOICE

Beyond the four colors we’ve shown above, we also plan to produce one more color choice for the Camera Case and we want you to vote to pick it out. If you are a backer, you’ll receive a survey after the Kickstarter period has ended. In that survey you can pick one of the existing colors for the Camera Case you will receive, or you can vote for one from the colors below. Don’t worry, if you don’t like the color that ends up winning the Backer’s Color Choice, you will have the opportunity to switch to White, Black, Azalea or Pollen instead.

DESIGN PROCESS

The Camera Case was carefully planned and designed. We're a team of designers and engineers who also love photography. Since we were making a tool to help you make your best photos, it was important to us that you have the best experience using it as well. That means the Camera Case is thoughtfully designed and is made from the best quality from the glass of the filter to the way it fits on your phone. Every detail was important to us. We made more than 30 prototypes before we had something that felt right and decided on our final design. We also field tested the Camera Case in just about every terrain our native state of Oregon could provide. We ended up with a product that is great to use, is going to last and is something we're very proud of.

TRYGGER CONNECTED CAMERA APP

Trygger's Connected Camera App enhances the use of the Camera Case to make better photos. The Trygger app is the result of an integrated software and hardware design to simplify taking pictures. For example, the App offers a calibration function aligned with the polarizing filter. We scan the image in real time and create a histogram behind the scene. As you rotate the polarizer, the histogram shifts while the contrast changes and we let you know by a sound cue when to take the best picture. This will be especially helpful when taking pictures in sunlight when it is difficult to see the screen. Scheduled for delivery this fall, the Trygger Camera App will be Free. Here is an early look.

Here is an early look.

Trygger Connected Camera App
Trygger Connected Camera App

Your Camera Case will work great without the Trygger Filter App, but it will work even better with it.

KICKSTARTER

This is where you come in. We're on Kickstarter because we need your help. Manufacturing the Camera Case is going to be expensive and we need funding to put it into production. If we hit our goal we'll be able to make the Camera Case on a broad enough scale so that the cost of each case is very reasonable. It's the upfront costs that we can't make happen without your help.

So back us. Help the Camera Case get funded so you can start making your best photos.

Thank you Kickstarter!

FAQ

Question:  Can these effects be created using software like Photoshop, or an app?

Answer:  No, the effects of a polarizing filter can only be achieved when the picture is taken.

Question:  What does a polarizing filter do?

Answer:  Among other things, it can darken the sky, remove reflections from water and glass and make plant-life and foliage appear less shiny. Color saturation is also enhanced.  

Question:  Does it work with camera apps like Instagram?

Answer:  Yes, it works with every iOS camera app.

Question:  When will it ship?

Answer:  Estimated shipping is early July 2012.

 ©2012 Trygger LLC.  All rights reserved.

iPhone and Apple are trademarks of Apple, Inc. registered in the US and other countries.  Patents pending.  iPhone not included.

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