Triops – a throwable, 3D digital camera, for rough & tumble photography

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The bad news is it’s big, round and so very ugly that you’ll be more than happy to throw it as far away from you as possible. It’s just a concept piece at the moment, designed by Franziska Faoro and entered into the BraunPrize 2007 design competition.

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What Triops does, apparently, is “allow the user to experience new perspectives and perceptions and takes the potential of digital photography to a new level” – a task it pulls off by coming with three fisheye lenses.

And the reason it looks like a football is so you can chuck it about and take photos from the air, with its three lenses able to record what should be rather impressive aerial 360-degree panoramas. You then take images off via wi-fi and worry about how big your bald patch is getting.

Via (Yanko Design)

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