Could two silicone rings really become the next big (little) thing in photography?
“Air Clicker” is a camera concept by Yeon Su Kim. This bluetooth-enabled device is designed to connect with smartphone. Once the photo or footage is taken, it can be instantly saved on your smartphone. The forefinger module senses whether your finger is straight, bent, or bent with the rest of your fingers. If you bend only the one finger, the other piece of the puzzle takes a photo. If you bend several fingers, you’ll begin to take a video. The thumb module has only a camera lens and an on/off button visible and is responsible for both collecting the media and transporting the resulting files to your smartphone. From there you can do whatever you want with the files as they sit on your smartphone while the Air Clicker remains free and clear.
As a concept it’s exciting and terrifying in equal measure. The scope for embarrassing ‘accidental’ shots is, well, pretty damn wide. And it’s likely to become just as daft looking as bluetooth headsets. I’ll be interested to hear Michael’s thoughts on this.