Will.i.am iPhone camera add-on – more details revealed

If you happen to be drinking tea whilst you’re reading this.. I’d stop now. It may end up all over your monitor.

As we reported a few days ago Will.i.am has shed some more light on the iPhone camera attachment.

There are two models, a contemporary (named C.4) version and a vintage version (V.4).  They retail at £199 and £299 respectively. 

Wowzers. 

These models are only compatible with the iPhone 4/4S and use the camera hardware already included with your phone, but have lenses included to use with your photographs.

The more advanced C.5/V.5 models that work with the iPhone 5, and has it’s own camera hardware and flash won’t arrive until next year.

There will be an app, for controlling things like filters, and the built-in flash.

Whilst this is a good idea, I can’t help think that £200 is a ridiculous sum of money, particularly when the device doesn’t improve on the camera hardware as promised, although with a ‘proper’ flash may well improve pub shots.

Then again, £200 buys you a pretty good point and shoot these days!

Images of the V.4 and C.4 are below…

Are you interested in these add-on devices? Let us know in the comments!

Link – Macrumors

  • iPhone Fan

    They both look awful and I’d rather spend my money on a decent camera for that price!

  • patch

    if this device is to improve the camera on the iPhone 5 just think the size of the galaxy s3 add on needed to improve that camera be like a slab stone..lol

  • Jester25

    Good grief. I’ve just bought a lovely little Samsung compact which can be remotely controlled by my iPhone. It only cost £200, and is a dream. Save your money and spend it wisely.

  • Martin

    It just goes to show that there are some people out there who have too much money and are happy to spend it on complete and utter tosh.

    What makes me chuckle is the ad software has tagged Tesco adverts under each photo….yeah like Tesco will be stocking these!

    Another thing, Apple try their best to create a slim, light device, then some ‘style’ icon comes along and creates these two monsters.Out of the two, we all know it’ll be the blingy gold one that will sell the most.

  • uncle timmy

    Drop tests done?