by Tommy Ly
June 3, 2012
The iPhone's camera is one of the best on a mobile device; there's no doubt about that. But, like with everything else, there's room for improvement. The Trygger, a project on Kickstarter, aims to enhance the iPhone's camera. If you can't see the video above, please click here. The Trygger is an iPhone case that features a built-in polarizing filter on the back of the case, which slides over your iPhone's camera when you want to use it. The amount of light you want to filter can be adjusted by turning a knob on the corner of the case. Polarizing filters cut out unwanted glare and reflections from your photos, while also making colors more vibrant and contrast sharper. They have been readily available for SLR cameras for years and now, Trygger brings those benefits to your iPhone. As you can see in the photo above, the Trygger greatly reduces the glare from the table and chessboard, resulting in a much more natural looking photo. The Trygger achieves this by by placing a color neutral polarizing film between two layers of high grade optical Borosilicate glass. With a month left to go, the Trygger is about halfway to its $25,000 goal. Depending on how soon you make a pledge, you can get yourself a Trygger case for $35 to $40. If funded, the Trygger is expected to ship this July. I just hope that if funded, creators Scott Phillips and Joel Kamerman release an updated design for the iPhone 5 (or whatever it'll be called). Will you be backing this project?