technology

3D Virtual Try-On Eyewear

(img credits to unruly things)

Ditto is a new e-commerce site selling a wide collection of designer glasses and frames. It uses a revolutionary, fuss-free technology to let shoppers virtually try on glasses that fit your face size and shape before deciding to buy on their site. Apparently it analyzes 150 facial points on your face, so I’d say it’s a pretty accurate recommendation. So I played around with it, turning my head from side to side for like 3-5 minutes and tada! Here are two successful dittos after several attempts that I like.

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Hahaha! I’m not sure if these wide frames really suit my east-to-west face but I sure enjoyed the process. It’s really quite fun..so go on, get your webcams ready and hop over to Ditto for a personalized prescription.

Instagram Keepsakes

It’s no secret the Facebook-owned photo sharing app, Instagram has taken the world by storm! Today, Instagram’s daily use has more than septupled, growing from 900,000 people to around 7.3 million people a day. On Thanksgiving day itself,  there were over 10 million photos shared of all things delicious.

As we enter this festive season of gift-giving, here are 4 awesome ideas to transform your instagram photos into real keepsakes.

(photo via Prinstagram)

Printstagram transforms your photos into an assortment of products like physical square prints, mini-sticker book, spiral-bounded book, a poster and calendar! At US10 for 252 mini square stickers, I think it’s a pretty good deal!

(photo via CanvasPop)

There is nothing more satisfying than decorating your walls with artwork and photos entirely by your own creation. CanvasPop makes it easier for you to do so. It allows you to make gorgeous canvas prints of any size and resolution from your Facebook, Instagram, Photobucket or Flickr.

(photo via digital camera world)

Introducing a refreshing concept called the Instagram SocialMatic camera – a camera that lets people snap photos, share them online and print them out as squared sticky-note-style photos. With neat specs like 16gb of storage space, wi-fi and bluetooth connectivity, touchscreen capability, LED flash and an internal printer, I’m sure it will be a hit among photo enthusiasts all around the world. Proposed released date of mid 2013. Price unreleased.

(photo via Kickstarter – Projecteo)

Projecteo is my favourite of them all! The whole idea of Projecteo is to allow users to store photos in collectible photo wheels of 35mm film that are compatible with their mini projector. I really like this idea. I remember playing with something similar when I was younger, minus the projection part.

As of today, this concept is currently under a Kickstarter project where the team hopes to gather public funding via pledges. If everything goes smoothly, manufacturing will commence in Jan 2013! Currently retailing at US20 for early-pledgers and US25 subsequently.

Bobine

Meet Bobine, an ultra flexible smartphone charger as well as a tripod. It’s stiff but flexible body allows you to bend it into various shapes and angles. Say goodbye to awkward self-capture shots! While a little on the pricier side for a cable at US 30, I think it’s pretty value for money considering it’s multi-functional capabilities. Available at PhotoJojo.

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