POPA Adds Retro Camera Feel to Your iPhone

We love taking photos with our iPhones here at iDB. Like just about everyone else, we’re already addicted to photo-sharing apps like Instagram and Photovine.

Even though iOS 5 will bring the ability to take photos using the iPhone’s volume up button, we’re still of the age where we remember the good old polaroids with their huge shutter button, and we have to admit, we do miss it.

There’s just something about a big mechanical button for setting free the magic that is a photograph, and that’s where the makers of POPA agree with us…

BeepHQ, the guys behind POPA, also believe that mechanical buttons rule, and that’s why they put together this little contraption.

So what exactly is POPA? In the words of the team themselves:

“POPA is the iPhone 4 accessory that adds a big red juicy camera button to your phone.”

To elaborate on that ever so slightly, POPA is a device that attaches to the bottom of an iPhone 4, using the dock connector. Then, using the team’s own app, the ‘big red juicy camera button’ takes photos, which can then be pushed out to a whole host of apps – including Instagram.

“The design is rmly rooted in the now but with a subtle, respectful nod to the beautiful and iconic cameras of the past. Made in brushed aluminium the design incorporates a tactile textured plastic grip overlayed onto the metal barrel and, of course, a lovely big red shutter button.”

POPA is available to order now for £49.99/$74.99, and for a limited time, delivery is just $1 inside the United States and £1 outside. A wrist strap and protective pouch are also included in the price.

Hopefully we’ll have a more in-depth look at the POPA in the near future, so stay tuned for that!