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IKEA Cardboard Camera Called KNÄPPA, to Land on Store Shelves Soon

Earlier this week a photograph of a mysterious IKEA digital camera crafted out of cardboard took the web by storm. Now more details are emerging and we now know that the camera is very much real. It will be called KNÄPPA, and was designed in collaboration with Stockholm’s Teenage Engineering. Billed as “the world’s cheapest digital camera”, the KNÄPPA is made out of a single piece of folded cardboard, a single circuit board, a camera sensor, and an integrated USB connector.

Here’s a video introducing the camera and showing how it’s used (along with its “fancy features”):

It’s powered by two AAA batteries that can be replaced by unscrewing the two white screws in the corners of the camera.

IKEA has even published the camera’s manual to the web. No word yet on the camera’s launch date, availability, or price.

IKEA PS 2012 KNÄPPA (via It’s Nice That)


 
  • Youthless

    nice old april fools joke ;) 

  • Ndt

    This is a great idea! It’s finally a replacement for the disposable cameras which were around up until a few years ago, but one has to wonder who would buy such a product, with the proliferation of cell phone cameras. The same cell phone cameras which made the disposables all but obsolete.

  • Jan

    teenage engineering rules, the OP-1 must be the cutest synth/workstation/gamebox/sampler/recorder/radio (etc. etc.) I’ve ever seen. Keep an eye on them ;-)

  • Corbyn

    I swear, 40 of these all wired together for bullet time would be awesome/super cheap!

  • http://www.futurebird.com Susan Donovan

    Perfect for events, leave a stack on a table and tell guests to write their name on the camera, and turn it in at the end of the event… promise big awards for the best photo. Upload everything for great memories!

  • Boxerchamp17

    Would be very cool if it turns out to be the digital version of a Diana camera!

  • ViktorArvidsson

    Hipsters.

  • Barrie Q

    Hmm…if this is the only camera you can afford, what do you do with the pictures?  It’s not like you’ll possess the wealth required to use an internet cafe, let alone a MacBook.

  • HardyLenora37

    like Elizabeth explained I am startled that people can get paid $8847 in 1 month on the computer. have you seen this page ==>> earn2usd.blogspot.com 

  • Rad

    I can see a lot of potential in these, i hope they’re really affordable.

  • Cosmo

    Take them to a photo processing place where you can plug the camera into their USB reader and print them seems like a good idea.

  • Barrie Q

    I like it. A nice closed ecosystem if the print paper comes from recycled Knappas. :-)

  • WittWendy84

    just as Miguel explained I am blown away that a student can get paid $9273 in four weeks on the computer. did you look at this web page ==>> Sure2Go.Blogspot.Com 

  • Qpoiurpquoire

    of a LOMO camera…

  • Wes Taylor

    I am more impressed with the tuba player!!! Gotta get the sound track!

  • Heather E

    Every hipster and their mamma’s gonna want one of these waste of moneys lol!

  • Dan

    I guess the durability and the low price has something to do with it.
    In my military service I see amazing photo ops which I can’t capture because we are not allowed to carry cellphones and a regular camera won’t survive the beating. A small cheap and almost disposable camera will answer these problems.

  • Dan

    I guess the durability and the low price has something to do with it.
    In my military service I see amazing photo ops which I can’t capture because we are not allowed to carry cellphones and a regular camera won’t survive the beating. A small cheap and almost disposable camera will answer these problems.