Posts Tagged ‘socialmatic’

Crowd Sourcing Innovation: The Polaroid Socialmatic Story

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From a design concept to a crowd-funding campaign to a product backed by a major brand, the Polaroid Socialmatic represents an alternative to traditional product development methods. Is crowd-sourced innovation the shakeup that the photography industry needs? Read more…

Polaroid’s Socialmatic Camera that Looks Like an Instagram Logo Will Arrive this Fall

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We’ve known since late 2012 that the Instagram logo lookalike Socialmatic camera would go from concept to reality, and since early 2013 that it would arrive with Polaroid branding, but now Polaroid is giving us specs and announcing that the Socialmatic will arrive in stores this Fall. Read more…

Socialmatic May Seek to Enter Cell Phone Market With Camera-Centric ‘Photophone’

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Maybe you’ve read an article or two here regarding Socialmatic. They’re the team who brought us the Instagram-inspired instant camera that made uploading images from a tiny device easy, and even allowing users to print their pictures from the device on-the-fly (more on that here).

It looks like they might be planning to enter a whole new market. The company — who touts they’re focused on creativity and innovation — has uploaded a new album to Facebook on Monday morning, indicating their ultimate goal is made up of “not only cameras…”.
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Socialmatic Camera to Arrive in the Real World with Polaroid Branding

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A few months back we shared the news that, assuming Instagram’s trademark lawyers didn’t get ahold of it first, the Socialmatic camera would indeed be making an appearance IRL. And now, none other than Polaroid has stepped up to place its name on the Instagram icon turned physical camera. Read more…

Instagram Socialmatic Camera to Go from Concept to Physical Product

Do you remember the Instagram Socialmatic? It’s a concept camera that made the rounds on the Internet back in May — a camera that lets people snap photos, share them online, and print them out as squared-shared sticky-note-style instant photos. The camera will soon go from digital concept to physical reality: it’s being turned into an actual camera, which is a proposed release date of mid-2013.
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Instagram Socialmatic: A Concept Design for a Physical Instagram Camera

A week ago we shared a funny “leaked advertisement” for a fictional camera called the Instagram Snap. The video poked fun at the possibility that Instagram would use their $1 billion buyout from Facebook to build a ridiculous “real-world” camera — basically a Polaroid camera with “sharing” features (passing a photo to another person by hand) and “filters” (coffee filter = spill coffee on your picture). Ironically enough though, a concept of just such a camera has recently come out, and it actually seems somewhat appealing.
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