Will.i.am, of Black Eyed Peas fame, has decided that your iPhone is cool but he could make it even more amazing. He’s got a new accessory called the V.4 that attaches to the iPhone and converts it into a “fashionable camera” by adding a vintage looking camera frame to the back with interchangeable lenses and a pop-out keyboard.
Not only does the accessory add a vintage camera and keyboard, but it also comes with its own vintage photo filters, a built-in flash, and photo editing. Plus, you don’t have to use Instagram anymore because now you’ll be able to upload your photos to Will.i.am’s own photo network called i.am.
The V.4 iPhone 4 accessory will go on sale at London’s Selfridges on December 6th for $478 (£299), but if you want a cheaper more modern look, you can grab the C.4 for $315 (£199). An iPhone 5 compatible accessory is scheduled for release later next year. The iPhone 5 units will actually come with their own sensor and flash that will turn the iPhone 5 into a 14MP “genius-phone” according to Will.i.am.
Will.i.am developed the C.4 and V.4 units over the last year for what he called “the cost of two DJ gigs” which we’re assuming costs around the same amount as a HoloPac appearance. Will.i.am said that he’s hoping his product will inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs.