If you’ve just realized your iPhone takes better photographs than your dedicated point-and-shoot, but you miss a traditional viewfinder, check out the new iPhone Viewfinder from Photojojo. Using a screw-on suction cup, the Viewfinder sticks to your iPhone’s display and allows you to block out the rest of the world while you’re taking snaps. It sounds crazy, and at $30, that’s exactly what it is.
The Viewfinder is more of a novelty than anything else; it won’t improve your pictures or make you a better photographer. But if you’re used to using one and you don’t like taking pictures on your iPhone because of that, then maybe it will help. It’s quick and easy to apply to your iPhone, and it can be removed just as quickly without leaving any marks or residue.
There are some caveats, however, one of which is its price tag. Although $30 isn’t too bad for an iPhone accessory, it seems excessive for something that is mostly just a novelty. Admittedly the Viewfinder would be great for taking pictures on a sunny day when it’s hard to view your iPhone’s display due to glare, but I usually just use my free hand to block out the sun — it doesn’t cost me anything.
Then there’s the fact that the Viewfinder doesn’t just work with any camera app. Because it only covers a small section of the iPhone’s display, you must download the free Daylight Viewfinder app from Photojojo, which scales down the viewfinder into a tiny window, and use that to take your pictures.
The Viewfinder is a cool idea, and it’s nice to see someone tackling the iPhone’s glare problem. But I’m not sure its $30 price tag is worth it. If you disagree, you can order yours by hitting the source link below. Viewfinder is compatible with the fourth- and fifth-generation iPod touch; the iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5; the second-, third-, and fourth-generation iPad, and the iPad mini.