The design of this little Mickey Mouse digicam might be for kids and ears-and-yellow-button-short-pants wearing man-children only, but look down a little at the 30-pin Apple connector and you might just see the future of digicams that hook up directly to iOS devices, no intermediary computer necessary.
The specs of the Sakar AppClix camera aren’t anything to write home about. The $60 camera is meant for kids, and the specs are kid-sized: a seven megapixel sensor, 4X zoom, a microSD card slot and a 1.5-inch LCD display.
What’s so cool here, though, is that you can just slap this camera into your iPad, load up the free accompanying app and start editing. When you’re done, you can then save them to the iPad’s camera roll or email them or post them to Facebook.
iOS 5 positioned the iPad as a stand-alone computer, and my guess is we’re going to see more and more gadgets that interface directly with your iPhone or iPad now, instead of going through the intermediary of a computer. My prediction? CES is going to have a dozen cameras like this one, each with their own little 30 pin Dock connector.