You know those cool photographs that are half underwater and half above water? They’re called split photos. And a new waterproof case on Kickstarter called the SJPro Smartphone Mobile Mini Dome will let you take them with your iPhone, or almost any smartphone, for a pledge of $45.
Smartphone Mobile Mini Dome waterproof case
You can use the SJPro Smartphone Mobile Mini Dome waterproof case to take dramatic, over- and underwater photographs of subject matter like swimmers, surfers, boats and sea life. It’s a waterproof case with a small dome that sits over a smartphone’s cameras. The device’s designer, Israel-based SJPro, calls it a DomePort.
The dome is small and the case is lightweight, made to work with any smartphone up to 7 inches in size (measured diagonally). That means it works with iPhones and Androids alike.
Taking split photos using the case is straightforward, requiring no other equipment or specific apps. To install the case, just close the three clips over your smartphone. Open your preferred camera app and use it via your phone’s touchscreen in the water. SJPro said a patent is pending for features including one that enables the touchscreen to function underwater.
According to the Kickstarter campaign, the waterproof case will also let you take underwater photos at depths up to 6 meters.
When you pledge at an award level ($45 and up), you get the Smartphone Mobile Mini Dome, a protective pouch and a floating handle/grip.
Where to pledge: Kickstarter