Do you like birds but feel that you can never get close enough to them? Want to see their soft feathers and shiny little eyes without having to go outside? Then this is the perfect gift for you. Entrepreneur Bryson Lovett is raising funds on Kickstarter to create this compact bird feeder that doubles as a photo-booth. So check it out - because your friends won't let you watch them eat, but birds won't even know it.
"Meet Bird Photo Booth, the world's first bird feeder designed for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and GoPro set into its handcrafted hardwood feeder. Step away and watch a live feed of your backyard birds stream from your iPhone to your iPad, or any other mobile device or computer over the web via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, then snap away! Feathers, expressions, emotions- Bird Photo Booth lets you remotely watch, photograph, video, and even TALK to backyard birds in real time and instantly share to the top social networks worldwide.
Set it up in your backyard in seconds and watch wild backyard birds strike a pose for you in Bird Photo Booth. Stunning close up photos are merely a tap away. You, the photographer decide the perfect moment to take stunningly detailed macro photos and video, that rivals expensive DSLR telephoto zoom lenses."
"Bird Photo Booth brings a new view of nature into your hands. Working with your iPhone and iPod Touch, it allows you to 'FaceTime' with birds. Discover the hidden world of birds through their facial expressions, personalities, sounds and playful interactions. It transforms your iPhone/iTouch or GoPro into the ultimate secret recorder of your backyard world up close. Before you know it you will be naming the birds in your backyard and sharing with your friends."
"Bird Photo Booth's innovative design secures your iPhone or GoPro at a true birds eye view perspective, placed just inches away from curious birds. This ultra close and precise proximity of the feeder combined with Bird Photo Booth’s high quality macro lens enables your iPhone to use its built in face detection technology to reveal detail of birds facial expressions not visible to the human eye! Unlike DSLR cameras, there are no complicated settings to worry about, with Bird Photo Booth one touch instant photo capture lets you focus on capturing the moment."
"The design of Bird Photo Booth insures that the subject will be in focus, that exquisite detail will be captured, and that the background will be beautifully blurred. In this case, simplicity of operation does not mean compromise in image quality. The photos allow iPhone 4S prints to be enlarged to 52 x 52 inches without pixelation."
"Bird Photo Booth is the only bird feeder designed to let you decide and control where birds will land! It's adjustability ensures you photograph beautiful natural macro bird portraits without bird feeders in frame."
"Inspired by the beauty of the original Polaroid Land camera from the 1950’s, Bird Photo Booth's nostalgic and tactile design is thoughtfully crafted to allow for next generation smart phones to be easily integrated via interchangable high quality protective foam inserts. Currently available for iPhone (3,4,5) iPod Touch and GoPro / GoPro Hero2 with Wi-Fi BacPac."
"Never before has this degree of fit and finish been applied to a bird feeder. We wanted a beautifully crafted quality product that evokes a higher emotional value and has a minimal impact on the environment. We selected only the highest quality sustainable FSC white oak hardwood, protective soft foam interior, and CNC metal hardware, which compliments the impeccable quality of your iOS device with an old world feel. If all technologies vanished tomorrow Bird Photo Booth would remain an elegant bird feeder built to last."
"Its weather proof and image stabilized design makes it the perfect mobile companion for any creative photography adventure. Blue tooth functionality allows you to photograph wild birds, or any shy animals in remote locations without the need for an Internet connection!"
"Bird Photo Booth's aluminum threaded optic system dramatically enhances your iPhone, iPod Touch, and GoPro photos with high quality interchangeable lenses (macro and polarizing lenses included) and also accomodates additional lenses in the future (such as wide angle, fish eye not included.)"
"You are just a tap away from simple photo editing and instant seamless sharing with your favorite photo editing apps such as instagram, camera + and photoforge just to name a few."
"We have been developing Bird Photo Booth for several years, spending countless hours researching and studying bird's and building numerous prototype feeders in response to their behaviors. This extensive bird focus testing revealed key insights that enabled us to design a device simple and intuitive in operation yet allows for photographic creativity and adjustablilty to insure birds of all sizes to be positioned in frame. We have currently partnered and been working with a manufacturer, and with your approval we are ready to move into production."
Check out their project on Kickstarter!