Pixlplay

Smartphone Enabled Camera

Kid Camera

Pixlplay is a smart smartphone case—it turns an old or unused phone into a camera for just for kids.

This connected case looks like a traditional point and shoot camera. Once the phone is inside, pair it with the companion app so little photographers can shoot, edit their own pictures, and even go on photo adventures.

Pixlplay
is easier for kids to handle than a phone, and the app’s large buttons and clean interface make it simple to navigate. It has a child-resistant latch to thwart little hands from opening the case. And because it’s scratch- and drop-proof, there’s no need for any please-don’t-drop-it hovering.

Kids will be delighted to be on the other side of the camera, and thoroughly engaged with the world of photography opened up to them.
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A picture-perfect use for old smartphones.

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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP"

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Pixlplay to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Merilee
    Merilee
    8/25/2017 10:39 AM

    What type/model of phones will this pair with?

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 11:08 AM

    @Merilee Pixlplay works with the majority of all standard size smartphones as far back as iPhone 4 and as large as Samsung galaxy S8. Pixlplay does not work with plus or xl size devices.

  • karen
    karen
    8/25/2017 10:47 AM

    I think this is a great idea. What phones are compatible with the case? I have an old Samsung Note 3 that I could give to my granddaughter.

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 11:11 AM

    @karen Thanks! Please see response to @Merilee. Unfortunately the Note 3 is not compatible.

    Here are the dimensions for the max and min size phones:

    Exterior Dimensions: (at furthest points): 7 x 4.5 x 2.68 inches (179 x 115 x 68 mm)

    Interior Dimensions (maximum outside phone dimensions):

    Largest = 5.87 x 2.93 x 0.374 inches (149 x 74.4 9.5 mm)

    Smallest = 4.54 x 2.31 x 0.26 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 6.5 mm)

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 12:57 PM

    ...to clarify, exterior dimensions I wrote above are the PRODUCT. The 'Interior Dimensions' are the max and min size of the PHONE (without any case on it)

  • Jill
    Jill
    8/25/2017 10:52 AM

    can you take a selfie?

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 11:14 AM

    @Jill Yes you can with. For an iPhone the reverse camera function does work.

    For other phones The right hand grip makes it easy to hold the camera and press shutter button.

  • grace
    grace
    8/25/2017 10:55 AM

    What age group would like this?

    grace

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 11:16 AM

    @grace Ages 3+!

    For the youngest of kids ages 3-5 it helps protect your device. Kids 6-8 LOVE IT and are more able to use the app. We've even had ten year olds say they like it.

  • Bernie
    Bernie
    8/25/2017 12:30 PM

    Don't limit your market to just children! There are PLENTY of us Seniors, with not-so-steady hands, or else no smart phone experience, that would want this! I'm 72, and I want one for myself, [email protected] Paul "JP"

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 12:46 PM

    @Bernie - YES. Thank you for saying this. We've had a lot of seniors buy it. One recently took it on a safari and it worked great. My mom is 70 and has so much fun using it with her grandkids who are 9 and 11. My newborn hasn't quite picked it up (YET;) LOl

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    8/25/2017 10:57 AM

    Any chance you can give us the dimensions of the area where the phone inserts? I would be worried that my old phones might not fit.

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 11:17 AM

    @Cathy here are the dimensions:

    Exterior Dimensions: (at furthest points): 7 x 4.5 x 2.68 inches (179 x 115 x 68 mm)

    Interior Dimensions (maximum outside phone dimensions):

    Largest = 5.87 x 2.93 x 0.374 inches (149 x 74.4 9.5 mm)

    Smallest = 4.54 x 2.31 x 0.26 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 6.5 mm)

    Remember you will need to remove any protective case from your phone before using Pixlplay.

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 12:58 PM

    ... to clarify, exterior dimensions I wrote above are the PRODUCT. The 'Interior Dimensions' are the max and min size of the PHONE (without any case on it)

  • Margery
    Margery
    8/25/2017 11:09 AM

    I am interested in the answers to some of the ?'s below; what types/sizes of phones, can it do a selfie, can the pics be downloaded and what age group? The boy in the picture looks pretty young; I'd like to get it for my 8 year old grandson.

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 11:32 AM

    @Margery let me know if your questions about type and size and taking a selfie are already answered in this discussion.

    Downloading or sharing photos is easy! You can share the photos stored on your phones camera roll via email, text or any other way you normally share photos.

    One great feature of the iOS app is that it saves the photos separately from your phones camera roll but you can still easily save any of the photos to your phone's camera roll.

    The Android app is coming this October! Until then android users can still take and save photos with the native camera app.

  • Margery
    Margery
    8/25/2017 11:51 AM

    @John Paul "JP" Yes, my questions were answered above. My old phone is an android (Samsung) so I guess I can wait until that app comes out since I would get this for Xmas. Thanks!

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 12:49 PM

    @Margery - demand is HIGH. I would encourage you to get one today. For example, Amazon is OUT OF STOCK on blue and they are more expensive at $29.95! This is the time to get it and support a great company @thegrommet and an entrepreneur. :)

  • Louise
    Louise
    8/25/2017 12:37 PM

    Why does this have to be just for kids? It looks totally fun!

  • John Paul "JP"
    John Paul "JP" – Special Guest
    8/25/2017 12:43 PM

    @Louise - you are SO right! I should have added to the age note that even adults are saying they love it. It's great for the outdoors, sporting events or even big crowds where people can easily take your smartphone. Pixlplay helps protect your phone and the included wrist strap ensures it's safely secured to your body! Plus, you'll never miss that great shot since Pixlplay is ready to snap and go!!

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