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File this under cool stuff – Keyprop and a clap photo app

Being a blogger you get pitched a lot… and I mean a lot I think I have close to over 70,000 unread emails but everyonce once in a while I dig into those emails and find really really cool things – like this awesome keyprop by Integral Design.

smartphonesit goes right onto your keychain and it works with a ton of devices. it makes it so you can stand your phone or any number of mobile devices up and sometimes without having to remove the case (win!)

so this project is in its last days on kickstarter – so theres some real bonuses to be one of the first to order a keyprop.

features3The big bonus is the designer of this also made an iOS app that takes time delayed photos, which turns out really good if you standup your iPhone using the keyprop.  The best part of the app is a CLAP to SNAP feature – so you clap and your iPhone will take a picture – which is a really cool idea – I wondering if it’ll turn into our generations Clapper.

Keyprop is a patent pending tripod stand for your smartphone, paired with a unique self-timer app for a whole new camera phone experience.

There are many smartphone stands out there in the market, but you never have one on you when you need it. Keyprop fits on your keychain so it is always on you. Keyprop fits virtually every smartphone and leverages the feature they all have in common – the headphone jack – to prop up the phone. The clever design also allows you to adjust the angle of the phone by propping the stand on your keys.

Bonus: KeyCam, a self-timer camera app with the innovative Clap-to-Snap feature. The Keystand plus KeyCam combo completes the photo experience so that no one is ever left out of a group photo or struggling to get the right angle for a self photo. Please see video demo of Clap-to-Snap feature which allows users to start the self-timer from far away: http://vimeo.com/65034947.

Disney Creativity Studio with Smart Stylus Review

e224211Got a couple of hours to kill in a plane or a car or train this holiday weekend? you might want to check out the Disney Creativity Studio.

Turn your iPad into an artist’s studio with Disney Creativity Studio. Let real Disney artists teach you how to draw your favorite Disney characters. An easy to use and intuitive instructional guide will help you perfect your skills to create amazing artwork that you’ll love to show off to your friends and family. Engaging activities like Tracing, Connect the Dots, Coloring and more provide hours of fun.

  • Interact with such favorite Disney characters as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto
  • More than 45 unique “pages” of fun activities including coloring, tracing and connect the dots.
  • Real Disney artists provide step-by-step instructions for drawing Disney characters
  • An extensive palette of more than 30 colors available at your fingertips
  • Save and share creations with friends and family

Now there is just an APP but what I’m talking about is going to a store and buying this cool kit called the Disney Creativity Studio with Smart Stylus (you then get the app for free too).

This is a great little add on that will help your child interact with the app much like they do with pen and paper.

It’s a little pricey from Apple but keep your eye on some other places like QVC.  I will say its also important to make sure you’re running the latest and great iOS version you need iOS5 and higher (which shouldnt be a big deal for any iPad).