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Photojojo’s Holiday Gift Guide 2012, Part 1!

When the turkey is roasted and thanks is given, take up your fork and remember… this is the perfect chance to suss out what Aunt Margie wants for Christmas!

If your dinner table detectiving doesn’t yield results, we’re here to help.

We are so very proud to present Photojojo’s Gift Guide Number One. It’s the number one gift guide for items that are sure to delight.


The Cell Lens Pouch

This pouch is perfect for that pal who always has their camera phone at-the-ready.

The Cell Lens Pouch is here to ensure their favorite cell phone lens is just as prepared. It attaches to any phone’s audio jack to keep the tiniest of photoccessories safe, snug and close by.

The Cell Lens Pouch
$15 at the Photojojo Store

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Disguise Magnet Set

No one on earth can not chuckle at the sight of grandma in a mustache!

The Disguise Magnet Set is here to let you add instant giggles to your snap shots. Use them to display your photos on your fridge and to accessorize your pals to your liking.

Disguise Magnet Set
$12 at the Photojojo Store

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      The Bikepod

What do you get the guy whose love of photography is second only to his love for his bike? A Bikepod, of course!

The Bikepod is carefully crafted to snuggly hug your handlebars and take your camera, or camera phone, on the ride of its life.

The Bikepod
$25 at the Photojojo Store

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Bamboo Solar Charger

Everyone can use a little more power. Battery power that is.

The Bamboo Solar Charger converts sunlight to battery power and will charge any and every camera phone. Now, you can keep your camera phone fully juiced for non-stop picture taking power.

Bamboo Solar Charger
$35 at the Photojojo Store

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The Lensbaby Spark

Most fun tilt-shift lens, ever! Use your fingers to push, pull, and literally tilt the Lensbaby Spark for selective focus fun.

Add dazzling depth of field, motion blur and tilt-shift effects simply and affordably! It’s a unique (and did we mention fun?) addition to any growing lens collection.

The Lensbaby Spark
$80 at the Photojojo Store

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The Great WebShop BrainSwap, Part 1

We’re teaming up with some of our very favorite shops on the web to help you, faithful readers, with your holiday shopping!

These folks have very good taste. So, we decided to take advantage of their expertise and asked them to pick out their faves from the Photojojo shop to share with you.

We’d have chosen ourselves, but that’d be like choosing your favorite from among your very own kids. That is to say… totally illegal. (right?)

Now, scroll-along to see what the crews from Threadless and Poketo like most.


Christian Picciolini, Threadless

Meet Threadless’ Community Partnerships Manager and Present Picker Extraordinaire:

Christian Picciolini

Fun facts about Christian – He’s been nominated for 3 Emmy Awards and was a Producer for the Smashing Pumpkins ‘Gish’ and ‘Siamese Dreams’ reissue DVD box sets.


I love instant Polaroid cameras. Taking a photo without adding a filter and seeing it published right in front of your eyes is raw and magical.
Polaroid Z340 Instant Camera
$249 at the Photojojo Store

Who wouldn’t love a watch that has a face that looks like an f-stop? Seriously.
The F-Stop Watch
$35 at the Photojojo Store

Want to have some fun with long exposures and not get arrested for graffiti? This is how you do it. Have a good time and don’t inhale.
Light Paint Can
$39 at the Photojojo Store

This twisty and bendy tripod is awesome when you want to take really amazing photos on the go from really gnarly angles.
The Gorillapod
$19+ at the Photojojo Store

There is so much cool stuff that you should share with your loved ones. A Photojojo gift card makes for friend-makin’ fun.
Photojojo Gift Cards
$10+ at the Photojojo Store

About Threadless

Threadless is an online community of artists and friends. As the company explores new opportunities and canvases for its artists, it keeps true to the core of its business; anyone from any corner of the Internet can make and pick what Threadless sells. Since 2000, thousands of artists have submitted their work. And every single week, Threadless transforms their weird, geeky, and beautiful ideas into tangible art. Join their community of 2 million – make, pick, play, and shop at


Lehua Faulkner, Pocketo

Meet Poketo’s Graphic Designer and Photographer and Arbiter of Good Taste:

Lehua Faulkner

Fun facts about Lehua – She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their pup named Maps. She loves living in a city with so much life and enjoys capturing her surroundings on a regular basis. She loves good food, music, and art and tries to surround herself with the things and people that make life a beautiful journey.


I’ve been on the lookout for a simple, but charming, camera strap. The Toyko Dreamer Strap fits the bill nicely with its clean and delightful design.
The Tokyo Dreamer Strap
$20 at the Photojojo Store

Saving photo opportunities from dead battery hell. What’s not to love? I tend to find myself in a pickle quite often when I see the red bar on my iPhone appear (and drain rapidly) as I continue to ignore its nagging warning. Now I truly can ignore this warning and capture away.
Keychain iPhone Charger
$34.95 at the Photojojo Store

My love for photos is only rivaled by animals, so the combination of the two together = perfection! I love its quirky appeal and am appreciative of the extra company while editing into the wee hours of the night.
Animag Photo Stand
$9 at the Photojojo Store

Most genius ideas are simple at heart and this is one of them. One of my biggest pet peeves is that I always have a tendency to tilt my photos by an angle or two. Au revoir, crooked photos!
The Level Camera Cube
$15 at the Photojojo Store

I’m from Hawaii so naturally I have a love for the ocean. I love taking photos with my iPhone and this would be the perfect accessory for my next trip home!
iPhone Scuba Suit
$60 at the Photojojo Store

About Poketo

Poketo is an online destination and brick and mortar shop for design-driven wares that take art off the gallery walls and into people’s lives. We host art shows and workshops in hopes of bringing the community together and continue to work with artists around the world.

Rain or Shine it’s Photo Taking Time

Check it out

The weather may have decidedly taken a turn for the grey, but our new Digital Time-Lapse Camera doesn’t mind. It wears a weather resistent jacket that lets it shoot time-lapse videos no matter the atmospheric conditions.

It’s true, the temperature might drop, but your camera sure won’t. The Three Way Camera Strap offers three camera slingin’ styles from one super-sturdy strap.

Click through to check them out in the Photojojo Shop (just don’t forget to bring your umbrella).

The Digital Time-Lapse Camera Tweet It!
$180 at the Photojojo Shop

The Three Way Camera Strap Tweet It!
$40 at the Photojojo Shop

The Digital Holga Lens

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“Abracadabra” and “shazam” are decent magic words and all, but we think “Photojojo” works just as well. Why, you ask?

Because we’ve figured out how to transmogrify your DSLR into a Holga, instantly!

We didn’t even have to make deals with dark powers: we just used the Digital Holga Lens.

Mount this plastic lens right onto your camera body and start snapping away! Your photos will have that vignetted lo-fi charm for which Holgas are so well known. (Pssst: if your DSLR shoots video too, you’ve got a Holga home movie machine on your hands).

Go ahead, make some magic without having to lift a wand.

The Digital Holga Lens
$30 at the Photojojo Store

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Will These 5 Robot Photographers Replace Human Photogs as We Know It?

photoBot photo by Claudine Quinn

No, they won’t.

But they’ll take over when you want to take a break from shooting at a party or want to document your day without having to stop what you’re doing!

Meet the anthropomorphic party cameras:

  • photoBot is a ‘bot that uses an ultrasonic ranger to detect where people are in a room. Like an adorable T2, he detects people to shoot and shoots them.
  • NAO is a humanoid robot that can shoot based off the rule of thirds and the golden ratio. It actually learned what makes a good photo based on these two photography principles.

These robo-photographers are meant to be worn, so they’ll document your day from your perspective:

  • The Autographer has 5 sensors that use a super smart algorithm that decides when it’s just the right moment to take a photo.
  • The Memoto comes with no buttons because it simply shoots a photo every 30 seconds. Similar to the Autographer, you clip it on and have your day documented!

Other robo-cameras of note are Sony’s Party-Shot camera that sits on a base and takes photos of your party for you and the Instaprint, a little box that prints out Instagram photos based on hashtags.

It’ll be a while before humans are completely replaced with robots, but we wouldn’t mind handing over the duties when our hands are full. How about you?

photoBot, the Anthropomorphic Camera [via It’s Nice That]

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The Gorillapod GripTight PhoneCam ClampStand and New iPhone 5 Goodies

Gorillapod GripTight, iPhone Telephoto Lens, iPhone Video Rig, and iPhone Lens Wallet!

Halloween keeps getting closer, but at Photojojo, we ain’t afraid of no ghosts!

In fact, we’re ready to catch some… On camera, that is!

And with these nifty new gadgets, you and your fave cameraphone’ll be ready too.


The Gorillapod GripTight PhoneCam ClampStand

It’s all in the name.

The Gorillapod GripTight PhoneCam ClampStand is a super bendy, super-duper sturdy tripod for your smartphone (iPhone, Android, any and every cameraphone).

The Gorillapod GripTight PhoneCam ClampStand
$30 at the Photojojo Store

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The iPhone Telephoto Lens

It’s time you gave your phoneography a boost — a 12X boost.

iPhone users can get ghostly glimpses from farther away than ever with the 12X iPhone Telephoto Lens. It comes with its own case and stand!

The iPhone Telephoto Lens
$35 at the Photojojo Store

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      The iPhone Video Rig

Take your iPhone from a phonecam to a phonemoviecam in one step.

How? With the iPhone Video Rig. Slip your phone into a weighted grip with a tripod socket, a boom microphone, and a wide-angle lens.

The iPhone Video Rig
$130 at the Photojojo Store

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The iPhone Lens Wallet

Everything needs a home, even your iPhone lenses and toys.

The iPhone Lens Wallet has been keeping your stuff safe, sound, and stylish for iPhone 4 users. Now iPhone 5 fans can bask in that same secure feeling, no matter how eerie their surroundings!

The iPhone Lens Wallet
$15 at the Photojojo Store

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The Kindred Camera Charm

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It’s the time of year to get tiny!

Candybars are getting fun-sized, and soon the streets will be flooded with three-foot tall firemen and ballerinas.

That’s why we’ve hunted down the smallest camera in town, The Kindred Camera Charm!

This li’l replicamera sits on a post that’ll fit into any standard audio jack (just like the one you’ve got on your phone/computer/walkman).

Your electronics can finally get in on this tiny trend, and show their camera pride with the help of this little charmer.

The Kindred Camera Charm
$10 at the Photojojo Store

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Recycled Film Roll Magnets

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Just when you thought it was safe to turn away, those empty film rolls are back. Back from the dead!

You can put your shotgun away, though: these Recycled Film Roll Magnets don’t want to eat your brains, they want to hang your prints!

Handmade right here in America, these upcycled empty film canisters conceal powerful neodymium magnets that’ll stick with determination. Put those prints up with pride, you green genius, you.

Recycled Film Roll Magnets
Three for $15 at the Photojojo Store

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The Bobine: A Phone-Charging Tripod

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Regular tripods are great, but what if you had one that would charge your phone and bend any way you wanted?

Meet the Bobine, a super flexible phone charging cable that can be bent into any shape for use as a tripod! Even better, it’s available in Android and iPhone versions.

Coil it up and tuck it into your bag: any time your phone needs some power or you just want to get a great self-portrait, the Bobine’s there!

The Bobine
$30 at the Photojojo Store

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The SlingShot: A Tripod and Stabilizer in One!

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Sure, you could use your hands to hold your phone. But we’re living in the future, and it’s time we started acting like it!

Introducing the SlingShot, a stabilizer and tripod in one: it’s a steadying grip with folding kickstand legs and a ball-head mount that fits any phone (even the iPhone 5).

Take it with you for fantastic phone video and great shots at hard-to-get angles or low light!

The SlingShot
$20 at the Photojojo Store

PS … we’re giving away a SlingShot today on Facebook! Check it out here.

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