Smartphone Projector is inspired by the sweet spot where modern technology meets vintage aesthetics. We wanted to utilise the infinite possibility and popularity of modern technology, and create a gift that provides a little bit of escapism from the every day grind. Smartphone Projector is ideal for showing off your holiday snaps at 8x magnification, projecting music videos on to the inside of your tent, watching films in bed or lighting up a house party with visuals. Designed with Xavier Unwin and João Brazão. Available here.
Except for the single glass lens that'll magnify an image up to 8 times, the Smartphone Projector is made entirely of corrugated cardboard with a beautiful print and laminate applied to it. The pieces come pre-folded; all the user needs to do is add superglue and slot the lens pieces into place before they can enjoy the contents of their smartphone projected onto the wall. Click the images below to see the Smartphone Projector in action.
Once the projector is built, the user locks the phones image into landscape so that it can be played upside down (the glass lens flips the image the right way up), and load the phone with the sticky gel pad provided. The pad is strong enough to hold even the heaviest smartphones, and leaves absolutely no residue. All it needs is a rinse under running water once in a while, to renew it's holding power.