It’s easy – simply place your Apple or Android device into Pixlplay to take photos and create fun effects with the included activities and app.
Pixlplay protects your device and encouragesactive and creativity playthrough photography!
How does it work?
The process is as simple as below.
Pixlplay works with most standard size smartphones
iPhone 7, 6s, 6, 5, SE, 5s, 5c, 4, 4s and iPod Touch
Most Android phones including Samsung S7, S6, S5, Google Pixel (See FAQs for full list)
Comparable sized smartphones with a maximum dimensions of 5.59 x 2.95 x 0.374 inches (142 x 75 x 9.5 mm)
Note:iPhone 7 requires the Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter included with your device to work the shutter button (optional). Some Android phones require setting up the camera shutter to be controlled by the volume button. Also works with Windows mobile devices
Your kid will....
Learn photography. Pixlplay includes activities that teach photography. Use our app to continue the fun!
Be active and have fun. Your kids will want to explore and discover the world around them.
Be creative. Pixlplay encourages self expression and imagination through photography.
Improve dexterity. Rubber grips and working knobs help with fine motor skills.
We will offer two colorsof the Pixlplay camera.
Backers will votehalf way through the campaign to choose and we'll ship the top two colors.
Check the updates for the final color selection.
What parents are saying
“I love that you can make use of my old phone and encourage photography!” - Erin (mom of 5, 7 and 9 year old)
“I wish I had this for my recent trip! We ended up buying a kids digital camera that took terrible quality photos and is going to a landfill.”- Larissa (mom of 6 and 9 year old)
“My kids always want to play with the smartphone, but this gets them to do it in a way that isn’t just about screen time!” - Jake (Dad of 3 and 5 year old)
It's ideal for...
Toddlers. Pixlplay will be tested for kids ages 3+. Pixlplay helps protect your phone from your youngest of kids and the rubber handle helps improve dexterity and fine motor skills.
Ages 3-5.The working shutter button and knobs with clicking sound teach cause-effect connection and the included activities teach cognitive skills and creative expression.
Ages 6+. Photography is very popular among kids ages 6-9 and the Pixlplay™ activities teach kids about the fundamentals of photography.
Even adults! The classic 35mm camera design appeals to everyone!
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 = 5.59 x 2.91 x 0.374 inches (142 x 74 x 9.5 mm). Smallest = 4.54 x 2.31 x 0.26 inches (115.2 x 58.6 x 6.5 mm)
What's in the box
- Pixlplay Camera
- Wrist Strap
- Sticker Sheet
- 2x Activity Sheets
Design process & Team
Our first design looked very much like a kids' toy. After several focus groups, we realized kids -- and parents -- want their toys to look more like the real thing! What resulted was a design that is both sophisticated and fun. It gives a nod back to the past with a classic 35mm look including film advance knobs while having a playful look to appeal to kids
Because we hit the $50,000 stretch goal, we will include a sticker sheet like the one pictured below with each Pixlplay camera so kids can decorate and personalize their camera.
Risks and challenges
We have self financed all the development to date and have been working hard to perfect Pixlplay. Design, packaging, prototyping and app UI/ UX is done and we are eager to proceed to manufacturing, which is why we need your help. We have a reputed manufacturer with over 35 years experience in the toy industry and have scheduled the manufacturing. With your help we can finish tooling, safety certification and manufacturing.
While we do not anticipate any major issues, the major challenges that lie ahead are related to manufacturing, logistics and app development if we meet our stretch goals.
There may be slight variations in the shape and colors based on our transition from the prototypes used in the photos and video to the final manufactured product. There may be changes to the final dimensions or specifications of some of the parts as we optimize the design for production and / or adhere to standards. There is the possibility that the delivery of the product to our contributors may be delayed due to unforeseen product changes that require additional development or addition to the scope of our manufacturing timeline. There is the possibility that the delivery of the product to our contributors may be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances in international shipping and logistics. Shipments may be subject to import duties and other local taxes.
If there are any changes to Pixlplay, we will communicate these changes to our contributors in a timely manner.