Take photos on the sly with the new Covr case for the Apple iPhone

Take photos on the sly with the new Covr case for the Apple iPhone
The Covr is a case for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5, that allows you to use a one-handed grip to snap photographs using the phone, on the sly. The case was developed by a former photojournalist, so you know there were times when he wished that he could snap a picture without anyone knowing. In fact, the way that the Covr case is designed, it will look like you're merely playing a game or reading a text on the phone, while in reality you are taking (embarrassing?) pictures of your subject.

You're probably wondering how this works, and we shall tell you. Using a prism lens inside the case, you can hold your iPhone like a torch (not the BlackBerry Torch) or a remote control unit, and still be able to snap away. The Covr case is now being funded on Kickstarter where $28,755 has been raised. With 28 days left, there is a long way to go to reach the $80,000 target. The lowest amount you can send to receive a Covr is $55, which includes a case in either black or white, and a free iOS app.

If you want to surprise your subjects, and take photographs without them knowing what you are up to, the Covr case is for you. If all goes well, the accessory will be shipped out starting in June.

source: COVRPhotoKickstarter via CNET

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17. Yahyaa

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

It seems largely practical, and didn't change much in the overall shap of the device. In the same domain there are many people asked about how to delete photos from their iPhones in the post linked below contains many methods by using windows PCs, Mac, and iPhone without a strange app. And how to delete synced photos and more Thanks iphonphone.blogspot.nl/2014/01/how-to-delete-photo​s-from-iphone.html plus.google.com/110048656132173113003/posts/WEifaP​7WnYg

14. mixedfish

Posts: 1579; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

The spy cam peek-i on idiegogo is much better and you don't need to bulk up your phone.

8. Fastmar17

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

They already have something like this in indiegogo. Its called the peek- i, it might be cheaper but this one is a case. but the other one is easier to get on and off.

11. COVRPhoto

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

Please do me and favor, if people want to be perverted feel free and go back the Peek-i thing! I didn't create COVR so people could look down women's shirts. Thomas Hurst Founder - COVR Photo

15. mixedfish

Posts: 1579; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

That's the hilarity of it, some perverts made a more elegant product.

5. anisso69

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

Good idea But you said in the article that the covr is only for iphone 5 and 5s? LOOOOL In the video it's an iphone 4 that has this cover :p

10. COVRPhoto

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

Nice catch anisso69! We made our first prototypes for the iPhone 4/4s and then pivoted and produced the 5/5s - if we reach our funding goal on KS we are producing the iPhone 4/4s - so help a brother out and get the word out. Either on, iPhone 4 or 5, COVR Photo is a blast to shoot. Thomas Hurst Founder - COVR Photo

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Now I am confused - are you presently selling a COVR Photo for the iP5/5S and looking for funding to be able to produce a unit for the iP4/4S? Or?

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I would say fail. Limited sales due to funky shape makes it hard to pocket an remove.

6. Sauce unregistered

Why are you here and not on wall street analyzing?

9. COVRPhoto

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 07, 2014

AfterShock you're wrong! We've got shooters across the country including a photographer at the L.A. Times, a war photographer based out of NYC, and an Emmy-Award winning photographer in SF Bay area - feel free to visit our KS page and see their amazing photographs. Or, visit the @jjCommunity, they're the largest photographic community on Instagram boasting 550k follower and the CEO Kevin Kuster is shooting COVR and he posted on their site today, "Hey it's @kevinkuster...I shot this photo yesterday while trying out a new lens called @covrphoto. Although they just started a Kickstarter campaign (hopefully to take this lens into production), I can honestly say that if they raise enough funding to launch, the lens will be a game changer for street photographers and situations where you don't want to stand out as you take pictures. The lens actually allows you to shoot with your iPhone facing down so you look like you are doing anything but taking photos. Wish I had this when I was in the Streets of Dandora Kenya. Brilliant!" None of these men seem to have a problem getting their phones out of their pockets - don't call it too early. Thomas Founder - COVR Photo

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Thomas - good on you! I think you have a great idea and hope you are successful with your fundraising effort. Separately… PA must be happy they are increasing their eyeball metrics!

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

This makes taking pictures of hot girls in the gym so much easier haha

16. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

yeah we now know it will only be a matter of time before the perverts start misabuse this people like jaytai0106.way to go

2. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This product wont invade someone's privacy. Where are the people who were freaking about Google Glass?

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Exactly. As much as some people, media trashed Glass for privacy...I hope this gets the exact same treatment.

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Great idea. Hope they are successful!

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