Will.i.am debuts iPhone camera attachment with 14MP sensor and interchangeable lenses

Since taking photos is what people do most with their smartphones, it comes as no surprise that accessory makers come up with all sorts of products meant to take the experience to the next level. Few, however, have dared to go as far as will.i.am did by launching his i.am+ series of iPhone peripherals.

At an official event in London, the popular musician and entrepreneur presented the i.am+ foto.sosho (yes, that's really what it's called), which is supposed to "turbo charge" your iPhone's camera. In fact, the accessory replaces the stock snapper entirely with a 14-megapixel camera module and superior flash. 

Several foto.sosho models will be launched, and the C.4 is the most affordable in the bunch. Priced at £199, it is compatible with the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S and comes with a set of interchangeable lenses: fish-eye, wide-angle, 5x zoom, and a standard one. The V.4 model, which costs £299, offers all of the above, but also adds a slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a backlight. Those who have the iPhone 5 can get the C.5 and V.5 models instead. On the software side of things, all foto.sosho variants can be used in conjunction with a dedicated app, which offers filters and tools for quick and easy photo editing. 

The iPhone 4S-compatible i.am+ foto.sosho models will hit the stores on December 6. iPhone 5 owners, however, will have to wait until 2013 for the C.5 and V.5 to be released. 

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