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The finalists and the winner of the BraunPrize 2007 design competition have been announced. This little camera, designed by Franziska Faoro, was one of the finalists. Called the Triops, it is equipped with three fisheye lenses and reacts to motion and sound. As Engadget says, “If you throw it in the air or yell at it, it’ll take a snap.” (So will most photo assistants, for that matter.) The pictures it takes are all 360-degree panoramics. Can the Triops “meld the experience of taking a photo with the photo itself,” as promised? I dunno. But I bet my 14-year-old could break it in under 5 minutes.
–David Schonauer