The year of Instagram is upon us, after racing up to over 50+ million users in under 2 years, releasing an Android version and not to mention being purchased by Facebook for 1 billion dollars. Now there is a concept that while it may at first seem a bit ridiculous, I honestly think it’s pretty rad.
The Socialmatic, by Antonio De Rosa is a concept that takes that fun little camera icon from your phone into your hands. Imaging combining a polaroid with your favorite Instagram filters. Pretty slick!
Featuring an interchangeable lens and onboard printer, touch screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a steel-banded, 2-D build, the Socialmatic feels like the gaudy, all-too-obvious cross between a Polaroid and an iPhone 4–and when you think about it, isn’t that pretty much exactly what Instagram set out to be?