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02. 15. 2007

Taking photo personalisation a step further

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In the digital age, photos aren't just for slapping onto mugs and greeting cards. Swiss company bumbi offers the "never-miss-me-again doll": a huggable (if somewhat odd-shaped) wool doll with a slot where a photograph can be inserted as the doll's face. The doll comes with a mask to help you measure a 2" photo for the perfect fit. With family and friend networks becoming more scattered across the globe these days, this could be a simple and playful way of helping a little tyke to remember what a distant grandparent or relative looks like.

The photo's not all the bumbi can do. It also comes with a recording device inside, so that it can be personalised with a voice message. Record your message until you've gotten it word-perfect, then remove the recorder, seal up the doll and hand it over to the recipient.

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In other photo personalisation news, Griffin is taking its iClear iPod protector one step further by developing a customisable photo model, with a new slot in the back for a photograph. Frame templates are provided to get the sizing right, and the iClear Custom will be available for the 2nd generation iPod nano and full-size iPod with Video.

Bumbi is available for $54 or EUR39, and ships worldwide. iClear Custom is not yet on sale.

Bumbi via swissmiss; iClear custom via fototiller.

Posted by Yu-Mei    Category: accessories | toys
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