One day (like any other day), I was mindlessly surfing the internet when my email dinged and a newsletter from Photojojo.com popped up on my email.
My interest got piqued so I clicked the link. I found myself researching more about the product and the next thing I knew, I had purchased my very own Foldio from the Orangemonkie.com website. /facepalm
(I swear, my body just acted on it’s own!)
What is Foldio?
As you can see from the image above, Foldio is a foldable studio with a built-in lighting. It started as a Kickstarter project and how I wished I knew about it then! I would have willingly backed it so I could get FOLDIO FULL SET kit which included 7 backgrounds instead of 3.
Now that you know what Foldio is, let’s proceed with the un-boxing!
Setting up Foldio
So now that we’ve un-boxed the Foldio, let’s set it up!
Let’s check out some sample photos. Here are some photos taken with a Canon 100D.
The photos were edited using Photoshop, a little sharpening and Auto Tone Image adjustment.
Here are some sample photos taken with an iPhone 5.
- I do hope the makers of Foldio will allow us to buy extra LED strips in the future. What if my LED strips conk out? I would be a very sad geek if I won’t be able to buy a replacement.
- It would have been great if they made the Foldio a little bigger. After testing Foldio out, I realized that 10″ x 10″ x 10″ is actually quite small. There’s only so much you can fit in it.
- I was expecting Foldio to be made of a harder plastic. The material they used is too bendy in my opinion.
To buy or not to buy?
If I were to describe the Foldio in one word, it would be “indulgence”.
It’s not an essential gear but it is something that one would like to have if they have extra money to spare. It’s a cool item to own, for sure.
But for less than $59, you can easily buy a bigger portable light box that does the same thing, and has more accessories like a tripod.
However, the one edge Foldio has from other portable light boxes is its very straightforward setup instructions.
It’s ridiculously easy to set up the Foldio! Not to mention that the Foldio is very compact and light so lugging it around would be a breeze.
Personally, I’m pretty happy with Foldio and it’s good enough for my blogging needs.
(I just really wish it were a little bigger.)
So, what do you think of the Foldio? Is it something you’d buy for yourself?
If you have $59 to spare, go ahead and get your very own Foldio.