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Gizmon unveils retro iCA iPhone case — Military Edition

At the start of the year we reported on the Gizmon iCA iPhone case, a pretty snazzy looking item designed to make your Apple smartphone resemble a retro film camera.

Now the Japanese company has unveiled the Gizmon iCA Military Edition, a rugged looking version of the earlier iCA design, and one that its maker hopes will take you back to the days of military photographers and their Leica rangefinders.

The all-black case really is quite something, comprising 23 durable polycarbonate pieces — fortunately you don’t have to fit them all together yourself.

It incorporates a top-mounted shutter button and viewfinder, though be aware that the lens on the front is really nothing of the sort — in fact, it’s actually a tiny mirror, serving as an aid for lining up self-portrait shots.

Specially-made wide, macro and fisheye lenses are also available for the stylish case, together with a number of other accessories, including a neck strap. But hang this authentic looking item around your neck and you might find yourself spending a great deal of time telling people that no, it’s not actually a real rangefinder camera, it’s just a case….albeit one with lens attachments.

The iCA Military Edition, for the iPhone 4 asnd 4S, is available from March 17 with a $70 price tag.

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