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The Foldio2 Foldable, Portable Light Box

Folio2 Unboxing

“Foldable and Portable” is how Orangemonkie describes their new, recently funded Kickstarter project, the Foldio2. I will cut to the chase. If you’re looking for a very portable lightbox that is dead simple to use, you should go ahead and preorder the Foldio2. It is a 15” x 15” x 15” light box that folds down into what resembles a small briefcase.

The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.
The Foldio2 is lit up by LED.

Setting it up is easy. Its structure is held together with some strong magnets. The Foldio2 is lit up by two LED strips which are dimmable. The lights are bright and even, just what you need from a good light box.

You can add different backdrops.
You can add different backdrops.

The Foldio2 comes with several backdrops. So far I have only tested out the black and the white with great results. Orangemonkie is releasing an iOS app soon with an Android app in development. I tried using my basic Camera app on my HTC One (M7) and the photo turned out pretty good. With my Canon 5D Mk III, the photos were exceptional. They were tack sharp.

My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III. – [Flickr]
My Star-Lord character on black taken with a Canon 5D Mk III.

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