HoodCap Flower

We've seen our fair share of camera-related concepts that are decidedly out there, but there's also thankfully some that are considerably more practical - and sometimes even eventually become actual products. Hopefully that ends up being the case with this so-called HoodCap Flower which, as you can probably surmise, combines a lens hood and a lens cap in one flower-inspired contraption. Just twist the dial to open it up and take some pictures, and close it when you want to protect your lens. Not quite as protective as a proper lens cap, to be sure, but we're guessing plenty of folks would take that trade-off.

Source: engadget.comAdded: 8 August 2011