It's totally OK if there's a gadget for it.

We’ve all at some point in our seedy little lives wanted to take a photo of a stranger and send it to our friends. And not even a creepy way. Sometimes you just love someone’s shoes on the tube, or you can’t get over a complete stranger’s uncanny resemblance to your good friend Geoff.

But when you’re not a full-on creep, holding up your phone to blatantly snap a photo of someone you don’t know is out of the question. That is – until Prismo came along. A simple yet genius little add-on for almost any smartphone, Prismo gives you the ability to take photos of stuff in front of you incognito while holding your phone horizontally.

prismo-smartphone-cameraSimply strap the little silicone band around your phone with the optical glass positioned over your front-facing camera and open the Prismo app to toggle between the read and front-facing camera. With Prismo in place, you can hold your phone like a normal person or simply pop it on a table or surface, and get crystal-clear shots of stuff in front of you without looking like a weirdo.

Prismo is also useful for decent folk who simply want an easier way to take photos of willing subjects. Parents with young kids and people with pets can easily capture videos and snaps of their beloved tiny people without having to prop up their phone awkwardly.

Prismo is racing its way towards fulfilling its funding goal over on Kickstarter, where you can pre-order it for $25 (around £19). Worldwide shipping is set for December this year if the campaign is a success.