How it all started
Black Eye was founded in 2013 by three friends who were agonizing how they could create better content with their smartphones.
These friends were professional snowboarders Eero Ettala and Fredu Sirviö, together with professional photographer Arto Ekman. Eero and Fredu have been traveling the world for the past 10 years, filming for the biggest snowboard video productions and using their smartphone to take videos and photos, documenting and sharing these trips with their friends and fans. Posts on Facebook and Instagram became first a daily, then hourly activity. Always striving to push things further they wanted to enhance their mobile content to the level of what the professional photographers and filmmakers do.
Together with photographer Arto Ekman they created the first Black Eye lens. Within a couple of months, the awareness of the product spread among different fields of lifestyle users, and the trio knew something big was about to happen.
“While others were focusing on providing products to specific smartphone models, we wanted to create a universal product portfolio. We want everyone to be able to enjoy our products”
– Eero Ettala, Founder
What is Black Eye?
Black Eye brings you the best accessories for more creative and unique mobile device usage.
Black Eye product line has a wide range of photo and videography attachments and supporting accessories. From the beginning, Black Eye has been standing for easy to use universal innovative product design together with a vision of possibilities. We want to give our customers the best user experience.
We are universal
We have a universal product portfolio to support all major mobile devices on the market.
The Clipper Attachment System is universal and suits most mobile devices on the market regardless of the brand or model. Universal compatibility means longer product lifecycle, so the lenses will do the trick even you update your phone to a newer model.
Our portfolio is not limited to smartphones only. Thanks to the Black Eye Clipper Attachment System our lenses work with laptops, pads and other mobile devices.
“Our mission is to enhance the mobile content creativity experience
through great products that fit any mobile device.”
– Arto Ekman, Founder/Product director