Some people worry about Google Glass wearers recording all that they see, and some folks find the guy — you know the one — who snaps pictures every second a bit annoying. A Swedish company has made taking pictures constantly more discreet.
Memoto, founded by Martin Källström, has built a camera that clips on a shirt or is worn around the neck. It takes a picture every 30 seconds and never shuts off.
The eponymous Memoto camera itself is small — about one and a third inches on a side and less than a third of an inch thick. He camera is a five megapixel model that can hold up to two days worth of photos, or about 4,000 pictures. It has a built-in accelerometer that lets it know how to orient a picture — no strange upside-down or funny-angled shots.
Beyond is relatively pedestrian camera capabilities, though, Memoto can upload pictures to Facebook or Twitter automatically, or just store them on the Internet. Memoto also tags the photos using GPS information and can even sort by location.
Memoto can be pre-ordered from the Memoto web site; it’s $279.99 and comes in three colors.
Some people do gather as many daily moments as they can — it’s called “Lifelogging,” for the terminally unhip (like me). There’s a mobile application called Saga, which creates infographics summarizing your life via your smartphone data, and health trackers for exercise routines. This seems to take it one step further.
Of course, there’s the same problem you run into with Google Glass — lots of people might not like being photographed all the time. But Källström told the Agence France Presse that the advantage is you never have to worry about missing that special moment, since often we don’t know what the important moments are until after the fact.
Via: Agence France-Presse