These days, it’s rare for us here at Vagabondish HQ to stumble upon a truly new and unique travel gadget. Yet the new Galileo by Motrr is in a category all its own. Frankly, we’re not even sure how to classify it.
What it does is quite simple – it allows you to “rotate an iPhone or iPod Touch in any direction, from anywhere in the world.”
Great, but why would you want to do this? Well, it opens up a whole slew of possible applications, including:
Swipe around to explore live video of any remote environment (for video conferencing, home security or checking up on the kids back home)
Motrr assures us that developers are hard at work creating new and exciting apps to take full advantage of Galileo’s unique functionality
Spherical photography. With Galileo and Spherical, Inc.’s free Sphere app, you can create beautiful, multi-exposure spherical travel panoramas. Like so:
A sample Sphere for your perusal:
And that, as the say, is just the beginning …
The features are impressive, particularly for travel photographers and videographers:
Provides infinite spherical rotation capability for photography, cinematography, video chatting/conferencing, social networking, baby monitoring, remote learning and more
Features 360Â° panning and tilting rotation; 200Â° per second pan-and-tilt speeds
Remotely controlled from your iPad, iPhone or web browser
Can be mounted on any tripod, acts as a charging station for your iPhone or iPod and features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery
Pricing + Availability
Available now in black or white for around $120 (USD) from Amazon.com(aff).