The cool-to-unnecessary ratio on Memoto’s automatic micro-camera is just about 1:1, but it could be perfect for the traveler. Let’s break it down.
First the “cool”:
The square camera is roughly half the size of an iPhone 5. It clips onto your collar, bag, sleeve, or belt, automatically snaps two pictures every minute, stores them on its server, and lets you search them with its iPhone or Android app. “As you wear the camera, it is constantly taking pictures”, the Swedish design brand explains.
Those pictures are five megapixels, by the way — not bad. It runs on a rechargeable battery that they claim will last around two days (this amounts to 5760 pictures). You can sift through the pictures on the app, search them by date, time, or even location taken, thanks to the internal GPS, and share them on your social channels.
The Memoto turns on when you clip it to something, and off when you put it down or in your pocket.
Who the hell needs 5760 pictures reminding them of the banality of their daily existence?
Like we said above, we could see this thing being really nifty on a trip, when you don’t want to be mindful of documenting things, or are in a foreign country and don’t want to be obvious about taking pictures of churches and thus labeling yourself a hopeless tourist.
Got a trip coming up? Cop a camera at Memoto’s webstore for $279 USD.