Memoto Life Cam: When a GoPro Just Isn’t Enough

Nov 16, 2012
Outside
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If you feel like merely filming yourself when you’re going big isn’t enough, or maybe that you'd like to be the star of your very own Truman Show, check out Memoto’s 007-style camera, which constantly records your life with a photo snapped automatically every 30 seconds.

Made by a Swedish company that launched this project on Kickstarter and that hopes to give everyone "a true photographic memory," the Memoto cam captures your life in frames that can be “effortlessly searched, shared, and revisited” using a Web service or mobile application.

“Imagine if you could capture and re-live every memorable moment of your life,” said Martin Källström, CEO of Memoto. “With Memoto, you can effortlessly travel back in time to that moment when you met the love of your life, the day your daughter took her first step, or that night you laughed the night away with friends.”

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Speaking of which, share and revisit too frequently and you might find yourself without friends to laugh with any longer. And there is always the possibility that Memoto and its Web service will fold, in which case you might have to rely on your own memory to recall what your parents, children, and spouse look like; what you did last week; and where you parked your car.

The camera, which is about the size of a postage stamp, clips to your clothing “capturing every special moment of your life—before you even realize how special it is." Sync it with your computer, and it automatically uploads 5mp photos every 30 seconds along with GPS positions and time stamps.

Use it at your own risk.... Available early 2013, $279; memoto.com.

—Berne Broudy
@berneb

Filed To: Photography, Cameras, Gear

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