The Camera Bag: Wearable Autographer imaging device automatically snaps and shares images of your life (for better or worse)
posted Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 9:03 AM EDT
Here's one of those multimedia devices that's either the perfect tool for our self-obsessed, social-media sharing, Facebook-driven lives or a scary example of how digitally solipsistic we have all become.
Called the Autographer and designed to be worn around your neck, the device is a hands-free, 5-megapixel camera that automatically snaps thousands of photos a day through a wide-angle, 136-degree, fixed-focus lens, capturing the important and (mostly) not-so-important moments of your life.
The developers of the Autographer must be aware of the potentially silly applications for their device. After all, the company is whimsically called OMG Life.
The Autographer is equipped with five on-board sensors (including an accelerometer, thermometer, and motion detector) and GPS, that figure out "the perfect time to take a photo, based on changes in light and colour, motion, direction and temperature," according to a press release on the product from the UK-based company.
"For instance, Autographer might capture an image when the wearer speeds up as they run for the bus, moves from a warm pub to a snowy street or turns around to greet a friend," according to the release.
We don't know whether to laugh or to cry at that description.
The Autographer, which is slated to go on sale in November 2012 for approximately $650, does seem to have struck a chord though, turning up on many gadget websites in the last 24 hours.
And unlike some Swiss Army knife-style digital products that appear and disappear from week to week, the Autographer seems to have a quality design behind it. Along with the aforementioned features, it will have 8GB of built-in storage, an OLED display and Bluetooth so you can upload and share your "precious moments" wirelessly with the click of a button.
What will they think of next?
More details here.