Motrr Galileo remote-controlled iPhone mount now available to the public
posted Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM EDT
We've mentioned Motrr's unusual Galileo remote-controlled iPhone mount a couple of times on our news page, but if you didn't see our first coverage way back in March 2012, you've been out of luck when it came to picking one up for yourself. Like many crowd-funded projects, the only way to be amongst the early adopters was to sign up and pledge your cash to the project before it went into production, and until all those preorders had been filled, there was no way to get in queue once the funding process closed.
Last month, we reported that Motrr was finally accepting pre-orders from the public for the Galileo, although at that time it had not yet fulfilled all of its Kickstarter backers' orders, either for the original cabled version or the later Bluetooth variant. Now, though, it looks like there's good news for anybody who missed the Kickstarter campaign, as public preorders of Galileo are now shipping too, and delivery of the Bluetooth variant for the general public is also imminent.
Motrr's Galileo device with Apple iPhone mounted.
Wondering what you can do with this nifty gadget? Simply mount an iPhone or iPod Touch in the Motrr Galileo, and it provides for infinite, 360-degree pan and tilt control, either manually from a remote device such as an iPad or another iPhone, or automatically via software control. (Think: automatic spherical panorama capture, or face-detection based panning. A software development kit is available, too, so you can create your own software to control Galileo.
If you place an order of the 30-pin wired version today, it's expected to ship within three to five days, and delivery of the Bluetooth version is expected on December 5th. Pricing for either variant is set at around US$150. Galileo can be ordered from the Motrr website.
The Galileo can be remote-controlled from an iPhone, iPad, or web browser.