iPhone Support The Galileo On Kickstarter
It’s very seldom that we go out of our way to actually talk about hardware that is built for the iPhone since we do talk about the iPhone itself as far as hardware is concerned. But stumbling upon this monster of an accessory just called for us to tell about it to our readers as well. The accessory is a monster not because of size but because of the number of awesome things that it does. This accessory is known as the Galileo and on the Kickstarter website, this is something that has caught the attention of many iPhone users as well as our blog radar.
So, what is it about the Galileo that is gaining it so much support and attention? Well, believe it or not, but the thing is a robot! In all seriousness, it does have some robotics in it and you can pair your iPhone with the accessory. The robotic platform is for the iPhone 4 and 4S as well as the iPod Touch 4th generation. The platform is unique becaue it allows for infinite spherical rotation! Imagine docking your iPhone or iPod Touch onto this and then being able to control the pan and tilt of the Galileo by using another iDevice. What does that mean? Well you can use the Galileo for panning videos or time lapses, monitor your pets, or just to keep track of your apartment when you are busy.
Okay here’s one scenario. Let’s say you are on a FaceTime call with someone from your house, perhaps your wife or your child. And all of a sudden, they move away from the screen without taking the iDevice in use with them. You can’t turn around to see where they went. But if was docked on the Galileo, this won’t be a problem because you can turn the device around to see where they went! That is just awesome thinking about it! It’s no wonder they already have the money they need to push through with the development of the robotic dock!
Some of the features of the Galileo include the following:
- Infinite 360 degree panning and tilt rotation. 200 degrees per second pan-and-tilt speeds.
- Remotely controlled from your iPad, iPhone, or web browser. Swipe your finger across the screen or move your mouse to control the movement of the Galileo and your device.
- SDK (software developers kit) for app development. Freedom to integrate Galileo functionality into existing apps or to create entirely new apps built around the movement capabilities of Galileo. Or build software to integrate the Galileo with other hardware.
- Outfitted with a standard tripod screw, the Galileo can be mounted on any tripod.
- Fabulous charging station for your iPhone or iPod. Charges your device while plugged in (USB cable included).
- Rechargeable Lithium polymer battery lets you use your Galileo anywhere.
Are you impressed yet? We know we are and we need to get our hands on one of these babies as soon as they’re available! Tell us what you find out about it and if you got your hands on one already. See you in the comments, folks!
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