Posted by Jessica Fisher
on January 30th, 2015
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Motrr announced today the release of Galileo, their new motorized mount for the iPhone 6. Galileo uses apps, such as TimeLapse, Collabracam, and FaceSnap, to control the mount letting you program pan/tilt time-lapse video, track faces, create panoramas, and more. Motrr also create a new app called Golem which controls the mount while running in the background so it will not interrupt activities such as video chat. The mount has full 360 degree movement and allows users to insert their phone in either direction as to not block the lighting port.
You can buy a Motrr Galileo iPhone 6 mount for $29.95 and the GolemApp is available for free on the App Store.
Anyone as remotely geeky as I am has been immediately drawn to this post because of the picture of this obviously awesome iPhone mount. This mount, the Galileo, functions in even cooler ways than it looks. The Galileo is an iOS-controlled, robotic, tilting, 360-turning mount for the iPhone.
This crazy thing is perfect for photographers, cinematographers, and just any gadget crazy techie (me) who wants to play with this thing. It can turn at 200 degrees per second and is controlled by another iOS device (I’m already imagining the possibilities of using this thing with my iPad). Its function is basically up to the user’s imagination. There’s an image on the Galileo’s Kickstarter page showing the mount on a skateboard about to go under a car (and an iPad to watch what it sees). There will even be an SDK for app developers!
The Kickstarter page has already raised over $250,000 (the goal was $100,000) and has 21 more days to go. The most popular pledge is $85 (the lowest to receive the product when it’s released). The Galileo is set to retail at $129.95 when it’s released (estimated June 2012) so pledging for $85 (along with the other 1400 backers) is a steal. Check out the Kickstarter page here and the video below for a demonstration.