We all love our geeky gadgets. Anything related to cameras usually starts a 'spontaneous' draining process on my bank account. This one is pretty cool, not for the image quality, zoom levels, dynamic range or contrast, but the amazing new concept. Although the concept of a flying ball-like camera flew over on Kickstarter, an actually impressive model is now hovering over your head... Meet "Panono" (makes me want to sing the 90's hit by 2 Unlimited), the panoramic ball camera on Indiegogo.
It automatically takes a picture when thrown in the air, after reaching the highest point. With its 36 sensors it captures 72 MPixels at once, and stitches these into a neat little panorama, which is --how unexpectedly-- can be viewed for ultimate experience by moving your tablet/smartphone in the air like a madman... Imagine everyone watching your pictures in a bar... Thumbs up for the idea and the actual implementation! $499 is not even that much, although the image quality of the current model shows a vast space for improvements.