2012 is the year that shooting and sharing panos goes mainstream was a theme we picked up on while presenting TourWrist to the technocrati attending the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week.
The cute, egg-shaped, palm-of-your hand, CES award-winning Bluetooth enabled gadget is the first consumer-friendly, one-click, high-resolution (14 MP) pano digital camera. (Whew!)
Priced at under $200, the Tamaggo is scheduled to be available later this year from Montreal-based Tamaggo Inc.
With the introduction of the mini USB/Wi-Fi/Bluethooth Tamaggo, consumers, business and professionals will have one more pano-shooting solution to add to their options that already range from free smartphone shooting apps, one-click lens solutions, throwable ball 360 cameras, to thousands of dollars in pro gear used in combination with stitching software and training.
While designed for consumers, businesses may find helpful the integrated stand (sold separately) that can be used in conjunction with the 10 second auto-delay timer for remote image capture.
Tamaggo’s high-profile trade press coverage this week (Engadget, WIRED, The Verge, Gizmodo, Stuff, Mobile Magazine, SlashGear, HAK5) is an early indicator of the wave of consumer media coverage that will be generated when the camera hits retails store shelves in 2Q12. This media buzz will help fuel social media for the ease of shooting and sharing panos. [The amount of buzz generated by the Tamaggo this week is even more impressive in context that more than 20,000 new products were introduced by 3,100 companies to nearly 150,000 CES attendees.]
Of course, we look forward to many of the soon-to-be-minted ‘Tamaggoraphers’ sharing their panos on the totally free, market-leading TourWrist mobile and online pano publishing and distribution platform.
A miso soup and a Tamaggo to go please for all our TourWrists … Dōmoarigatōgozaimashita!