BIG IN 2008 – Triops 360-degree camera

Welcome to our showcase of the hottest tech for 2008 – are you ready for the future?The Triops is a digital camera, but with a difference. This

Welcome to our showcase of the hottest tech for 2008 – are you ready for the future?

The Triops is a digital camera, but with a difference. This palm-sized snapper matches the ruggedness of a rubber ball with three wide-angle fisheye lenses. Together, they can take a 360-degree image by stitching shots from each lens.

This is all very clever, but far from the end of its talents. Thanks to sound and motion sensors, the Triops can take photos autonomously as you throw, kick and drop it at your leisure. This, according to its designer Franziska Faoro, means liberation from the main constriction of traditional snappers – not being part of the moment you’re trying to capture.

Your pictures can then we wirelessly flung over to the separate screen unit, which acts as an editing and storage device as well as a charging station.

The Triops is only a concept at the moment – but show it some love by visiting the site below and it might just arrive in time for your summer break.

Essentials

Triops

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA

Contact: Franziska Faoro