Google Has Adorably Goofy 360-Degree StreetView Backpack Cameras Now (Updated)

So on top of its fleet of world-roaming StreetView cars, Google's now got 360-degree backpack cameras to take in the world. And now you want one, too.

The packs aren't the most inconspicuous of cameras—sorta like a Ghostbuster fighting a giant green ladybug—so they'll probably get pranked and mugged-for pretty hard. But who cares! Giant spaceprobe-like camera, hooked up to an Android phone? Very cool.


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Photo by Mat Honan

Update: A few more details: The Trekker has 15 5-megapixel cameras and weighs 35 pounds, and its battery lasts "all day." They're prototypes only for now.


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