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Turn your life into one giant photoblog with Memoto

By Anthony Thurston on March 13th 2013

Have you ever wanted to just keep a visual journal of your life down to the minute? Me either, but in case you answered yes then you need to take a look at this new Memoto camera. The device is a small lapel-esq camera about the size of an SD card that clips to your clothing. The catch is that every 30 seconds the camera snaps a picture, which is then sent through the company’s software and is added to your lifeblog (yes that is what they are calling it).


Let’s set the privacy concerns aside for a moment and take a look at the price of this sucker. According to the developers this little camera will run you a cool $279! Sure it is small, has a battery that will last two days, and is sort of a neat concept – but $279… ouch. If I am being perfectly honest I do not see this catching on with most people for that reason, the price is outrageous.

Now let’s hit on the obvious privacy issues of this device. Not everyone wants to be in pictures, and you walking around with one that you have no control over is not going to make those sorts of people happy at all. Not to mention employer who will no doubt ban this device from being used during work (Can you imagine if some dumbo in R&D wears this into the lab, lol) – hence defeating the purpose of the camera since you are supposed to wear it everywhere.


Like I said, I think it is sort of a neat idea. But nothing more than that. There are just too many issues with what I have seen of it (price, privacy). What do you guys think?

[via Engadget]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Antonio Carrasco

    BREAKING NEWS: Your life isn’t that interesting.

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  2. Barry Fliegelman

    i want in it to win one

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  3. Basia Kyra Kowalska

    Cute for events you want to document with half-decent pics but don’t want to walk around with a camera (cultural celebrations, family gatherings, sport events or happenings, etc.). If you could pick and choose pictures to share, then I could see this being good for those who don’t want to fumble with phone cameras.

    Additionally, if this takes a picture every thirty seconds, that’s a lot of useless, similar pictures taking up A LOT of space.

    Yeah, I like the idea of an automatic, clip on camera, I like the idea of instant upload, but I don’t like the rest.

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  4. Ryan Hartman

    Google Glass will do this plus a million other things soon enough.  This is like inventing bread bricks right before sliced bread comes out.  Something around the corner is going to do things so much better than you in about 5 seconds.

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  5. Teh Kao

    I’d buy this at $60.

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