Octospot – An Intelligent Diving Action Camera That Floats Around You
It’s truly amazing what inventors come up with these days. Just take a look at this new gadget that recently hit Kickstarter and is already a success: the Octospot is a diving action camera that can float through water on its own, has numerous intelligent functions and looks like an underwater starship Enterprise.
Even if you’re not a diver, this device certainly has its appeal. Unlike other Kickstarter news, this one looks more like a professional tool with a very well thought-out purpose: the diving action camera is designed for a very specific environment that requires certain unique ideas. Check out the video above to learn all about it.
One of the more intriguing features is the third-person viewer mode. This is cool not only because it makes the camera look like a spaceship, but also because it offers unique viewpoints for individual divers. It also negates the need for an additional camera person, much like with the follow mode on drones.
Other than that, the Octospot can be mounted in numerous different ways, is waterproof and dives down to a depth of 200m. It also corrects the white balance depending on the water pressure and depth, logs diving data that can be accessed via an app and records 4K video among other things.
This device certainly doesn’t look like a toy and the ideas are intriguing. There’s little doubt that this Kickstarter will see the light of day. After all, it’s already raised $280k and exceeded the initial goal of $80k, with 13 days remaining in the campaign.
The estimated delivery for the Octospot diving action camera is early 2017, and you can order the basic package right now for $369. For more information head over to their Kickstarter campaign HERE.