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Most wanted item in an adventure-kit is here: Geonaute 360 deg Action Camera

geonaute-360-camera_cesIt doesn’t get more exciting than this in the crowded world of digital cameras, for CES 2014’s innovation award-winning Geonaute 360° Action Camera is aimed at the growing tribe of adventure seekers, who can now document their pursuits like never before in high resolution.

Featuring three wide-angle lens cameras of 8 megapixels each, instead of the standard single camera, the first-of-its-kind Geonaute 360° Action Camera is capable of capturing videos of 2K resolution (25 frames per second, which is 2048 x 1024) and photographs of 4K from 360 degrees, and can be mounted on a helmet of a biker or snowboarder for example.

Although it seems complicated, having three-cameras no less, its operation is simple—you only have to turn the select option between photo or video mode and you’re good to go.

The videos, recorded right to a handy micro-SD card, certainly give a fresh 360o perspective, once uploaded to the Geonaute software, which decodes the three-in-one video file and makes it comprehensible for viewing and uploading on video streaming sites like YouTube. Recorded in the popular H.264, MP4 format, an 8-minute video would take about 1GB of space. Geonaute also offers an iOS and Android app to make these tasks simpler.

The Geonaute 360 ​​pack, which retails at $499, includes the camera, a flat adhesive bonding, a curved adhesive attachment, a universal adapter, a Micro USB Y cable, Li-ion battery and a protective sock.

The Geonaute 360° Action Camera is not only versatile, it is robust and IPX7 rated, is water resistant to one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. What’s more, it is also provided with ANT + technology, which lets the Geonaute connect to a variety of other ANT + devices including remote control and GPS devices.

Soon to be the most-wanted item in an adventure-kit, the Geonaute 360o Action Camera sure gets the adrenaline pumping.

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Lylah Isaac is in awe of any sufficiently advanced technology that is indistinguishable from magic. Got a NEWS TIP related to this story—or anything else in the world of big tech? Write to her at Follow her on Twitter @lylahisaac

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