So let’s say you’re a keen photographer, an alcoholic keen photographer, who likes to have a swift tipple or two before heading off for some snap happy action. You can back home, pass out, wake up, wonder why you peed on your computer and put the camera in the toilet, manage to fish out the still working memory card, see your beautiful snaps, but – shock/horror – have no idea where you took them. Well, Sony has come up with a device just for you…
Called the GPS-CS1, this little module for a wonderfully specific target audience is a miniature GPS receiver which you keep about your staggering but Leibovitzian person while snapping away. The 3.5in unit then tracks your location and once back home synchronises this with the timestamps in your piccies.
Next the supplied software interacts with Google Maps to create a geographical record with ‘virtual push pins’ which you can link to each photo and even share online. There is also the option to tag your shots with their geographical info.
A wonderfully straightforward device, which I have to say would be best employed with camera phones (here’s hoping there’s a hack), it charters its way to shop shelves next month and will clarify many a hazy memory for a slightly steep $150.