08. 02. 2006
Sony Cybershot GPS unit
Over the years, I've gathered a silly amount of holiday photos. So much so that one holiday blurs into the next. "Where was that again?" I frequently ask myself. Not that I'm some amazing world traveler who wakes up in a different country every morning, but I forget little details, like which particular district of a city I've visited. The boffins at Sony have come up with a solution to my problem. That's right, all that time and R&D money spent just to help me and only me. The GPS-CS1 is a little GPS device that records your whereabouts as you travel the globe, or even as you take your dog for a walk. You then go about your normal photo taking process: Smile! Snap snap! After you have transferred all your photos onto your computer, time to plug-in the GPS device. This syncs up the GPS data to the time stamps from your photos, providing you with a little map with markers of where you've taken a photo.
This is an excellent idea that will hopefully be implemented as part of the camera itself at some point in the future. Unfortunately, Sony has continued their usual idiotic Windows-only software policy. Nice work people. The GPS-CS1 will hit the shops next month for $150.