January 2, 2011

Is it a Map or a Projector? It's Maptor!

I love to travel and explore new places. But I have to tell you, I spent at least half of my trip to Paris finding, and reading the Metro maps. I’m still not sure how I ever made it to where I was going, but it was a great trip nonetheless.

On my next adventure, I’d like to have Maptor with me, it’s a combination map and projector, that can project the appropriate map onto any surface, your hand, T-shirt, floor or walls.

Maptor has an on-board GPS that provides a “you are here” arrow pointing to your current location, solving at least one major problem for me, as I am quite significantly directionally challenged.

Small and light. Made of environmentally friendly materials and as easy to carry as a penlight, the Bluetooth capable Maptor can download maps without cables and project them almost anywhere with the ability to zoom in or enlarge the entire map.

Only a concept for now, it’s certainly a novel approach to figuring out where you’re going. Much easier for some of us than asking for directions and I’d buy one, if only to save myself from the dreaded map-folding experience.

26 comments:

  1. That's pretty cool. Never heard of this gadget :D

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  2. That's actually pretty neat, I'd get one.
    I even get lost in my own city you see.

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  3. how long until this technology makes its way to cellphones?

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  4. Wow, that would be incredibly useful!

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  5. They should use this technology to make a portable movie projector.

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  6. that'd make for a really neat gadget once it's been developed more.

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  7. The word Maptor makes me think of a dinosaur reading a map. Needless to say, I laughed pretty hard. This does look cool though.

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  8. This is a great concept! An it even had a GPS! I think that this would be useful across the board from travelers to truck drivers.

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  9. I'm guessing it's kinda handy if you are ever lost.

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  10. man this is an awesome idea. hope it comes out soon

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  11. Hmm. I have a GPS on my phone, cool idea, but I think it's kind of redundant, unless the goal is to replace paper maps completely with these, then that would be cool. Otherwise...meh.

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  12. Where the hell was this before xmas? DAMN YOU BOUCHARD!

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  13. holycrap that thing is so much win

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  14. whoever invented this MUST be a wizard.

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  15. pretty nifty, but i can't see it replacing my iphone for mapping purposes

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  16. I... really wish I invented that. This is amazing!

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  17. Awesome! Do want! Not sure what was up with that video though... If that's an actual advertisement, it does a pretty piss-poor job imo

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  18. That is pretty cool and would be pretty useful..

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