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Panono: Panoramic Ball Camera, $499

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Have you ever taken a photograph of a beautiful vista and wished that you could just get higher up for that perfect shot? And perhaps include yourself in the photo? The Panono wants to fix that. A "throwable" panoramic ball camera, Panono takes 72-megapixel, 360-degree by 360-degree spherical images and sends them, wirelessly, to your phone. So the next time you find yourself in need of fisheye-style album cover art (or maybe just a neat picture of the family), pull out the Panono.

  @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 20 2013 10:28 AM ET
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