Developed by New Zealand firm IkeGPS, Spike is a laser accurate remote measurement and augmented reality accessory that fits on to your smartphone. You can use Spike to measure, map, 3D model and share any object up to 200 metres away, just by taking a picture of it on your iPhone or Android phone.
With Spike you are able to measure the distance to an object using the laser range finder, get laser accurate measurements from any angle, measure the volume and area of objects, verify the exact location of a target, identify the bearing and relative altitude of an object, and model an object in 3D. Then you can share the data.
Should be great for golfers, snowboarders and fishing folk telling the tale of the ‘one that got away’. The only catch? It’s not available yet, but launched on Kickstarter in September with a projected release now November 2013.
Visit www.kickstarter.com. Keyword: Spike. Or pre-register interest at www.ikegps.com/spike. At time of writing, 394 backers had pledged $134,989, which is already nearly $35,000 more than the target.