Remote-control platform lets you use your iPhone for telepresence

The indie creators populating Kickstarter come up with some clever ideas, but every now and then, someone comes up with a total home run. The Galileo pan and tilt accessory for iOS devices is hands down one of the coolest iPhone add-ons we've ever seen.

Created by designers Josh Guyot and JoeBen Bevirt, the device allows you to control the viewing position of an iPhone 4/4S or iPod Touch (4th generation) remotely from your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Web browser. The project popped up on Kickstarter looking for $100,000 in funding and quickly blew past that goal once visitors got a look at the device and the very professional and Apple-esque presentation of the device. Aside from the cool video chat and remote monitoring aspects, this could also be a great way to experiment with telepresence.

The device is set to sell for $129.95, but if you back the project now you can snag one for just $85 here. You can check out the video of the Galileo in action in the video below.

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