It's true, the world suffers from enough iPhone paraphernalia to make your head spin. You know, the rubberized Bluetooth iPad snow shovel case, the iPhone cheese grater w/speakerphone, that sort of thing.
But once in a while comes an Apple flavored gadget that makes you think "that also seems like a stupid gift idea and yet I'm compelled to know why." So you look at the Galileo Bluetooth ($150; motrr.com for 5th-gen iPhones and iPod Touches (or a Galileo 30-Pin for 4th gen devices) and realize it's really not stupid at all. On the contrary, it offers some serious out-of-the-box utility, especially for the cinematographically inclined.
Design to expand the photo and video capture function of your iPad, iPod or iPhone (3G thru 4S), the $150 Galileo is a wireless, motorized iPhone/iPod Touch mount that both pivots and swivels 360 degrees. Its hefty base allows it to sit sturdy on any flat surface or affix to a tripod. You pre-program the desired orientation, motion and shot(s), or you can control it in real time with a second iDevice and "Sphere" app, and then it delivers a wealth of photo/video opportunities. To wit: get stage-side video of the kid's Christmas concert without blocking the view of all the other parents; shoot long-lens super-selfies; take realtor-style panoramas without being in the shot; watch the kids do homework while you kick back with the eggnog; use it as a live nanny cam or a security cam or a punked cam. Galileo on the shelf is the new fly-on-the-wall. Snow shovel not included.