Strapping on a wearable, hands-free camera means never missing a moment, literally. That's the goal behind the $169 LifeLogger. Currently available for pre-order through Kickstarter, the 5-MP lightweight camera should ship in October or November.
LifeLogger records up to 8 hours of hands-free footage, and works with your Android smartphone or iPhone via an app. At first glance, it looks a bit like Google Glass without the extra functionality or the $1,500 price tag. The company bills its product as the world's smallest and lightest wearable camera ever, but doesn't say exactly what it weighs or what the dimensions are.
The 5-MP camera can shoot pictures at a 4:3 ratio and videos at 720p and 30 fps. Images are captured in JPEG and videos in MP4. The photo burst mode can capture up to 10 pics per second. The time lapse mode will shoot one photo every minute. A 32GB SD card comes preloaded. The LifeLogger features GPS, Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connections, and offers voice recognition. The headpiece, which wraps around the back of your head and hooks onto both ears, looks comfortable enough. The device houses buttons for power, Wi-Fi on, record videos or record photos.
The footage you shoot is automatically backed up to the cloud, where you can search for memories on a 3D timeline organized by date. Images are corrected for face detection and image stabilization. Plus, your GPS position on a map is stored in the metadata, so you can remember exactly where you were. Those who sign up through Kickstarter now will get 3 months of up to 25GB of cloud storage as part of the deal. There's no information on the site about what that will cost you after 3 months.