Let's take a look-see at this hands-free video camera
August 30, 2011
Using your Apple iOS or Android smart phone, aps, and bluetooth technology, the Looxcie lets you videotape what you see.
Bluetooth technology is amazing. It enables mobile device users to operate their smart phones, tablets and more without a physical connection. One of the more fascinating applications of this technology is the Looxcie, small camcorder that fits around your ear just like a hands-free phone headset, but records low-quality MPEG-4 format videos. Once you've affixed the headset to your ear, all you have to do is adjust the direction of the camera so it can see basically everything you see.
Here's how the Looxcie works
The Looxcie operates in Moments mode (the default). Start it up in this mode and it records in a continuous loop everything you see for five hours at 320p at 15 frames per second. The footage is stored automatically and after 5 hours, new footage is recorded over the old. A 480p mode gives you higher resolution and more detail, but at the cost of less recording time in the continuous loop. Modes are changed via apps on either your Apple or Android mobile device.
To save video from the continuous loop, you press a button and the last 30 seconds of the file are saved. Or you can grab a clip up to 30 minutes long from the loop via an app on your smart phone. You can also download footage to edit separately.
While image quality isn't HD, it is pretty good for sharing on YouTube and other online sources.
The Looxcie Cam mode records on demand rather than a loop—more like a traditional camcorder. In all modes, the video is saved to internal memory and can be downloaded via bluetooth connections. Using the Looxcie Moments app on your smartphone, you can share the video via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, or e-Mail.
Does it work? Check out this montage of videos captured on the Looxcie
The Looxcie is available now for approximately $150.