Liquid Image Summit Series 720P Goggles 2014
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- May be customized to fit a variety of single and dual vented lenses
- contains a 136 degree (FOV) wide angle lens
- Integrated microphone, no speaker
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The buttons are simple and intuitive. The lcd/led diplay inside the goggles was slightly out of my field of vision so I needed to pull them away from my head to see if I was recording or in standby.
These use a micro SD card which is a plus but they use a non-standard USB cable to charge. It's not mini nor micro and that is a drawback.
Overall they are worth every penny. I expect good things from this company in the future and can't wait to test more of their stuff.
Although it is designed to be used simply by pressing on one of two buttons on the front, it is still kind of awkward with gloves on--it can be a bit tricky to get it going. And we hit an unusual gotcha the first day: the battery fell out and vanished on the slopes somewhere. This is possible because the battery compartment door faces down, but I have to confess that it seems to snap tightly closed, so I am not quite sure what she did to pop it open. (we have since put a little piece of electrical tape over the front to keep it from popping open by surprise). You can get replacement batteries from some places online; Batteries Plus stores often carry a battery that works as a replacement (it shows up in their store inventory if a search is made on Liquid Image, I think--be sure it is really right).
This video cam also takes nice still photos. I did notice however, when it got warmer outside, I would sweat under the goggles. They are most comfortable in cold and cool weather.
Like the other reviewer, I bought the camera to film horse jumping and trail riding. It's unique and superior to GoPro in that it's view is at your eye level, so the camera is not looking off into the distant horizon when you are looking at, for instance, the jump right in front of you. Also, there is no need for a helmet or mounting hardware - all you need are the goggles.
It works and takes spectacular video.The fps is slightly higher than video from a Canon Powershot. It was able to take well over an hour of footage on the included battery, with the included 4gb micro disk. The maker also, with foresight and consideration, included an adapter for the micro disk to slip into a regular scan disk. The plug and play works instantly even on XP (if the system is up to date). And, the super wide angle really does record just about everything your eyes can see - removing the impression of a box or frame during playback.
The cons aren't too big - there is only one goggle size, and for a woman's smaller face, it felt like it was crushing my nose and cheekbones, which also made it uncomfortable to breathe. The goggles aren't that heavy, and I think if the size was smaller, it would be very comfortable. And the device compartments and controls feel cheap and easy to break. The on/off button and the video/camera toggle button feel very spongy, and I wasn't ever sure I was really quite pressing it until the camera beeped. The latch over the card and connector compartment is brittle plastic hinged to a slim metal bar that feels destined to snap off long before the camera dies. And, there is no way to eject the battery (although you can charge it using the USB connector without removing it). If it ever needs replacing, tweezers and a few fervent prayers will be necessary.
I love this camera, and plan to take it all over the place.
I really wanted to like these goggles. They are stylish, not too expensive, and easy to operate. However, the technical issues with batteries and overheating are annoying. The outdated video quality is also a concern. I am going to return them.
When I first got the goggles I couldn't get them to turn on with the included battery (1200mAh). Even after charging overnight. Luckily I also ordered the 55 XSC 1150mAh battery (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004OOVK7U). That one worked.
When I first shot some video inside the house and was horrified. The fish eye effect was too much and video quality was terrible for HD. Photo quality was the worst. Everything was blurry. But my ski trip was next day so I had no other video choice and I gave them a try.
While on the slopes, they were mostly easy to operate. They felt good on my face and didn't fog up. There is an included yellow lense that was not difficult to swap in instead of the dark one.
The battery wasn't even half drained after shooting for about 40 minutes with them, so I was happy with the battery life. It's still a good idea to have an extra battery if you do a lot of long runs and you want the video running the whole time.
It was a little hard to see the blue led that indicates recording mode, and hard to tell if it was blinking or not, which indicates that you're recording. I had to raise my eyes all the way up to see it. The upside is that the led was out of my way while I was skiing.
The video quality on the slopes was surprisingly much better than inside the house. Fish eye didn't matter as much when the subjects are further away. White balance was a little bit off during playback, a little pinkish.Read more ›
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The main reason I am giving 5 stars is the customer service. The goggles received came with a cable that stopped working after the first use. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Maria CS
I bought this as a gift, and my friend loves it! Really great quality video, and I didn't realize that it captured noise.
It doesn't fog up, which is really great. Read more
I actually don't know how good the videos are, because I was never able to take a video. The problem is that the door to the battery compartment is designed in such a way as to... Read morePublished 15 months ago by szj
The goggles would not turn on, not keep a charge or even work for that matter.Published 15 months ago by Lianette
Great pics and video from recent ski trip!! No monitor inside but color indicator works fine. great value for the money.Published 15 months ago by Takao Inouye
Excellent quality of video, takes still pics as well. Very pleased!Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
Product looks okay in condition. Box is scratched up which upsets me I paid a lot for it. Received a different color than what I ordered also. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Kayla
Image is clear and sound recording is good also, only reason why I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is the size, a little bigger and bulkier than standard goggles but beyond that I... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Cong Mai