3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A good idea, but not well executed,
= Durability: = Fun: = Educational:
This review is from: Uncle Milton Pet's Eye View Camera (Toy)
A good idea, but not well done: To keep it light and small, the battery is weak, but sufficient for one "run". It needs to be recharged before each use. That's OK...
But -- I have to look up the instructions every time before I use this thing! There are two buttons to set this camera before use -- and on-off button and a timer button. BOTH are marked with a very (!) small, one-color and similar circle-icon, which is clearly marked in the instructions but almost invisible on the actual unit, So I have to dig out the instructions each time ( I don't use it that often). The pictures are poor by today's standard -- VGA quality, 640 X 480 pixels, better than old-time CRT TV quality and acceptable and as advertised. The pics are JPEGs, about 80 - 150 KB depending on the scenery.
I think that the on-off button is superfluous, since touching the interval timer button (1 min, 5 min or 15 min) could be made to activate the camera!
The collar clip is well designed and holds the cam properly positioned. The instructions are verbose, for a simple thing like this gadget. The ID space-- for writing your phone number, etc., should have a light background, not dark blue as on this unit.
I wish a little more thought had gone into the design and manufacture. The meta-data for the picture files is wrong -- the date shows a Thursday, May 1, 2008 on all pictures.
(As I write, my cat is begging to go outside, but she'll need to wait until this thing is charged up again :)
In optics, chromatic aberration is distortion in which there is a failure of a lens to focus all colors to the same convergence point. This cam's plastic lens has a lot of it so don't expect too much.