Looxcie Wearable Bluetooth Camcorder System, Android Compatible (Black)
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- Compatible with Apple iPhone 3GS and 4 and most Android 2.0-based phones
- Bluetooth class 2 technology
- Built-in 1/2 VGA full-resolution camcorder
- Instant Clip button
- Up to 4 hours of continuous recording (3 hours of clips)
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Looxcie is the first small, light, easy-to-wear camcorder system that videos everything the user sees. Optimized for mobile use, the device fits comfortably over the ear and points where you look. Looxcie is always on, always videoing-there's no record button. When users want to capture a moment, they can simply press the instant clip button to save a clip of the last thirty seconds. With the smartphone application and Bluetooth connection, users can view, edit, and share Looxcie moments via email, text, or online by posting to Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and more. Getting started is simple and only takes a few minutes:. Connect Looxcie to your smartphone as you would a Bluetooth headset. Load the smartphone application in order to use your phone to view and share Looxcie moments. Turn on the camera and start capturing Looxcie moments instantly. Share your Looxcie moments, edit and take phone calls, too Looxcie utilizes a dual processor system for video and Bluetooth communication. The device incorporates Bluetooth technology which allows for the fluid connection between the handset and Looxcie. Looxcie seamlessly transfers video clips directly to leading smartphone operating systems. Additional Product Features & Specs:. Adjustable boom for comfort and view refinement. Lightweight: less than 28g (1 oz.). Always on battery life allows up to 4 hrs of continuous use. Clips are time stamped and stored in your clip register as MP4 files. On board storage of up to 4 hrs of video and hundreds of instant clips (3 hrs of clips). Looxcie video processor includes automatic high color and light resolution adaptation. ½ VGA full resolution camera.
Never miss a moment again with the revolutionary Looxcie. When paired with an Android smartphone (2.0 or higher), this innovative hands-free camcorder lets you continuously record real-time video without needing to press a record button. Looxcie connects with your Android smartphone via Bluetooth, so you can monitor your video, create clips, and share them instantly with friends via Facebook, YouTube, email, and more. With its lightweight, over-ear design, Looxcie gives you the freedom to be both director and participant. Looxcie records everything you see, so you can join the action.
NOTE: Looxcie is not currently compatible with the iPhone. Please see below for a list of supported smartphones.
Looxcie Hands-Free Camcorder
- Wearable camcorder continuously videos everything you see
- Instant Clip button lets you retroactively save 30-second clips
- Review and edit video using your compatible Android smartphone
- Share video instantly via Facebook, YouTube, or email
- Automatically stores up to five hours of footage
- Backed by a one-year warranty
* Operating Looxcie requires an approved Android smartphone. If you don't see your phone on the below list, please continue to check back as we're continually adding phones to the list.
- HTC Aria
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC Incredible
- LG Ally
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Droid 2
- Motorola Droid X
- HTC Evo
- Samsung Intercept
- Samsung Vibrant
- Nexus One
View Life Through Your Eyes, Not a Viewfinder
Looxcie is an extension of your eyes, continuously recording everything you see. There are no tiny viewfinders, screens, or buttons to worry about--once turned on, Looxcie records it all. With Looxcie, you won't be stuck behind a camcorder; you'll be fully present in the moment.
With the help of the free Looxcie App, Looxcie turns your Android smartphone into a viewfinder, remote control, and video editor. Simply turn on Looxcie, adjust it over your ear, and look at the smartphone viewfinder to align Looxcie with your field of vision. After that, you're free to put your phone away and carry on with life. The camcorder features automatic focus, automatic light adjustment, and a broad field of vision. It does all the work, so you're free to focus on what's really important.
Freedom to Capture Life's Unexpected "Looxcie Moments"
People buy video cameras to remember special events, such as graduations, performances, and sports games, but more often than not, they fail to video the spontaneous moments that make those events so special. With Looxcie, you capture everything as you experience it, so you'll never miss those "Looxcie Moments."
When you have a Looxcie Moment, you simply press the Instant Clip button on the headset to save a clip of the last thirty seconds you experienced. If you want to share the moment immediately, you can use the Instant Share feature of Looxcie to immediately email the clip or post it to Facebook or YouTube. Simply press the Instant Clip button on Looxcie for three seconds, and Looxcie will immediately send your clip through your Android smartphone to the preferred site. With Looxcie, social video is effortless.
Looxcie is simple to use. There's no worrying about buttons or whether the device is recording. Just wear Looxcie and relax. You won't even notice it's there until you see something that you wish you'd captured on video--and then you'll realize that you already did.
Automatically Stores up to Five Hours of Footage with Free App
When paired with the free Android App, Looxcie has enough temporary storage for five hours of continuous video capture, so you can wear it without worrying whether you'll run out of storage space. Once the five-hour storage capacity is reached, new video automatically replaces the oldest video. That means you always have the most recent five hours of video.
Looxcie also features up to four hours of permanent clip storage. When you want to save a special moment, create and save a video clip--even while the camera is still recording video--by pressing the Instant Clip button.
Capture, Edit, and Share Right Away
Once you've recorded video with Looxcie, editing and sharing it with others is a cinch thanks to the free Looxcie Android App. You can edit video clips directly on your Android smartphone and immediately share moments with others via email, Facebook, and YouTube.
You can also connect the camcorder to a PC or Mac via the USB connector, giving you access to all of your saved clips. Please note that a supported Android smartphone is required to create and save clips from the temporary storage, and that only saved clips may be accessed from your PC or Mac.
High-Quality Optics with Wide Field of Vision
Looxcie records in the HVGA format at 15 frames per second for quality video sized for mobile devices. The lens provides a wide 62-degree field of view, so you won't miss any action. The battery lasts up to four hours, depending on use.
Customizable Earpiece for Stability and Comfort
Looxcie is designed for comfort. The design features a bendable earloop with memory wire for a personalized fit. Three sizes of hypoallergenic earbuds are included, and the earpiece swivels 180 degrees for wear in either ear.
Works as a Bluetooth Headset
Looxcie is also a Bluetooth headset for your Android smartphone, so you have one less device to carry. When you answer calls while capturing video, Looxcie automatically mutes the audio on the video to keep your calls private.
Looxcie is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Looxcie, USB power adapter, USB cable, three interchangeable earbuds, storage pouch, and Get Started Guide.
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Top customer reviews
Ok, so I was extremely excited to get this product and ordered it as soon as it became available. Since I've had it I've probably recorded about 2 hours of video with it at various places with varying noise levels. So here's my impression.
For the price it is a really nice piece of hardware, I've had no trouble with the build quality, it's comfortable and very light when wearing and adjusts to fit virtually any way you want it. The video quality is exactly what I expected it to be. Nothing great but not horrible considering the size of the device. I love the Android app that this device utilizes, you can use your phone as a "viewfinder" and Looxcie is very easy to pair with your phone (Nexus 2.2 in my case). You can save notable clips on the device by pushing the clip button making 30-second clips or make custom length clips through the app. Once you make the clips you can hook Looxcie to the computer and do what you want with them there, or upload them to the place of your choosing through the Looxcie App. Playback in the app is a little choppy but much more smooth on the computer. Using the device as a bluetooth headset has been great for me. I usually run into problems where the volume is never high enough but my Looxcie is so loud it hurts (luckily you can turn it down). Call quality is good and I have no problems hearing anyone or with them hearing me when talking through it. It's very useful to be able to use this as a "dual-purpose" device.
-As of now the clips you "save" are saved to Looxcie and not your phone's SD card. So viewing clips while away from your Looxcie are impossible unless you've uploaded them somewhere through the app. Now this can be fixed through an App update but just something to be aware of.
-Audio: While playing back my clips on the computer what I've noticed is that (since both microphones are on the bottom of Looxcie) I can hear myself talking fine, but whenever someone else in front of me is talking I find it difficult to make out what they're saying. I CAN hear them but if you're anywhere but in a quiet room with a couple people it can get difficult to hear anyone other than yourself. This is the only real problem I have with Looxcie.
-Easy to use App interface, easy to pair
-Portable, wearable camcorder, letting me have my hands back. Great for when I go fishing/snowboarding or anything else.
-Look/Build quality of the device is wonderful!
-Battery life is very good considering the size of it.
-So many adjustment options makes it very comfortable and adjustable for any size/shaped head.
-Recording length (5HRs)
-First of its kind/cheap for what you get.
Overall the Looxcie is definitely worth the price and I would recommend it to anyone who is tired of always "holding the camcorder" and missing out on the action. Very useful, easy to use, and fun device even though placing one of the microphones in front would've been a wise decision. (And no I don't work for Looxcie in case you're wondering)
This fits on my ear okay (not perfect), but considering how small my ears are, I still managed to get them to fit okay). The video quality isn't the best but certainly good enough for youtube quality videos.
As an early adopter, I think this camera is a first of it's kind. I can't wait for Looxcie to raise the bar on video quality and battery life.
If you're a gadget freak like I am, you definitely want this. It works really well. The iPhone applications are free and work perfectly for me.
First thing that I noticed was how nicely everything was packaged. I took the Looxcie out of the box and set it to charge via the wall outlet adapter - Don't want to run out of batteries on my day out! I love the design of this thing, looks so slick! After it was fully charged, pairing to my Android phone is a breeze. With the Looxcie software downloaded, it was time to put this thing on my ear and see what it can do!
...And that's where things started going downhill! First of all, the Looxcie does NOT fit on my ear correctly. I tried all 3 sizes of ear buds and on both ears (in case I had a deformity in one ear of which I wasn't aware) and with my glasses on and off. I read the instructions and my Looxcie did look bent as shown in their images anfter several attempts. Perhaps its the weight of the camera boom, but the Looxcie just droops down such that the camera is not eye level (aiming more at my jaw line). I would have to walk around with my head tilted up in order for the camera boom to be level with the ground. I had my wife try it as well, maybe its the size and shape of my head and she experienced the same issues, no matter how we shaped the flexible ear-piece.
After much fiddling to the point where my outer-ear was a bit sore, I managed to get the Looxcie on at an acceptable viewing angle. Any quick head jolts and I risk having the camera boom shift slightly downward again. Now comes the other fitment issue - Being that the Looxcie was on my right ear, anything that was happening to my left would not be picked up. If I held my hand out in front of me, the camera eye would not see it until my hand was about to cross my nose. They really should have included some sort of curvature to the camera boom to contour to the face because as of now when it is at eye level, it points to the right (on my right ear).
I love the fact that I can use my phone's screen as a viewfinder! Going into it, I knew the Looxcie's recording specs and frame rate so my expectations were low but the resulting videos I took were even worse than expected. I tried several activities from driving, to walking to just standing and panning my head back and forth. The video I get from the Looxcie is very choppy, I would say even worse than the 15fps they claim. I was walking through the mall in one video clip. I turned to look at a dog that was there and turned my head back (more than a 1 second look) and in the captured video, I don't even see the dog because of the choppiness of the video (although I can clearly hear myself talking about it).
The other thing is battery life - the Looxcie is rated for 4 hours but after a full charge and playing with the unit, I would say its more like 2-3 hours of video use tops. This should definitely be improved.
I do have to say that I like the ability of reviewing and editing video clips on my phone, then e-mailing or posting to Youtube, Facebook, etc without having to be at a PC. That is a key feature of this device!
I would have to say my expectations have not been met with the Looxcie. The concept and idea is there, but due to the lacking design, ergonomics and quality of video I am fairly disappointed. The price-point is good if they can deliver a quality product that will actually fit, stay on my ear(aimed properly) and take video where I don't miss any of the action (true 30 fps PLEASE!). I honestly wouldn't mind the low-resolution of the video if the frame rate was there and I could record for an actual 4-5 hours as claimed.
Once these issues are resolved, perhaps they can look into adding features such as retaining the last 10-30 seconds of video before the record or instant-clip button was pressed. :D
-Concept of sharing the every-day
-Visually pleasing design
-Mobile editing/emailing of video thru an Android phone
-Device Fitment/Aiming of camera boom
-Recorded video quality lower than expected
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