Shoot video on the ski slopes with camera goggles
Liquid Image, a company which made a splash last year with diving masks featuring a built-in still and video camera, now has its lens trained on the ski slopes.
The California-based company plans to release a pair of ski goggles this year which have a digital camera mounted in the middle.
"The Summit Series is going to come out in June, just in time for next year's skiing and snowboarding season," Daniel Silveira, a Liquid Image spokesman, said at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
Silveira said the camera on the ski goggles has about two hours of video recording time and 16 gigabytes of storage on a micro SD card. The goggles will cost 150 dollars.
Liquid Image also plans to release a pair of camera-equipped swimming goggles in April for 80 dollars, he said.
"They're limited on space so there's only so much technology we could cram in there but it will do video and it will do photos in a lower quality format," Silveira said.
Liquid Image's first model, a diving mask with a camera that is certified waterproof to 15 feet (4.5 meters) below the surface, has been "selling really well," he said.
"It's kind of replacing the market for disposable underwater cameras," Silveira said.
He said the company also plans to add to its line this year with a scuba mask which features a camera capable of shooting high-definition video up to 130 feet (40 meters) underwater.
The diving masks have two buttons mounted on top and a small light which glows red in photo mode and blue in video mode.
The camera-equipped diving masks range in price from 99 dollars to 350 dollars.
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