June 9, 2011 weblog
Video recording spy glasses coming to a face near you
(PhysOrg.com) -- ZionEyez, a Seattle-based startup, has created a pair of spy glasses that have the capability of recording and sharing HD video discreetly. The product in question, which has been named the Eyez video recording glasses, comes equipped with a 720p HD recording camera; microphone and 8 GB flash memory. The system has up to three hours of battery life and can share information tirelessly with both the Bluetooth and WiFi standards.
When users pair their special glasses with an iPhone or Android-based smartphone the system can transmit the video directly to the web. If users do not want to stream the video users can save the video and export it through a microUSB port that is hidden on the glasses.
The device is currently still in its prototype stage, and since the company has not chosen a final piece of hardware for the recording device, no sample of the quality of the video recording is available at this time, though they do promise that the camera will be able to record in high definition, at 1280x720p.
Of course, the use of a device such as this one in the real world may raise some legal issues, depending on how it is used. A user on a public street may be fine, but inside someones home or recording and broadcasting a person without their consent could be a different issue completely.
When the glasses go on sale they will retail for $200. Users who take advantage of the current pre-order on Kickstarter will get a $50 discount on the price.
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