Looxcie isn't just a luxurious sounding word (and terrible pun), it's also a maker of life-casting head-mounted cameras. Up until now, it would only let you capture your life in a rather pedestrian 480p, but the new Looxcie HD does away with that, letting you grab that bike ride in full glorious high-definition. Other additions include WiFi (previous iterations relied on Bluetooth) to hook up to your Android or iOS device with, a larger 1,200 mAh battery and improved low light performance. Owners of previous models might spot that with new features comes a new, larger form. The price of evolution it seems. The price for the device, on the other hand, is $279, or $329 if you opt for the "Explore" bundle, which incidentally you can pre-order now. Peep at the source for more.
Looxcie Launches High-Definition Hands-Free Video Cam With Live Streaming
Cam Delivers Crisp HD Video Recording and is First to Stream Live Video to Facebook
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Looxcie, Inc., makers of the first hands-free mobile-connected video cam, announced today its greatly anticipated Looxcie HD video cam. With full 1080p recording and built-in Wi-Fi, the Looxcie HD captures razor-sharp video and can simultaneously share a live video stream with friends and family. The first wearable cam that offers direct-to-Facebook live streaming, Looxcie HD lets users create their own personal broadcasting network, with the ability to start either a public broadcast for anyone to watch or a private stream for only invited friends. And after the broadcast ends, the video is automatically saved in the cloud and can be shared on Facebook through the Looxcie App for Facebook. When users aren't streaming, Looxcie's unique Instant Clip button lets people capture "instant replay" clips of what just happened. Clips can be immediately viewed, edited and shared with the Looxcie companion app. Because the Looxcie HD connects wirelessly to smartphones or tablets running iOS (5.0 or higher) or Android (2.3.3 or higher), users can stream a broadcast or share video clips from virtually anywhere.
With its new water-resistant design, low-light camera sensor, and removable and rechargeable battery, the Looxcie HD lets users record and stream under nearly any condition, from snow sports to forest trails and sporting events. The Looxcie HD video cam will be available in several configurations - including the Looxcie HD Explore, which features versatile mounting options for ball caps, helmets or bikes, making it easy to record and stream hands-free right out of the box.
"With the ability to simultaneously record HD video and share a live stream on Facebook, the Looxcie HD resets the bar for hands-free video cams. People can now instantly share high-quality video from anywhere and to anyone," said Looxcie CEO Romulus Pereira. "Sharing video is now as simple as updating your status on Facebook, sending a Tweet, or uploading a picture, but with the rich story-telling power of high-definition video."
The Looxcie HD will be available for pre-order on September 21 from Looxcie.com or from Amazon.com. The MSRP will range from $279.99 to $349.99, depending upon configuration.
Additional Product Features & Specs:
- Full HD recording up to 1080p
- Direct-to-Facebook live streaming
- 480p mobile streaming for sharing a live feed anytime, anywhere
- Simultaneous streaming & recording
- Sleek, hands-free design with a wide range of mounting options
- New mobile app for viewfinder and controls
- Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
- Weather-resistant enclosure for use in virtually any climate
- Low-light sensor for use in dim lighting
- Unique Instant Clip button for creating "instant replays" of what just happened
- Protective lens filter
- Rechargeable and replaceable battery
- Expandable microSD video storage
- Weighs approximately 3 ounces
- Battery life of up to 2 hours (when recording HD)
About Looxcie, Inc.
Looxcie, Inc. is the creator of the first integrated mobile video service that incorporates a hands-free video cam and lets people capture and share what's happening, while it's happens. Founded in 2008, Looxcie is backed by Artiman Ventures and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit www.looxcie.com.
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