The best result from my testing: I now have a flipbook of my friend’s baby pugs frolicking, a capture of a moment that’s not only priceless, but would otherwise not have been purposefully recorded.Read the full review →
There's an old saying that the best camera is the one you have with you, and that's what the Narrative Clip wants to be -- a camera you always have with you. This compact camera clips onto any piece of clothing while capturing photos every thirty seconds in the hope of chronicling every waking moment, both magical and mundane. And it largely succeeds at doing that, just with a few drawbacks.
For a device so small you're going to have to hedge your expectations with camera quality, especially since you can't adjust the settings. Digital Trends says the picture quality "isn't always great" and Associated Press finds the shots are "sometimes blurred and often poorly framed." This isn't great news, but as The Next Web points out, the Clip "isn't about high-level photography," it's about "capturing a flavor of your day."
… show more The Clip is small -- small enough, in fact, that Digital Trends says "you usually don't remember it's there." This is a good thing considering you're meant to wear Clip everywhere, but there's a downside to that unobtrusiveness. CNET found orientation to be a real crap shoot, where "you know for sure ... photos will be right-side up," but it's "anyone's guess" on where it's looking. For a device that's trying to capture all of life's moments, this could actually lead to a lot of missed shots.
The Narrative Clip is one of the first devices in the world of lifelogging and mostly succeeds in its primary task of capturing random moments for you. However, while taking photos with a Narrative Clip is random and easy, a price point of $280 makes this anything but an impulse buy.
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The Narrative Clip camera attempts to be your always-on wearable way to record photographic memories, but it lacks the flexibility, affordability, and camera quality to meet its promise.Read the full review →
The Narrative Clip is a gadget that clips onto your clothing and automatically takes candid 5-megapixel photos to log your life. But we expect much more, including better image quality, for its steep $229 asking price.Read the full review →
Pictures I'd not normally have thought to have taken, or have pulled out my phone in time to capture, or of events that I'd completely forgotten about ... That's sufficient to make me curious enough to stick with Narrative's Clip.Read the full review →
In all, the Narrative Clip is a polished attempt at doing what we don't always have time to do: chronicle our lives.Read the full review →
The Narrative Clip is the most polished of the wearable lifelogging cameras we’ve looked at to date. Aside from the couple of minor quibbles with the app mentioned above, and the fact that the device’s tiny size makes me worry that I’ll lose it, the Clip is just as good as I hoped it would be.Read the full review →
For the practically minded, this could be a perfect device for helping you remember things — names, faces, meals, absolutely whatever else.Read the full review →
The Narrative Clip demonstrates how a simple, easy-to-use, fairly low-tech gadget can enhance your life, by helping you remember all the things – good and bad – that happen.Read the full review →
There likely aren't too many people in the world crying for ways to exponentially increase the number of digital pictures in their collections, but Memoto's hoping to help wearers rethink picture taking as they know it.Read the full preview →
I received my Narrative Clip a few days ago, and firstly I hadn't expected it to be so small, Wow! It had been intended for the photos to be enjoyed by my family and I. But the results are so brilliant that I would like to share some of my experiences on using my new Narrative Clip with...Read the full review →