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conclusion:Pass on it

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OMG Life wants to make capturing every moment easier with the Autographer, but its subpar image quality doesn't live up to its high price point. The Autographer succeeds at one thing, and that's in being unobtrusive, with T3 saying it's "light enough to clip to your T-shirt pocket or neckline without pulling either down disastrously or without you noticing the weight." But it really falters in the other area where it needs to perform well to be worth wearing everywhere -- the quality of the images it takes. PC Mag says the images are "subpar" and PC Pro finds that "motion blur was a common problem" resulting in "unclear images," and that's if it even grabs an image at all -- The Next Web says "the times where I thought, I really hope it got a snap of that, it hadn’t." If the point of the Autographer is to create a record of your life, it simply isn't living up to that promise.

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Critic reviews

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    6.0
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    6.1
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    6.7
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    6.0
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    8.0
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    6.8

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7.0
Digital Photography Review Aug 2, 2013

It's certainly not to be dismissed out-of-hand, just because it's new and does things differently. In its current iteration we struggle to see it catching on as mainstream product, but we have to give credit for OMG Life for at least trying something new.

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4.0
PC Mag Oct 24, 2013

OMG Life wants to help you document your every move with its wearable, lifelogging camera, the Autographer. But a high price, poor hardware and software design, and subpar photo quality make it a bust.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Jul 29, 2013

The end results can often suffer from too high contrast, picture grain, or motion blur, but they spark an emotional response in you and those around you.

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6.0
T3 Aug 12, 2013

The Autographer takes great images, so you don’t have to. You can avoid that horrible distancing effect you get when you have a camera or camcorder in front of you. But the problem is it captures too few images, or the wrong moments.

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6.0
PC Pro Aug 1, 2013

The low-quality images and high price of this life-logging camera undermines an otherwise clever concept.

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7.0
The Next Web Jul 29, 2013

While the Autographer is great at producing a timeline of snaps, it’s not good at producing a timeline of worthy ones. One thing that worked exactly as intended, however, was that I totally forgot about it once it was switched on.

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TechRadar Jul 29, 2013

The idea of letting a camera decide when to take a photograph as well as what settings to use might be anathema to many photographers, but if you bear with it it's actually quite good fun. And of course, it doesn't mean that you can't use your real camera at the same time.

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