Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder slims down, adds some accessories

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Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder slims down, adds some accessories
The original Looxcie may not have quite made wearable camcorders as ubiquitous as Blueooth headsets, but the company's not giving on that dream, and it's now back with its all new Looxcie 2. As you can see above, things have slimmed down considerably this time around -- the new Looxcie is about half the size and 20 percent lighter than the original -- but the camera still packs all the same "lifecasting" capabilities you'd expect, including support for Looxcie's iOS and Android companion apps. You'll also get the same Bluetooth hands-free support as before, plus 480p video recording, a promised four hours of battery life, and support for some new accessories that will let you attach the camera to a cap or helmet. Look for this one to set you back $179 for the basic five-hour model, or $199 if you want enough space for ten hours of video.
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Looxcie Launches the Looxcie 2 Wearable Camcorder

New Compact Form Factor and Adjustable Fit Allows for Anytime, Anywhere Use with Optional Attachment Accessories

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looxcie, Inc. makers of the first wearable mobile-connected video cam, announced today the launch of Looxcie 2™, its sleek new video cam. With an entirely new design, Looxcie 2 weighs 20 percent less and is almost half the size of the original while maintaining full battery capacity and all video capture and social media sharing features. New attachment accessories provide users with a variety of ways to wear and use Looxcie 2: snugly over the ear, on helmets, caps and more.

Looxcie 2 comes in two configurations: up to 10 hours of video storage and up to 5 hours of video storage, available for $199 and $179 (MSRP) on www.looxcie.com. The companion Looxcie smartphone apps can be downloaded for free from the Android's Marketplace or iPhone's App Store.

Looxcie 2's unique design allows for a hands-free point-of-view experience. When a memorable moment occurs that is worth preserving or sharing, the instant clip button automatically rewinds, captures and saves the moment as a permanent clip, which can be instantly shared to sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. And with the updated LooxcieMoments smartphone companion app, users can now choose between either 320p or 480p video quality. Software and firmware upgrades are compatible with the original Looxcie.

"With Looxcie we gave people a way to capture video and share instantly, ensuring that they wouldn't miss the best part of a shot," said Looxcie CEO, Romulus Pereira. "Looxcie 2 takes this seamless experience a huge leap forward by giving people the flexibility to wear Looxcie in whatever way is convenient to them so they can catch that killer jump, swing or slam dunk and still share it out over social media in a single click."

Product Details:

Looxcie 2 utilizes a dual processor system for simultaneous video capture and wireless communication. The Looxcie's video processor software maximizes battery life and optimizes video for viewing, editing and sharing on mobile devices.

Additional Product Features & Specs:

Adjustable fit for comfort
Lightweight: 22g (less than 1 oz.)
Clips stored as MP4 files
Up to 5 or 10 hours of video storage (depending on model)
User selectable video capture in 320p or 480p
Instant clip creation and sharing to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
Looxcie companion apps for iOS and Android: LooxcieMoments and LooxcieCam
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and eSCO for up to 10 meters range
Bluetooth Hands Free Profile 1.5 for telephone calls
365mAh Li Polymer battery for up to 4 hours of continuous video recording RoHS compliant manufacturer
DSP noise reduction optimized for enhanced audio

About Looxcie
Looxcie, Inc. is the creator of the first mobile-connected wearable video cam that allows people the freedom to be active participants in the moments they're recording and to share them on the go. Looxcie videos can be clipped, saved, viewed and instantly shared via the smartphone. Founded in 2008, Looxcie is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
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