Looxcie 2 Wearable Camcorder Slims Down, Shoots 480p Video

Looxcie 2 Wearable Camcorder Slims Down, Shoots 480p Video

Would you ever consider wearing a camcorder? Maybe? Yes? If so, Looxcie has a new option, the Looxcie 2 wearable camcorder, It's rocking a newer, more compact form, weighing 20% less than the original, and is nearly half the size of the first one will 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.

It ships in two configurations: up to 10 hours of video storage and up to 5 hours of video storage, available for $199 and $179. The companion Looxcie smartphone apps can be downloaded for free from the Android's Marketplace or iPhone's App Store.  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. Looxcie 2 utilizes a dual processor system for simultaneous video capture and wireless communication, with the rest of the specifications listed below.

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
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Perfect for shooting Americas Funniest Home Videos. Of course I can see other uses such as recording a hardware tear down or a home inspection. Sounds like a good idea to me and it only looks to be about twice the size of a Bluetooth headset.

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"I just saw the video demonstration at their website and it performs pretty good, its not that shaky at all, and the rolling shutter effect isn't to apparent. Whats nice is that it can totally be used as a spy device, cause people will 100% surely confused it for Bluetooth headset. If they offer an HD version , I would buy it right away,480p is not appealing to me."

-Optimus

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"Oh, I did not read the entire press release until now, It is a Bluetooth headset. My question and confusion is,when they mentioned "And with the updated LooxcieMoments smartphone companion app, users can now choose between either 320p or 480p video quality." Does that mean that it can stream video and Sound to my Smart phone via Bluetooth signal ?

-Optimus

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Get this to be better quality and less pricy and i'll have to get this. been looking for a cheap enough camera for me to use on the go. but for now contour or gopro are my first choice.

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Hmmm... Seeing that photo makes me wonder if this thing can be used to illegally film movies.

Not to say that I won't be doing it but as OptimusPrimeTime says, it's barely noticeable at all as a video camera.

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OK Optimus...You shouldn't be posting Wiener pics :P

Now all we need is a motion detector and a pulse rifle,.....Then we can go get some Aliens !!!!

But it needs to have night vision, Since they mostly come out at night,.....Mostly !

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