A very cool toy, but also has powerful applications for serious use. Price tag is high but you'd expect it for something like that.
> but also has powerful applications for serious use.
Could be great for journalists or video bloggers perhaps? Or anyone making instructional videos.
They made the same thing for the Pope.
MIT Media Lab's Sixth Sense [ pranavmistry.com/projects/sixt ...] had a prototype for something similar:
(one would simply make the "frame" gesture to take a picture).
Also related is the EyeTap [ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EyeTap], but that looks even dorkier :)
It looks like a nice device. Being able to press a button after the thing you want to capture, instead of trying to anticipate, is surely the way to go.
A YouTube search for looxcie shows a few 30-second clips already posted. A typical looxcie "use case" is to capture video of a soccer goal just after it is scored:
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This kind of device could be developed into an "infinite camera". What I mean by that is that old footage never gets fully deleted, it just gets partially (and progressively) culled to make space for new footage.
With, say, 64GB of solid state memory, the camera could store the last minute in 30fps high definition, the previous 2 minutes in 30fps standard definition, the previous 4 minutes at 15 frames per second, and so on.
After an hour there would only be one frame per second retained, and by the next day there would only be one frame per 32 seconds (still enough to be useful to look back to see where you left your car keys).
The footage from a year ago would only contain about eight images per day, but even after 64 years there would be about one photo per week. A lifetime camera.
well, it suppose to be in 3D, can I download and watch? will it show normally?
"An important limitation to note is that Looxcie's video buffer is currently inaccessible without the Looxcie App. The Looxcie buffer is contained in a hidden partition which is inaccessible from a PC or Mac."
"Our current Looxcie device is not designed to work with Apple's iPhone. Please do not buy our current model in anticipation of an iPhone Looxcie App release."
Amazingly standing out of similar products existing for a few years. So elegant and compact.
We are going to see Mission Impossible teams around the worlds using looxcie.
Wish it would work with the iPhone, though this sounds like an interesting excuse to invest in a Google Nexus. If only Looxcie would ship to China!